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Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Hard Drive Review

ajmatson    -   February 6, 2011
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Specifications:

Model Number:
ST2000DL003
Interface:
SATA 6Gb/s
Cache:
64MB
Capacity:
2TB
Areal density (avg):
422Gb/in2
Guaranteed Sectors:
3,907,029,168
Height:
26.1mm (1.028 in)
Width:
101.6mm (4.0 in)
Length:
147.00mm (5.78 in)
Weight (typical):
635g (1.39 lb)
Spin Speed (RPM):
5900 RPM
Sustained data transfer rate:
144Mb/s
Average latency:
4.16ms
Random read seek time:
<12.0ms
Random write seek time:
<13.0ms
I/O data transfer rate:
600MB/s
Unrecoverable read errors:
1 in 1014
12V start max current:
2.0A
Average idle power:
4.5W
Average operating power:
5.8W
Operating Temperature:
0°–60°C
Nonoperating Temperature:
-40°–70°C
Maximum operating temperature change:
20°C per hour
Maximum nonoperating temperature change:
30°C per hour
Operating Shock (max):
70 Gs for 2ms
Nonoperating Shock (max):
300 Gs for 2ms
Acoustics (Idle Volume):
2.1 bels
Acoustics (Seek Volume):
2.3 bels

 

Features:

  • A unique 5900-RPM speed delivers the fastest-performance eco friendly drive available.
  • Seagate SmartAlign technology allows you to get all the benefits of the new Advanced Format 4K sector standard without any hassle–no utilities, no extra steps.
  • The SATA 6Gb/s interface and 64MB cache maximize performance.
  • Low power consumption combined with leadership in the use of environmental compliance materials means you don't have to sacrifice environmental stewardship for performance.
  • Cool, quiet operation

 

All information courtesy of Seagate @ http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/desktops/green-drive-barracuda/?intcmp=bac-en-us-home-hero1-barracuda-green#tTabContentOverview




  1. Introduction & Closer Look:
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup
  4. Testing: HD Tune 3.50
  5. Testing: HD Tach, SiSoft Sandra
  6. Testing: Crystal Disk Mark
  7. Testing: ATTO
  8. Testing: AS SSD
  9. Testing: IOMeter
  10. Testing: PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: Windows Startup/Shutdown
  12. Conclusion
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