Seagate ships 500GB NL35 NearLine SATA drives

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 11 2006 @ 06:15 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Seagate announced the availability of its latest NL35 Series SATA disc drives. With a half-terabyte (500GBs) of capacity, the latest NL35 Series SATA disc drive provides the bulk storage necessary for cost-effective nearline RAID storage in the enterprise. The NL35 Series SATA drives are optimized for tasks such as data management, backup/recovery and fixed content storage.

Seagate NL35 Series SATA disc drives are unique in the enterprise world, providing the reliability and integration benefits needed for nearline RAID applications like disc-to-disc backup, archive, and tiered storage. These features include: Workload Management, Error Recovery Control, One-Step Microcode Download, and Write-Same technology. They work together to perform a range of tasks from monitoring and managing each drive for reliability optimization, to streamlining error recovery, to simplifying multi-drive field upgrades, and more. Seagate understands the importance of workload, reliability, and integration ease for serving the needs of modern IT professionals.

With 250GB, 400GB, and now 500GB capacities, the NL35 Series SATA disc drive delivers increased storage capacity density and lowers the cost-per- gigabyte for nearline and secondary storage applications. Using the industry's most rigorous nearline MTBF test-bed script and applications, Seagate's NL35 Series SATA meets the rigorous requirements of nearline workloads. The NL35 Series SATA drives also includes other advanced features such as 16 MB cache, and Native Command Queuing (NCQ). NL35 Series SATA drives at 500GBs also are offered with a 3.0Gb/sec SATA inferface.


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