Supports SATA 6Gbps.
Offers fast performance.
Capacity of up to 3TB.
Supports Windows XP.
64MB Cache buffer improves burst transactions.
Low-power standby conserves energy.
Runs rather hot.
SATA 6G doessn’t make much difference really
Can't match WD Caviar Black.
6Gb/s SATA is unnecessary.
By BeHardware on August 30, 2011
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 April 14, 2011
Storage-hungry users, especially tech-savvy ones, will find the Seagate Barracuda XT a great balance of storage space, backward compatibility, and speedy...82
By DigitalVersus on January 26, 2011
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...80
By Real World Labs on August 21, 2010
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 June 20, 2010
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...90
By HotHardware on April 16, 2010
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 April 16, 2010
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 March 18, 2010
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 March 11, 2010
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...80
By Testfreaks on March 08, 2010
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...100