Whenever a new Seagate comes out, it always does it with a bang, and as a result it registers a huge success on the market in a relatively short period of time. This particular “recipe” involves both the fact that it's a Seagate and also some impressive numbers when it comes to performance and durability. Whether you're talking about server-grade or consumer-grade products, the effect stays the same: Seagate's business goes up and do does their market share.
The 7200.10 series is a reinterpretation of the older 7200.9 and comes with some interesting new hardware gizmos such as improved platters and heads. As a direct result of these additions to an already successful line of products, Seagate was able to roll out an 750GB model capable of boasting the capacity of their hard drives to a new level.
The giant uses a standard 16MB of cache, 4 platters / 8 heads and it comes with built-in native NCQ support. Combining all that into a single product wasn't easy, but the result is equally impressive as the drive is really fast and responsive in a variety of theoretical and practical benchmarks. And of course, just as any other 7200.10 hard drive, this one too comes with 5-year warranty.
The 750GB version is available both to SATA II and PATA users, so it doesn't matter if you have an older PC that doesn't come with any SATA controllers. Evidently, if you choose to buy the 750GB monster, you have to check your BIOS and make sure it will actually recognize a larger than 137GB unit.
The price tag set for the 750GB 7200.10 is around $499 for the SATA II version and $505 for the PATA-based one. There are also resellers that combine 2 or four units in a single package in order to offer a “Raid 0 ready” configuration so if you want more than one disk you should check that out too.