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When it comes to storage of data, users may not be sure what is the best choice in selecting a hard disk for their specific needs. As Seagate is the biggest manufacturer of hard disks after they acquired Maxtor in 2006, we decided to provide you with details on the range of hard disks they have on offer. In this post, we have examined different versions of Seagate hard drives which have been specifically designed to satisfy a certain need. Clearly, each series focuses on what it was made for and therefore they vary in quality, performance, speed and price. In the following list, we have introduced each Seagate hard drive type and the purpose it is meant to be used for.

External Hard Drives: External USB hard drives are designed to connect to any computer with USB port, making it convenient for the user to use without any need to intall or configure it or fit it into a computer, No screws or technical knowledge is ever required. Here are some Seagate USB external hard drive families to consider:

FreeAgent® Desktop and Portable Drives: They can be used for PC or Mac or desktop or laptop. FreeAgent drives give you the good data transfer rates available and a relatively sleek design. They designed for storing photos, music, videos or other data. The FreeAgent family has self-powered portable 2.5″ laptop and non-portable 3.5″ desktop versions. They come in various designs and sizes.

Laptop Storage: Momentus® Hard Drives: Seagate® Momentus® hard drives provide the a combination of performance, capacity and mobility in a 2.5-inch form factor. They are also a good in certain non-PC applications, including external storage, copiers/printers and entry-level blade servers. Designed for applications requiring robust performance, including laptop PCs, small form factor PCs and non-mission critical blade servers.

Desktop Storage: This type of Seagate hard drives are used in mainstream and high-performance PCs, workstations, gaming PCs, RAID systems, external storage and low-cost servers.

Barracuda® Hard Drives Seagate offers both mainstream and high-performance, high-capacity desktop drives suitable for a broad range of applications. Barracuda hard disks are designed for for mainstream PCs, high-performance PCs, gaming PCs, workstations, desktop RAID and personal USB external storage devices

Maxtor® DiamondMax® Hard Drives: Maxtor® DiamondMax® hard drives provide a value solution for applications that require a balance of most-popular capacities, basic performance and reliability. Good for entry-level PCs, home desktop PCs, business desktop PCs, non-traditional ATA storage applications and USB external storage. They are considered the basic Seagate range of hard disks which is adequate for entry-level data storage and usage.

Consumer Electronics Data Storage: Pipeline HD™ Hard Drives: They operate with low power and low vibration. Thy are bedroom quiet and are designed for constant use such playing hundreds of hours of blockbuster movie content, all with relatively high performance. Good for video streaming applications such as digital video recorders (DVRs), video surveillance systems, home media centers, karaoke and audio jukeboxes, music recording studios and other multimedia streaming applications.

EE25 Series™ Hard Drives: Seagate® EE25 Series™ 2.5-inch hard drives with RunOn™ Technology are designed to work in extreme temperatures and tolerate high levels of vibration and shock. These hard drives are specially designed for use in automotive systems, military aircraft, commercial aircraft, industrial controls, mobile surveillance, marine transport and shipping industry. Although they are fully shock-proof but they have been made to withstand tough conditions constantly moving systems with relatively high temperatures.

DB35 Series™ Hard Drives: Seagate® DB35 Series™ hard drives are specifically designed to meet the requirements of DVR applications and also offer continued support for applications requiring a PATA interface. Good for digital video recorders (DVRs) and home media servers.

Server and Enterprise Storage: Constellation™ Hard Drive Family: Seagate® Constellation™ portfolio includes the world’s first 2.5-inch hard drive for Tier 2/nearline environments with very good power efficiency and 3.5-inch high-capacity hard drives with up to 2 TB of storage for data-hungry applications. Constellation drives offer a good combination of performance, enterprise-class reliability, low power consumption and high capacity. Good fo high-density, multi-spindle Tier 2 storage purposes including servers and NAS, SAN and RAID storage environments.

Savvio® Hard Drive Family: Seagate® Savvio® 2.5-inch enterprise 10K and 15K drives are 70 percent smaller than 3.5-inch drives, enabling more drives per system and providing higher performance and reliability while providing ultra-low power consumption. Good for mission critical 2.5-inch enterprise server storage applications that demand high reliability, performance and the lowest in power consumption.

Cheetah® Hard Drive Family: Seagate® Cheetah® drives are the standard for 3.5-inch 10K-RPM and 15K-RPM hard drives used in mission-critical server and storage solutions, where system availability and reliability are of utmost importance. Desined for large form factor, mission critical enterprise storage applications, in demanding network and server storage environments.

Barracuda® ES.2 Hard Drives: The Seagate® Barracuda® ES.2 is a 3.5″ drive with SAS or SATA interfaces and provides high-capacity, 7200-RPM nearline storage for situations where dollars per GB and GB per watt are primary metrics. Multi-spindle high-capacity applications such as nearline, NAS, SAN, RAID and multi-host applications (SAS) and, clustering (SAS). Visit Data Recovery London Lab for more information.

Data Recovery Lab specialises in recovery data from all types of Seagate and Maxtor hard disks as described above. If you have one of these hard disks and it has failed, do not hesitate to call 0207 516 1077 or visit www.datarecoverylab.co.uk.


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