Seagate 750 GB Barracuda SATA 3.0 GB/s 7200.10Former staff writer - June 22, 2006
The installation was quite simple; screw it into the hard drive bay in your computer, plug in your power and SATA cables and you’re done.
Formatting the drive was a different story. Using Windows setup, it took NTFS full format three hours and fifteen minutes to format the drive. This, of course, is due to its large storage capacity. Compared to a Maxtor Diamond Max 200 GB SATA, which took seventy minutes to format, the Seagate drive proves to be much quicker.
I was impressed by how quickly Windows installed. From initial setup to first boot it only took fourteen minutes.
This was the moment I was waiting for; I could finally put the drive to the test. So after installing all of my drivers and antivirus, I decided to see how long Windows took to load from power up to logon.
For a large capacity drive, fifty three seconds is not bad at all.