Seagate launches one TB hard drives
Seagate announced one terabyte (TB) hard drives that deliver a combination of capacity, performance and reliability for a wide range of enterprise and desktop PC applications.

The Barracuda 7200.11 and Barracuda ES.2 deliver 1TB of capacity, 7,200-rpm spin speeds, average seek times of 8.5ms, caches up to 32MB and Seagate’s five-year limited warranty. Seagate’s hard drives pack 1TB of data on  four discs to provide cool operating temperatures.

The Barracuda ES.2 is a product including networked and tiered storage solutions, reference/compliance storage, disc-to-disc backup and restore, archiving solutions, media content storage and collaboration. Barracuda ES.2 also provides customers with a SAS interface option in addition to SATA.

The Barracuda 7200.11 provides 105MB/s sustained transfer rate, a power rating of eight watts at idle. Barracuda 7200.11 also delivers acoustics, as low as 2.7 Bels.

The Barracuda ES.2 and 7200.11 will begin shipping in volume during the third quarter. The 1TB Barracuda 7200.11 will be offered at an MSRP of US$399.99.

Data Management

Open Text releases FirstClass Collaboration Suite 9.0

Open Text Corp. announced the release of FirstClass Collaboration Suite 9.0. This release provides customers with features including support for archiving services to address compliance risks, extended mobility support and feature enhancements in key applications including Mail, Contacts and Calendars.

Highlights of the features for FirstClass 9.0 include:

  • FirstClass Archive Services
  • Unicode Support
  • Application Enhancements
  • Navigation Enhancements

More detailed information on this release of FirstClass can be found by visiting

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