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Seagate standardizes Barracuda drive line on 7200 rpm

Because of incorrect information from the vendor, an earlier version of this story, headlined "Seagate kills 5400 rpm desktop drives, all Barracudas now 7200 rpm," had incorrect information about Seagate's 5400rpm drives. The drives being eliminated are 5900rpm drives. The story has been updated with the correct information, and the headline has been changed.

The headline now reads, "Seagate standardizes Barracuda drive line on 7200 rpm."

All but one of the references to 5400rpm have been eliminated in the story. In addition, the first three paragraphs of the story now read:

Seagate today announced that it's bumping the platter rotation speed in all of its flagship Barracuda desktop hard drives from 5900 rpm to 7200 rpm.

The move marks a standardization on 7200 rpm speeds across the board for the Barracuda lineup.

The move away from lower-speed drives is based on the advent of a new read/write head technology that has allowed Seagate to squeeze more data onto a drive platter and still be able to read it.


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