Who would have thought that a 5900 RPM drive could “practically” match the performance of a 7200 RPM drive? Well, Hardware Secrets claims that based on their tests, Seagate’s Barracuda Green does just that.
Given the Barracuda XT 2TB drive used in the test is almost 2 years old (the 2TB version was introduced in December 2009), we can probably chalk this performance match to aerial density, better use of cache, improved more streamlined firmware, among other things.
This says it all…
“We were really impressed by the Barracuda Green 2 TB. It achieved practically the same performance level of the Barracuda XT 2 TB, while costing half as much. Also, it was 15% faster than its predecessor, the Barracuda LP 2 TB. Seagate is definitely on the right track with its implementation of the new Advanced Format using its own translation mechanism. If you are looking for a 2 TB hard drive at an incredible price (only USD 80) and good performance, the Seagate Barracuda Green 2 TB is the way to go.” Read the entire review.
Makes me wonder what this new Barracuda coming out this summer with it’s 1TB per disk aerial density will have for performance. I suspect it’s going to blow Green and even XT out of the water.
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