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SKYMTL March 31, 2011 08:25 PM

Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive Review Comment Thread
 
As SSDs continue to encroach upon the storage market, hard drive manufacturers have been working overtime to increase the capacity and performance of their products. Seagate has taken things to the next level with the Barracuda XT 3TB; a drive which offers impressive benchmark numbers alongside a massive amount of storage space....

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SugarJ March 31, 2011 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blu (Post 501755)
FIRST! will edit.

Not anymore. We don't do that crap around here.

_dangtx_ March 31, 2011 09:18 PM

what a beast! nice.

also, didnt they come out with 1tb platters or was it 750 gigers?

Perineum March 31, 2011 10:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 501758)
Not anymore. We don't do that crap around here.


THANK YOU! :punk:

Linus March 31, 2011 11:12 PM

Fourth?

SugarJ April 1, 2011 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Linus (Post 501785)
Fourth?

:ban::bleh:

martin_metal_88 April 1, 2011 08:37 AM

1 Big question for the review. Does it ( like all seagate drive ) Scratch when you acces it! I seriously can't stand the noise of their drive and if this one still do the same I will definatly NOT buy it. Nice review dude keep on good work ;)

AkG April 1, 2011 09:28 AM

Thanks MM, I appreciate it.

I find the sound of Seagates to be more of a "tick" than a chirp like the older models had and TBH find the newer Seagate's to very quiet, and about as quiet as WD's (though it is a different frequency sound). With that being said, I find Seagate's to be VERY sensitive to PSU ripple. I know on ripple that is within spec but close to the max they make their dissatisfaction well known! On my various Seasonic made PSU's this beast was pretty mild mannered for a high performance drive.

MM, if you find the latest gen 2TB XT to be annoying than you probably will find the same with the 3TB as it may be slightly more mild mannered it still has - to my ears - the same pitch to its chirp.

_dangtx_ April 1, 2011 10:18 AM

hey ak, can you jot down a few more words about this : "I find Seagate's to be VERY sensitive to PSU ripple." ? :)

martin_metal_88 April 1, 2011 10:22 AM

Last seagate drive I used was a 1TB 7200.12 and I dropped them because of the annoying scratching noise that I can't stand anymore. I'll try to get my hand on one of those at ym old job to see if it meet my noise standard :P Thx for reply dude!


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