The ST1 series drive will let users store 200 hours of music or 4,000 songs as well as video and digital photos. Seagateis unique RunOn Technology improves performance while in a high-vibration environment, such as jogging. The ST1 Series supports low-power modes, and the driveis time-to-ready is a mere 1.2 seconds.
Apple uses a number of Seagate drives in its line of iPod digital media devices, leading many to speculate the just-announced drive will find its way into a new iPod mini sometime soon. In February, Apple released a 6GB version of the iPod mini using a Seagate hard drive. Seagate manufacturers 6GB, 5GB, 4GB, 3GB and 2.5GB capacity one-inch drives.
Seagate also said Wednesday it is planning to introduce an 8GB CompactFlash Photo hard drive that can store 2400 high-resolution, 6 megapixel pictures. The drive will work with existing digital cameras that support Compact Flash Type II, and will be sold directly at retail outlets.