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March 10, 2013

Seagate ditches 2.5” 7200rpm HDD portfolio

Seagate Technology, one of the premiere companies in the storage solutions industry, has recently announced that it’ll halt the production of three of its four 2.5-inch 7200rpm hard drives to give way for next generation Solid-State Hybrid Drives.

seagate momentus xt

Solid-State Drives or commonly known as SSD are becoming a top choice for consumers and manufacturers because of its speed and its small profile. The need for a storage device with a smaller footprint and faster read/write capability has put a lot of pressure for spindle-touting Hard Disk drives that are comparatively slower and are a tad bulkier than SSDs.

In line with this trend, Seagate will cease the production of these three 7200rpm 2.5-inch HDDs (see below) later this year. The company will instead focus its efforts in further developing their Hybrid drive offering which is the Momentus XT.

• Momentus 7200.4
• Momentus 7200.2
• Momentus Thin 7200

As manufacturers strive for a thinner, faster and energy efficient machines, it only makes total sense for Seagate to allocate their resources and R&D on their upcoming SSD and SSHD products. This puts the company in a better position to compete with the other big names in the industry.

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Written by Ron Bulaong

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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