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Seagate today announced its Barracuda 36ES2, an 18.4 GB and 36.9 GB entry-level SCSI disc drive offered exclusively to channel resellers, distributors, system integrators, and VARs.
Seagate said the Barracuda 36ES2 is ideally suited for use in entry-level workstations and server systems, or for upgrading existing SCSI products and systems. The Barracuda 36ES2 is slated to ship in volume during the first quarter of 2002.
"Seagate recognized the unique needs of the channel, where system flexibility, data reliability and customer support are required at competitive price points," said Sherman Black, vice president, Business Development, Enterprise and Personal Storage at Seagate Technology. "The Barracuda 36ES2 meets these needs with its field-proven reliable design, as well as having the backing that comes from Seagate, recently singled-out as the number one disc drive company by the readers of VARBusiness magazine."
According to Seageate, the Barracuda 36ES2 will be available in an Ultra160 SCSI interface as well as a single-ended Narrow SCSI interface that offers better legacy system support. Suggested Retail Prices (SRP) for single evaluation units start at $215 and $350 respectively. The company expects Barracuda 36ES2 to ship in volume production during the first quarter of next year.