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Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT

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Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB

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11 January 2010
  • Excerpt: When Seagate told us it would be shipping the first 6Gb/s SATA hard drive, we were a little surprised. And when we found out it wasn’t going to be a solid state drive, but a 7,200rpm Barracuda drive, our skepticism increased. Sure, we’d been waiting a long time for Seagate’s 2TB 7,200rpm drive, and it’s nice to see the SATA 6Gb/s spec ship on a real-world product, but putting a 6Gb/s controller on a mechanical hard drive is like putting a Formula 1 airfoil on a golf...
  • Pros: 100MB/s-plus reads and writes; props for early adoption of 6GB/s SATA.
  • Cons: Performs better on 3Gb/s SATA; can't match WD Caviar Black; 6Gb/s SATA is unnecessary.
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Overall 8

Seagate Barracuda XT ST3

16 December 2009
  • Summary: Storage-hungry users, especially tech-savvy ones, will find the Seagate Barracuda XT a great balance of storage space, backward compatibility, and speedy performance.
  • Pros: The Seagate Barracuda XT hard drive supports SATA 6Gbps and offers fast performance and a capacity of up to 3TB. The drive is quiet and affordable and its 3TB version supports Windows XP well.
  • Cons: The Seagate Barracuda runs rather hot.
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Seagate Barracuda XT 2 TB Hard Disk Drive Review

Hardware Secrets
19 November 2009
  • Summary: We were expecting Seagate Barracuda XT 2 TB to smash its main competitor, Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB, because of the use of the new SATA-600 interface, but this didn’t happen: both achieved the same performance level. In fact, Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB achieved a somewhat lower access time; so if you are looking for a fast 2 TB hard drive, Western Digital Caviar Black 2 TB has a little bit of an advantage.
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Expert Review

17 December 2009