Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA600

  • Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA600
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Based on 24 scores, 51 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Supports SATA 6Gbps.
  • Offers fast performance.
  • Capacity of up to 3TB.

Cons:

  • Runs rather hot.
  • Very expensive.

Expert reviews and ratings

By BeHardware on -

Unfortunately there's no such thing as the perfect hard drive and you'll have to choose your drive according to your priorities. If you’re looking for performance, for a model that will also be serving as a primary drive for example, you’ll want...

By cnet on 82

Storage-hungry users, especially tech-savvy ones, will find the Seagate Barracuda XT a great balance of storage space, backward compatibility, and speedy...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Although its write speeds aren't quite as good as the WD Caviar Black, the Barracuda XT is still a very good hard drive. It will, however, need to come down in price before it makes a serious and attractive alternative to the...

By Real World Labs on -

From the very first moment i heard about SATA3 i knew it would bring nothing extraordinary on the table, at least not at first. Even SATA2 controllers took quite some time to mature and perform as they do today so i expect the same to be...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

For support Seagate offer a 5-Year warranty and consumers can contact them through email and live chat. A customer forum is also available. Finally we have the value aspect, currently the Barracuda XT is priced at a slightly lower level than other 2TB...

By HotHardware on -

Above is a chart we put together that represents an (unweighted) geometric mean of the overall performance of each drive, based on all the tests we performed. Use this chart as a rough guide only, as we used an admittedly simplistic methodology to...

By X-bit Labs on -

Now, let’s do some summarizing. We will go through the tested products in alphabetic order.The Hitachi 7K1000.C had very odd basic firmware with low performance, but now it looks decent enough. It breaks no records and is not completely free from...

By HotHardware on -

There are two aspects of the Barracuda XT's performance that need summarizing, its performance when connected to a SATA 6G controller versus a SATA 3G controller, and its performance versus competing, high-capacity drives. First, let's tackle...

By TechTree on 80

The Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB is a tremendous performer and is one of the fastest hard drives available at this point of time. While you may be tempted to guess that this has been possible due to the faster SATA III interface, we must assure you that...

By Testfreaks on 100

SATA 6 or SATA 3 or whatever you want to call it is a new technology and at this point it’s not that much faster than the SATA 2 interface. The new Seagate Barracuda XT though is a different story, this drive is fast, probably the fastest 7200RPM...

By FutureLooks on 80

We know you’re probably just as confused as we are by the results. Shouldn’t the SATA3 drive with 236MB/s Burst Rates be faster? Let us attempt to explain. Hard drives do their best work when coupled with a good Storage Controller. In this...

By Trusted Reviews on 70

With SSDs getting all the limelight, it’s been a while since we looked at good old moving-parts hard drives. But with 3.5in drives offering capacities at least 20 times as high as similarly-priced solid state counterparts, they’re very far...

By PCQuest on -

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...

By Techgage on -

At the onset of this review, I pretty much had myself convinced that there was going to be little to gain from the increased bandwidth of the new SATA 3 bus with this drive. Time and time again we have seen bandwidth speeds increase, while other...

By hardCOREware on -

So the Barracuda XT has finally arrived. It has similar hardware to the 7200.12 (it doubles the platters and cache), but costs 50% more. That 50% gets you 6 Gbps SATA 3.0 connectivity, and an extra 2 years of warranty. And as you saw from our...

By itreviews.com on -

If you remove the SATA 3.0 interface from the equation you'll find the Barracuda XT doesn't bring a great deal to the 2TB party. Unfortunately it has the same performance as a regular SATA 2.0 hard drive yet it looks rather expensive, as you pay...

By X-bit Labs on -

It is simple with the Seagate drive: the high access time cannot be compensated by the 64MB buffer and faster interface. The Barracuda XT is inferior to WD’s models through most of the tests but consumes less...

By RegHardware on 50

Seagate’s Barracuda XT may be the first hard drive to use the new 6Gb/s Sata 3.0 interface, but the new technology doesn’t deliver any obvious benefit. Two terabytes of storage is welcome, but Seagate is charging a very high price. There are...

By Maximum PC on 80

Finally, Seagate's 7,200rpm 2TB drive When Seagate told us it would be shipping the first 6Gb/s SATA hard drive, we were a little surprised. And when we found out it wasn’t going to be a solid state drive, but a 7,200rpm Barracuda drive, our...

By Digital Trends on 70

Seagate’s Barracuda XT is the first—and for now the only—mechanical hard drive on the market to support the new SATA 6Gb/s...