by February 1, 2010 0 comments



The Barracuda XT hard drive from Seagate is a 2-TB,
7200-RPM desktop drive with a 64-MB cache. It is the first ever drive to sport a
SATA 6Gb/s interface.  The Seagate  Barracuda XT 2TB was able to garner average
transfer speeds of about 101 MB/sec with an access time of 14.1 ms which was
promptly mentioned by the HDTune Benchmark. When plugged into the SATA 6Gb/s
port, the drive delivered an average transfer speed of 109 MB/sec. But the major
difference was recorded in the burst speed of the drive in the two scenarios.
The drive was able to achieve a burst speed of 102 MB/sec when connected on to
the SATA 2 port, whereas connecting it to the SATA 3 port returned a burst speed
of 178 MB/sec, which is a major improvement. Compare this with the average
transfer rate of 91.4 MB/sec and access time of 12.3 ms achieved by the Seagate 
Barracuda LP 2TB, in the same price range, we reviewed in October 2009. This
clearly indicates a big step up in transfer speed.

Price: Rs 16,850 +VAT (5 year warranty)
Meant for: High End PCs
Key Specs:2TB,7200RPM,SATA 6Gb/s compatible Contact:
Fortune Marketing, Delhi
Telephone: 26414468, 26472491
Email:
sales@fortune-it.com

SMS Buy 130270 to 56677

Bottomline:  Great total capacity and really good
performance, but it comes at a high price premium.

 

* Test Bed: Gigabyte P55A-UD6 motherboard, Intel Core i5
661 (3.33 GHz) CPU, 2GB (1800MHz) Patriot DDR3 RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
graphic card, Windows 7 Ultimate Edition.

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