Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB
Seagate Barracuda XT spins at 7200RPM and sports 64MB of cache as well as the SATA 6Gb/s interface - though transfers peak at 149MB/s.
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 StorageReview on October 10, 2013
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By Maximum PC on September 25, 2013
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By TweakTown on June 18, 2013
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By Hardware Canucks on May 20, 2013
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By HardwareHeaven on April 30, 2013
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By Benchmark Reviews on April 15, 2013
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By Real World Labs on April 15, 2013
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By Good Gear Guide on June 12, 2012
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By Tom's Hardware UK on April 25, 2012
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By Tbreak.com on February 19, 2012
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