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Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 HDD - 9th generation emerges

By: Cameron Johnson | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Dec 5, 2005 5:00 am
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TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Seagate

Test System Setup

 

Processor: Intel Pentium 820 (800MHz FSB) (Supplied by Intel)

 

Memory: 2x 512MB Corsair DDR2-800

 

Motherboard: ASUS P5WD2 Premium WiFi (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X800XT Platinum (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP SP2

 

We're comparing the brand new Seagate Barracuda against the previous generation 7200.8 and the Western Digital Caviar SE to see which drive offers the best performance in a range of tests.

 

The ASUS P5WD2 Premium motherboard supports SATA-II interface through the ICH7R south bridge and all drives were connected to the system and tested using this chip.

 

PCMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 2005 Build 1.1.0

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/pcmark04/

 

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Here we can see that the latest generation Seagate manages to slightly pass its previous model, while at the same time, stamp on the Western Digital Caviar SE drive.

 

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