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Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA3 Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA3 Hard Drive
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972 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA3 Hard Drive

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA3 Hard Drive from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Hard Drives on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard DriveSeagate Barracuda - Hard drive - 1.5 TB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-300 - 5900 r...

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Amazon.com review summary for Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA3 Hard Drive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA3 Hard Drive from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Hard Drives on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001

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Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB - Good Performance and Great Capacity

 

A few weeks back, we reviewed Western Digital's Caviar Green with its humongous 3TB capacity. Nowadays, with all the latest software and games asking for phenomenal storage requirements, it&rsqu

The Seagate Barracuda XT is priced at Rs. 14,900 MRP (Rs. 13,700 MOP) for 3 TB of storage space. Before we come to a conclusion, let us consider a few points of the hard drive. Firstly, the DiscWizard software needs an operating system to utilize the...

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Seagate Barracuda XT (3TB)

 

If recently reviewed solid-state drives, such as the OCZ Vertex 3 , are notable for their extreme speed and high cost per gigabyte, the Seagate Barracuda XT is distinguished by its extreme storage space and affordability. The drive offers up to 3TB,...

The Seagate Barracuda XT hard drive supports SATA 6Gbps and offers fast performance and a capacity of up to 3TB. The drive is quiet and affordable and its 3TB version supports Windows XP well.

The Seagate Barracuda runs rather hot.

Storage-hungry users, especially tech-savvy ones, will find the Seagate Barracuda XT a great balance of storage space, backward compatibility, and speedy performance.

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Seagate Barracuda XT (3TB)

 

Solid-state drives (SSDs) may slowly be expanding their market share relative to hard drives, but traditional spinning media still wins as far as price and capacity go. The only problem—and one that's just now becoming an issue—is what happens above...

Lots of storage space. Does not require Host Bus Adapter to access full capacity. Speedy

Expensive. DiscWizard software slightly clunky

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.

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Seagate Barracuda Green (2TB)

 

The Barracuda Green's biggest sticking point is, in fact, that rotational speed: 5,900 rpm, well below the 7,200 rpm that has long been the standard for desktop-size hard drives, but above the 5,400 rpm we usually see for low-power drives. The drive's...

High capacity. Good performance in class. Supports 6-Gbps SATA

Slow rotational speed. Competing drive costs less

Seagate's new 2TB version of its Barracuda Green hard drive offers lots of low-power storage and support for 6-Gbps SATA, but you'll have to pay for the privileges.

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Seagate Barracuda 3TB Hard Drive ST3000DM001

 

Back on March 2011, Seagate debuted their original Barracuda XT 3TB hard drive, model ST33000651AS, which used five platters to supply 3000 gigabytes of capacity over a SATA 6Gb/s interface. Seven short months later, they've returned to introduce a...

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...

2.1TB Barrier not removed via native hardware instruction on older O/S's ; Previous Barracuda XT series offered 5-year warranty

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...

GOLDEN AWARD

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Seagate Barracuda Green 2 TB Hard Disk Drive Review

 

The Barracuda Green 2 TB is Seagate's first hard drive to use 4 KB sectors instead of 512-byte sectors. Let's see what are this new standard and the performance of this hard drive.

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Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB - Bjorn3D.com

 

As this card is essentially a cut down HD6850, it comes with similar specifications.

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 The Seagate Barracuda XT...

Silver Tachometer Award

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Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive ST33000651AS

 

Everyone knows that SSDs cannot offer the capacity of a hard drive, and HDDs will never deliver solid state response time. Somewhere between the speed of Solid State Drive technology and the reliability of value-priced Hard Disk storage is the Seagate...

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...

2.1TB Barrier not removed via native hardware instruction

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...

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Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Review

 

As the world we live in continues to become digitized, we have to have a way to store the ever increasing amount of data. Digital cameras and video recorders are increasing in resolution and the resulting increase in file size means that the amount of...

Large Capacity ; Performance ; Software utility to take advantage of operating system limitations ; SATA 6Gb/s interface

Measured access times

The Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB drive is the next progression up the scale in terms of performance and just raw capacity. With three terabytes of storage space, this drive can hold just about anything you can throw at it, from music to movies to those...

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Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB - Bjorn3D.com

 

The GIGABYTE GTX 480 SOC has quite a bit of performance up its sleeves. With factory overclocked frequencies, the GTX 480 SOCruns at 820 MHz Core Clock speed, 1640 MHz Shader Clock (or in another words Processor Clock speed), and 3800 MHz memory Clock...

Seagate presented a drive with plenty of storage space and great performance for most typical users while keeping within the "green" way of doing things. For it's great performance, it earns the Bjorn3D Silver Bear Award.

Product Specifications

The Barracuda family has earned awards and accolades around the globe. This is because Seagate has demonstrated a commitment to introduce technologies that allow people to work faster, do more, and feel great about making an investment in proven technology. And, for those who want the biggest, high performance drive available, the Barracuda choice is without peer.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.8in
Height:1in
Width:4in

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Seagate
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Seagate Barracuda

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty

Storage

Type:Hard drive

Storage Controller

Type: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Buffer Size:32MB
Capacity:2TB
Data Transfer Rate:300MBps
Form Factor:3.5"
Form Factor (metric):8.9 cm
Form Factor (Short):3.5"
Form Factor (Short) (metric):8.9 cm
Hard Drive Type:Internal hard drive
Interface:Serial ATA-300
Interface Type:Serial ATA-300
Spindle Speed:5900rpm
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