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Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
Lian Li PC-Q06 Testbench - Lian Li PC-Q06 Testbench
Thu, September 02 2010 | 4:02PM | PermaLink Feedback?
you are like me, one who is constantly swaps in and out your computer components, you would know what a big challenge it can be to gain access to all the hardware inside of a computer case. That is why almost every reviewer wishes they have a test bench where it offers a quick, and easy way to swap in and out these components.
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB Sata 3 - Seagate Barracuda 2TB Sata 3
Fri, December 18 2009 | 4:02PM | PermaLink Feedback?
The long awaited Sata 3 interface is finally here. The new interface promises to offer twice the bandwidth of the older Sata 2 interface. Currently hard drives don't challenge the Sata 2 bandwidth unless your talking Raid arrays. More than likely SSD Raid arrays. Seagate estimates that within 2 - 3 years we will need the additional bandwidth that Sata 3 offers but the fledgling technology is here now. We have the flagship Gigabyte P55A-UD6 with Sata 3 and USB 3.0 and a Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB drive to spin up on the new interface. You should be aware though that this is just a speed bump drive and it's not going to challenge the bandwidth of Sata 3. It has the Sata 3 interface and is backwards compatible with Sata 2, but it's not going to exceed Sata 2 theoretical bandwidth speeds. That's not to say the Barracuda XT is a bad drive or anything of that nature, it's a very good drive, one of the best 7200 RPM drives we've ever seen and it has a whopping big 64MB cache. There's a lot to like about the Seagate Barracuda XT, but it's still not going to exceed 300MB/s which is the Sata 2 theoretical limit. One of the things we like about Seagate is they are very open and let you know right up front what to expect.
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