After all the tests were done, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB internal HDD ran neck in neck with the Hitachi Deskstar 1TB drive. The Seagate drive ran away from the Hitachi in the HD Tach tests and the Hitachi pulled slightly ahead in Sandra benchmarks. The Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB internal HDD is a speedy drive with lots of storage space that is perfect for heavy media users.
Pros: Fast speeds, Huge storage capacity, Faster than a Raptor HDD
Excerpt: With new teams entering the terabyte storage market, it was only a matter of time before one smacked down the great Hitachi 7K1000 1TB drive. That distinction goes to Seagate’s 1TB Barracuda 7200.11 drive. The Barracuda and Western Digital’s Caviar GP are virtually identical in terms of features: same 32MB cache, same 7,200rpm rotation speed, same 512 bytes per sector.
Pros: You’re staring at the fastest terabyte drive on the market.
Cons: The Barracuda’s burst speeds aren’t quite on par with Western Digital’s. That’s a minor detail, but a detail nonetheless.
Excerpt: By combining proven components and state-of-the-art technology, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 family delivers up to 1 TB of storage. Designed with Seagate's 2nd generation perpendicular recording, the capacity, reliability and performance of this drive ensure the longevity of digital content for years to come.