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Seagate Barracuda XT

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Overall 8
8.0

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Review

maximum pc
12 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Seagate’s Barracuda line has long been a contender in the 7,200rpm drive space and—7200.11 firmware snafu notwithstanding—has generally vied with WD’s Caviar Black line for the 7,200rpm crown. The Barracuda XT 3TB is a five-platter 7,200rpm drive with 6Gb/s SATA and 64MB of cache, just like the Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000. So what’s the difference?
  • Pros: Speedy sequential speeds; handy disk wizard for novice users; capacious.
  • Cons: Slightly slower than Deskstar in real-world test; slightly more expensive.
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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 7
7.0

Seagate Barracuda XT Review

Digitaltrends
11 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Seagate’s Barracuda XT is the first—and for now the only—mechanical hard drive on the market to support the new SATA 6Gb/s standard. It’s also the only 2TB drive other than Western Digital’s similarly priced Caviar Black to sport a 64MB cache. Those facts probably justify the Barracuda’s premium price tag compared to the 2TB offerings from Hitachi and Samsung.
  • Pros: Huge capacity (2TB), 64MB cache, Very fast burst read, Five-year warranty
  • Cons: Expensive, SATA 6Gb/s interface yields negligible performance gains, Activating SATA 6Gb/s interface on current motherboards prevents dual-GPU operation
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 3
3.3
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.3

Seagate Barracuda XT

PC Pro
6 November 2009
  • Conclusion: A decent début for the new SATA standard, but for now the price is prohibitive
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 3
3.3
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.3

Seagate Barracuda XT

PC Pro
6 November 2009
  • Conclusion: A decent début for the new SATA standard, but for now the price is prohibitive
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Overall 8
8.3

TEST: Seagate Barracuda XT - Rask 2 terabyte-er

PC World
25 May 2011
  • Excerpt: Vi kan med en gang si at Serial ATA 6 Gbps har minimal betydning for ytelsen til en vanlig harddisk. Serial ATA 6 Gbps er imidlertid en teknologi som på sikt vil være viktig for SSD-er. Det betyr imidlertid ikke at Seagates nye toppmodell av vanlige harddisker er dårlig – spørsmålet blir hvor god den er tilkoblet vanlig Serial ATA 3 Gbps sett opp imot andre harddisker i samme segment.
  • Pros: God ytelse. Kurant støynivå.
  • Cons: 6 Gbps gir minimalt ekstra. Pris.
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Overall 8
7.8

Seagate ST32000641AS

pcworld.pl
21 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Barracuda XT jest pierwszym dyskiem twardym na rynku konsumenckim, wyposażonym w interfejs SATA III o transferze 6 Gb/s. Drugim elementem wskazującym na chęć pobicia rekordów wydajności jest wyjątkowo duża, 64 megabajtowa pamięć podręczna. Z końcówką XT jest tylko jeden, czterotalerzowy model Barrakudy o pojemności dwóch terabajtów. Jak z tego widać zastosowano najnowszą technologię, pozwalającą zagęścić zapis na jednym talerzu do 500 GB.
  • Pros: Nowoczesny interfejs, Duża pojemność, Bardzo dobra wydajność
  • Cons: Spore zużycie energii, Hałaśliwość
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