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Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB SATA 6 Gbit/s Hard Drive Performance Review - Benchmarks - PCMark Vantage Hard Disk Tests

SATA 3.0 has arrived and Seagate was the first through the door. Let's have a look at the new Barracuda XT and how it performs.

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Oct 29, 2009 12:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Seagate

PCMark Vantage - Hard Disk Tests

 

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Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/pcmark-vantage//
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PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.

 

FutureMark has developed a good set of hard disk tests for their PCMark Vantage Suite. These tests are based on real world applications that many of us use daily.

 


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HDD1 - Windows Defender
HDD2 - Gaming
HDD3 - Windows Photo Gallery
HDD4 - Vista Startup
HDD5 - Windows Movie Maker
HDD6 - Windows Media Center
HDD7 - Windows Media Player
HDD8 - Application Loading

 

Here we see the Barracuda XT producing big numbers thanks to its interface, cache and platter density. The XT mixes it up with the VelociRaptor winning some benchmarks and really showing its might in the Media Center test.

 

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