Seagate bumps Pipeline DVR hard drives to 1TB

Two new additions to Seagate's Pipeline DVR hard drives now feature increased capacity, sustainability, and energy efficiency.

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Seagate just announced two new additions to the Seagate Pipeline group of hard drives made to fit in digital video recorders. The Pipeline HD mini and Pipeline HD.2 focus on acoustics to attract consumers.

Seagate managed to keep the sounds of operation down to a silent 21 decibels while at the same time increasing the amount of recyclable materials used to build the drives. Both drives are made of 50 percent recyclable materials and achieve a 52 percent power-saving improvement over its last iteration.

The Pipeline HD mini uses a 2.5-inch hard drive in either 160GB or 250GB capacities, allowing generous room to store up to 10 simultaneous stream of HD video, and the Pipeline HD.2 is Seagate's second generation of 3.5-inch DVR hard drives. The HD.2 will also be available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB capacities. Both drives are designed to work seamlessly with Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system.