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Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA 3 6Gbps Review

ccokeman    -   December 7, 2009
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Specifications:

 

Capacity
2000GB
Model Number  
ST32000641AS
Interface Options  
SATA 6Gb/s NCQ
Performance
Transfer Rate Max Ext (Mbytes/sec)
600
Maximum Sustained Data Rate OD, (MB/s)
138
Cache (Mbytes)
64MB
Average Latency (msec)
4.16
Spindle Speed (RPM)
7200
Configuration/Organization
Heads/discs  
 8/4
Bytes per Sector  
 512
Reliability/Data Integrity
Load/Unload Cycles
300K
Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read
1 per 10*14 bits read, max
 
Annualized Failure Rate
.0034
Mean Time Between Failures
750,000
Limited Warranty (years)
5 Years
Power Management
+12 VDC +/–10% (amps peak)
2.8
Power Management (watts)
Seek Avg 7.3
Operating Avg 9.23
Idle Avg 6.39
Environmental
Temperature, Operating (°C)
5 to 60 Degrees Celsius
Nonoperating
40 to70 degrees Celsius
Maximum operating temperature change
20 degrees C per hour
Maximum nonoperating temperature change
30 degrees C per hour
Shock
Operating Shock (max)
63 Gs null 2 msec
Nonoperating Shock (max)
300 Gs null 2 msec
Acoustics
Acoustics (Idle Volume)
2.8 bels
Acoustics (Seek Volume)
3.2 bels
Physical
Height (max)  
26.1 mm (1.028 inches)  
Width (max)
101.6 mm (4.0 inches)
Length (max)
146.99 mm (5.787 inches)
Weight (typical)
700 grams (1.543 pounds)

 

Features:

  • A massive 2-TB drive capacity provides plenty of room for downloading today‘s space-hungry PC games or up to 45 hours of 1080i, HD-DVCPRO-encoded, high-definition video.
  • The 7200-RPM performance platform complements high capacity, delivering a power combination of extreme storage and top-end desktop performance.
  • A 64-MB cache optimizes burst performance and reduces data throughput bottlenecks.
  • The SATA 6Gb/s interface enables the use of the industry‘s newest and fastest hard drive controllers while providing backward compatibility to legacy SATA 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s systems.
  • Configurable with Seagate® SeaTools™ software—Users can optimize the drive configuration and tune for capacity or performance for the ultimate in customer choice and control.

Best-Fit Applications

  • High-performance PC gaming systems
  • High-definition video editing and production systems
  • Home servers and workstations
  • Desktop RAID
  • FireWire 800- or eSATA-enabled external storage devices

 

 

All information Courtesy of Seagate @ http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/desktops/barracuda_hard_drives/barracuda_xt/#tTabContentOverview




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup
  4. Testing: HD Tune 3.50
  5. Testing: HD Tach 3.0.4.0, SiSoft Sandra
  6. Testing: Crystal Disk Mark
  7. Testing: ATTO
  8. Testing: AS SSD
  9. Testing: PC Mark Vantage
  10. Conclusion
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