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Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review

Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: 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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HDD Benchmarks: Sandra 2011

SiSoft Sandra 2011 Source: Sandra

Sandra is designed to test the theoretical power of a complete system as well as the individual components. The results are also purely theoretical and may not represent real world performance.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2011 - Hard Drive Read Tests
Read Drive Index: Points Ranking
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 80.13
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 147.83
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 147.83
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 253.65
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 87.5
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 127.86
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 110.85
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 91.39
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 84.53
Read Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 4
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 1
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 1
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 0.55
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 0.55
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 17.23
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 17.8
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 15
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 17.78

When it comes to Read performance the 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT HDD does not disappoint with a result of 110.85MB/s! Random Access Time is 17.8ms, significantly slower than the WD1001FALS drive.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSiSoft Sandra 2011 - Hard Drive Write Tests
Write Drive Index: Points Ranking
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 85.99
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 170.5
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 77.97
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 232.32
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 151.78
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 128.47
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 111.44
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 148.84
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 102.52
Write Random Access Time: (ms) Points Ranking
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD 12
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 0) 13
Western Digital 1TB WD1001FALS HDD (RAID 1) 5
OCZ Vertex 2 128GB SSD 0.15
Plextor PX-128M1S SSD 0.18
Seagate 3TB Barracuda XT HDD 3.65
Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT HDD 6.61
Seagate 750GB Momentus XT SSHD 9.65
Seagate 500GB Momentus XT SSHD 7

The 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT SATA III HDD achieved a write index of 111.44 MB/s in Sandra, somewhat slower than its 3TB twin. Curiously, write random access time is 6.61ms, slower than the 3TB drive as well. HD Tach results are up next.

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Contents of Article: Seagate ST32000641AS
 Pg 1.  Seagate 2TB Barracuda XT 6Gb/s SATA III Hard Drive Review
 Pg 2.  HDD Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 3.  HDD Benchmarks: HD Tune Pro Read / Write
 Pg 4.  — HDD Benchmarks: Sandra 2011
 Pg 5.  HDD Benchmarks: HD Tach
 Pg 6.  HDD Benchmark: File Transfer & Conclusions

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