The Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 desktop hard drive features innovative perpendicular recording technology and is the first drive on the market to provide capacities up to 750Gb. Barracuda 7200.10 hard drives deliver superb performance, efficiency, speed and durability for all your application needs.
Key Features and Benefits:
• SATA 3Gb/s interface
• Perpendicular recording technology for maximum drive capacity and reliability
• 16-MB cache buffer
• Ultra-fast performance
• Superb reliability
• Whisper-quiet operation
• Enhanced G-Force Protection against handling damage
• 78 MB/s maximum sustained data transfer rate
• Clean Sweep calibration and Directed Offline scan diagnostics
• RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) compliant
• 5-year warranty
I have been a fan of Seagate drives for many years and I have owned/used/tested a fair few of them, from a lowly 40MB in my first PC (No I haven't got that wrong I did say 40MB ) to this current 750GB monster. Now while this is a generation old being a 7200.10 as opposed to the new 7200.11 generation drives, this is still a good solid and fast performer.
So i've had this beast in my test rig for the past 5 weeks and I have been thrashing it to see how it handles things and I am mightly impressed. First off this thing barely breaks a sweat even when i'm taxing it with alot of file opening/closing and copying and moving, it stayed at a steady 46?. Next was the data transfer tests and well Seagate were once again bang on, I had a Maximum Read Transfer Rate of 78 MB/s and a Sustained Read Transfer Rate of 74.5 MB/s. On the Writing side of the house I got a Maximum Write Transfer Rate of 73 MB/s and a Sustained Write Transfer Rate of 65.3 MB/s overall. Not too shabby at all.
I decided to do one last test and I compared this to my current 250GB 7200.10 IDE, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it beat my 250GB by at least 10 MB/s faster in all respects so this is one superb drive and well priced as well, especially if you're trying to build a PC on a budget.
Yet another great product from one of the leaders in Hard Drive technology.
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