Only Hitachi’s Deskstar 7K boasts a swifter seek time. Seagate, however, remains the industry’s largest independent drive manufacturer and continues to pour large amounts of funds into research and development. In the end, those seeking quiet operation combined with Seagate’s unique five-year warranty may be well served by the Barracuda In the following tests, the GB Barracuda The GB drive also uses the denser disk with two platters the remaining 16 GB electronically “ignored” to achieve a more marketable standard capacity.

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Despite their age, the Disk WinMarks are somewhat of an industry standard. With this newest ‘Cuda, Seagate claims a relatively ambitious seek time barraduda just 8.

Other 7,RPM drives, including those with five-year service lives, typically carry one- or three- year warranties. Dell returns to the stock market after six years. Single-User Performance StorageReview uses the following tests to assess non-server use: With access to an additional 53GB per platter, the Introduction Though the technology seems fairly new to many of us end users, command queuing has been around for years.


But I don’t see average seek times benchmarked, as such. So, why has the technology only just now been given any sort of exposure barracjda the batracuda computer market?

Those seeking a better balance when it comes to performance, however, should look elsewhere. Seeks are as quiet as one would expect from a drive posting a 15 ms access time. This SATA hard drive has a slim and tough low profile external construction of 2.

Drive has some bad sectors, but works well. Applications include Adobe Photoshop v5.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8: 400GBs with NCQ

About us Privacy policy Mailing list Mobile. Skip to main content. A multiple-layer filter sifts through collected data, silently omitting questionable results or results from questionable participants. Dont be afraid this is a solid drive. Only Hitachi’s Deskstar 7K boasts a swifter seek time.

By packing more data per platter than Seagate’s previous Barracuda The close-field measurement allows for increased resolution between drive sound pressures and eliminates interactions from outside environmental noise.

Special thanks to NewEgg. For non-server use, however, it’s a wash. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Average sustained transfer rate. The idea of reordering the list of requests given to the hard disk drive was first introduced in the SCSI-2 standard and implemented in SCSI drives in the mid’s. You may also like. Drive specs Since the Barracuda It should work barracuds in any adequately-ventilated installation. This means the item has been inspected, cleaned, and repaired to full working order and is in excellent condition.


The flagship GB unit incorporates just three platters to achieve its monstrous capacity. This internal hard drive has high External and Low Internal Transfer Rate for quick hard drive to system data transfer.

Seagate Barracuda GBs with NCQ

Customize The Tech Report Show More Show Less. Service Time Graphs in milliseconds. With PCs increasingly becoming entertainment hubs tasked with storing audio and video in the highest possible quality, gigabytes can get eaten up pretty quickly. barraxuda

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