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Seagate Barracuda XT
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Seagate Barracuda XT

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Seagate Barracuda XT Preview - Worlds First SATA 6Gb/s 2TB Hard Drive

PCStats
24 October 2013
  • Summary: Seagate's desktop 2TB Barracuda XT hard drive is that it's the worlds first 3.5" hard drive to support SATA-IO's Serial ATA 6Gb/s interface.
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Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB / Barracuda XT 4TB review

Hardware.Info
8 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Following the example of Hitachi and Western Digital, Seagate now has a number of 4TB hard disks in its line-up. We tested two of them, the Desktop HDD.15 4TB and the Barracuda XT 4TB.
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Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB (ST33000651AS) Storage Drive Review

Hardware BBQ
8 July 2011
  • Conclusion: This isn’t the drive that you’ll choose only for storage, but more for Primary drive with a lot of space at the back. Unlike Western Digital where you will need an HBA, you’ll use the utility to use the “unusable” space that remains behind during OS Installation.
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Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB

Bjorn3d.com
4 April 2011
  • Conclusion: The Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB is the fastest mechanical drive that we have tested. The drive has excellent sequential read and write up to 150MB/s. While SSDs may grab the market headlines, they are still relatively expensive at $1.5 per gigabyte and with capacity limited to a few hundred gigabytes.
  • Pros: Excellent performance, Balanced read and write, 3TB capacity, SATA 6Gb/s, DiscWizard software for disk cloning and backup, 5 year warranty
  • Cons: DiscWizard will not work with RAID, May have issue with some chipset (buyers should check with the motherboard chipset manufacturer first)
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Overall 7
7.0

Seagate Barracuda XT (3TB)

PC Magazine
8 December 2010
  • Conclusion: With Seagate's new Barracuda XT hard drive, you won't need to install additional hardware to access all 3TB of its storage space, but you will need special software—and the willingness to pay more.
  • Pros: Lots of storage space. Does not require Host Bus Adapter to access full capacity. Speedy.
  • Cons: Expensive. DiscWizard software slightly clunky.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
3 October 2010
  • Summary: The newest EcoGreen is a huge improvement noise-wise over the disappointing F3. Measuring only 13 dBA and 15 dBA at one meter when idle and seeking, respectively, the acoustics of the 2TB F4 at last brings EcoGreen parity with Caviar Green.
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Overall 8
8.1

Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review

PCStats
3 October 2010
  • Summary: In this review PCSTATS will be testing out Seagate's 2TB, 6Gb/s SATA III Barracuda XT hard drive. This 3.5" desktop hard drive features an increased 64MB onboard cache where other 2TB drives only have 32MB and it supports Native Command Queing (NCQ).
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Overall 9
8.8
Value for money 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.8
Construction 9
9.0
Functionality 9
9.0
Appearance 9
8.5

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive ST33000651AS

Benchmark Reviews
11 September 2010
  • Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
  • Pros: Very good 162 MB/s read bandwidth with ATTO Benchmark, 3nd-generation SATA 6Gb/s compliant controller, Massive 3-Terabyte storage capacity, Outstanding total-package value, 64MB Cache buffer improves burst transactions, Low-power standby conserves energy, 5-Year Seagate product warranty, Addition...
  • Cons: 2.1TB Barrier not removed via native hardware instruction
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Overall 10
9.5

Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review

PCStats
9 September 2010
  • Summary: On the PCSTATS test bench today is Seagate's 3TB, 6Gb/s SATA III Barracuda XT hard drive which gets around the 2.1TB desktop storage capacity limitation by creating two partitions (2.1TB + 0.9TB) with the aid of Seagate's free DiskWizard software.
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Review of Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT SATA6 Desktop Hard Drive ST32000641AS

Testfreaks blog
8 March 2010
  • Conclusion: SATA 6 or SATA 3 or whatever you want to call it is a new technology and at this point it’s not that much faster than the SATA 2 interface. The new Seagate Barracuda XT though is a different story, this drive is fast, probably the fastest 7200RPM drive on the market today and I’m sure it will give...
  • Pros: Very fast drive, Large capacity, New SATA 3 interface
  • Cons: SATA 6G Deowsn’t make much difference really
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