Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 Hard Drive Wins 'Best Design of the Year'

Seagate Technology today announced that its Barracuda 7200.9 500GB Serial ATA hard drive has won the "Best Design of the Year" award from Electronic Design Magazine, a leading publication for electronic design engineers and managers.

The magazine praised the Barracuda 7200.9 family - the latest generation of the world's most popular desktop PC hard drive - for pushing the limits of longitudinal magnetic recording to 160GB per platter and the half-terabyte drive in particular for a 16MB cache, fast 3Gbit/second SATA throughput and other performance-enhancing capabilities that make it perfect for gamers and power users. Electronic Design also applauded Barracuda 7200.9 for "an ultra-quiet 7200-rpm motor and a rugged g-force shock-protection system to keep data safe."

Electronic Design readers nominated various desktop PC hard drives for the award and the magazine's editors selected Barracuda 7200.9 500GB Serial ATA as the best.

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