Lately many companies have introduced energy efficient and thus environmentally friendly hardware series. Now Seagate also launches an efficient hard drive series.
Seagate Barracuda LP
Seagate's new Barracuda LP hard drive series is supposed to run at speeds below 7,200 rpm and thus be working quieter and more energy efficient - a similar concept to Western Digital's Green Series. Nevertheless the performance is not supposed to suffer.
The Seagate Barracuda LP will initially be available in three versions - 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 GByte realized with 500 GByte platters. The hard drives have a cache size of 32 MiByte and will run at 5,900 rpm - this is said to deliver them a performance advantages compared to WD's Green Series. Seagate specifies the power consumption with 3 watt in idle mode and 5.6 watt during hard drive access. The acoustic pressure is said to reach rather quiet 19 and 20 dB(A).