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Fast data transfer speeds.
Low power consumption.
Good sequential read and write.
4K advanced format.
3TB of storage space.
Low cost per gigabyte.
Very good 162 MB/s read bandwidth with ATTO Benchmark.
3rdgeneration SATA 6 GB/s compliant controller.
Massive 3Terabyte storage capacity on three platters.
Outstanding total package value.
64MB Cache buffer improves burst transactions.
Overall performance limited to 7,200RPM speeds.
Encoding and Vantage scores lag slightly behind.
By Good Gear Guide on June 12, 2012
Seagate's 3TB Barracuda is a good performer and it provides a lot of space in a single hard disk package. We also found it to be a relatively cool and quiet performer. It will work best as a secondary drive in a typical PC, but a motherboard with a...
By Tom's Hardware UK on April 25, 2012
Hitachi recently started shipping a pair of 4 TB hard drives. We can see that they're pretty expensive, but how do they compare to existing 3 TB models in other ways? It’s time for a comprehensive overview of today's high-capacity hard drive...
By Tbreak.com on February 19, 2012
The above real world tests show that despite the incredible transfer speeds thanks to higher density platters, the Seagate Barracuda 3TB is still limited by the harsh realities of life: 7,200RPM hard drives with relatively tiny cache just cannot hope...
By HotHardware on February 09, 2012
The Barracuda 3TB displayed a few splashes of read-speed brilliance and matched up decently with the other similarly-spec’d drives in our tests. Taken as a whole, the differences between the three best performers were relatively small, although...
By Hardware Secrets on February 02, 2012
Throughout our tests, the Seagate Barracuda 3 TB exhibited a very good level of performance, beating both the comparison drives in almost all of the tests.In CrystalDiskMark, the Barracuda 3 TB showed the best level of performance in the Sequential...
By SilentPC Review on December 20, 2011
The Seagate Barracuda 3TB hard drive beat out all 7200 RPM models in our overall performance index, topped only by the 10,000 RPM WD VelociRaptor 600GB. It excelled mainly in the file copy and application sections, particularly in tests that dealt...
By Bjorn3D on November 11, 2011
The new 3TB Barracuda drive is able to yield a 10-15% gain over the old Barracuda XT. As our tests show, the new drive excels in the sequential read and write. However, the drive is a bit slower in the random write compare to the older drive. We...
By Overclockers Club on November 06, 2011
Going into the testing I was not sure that going to 1TB platters would offer up any additional gains in performance on a spindle based mechanical hard drive. Seagate has worked some magic inside the confines of that metal box that really drive...
By StorageReview on November 02, 2011
Seagate has largely done well with the 1TB platter iteration of the 3TB Barracuda. While not an immediate jump forward in overall hard drive capacity, this is still a significant proof point in the marketplace and Seagate should be commended for...
By AnandTech on November 02, 2011
Platter density has been the crutch of hard drive makers in recent history. Increasing spindle speeds can reduce random access latency, but at the expense of cost and thermals. Improvements in random access performance via increasing spindle speed...
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