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. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Very good 162 MB/s read bandwidth with ATTO Benchmark, 3rd-generation SATA 6Gb/s compliant controller, Massive 3-Terabyte storage capacity on three platters, Outstanding total-package value, 64MB Cache buffer improves burst transactions, Low-power standby conserves energy, 2-Year Seagate product warranty, Additional performance available via short-stroking, UEFI Systems can utilize 3TB, out of the box
Cons: 2.1TB Barrier not removed via native hardware instruction on older O/S's, Previous Barracuda XT series offered 5-year warranty
Conclusion: The new 3TB Barracuda drive is able to yield a 10-15% gain over the old Barracuda XT. As our tests show, the new drive excels in the sequential read and write. However, the drive is a bit slower in the random write compare to the older drive. We believe it would be very difficult for anyone to notice these minute differences in day to day use.
Pros: Good sequential read and write, Low power consumption, 1TB platter, 4K advanced format, 3TB of storage space, Low cost per gigabyte
Cons: 2 year warranty, Random write is a bit slower than older drive
Conclusion: The new 3TB Barracuda is a bit faster in sequential performance than the old Barracuda XT, at lower power consumption. In typical desktop workloads I think it's fairly safe to say that you wouldn't notice the difference between the Barracuda and Barracuda XT. As our SSD tests showed us however, when really pushed the new Barracuda performs somewhere in between the old Green and the XT.
Seagate's 3TB Barracuda performs well and helps consolidate storage space
Good Gear Guide.au
15 May 2012
Summary: Seagate's 3TB Barracuda is a good performer and it provides a lot of space in a single hard disk package. We also found it to be a relatively cool and quiet performer. It will work best as a secondary drive in a typical PC, but a motherboard with a UEFI BIOS will be required if you want to use it as a boot drive.
Pros: 3TB, Runs cool and quiet, Good performance
Cons: Can be tricky to install, Needs a modern motherboard if it's to be used as a boot disk
Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review; A 1TB / Platter Monster is Unleashed
31 October 2011
Conclusion: Back in 1980 when Shugart Technology – what was later to become Seagate – created the first 5.25” form factor hard drive, they began laying the foundation for a legacy of innovation which has now spanned over three decades. In the intervening years Seagate may have had some rocky moments but they are still known for consistently producing some of the most reliable, cutting edge storage devices on the market.
Excerpt: Seagate bietet mit der Barracuda ST3000DM001 eine 3,5-Zoll-Festplatte für Desktop-PCs mit hohen Ansprüchen an die Kapazität und Performance an. Das SATA-6Gb/s-Laufwerk bietet 3 TByte Kapazität und schafft Transferraten von über 200 MByte/s.
Conclusion: Wer derzeit eine schnelle und große Festplatte für seinen PC sucht, kommt an der leisen Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 (ST3000DM001) kaum vorbei. Sie bietet insgesamt die höchsten Transferraten, sehr viel Speicherplatz und dazu noch ein exzellentes Preis-Leistungs- und Preis-pro-Gigabyte-Verhältnis. Lediglich die Zugriffszeiten lassen zu wünschen übrig.
Pros: 3.000 GByte Speicherkapazität, Sehr hohe Transferraten, Sehr gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis, Geringes Betriebsgeräusch