Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.7
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Value for money 8
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120GB Hard Drive
16 June 2007
Conclusion: I feel that this is a very solid hard drive; it runs faster than your standard IDE drive and is basically the same price as its IDE brother. It is very quiet and runs at a reasonable temperature. This will not be the last Seagate hard drive that I purchase.
Summary: Although Native Command Queuing is most definitely an elegant and intelligent way to minimize the impact of a hard drive's mechanical latency, our test results show that better performance certainly isn't guaranteed with the Barracuda 7200.7 NCQ and Promise's FastTrak TX4200. The best applications for NCQ are undoubtedly the kinds of multi-user environments that IOMeter simulates.
Summary: At only $95 online for a 120GB drive, the Barracuda 7200.7 is one of the cheapest Serial ATA drives around. "Parallel" ATA versions of the drive are available online for as little as $85, but I'd pay the price premium to get my hands on thin and flexible Serial ATA cables any day. The Serial ATA Barracuda 7200.7's price also looks good when compared with the DiamondMax Plus 9, which sells for as low as $102 online.
Conclusion: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 is a stunning product. Although biggest available storage capacity is only 160GB when some other manufacturers have 250GB drives, performance and silent operation noise raise this new Seagate absolutely one of the best SATA drives available. Especially to basic use and -machine this fast, silent and rather cheap SATA drive is excellent choice.
Conclusion: The new Barracuda 7200.7 is Seagate's latest attempt to join the ranks of those who have already been flaunting their 80GB per platter technology. It comes in various versions, two of them will be based on the legacy parallel ATA interface and one will be tailored for the new serial ATA technology.
Conclusion: The Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 is certainly looking better than we first thought. The top-of-the-series model with a whopping 160GB capacity is Seagate's fastest SATA drive yet. Compared with the 120GB version, we found a slight increase in performance, particularly in Winbench 99 and HD Tach 2.61. Although the increase is not phenomenal, it does strengthen Seagate's position in the performance chart.
Conclusion: The new Barracuda 7200.7 is Seagate's latest 80GB per platter drive that aims to give you even more performance than their previous model. True enough, the 80GB per platter density utilized in the Barracuda 7200.7 SATA is perhaps Seagate's fastest 7200RPM desktop drive to date. As measured by our drive benchmarks, the Barracuda 7200.7's performance gave us quite a mixed bag of feelings.
Excerpt: Seagate präsentiert mit der Barracuda 7200.7 ST3200822A eine Festplatte, die hohe Performance mit einem niedrigen Geräuschpegel vereint. Mit einer Speicherkapazität von 200 GByte gehört sie nicht zu den größten Laufwerken, ist jedoch relativ günstig zu haben.
Excerpt: Seagate, leader nel mercato dei dischi SCSI, sembra essere sempre più convinta di poter intaccare la leadership di Maxtor nel settore home-office. Ecco dunque il modello Barracuda 7200.7 con supporto al Native Command Queuing, in grado di sfruttare le caratteristiche dei più recenti chipset