Sexing up Seagate...
So Western Digital has the "sexy" Velociraptor.
This is a 10,000rpm HDD that gives faster HDD access and consequently faster boot times and faster game loads.
It also costs 10x per GB what a standard 7500rpm HDD costs.
150GB 10,000 rpm Raptor costs £150.
500GB 7500rpm HDD costs about £50
The Velociraptor also uses more power and is more noisy.
Now I'm an avid gamer and I like hitting a level in multiplayer first cos my HDD delivers, but the cost of that drive sure hit my pocket. And the fact that no-one else I know has one means it's not exactly selling like hot cakes. Also I don't think the tech developed making it is exactly going to have trickle down effects or possible downgraded performance sell off capability.
I don't think Seagate needed a velociraptor equivilant.
Surely a more cogent "sexy" feature for Seagate to do would be to do the Green thing. Go all Eco.
Except Western Digital has already beaten em to it with Green labeled drives that "use less energy".
Hmmm, perhaps they can make silence sexy instead....
Paris cos she's sexy till she says something...