from a Seagate press release
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. Seagate Technology, the world’s number one hard drive maker, will demonstrate new storage
technologies and capabilities for everything from handheld consumer electronics devices to external storage arrays at the
Intel Developer Forum, March 7-9 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
"The rapid spread of digital content in our personal and work lives continues to drive strong demand for consumer
electronics devices and computing systems with higher storage capacity, performance, security and new capabilities that make
storage easier and more cost-effective to deploy and use," said Brian Dexheimer, executive vice president of worldwide
sales and marketing at Seagate. "Seagate continues to invest in technologies that give customers more freedom to move,
manage and protect information used in computing and consumer electronics applications."
Seagate will stage the following product and technology demonstrations at IDF:
storage enclosures. Built with Barracuda’s signature reliability, these drives deliver the industry’s lowest start-up
current to increase system design flexibility and prevent system crashes or other start-up problems caused by the huge power
draw when powering up external enclosures.
disc drive to use perpendicular recording technology and deliver the highest areal density, 132 Gbits per square inch. The
drive delivers up to 160GB of capacity, the highest available in a mobile form factor, and industry-leading shock
stored on lost or stolen notebook PCs. The 2.5-inch hard drive, which encrypts and decrypts all data at full interface
speed, provides advanced security capabilities for enterprise deployments including strong user authentication, instant
erase, and key and password management.
USB connection. Wireless USB hard drives will eventually recognize any computer using standard wireless USB chipsets for
easy file download and backup.
drives. CE-ATA uses a highly simplified, efficient command set and physical interface that will make it significantly easier
to integrate hard drives into consumer electronics devices such as PDAs and cell phones. Seagate’s implementation supports
Intel XScale(tm) technology.