Seagate Announces 12 GB 1-Inch Hard Drive

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Seagate Technology has announced a 12 GB 1-inch hard drive.

With a footprint 23 percent smaller, 50 percent more Storage capacity, and 30 percent less power consumption than the company’s current 1-inch hard drive, the ST1.3 Series will also offer a new optional drop sensor, allowing it to survive a 1.5-meter drop onto hard concrete or ceramic surfaces when properly mounted in a handheld device.

This will be Seagate’s second hard drive with perpendicular recording and the company’s first drive utilizing perpendicular technology in the 1-inch category.

Seagate ST1.3 It will use the company’s RunOn technology, which allows the drive to automatically keep the read heads on track while the device is in motion.

The Seagate ST1.3 Series will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2006.

More information is available on Seagate’s web site.

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