Seagate to cease production of 2.5-inch 7200rpm HDDs

Posted on Monday, Mar 04 2013 @ 10:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Seagate revealed it will stop manufacturing 7200rpm 2.5" notebook HDDs by the end of the year. The firm will continue to make 5400rpm models for value notebooks, while mainstream and high-end laptops will be served by solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs).
“We are going stop building our notebook 7200rpm hard disk drives at the end of 2013,” said David Burks, director of marketing and product management at Seagate Technology, during a conversation with X-bit labs.

Mobile hard disk drives with 7200rpm spindle speed offer a bit higher performance compared to hard drives with 5400rpm, but are still dramatically slower than various solid-state hybrid drives or solid-state drives (SSDs). As a result, those, who need maximum performance and cares about battery life, have been choosing notebooks with SSDs for years now, whereas those who required capacity, performance and moderate price do not really care about actual performance.
Source: X-bit Labs

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