The new drives spin at a speed of 7,200 rpm and have average access times of 8.5 milliseconds (ms), with a cache memory of 32 MB. The drives use Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) to write data to the four platters used as part of disk mechanics. The drive’s slim design allows it to run at low temperatures and also requires less power consumption, according to Seagate.
The ES.2 drive is specially designed for business storage needs, while the 7200.11 is aimed at desktop users. Pricing for the ES.2 unit has not been announced, while the 7200.11 unit is priced at approximately $ 399.99.