January 11th, 2006 by eugene
Half-Terabytes Meet the Enterprise
Seagate recently announced the 500 GB NL35.2, a SATA drive intended for nearline deployment. Earlier this year the firm introduced the original NL35, a 400-gigabyte design based off of the three-platter Barracuda 7200.8. The NL35.2 borrows from the newer 7200.9's construction, bumping capacity up by 25% and standardizing on a more roomy 16-megabyte buffer.
For more information, see Seagate's Press Release. Be sure to also check out our review of the original NL35 for more on the nearline market, to see what Seagate intends to accomplish with the family, and for more information on the differences between an NL35 and a Barracuda. A review of the NL35.2 is forthcoming.