What's notable about 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. The Barracuda XT is built around a four platter 7200RPM spindle framework, with ramp loading for the heads and 64MB cache. Oh more more interesting note from PCSTATS' briefing with Seagate on the SATA 6G technology and its Barracuda XT hard drives. The company is updating its Seagate SeaTools hard drive configuration software to make it easier for PC enthusiasts to "short stroke" drives. Short Stroking is a technique most often employed by gamers to restrict data to the outer areas of the drives platters, where data rates are highest.
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