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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB - Perpendicular recording at its best

By: Cameron Johnson | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Dec 22, 2006 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Seagate Technology

Final Thoughts


Hard Disk Drives have for the most part been what are holding systems back, and while that is still true, companies like Seagate have been working real hard on performance related problems lately.


Traditionally size has been important to the end users (especially with the introduction of such services as torrent files and so on), more gigabytes to store the data has come up more often then how fast you can access it. Now with the CPU and memory not holding the systems back, the cry for faster HDD access has started to get louder and louder.


Seagate had done a fantastic job with the Barracuda 7200.10 series in terms of performance as well as storage space - 750GB is truly a fantastic feat of engineering - and with the use of all the latest SATA technologies and the inclusion of perpendicular recording, things are only going to get better from now on for the poor old hard disk, which is definitely receives great levels of attention by Seagate.


The drive is not cheap coming in at around $400 USD (about $560 AUD in Australia) but indeed you get what you pay for. It's the only drive on the market with this massive amount of storage space and your drive is covered by Seagate's excellent customer service with 5 years warranty, which only makes the whole deal even sweeter, in our opinion. Seagate's line of 7200.10 drives is a brilliant product and come fully recommended.


- Pros


Fastest 7200 RPM drive we have tested


Massive 750GB storage capacity


Over 400MB/s burst when in RAID 0


Uses SATA-300 interface and NCQ


5 Year Warranty


- Cons


Gets a little warm at times when under full speed


Expensive but you get what you pay for!


- Latest Pricing


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750 GB SATA II Hard Drive


Rating - 9 out of 10 and TweakTown's "MUST HAVE" Best Performance Award



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