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You can never have too much space on your hard drive. The 6.4GB Seagate Medalist Pro 6450 is the latest addition to Seagate's line of ATA-interface hard drives. The drive implements magnetoresistive heads for higher areal densities and PRML read channels, which generate higher throughput during reading and writing operations.
Aided by a 512KB cache buffer, the drive has a 116 Mbps internal data-transfer rate, a seek time of less than 9.5ms and a rotational speed of 5,400rpm.
An acoustic rating of 30 dBA makes the drive whisper-quiet when it is idle. Also included with the 6450 is DiscWizard, a disk utility that assists you with installation, formatting, partitioning and circumventing any BIOS limitations. The drive is covered under a three-year limited warranty and has a 500,000-hour mean time between failures.
$640. Seagate Technology, 800-SEAGATE, 408-438-8111. Circle #559