Hard drives aren’t just getting bigger, they’re also getting faster. And, for the time being, there's no bigger or faster desktop hard drive than Seagate’s new Barracuda XT. It's a 7200RPM drive that boasts 2TB of storage space and a blazing 6Gb/second SATA interface. This high performance, high capacity drive is aimed at gamers, digital video editors and other storage- and speed-hungry desktop computing applications.

The Barracuda XT is a four-platter drive that features an area density of 368 Gigabits per square inch and delivers burst speeds of up to 6 Gigabits per second. At the same time, it maintains backwards compatibility with the SATA 3Gb/second and 1.5Gb/second interfaces, and uses the same cables and connectors as previous SATA generations. The drive’s 64MB cache also helps optimize burst performance and data speeds.


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There are already motherboards available from ASUS and Gigabyte with SATA 6Gb/s interface support to take advantage of the speed of the Seagate Barracuda XT, which is available now for USD$300.