Seagate, the world renowned storage media maker is soon going to offer hybrid hard drives with new 1TB platters. It has also broken the 1TB per platter barrier recently for 2.5 inches, 7mm thick HDDs means for ultra thin laptops.
Seagate will now start producing 25% lighter drives than what it offered in the previous generation, weighing in at 3.17 oz. However, Seagate is yet to specify the exact date for the availability of its 7mm 2.5inches drives would be available.
Meanwhile, the storage disk maker has also announced that it is considering offering a new drive in a hybrid format. These hybrid drives will use flash to load a computer’s operating system and apps for faster boot up. For storing normal files and documents the drive will have the intelligence of storing it on the spinning platter working besides the flash.
In the year 2011, Seagate used to offer 3.5mm hard drives with more than 1TB per platter capacity. These drives were available to be used in desktops, servers and storage arrays. Before the said year, the same drives have capacities of up to 3TB per drive and a platter areal density of 625 gigabits per square inch.
Seagate has also announced that it has broken the 1TB per platter on its Hybrid drives and so is planning to release laptop drives which will have more than 2TB capacity in near future.
Presently, Seagate offers its SSHD meant for desktops in up to 4TB capacities and laptop SSHD at 1TB capacity.