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Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Hard Drive Review

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To test the Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB drive I will be running a series of benchmarks designed to test the performance under different situations. I will be comparing the scores between a number of other drives to give you an idea on where it sits with current competition. For a direct comparison I added a Western Digital WD20EARS Advanced Format drive with the same capacity. I also threw in a few other drives including the Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive, a SandForce controlled SSD and my default test drive which is a Seagate 7200.11 750GB drive. All hardware remained at the same speeds, timings and voltages to keep any outside variables from interfering with the numbers.


Testing Setup:


Comparison Modules:



  • Drive Tests:
  1. HD Tune 3.50 Pro
  2. HD Tach
  3. SiSoft Sandra 2009
  4. Crystal Disk Mark
  5. ATTO Disk Benchmark
  6. AS SSD
  7. I/O Meter
  8. PCMark Vantage
  9. Windows Startup / Shutdown

  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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