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Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Review

ccokeman    -   June 1, 2011
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Specifications:

Specifications
Model Number
ST330005N1A1AS-RK
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Cache
64MB
Capacity
3TB
Areal density (avg)
347Gb/in2
Guaranteed Sectors
3,907,029,168
Physical
Height
26.1mm (1.028 in)
Width
101.6mm (4.0 in)
Length
146.99mm (5.787 in)
Weight (typical)
700g (1.543 lb)
Performance
Spin Speed (RPM)
7200 RPM
Sustained data transfer rate
138Mb/s
Average latency
4.16ms
Random read seek time
8.5ms
Random write seek time
9.5ms
I/O data transfer rate
600MB/s
Unrecoverable read errors
1 in 1014
Power
12V start max current
2.8A
Average idle power
6.39W
Average operating power
9.23W
Environment , Ambient Temperature
Operating
5 °C – 60 °C
Non operating
-40 °C – 70 °C
Maximum operating temperature change
20 °C per hour
Maximum non operating temperature change
30 °C per hour
Shock
Operating Shock (max)
63 Gs for 2ms
Nonoperating Shock (max)
300 Gs for 2ms
Acoustics
Acoustics (Idle Volume)
2.8 bels
Acoustics (Seek Volume)
3.2 bels

 

Features:

  • The combination of SATA 6Gb/s interface and 7200 RPM spindle speed delivers top notch performance needed by today’s high-end computers
  • 64MB cache optimizes burst performance and reduces data throughput bottlenecks
  • Large drive capacity provides plenty of room for space-hungry PC games and high-definition video
  • Native Command Queuing dramatically increases performance by organizing incoming commands in the most efficient order
  • Perpendicular recording technology increases performance and reliability by aligning the data bits vertically on the disk
  • Works with both PC and Mac® desktop computers
  • Fully compatible with legacy SATA 1.5Gb/s and SATA 3Gb/s interfaces
  • Perfect for  High-end computers,  Gaming rigs, Multi-media workstations, Entry-level servers



 

All information courtesy of Seagate @ http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/internal-storage/barracuda-xt-kit/#tTabContentOverview




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup
  4. Testing: HD Tune
  5. Testing: HD Tach , SiSoft Sandra 2011
  6. Testing Crystal Disk Mark
  7. Testing: ATTO
  8. Testing: AS SSD
  9. Testing: IO Meter
  10. Testing: PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: Windows Startup & Shutdown
  12. Conclusion
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