We knew going into this article that the Seagate Desktop 6TB would most likely take the performance crown for two drives in RAID, but as much as that is true, it is also good to see the 5TB was right there with it every step of the way.
In fact, there really is not much of a performance difference by adding another platter, and by that same token, there is no loss of performance either. What we do know is this latest generation of drives from Seagate holds a tremendous performance boost in single drive and RAID over the previous 4TB solution.
The performance jump is so big that when reviewing the 6TB model a month back, I recommended everyone dump their old drives and buy the 6TB, a statement I still stand by today. As easy as that sounds, I know many cannot simply run out and purchase another drive on a whim, but for those that can, this new generation of drives from Seagate packs a serious punch for your dollar.
MSRP for the 4TB Desktop HDD used in today's article sits at $179.99, while the 6TB comes in at $299.99. Finally yet importantly, we have the 5TB that as you know is a bit tricky to come by, but comes in at $249.99.
All consumer hard drives from Seagate ship with a two-year warranty.
PRICING: You can find the Seagate Desktop HDDs for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB retails for $143.50 at Amazon, and the Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB retails for $299.99 at Amazon.
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