Seagate Technology has begun shipping the Barracuda LP (Low Power), a
power-thrifty desktop hard drive family that purportedly uses as much
as 50 percent less electricity than standard desktop hard drives.

The Barracuda LP hard drives
deliver on the promise of sustainability, energy efficiency and a
more eco-friendly footprint by helping organizations cut computer
power costs and giving money-minded consumers great performance for
their energy dollar, according to Joan Motsinger, Seagate vice
president of Personal Systems Marketing and Strategy. The new family
of energy-efficient Seagate desktop drives helps reduce system power
costs, runs quieter than traditional drives and operates at lower
temperatures, extending the life of system components, she adds.

The Barracuda LP hard drive, a 3.5-inch 5900RPM drive, is available
in capacities of 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB. Contact Seagate for pricing.