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Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA 3 6Gbps Review

ccokeman    -   December 7, 2009
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HD Tune 3.50 Pro measures disk performance to make comparisons between drives or disk controllers. In the 3.50 Pro version, the user can measure not only drive performace as a whole, but there is a more precise file benchmark and random access benchmark as well.




















Random Access Benchmark:




File Transfer

For the File Transfer test, I will take a file straight off my hard drive that is 2GB in size containing various file types and transfer it from a source hard drive to each hard drive and time how long the transfer takes. Time will be in seconds, with a lower time being better.


In the read benchmark, the Barracuda XT is the highest performing drive in three out of the four categories - the Raptor sees a lower access time due to the 10,000 RPM spindle speed. In the File Transfer test, the Barracuda XT carries a slight advantage over the 1.5 TB drive on the 6Gb/s controller, but when the 2TB drive is used on the SATA 3Gb/s controller it takes 3 seconds longer to move the data.

  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: PC Mark Vantage
  10. Conclusion
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