Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750 GB Review

The new revolution of internal hard drives has kicked off with hard drive manufacturing big guns like Western Digital, Seagate, LaCie and more are trying to edge their way up to the top of the market. Its not just the volume of space these drives provide, it is also the power consumption that plays a very important role in rating an internal hard drive. Manufacturers are including power ratings in their data sheets trying to get an edge over the others. Seagate Barracuda is one such excellent effort by Seagate trying to strike a perfect balance between capacity, performance and importantly reliability.

Seagate Barracuda 750 GB Review

Specifications:-

Features Description

1. Device Type   Hard drive- Internal
2. Dimensions  4 in* 5.8 in* 1 in
3. Weight  1.4 lbs
4. Hard drive form factor  3.5” * 1/3 H
5. Capacity  750GB
6. Interface Type  Serial ATA-300
7. Buffer Size  32 MB
8. Features  Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR),
  Native Command Queuing (NCQ),
  Clean Sweep,
  Adaptive Fly Height,
  Enhanced G-Force Protection,
  Seagate SoftSonic
9. Access Time  16.6 ms
10. Drive Transfer Rate  300 MBps
11. Internal Data Rate  125 MBps
12. Average Latency  4.17 ms
13. Spindle Speed  7200 rpm
14. Storage Hard drive/ Non-Recoverable Errors  1 per 10^14
15. Start/Stop cycles  50,000
16. Interfaces  1 * Serial ATA-300- 7 pin Serial ATA
17. Shock Tolerance  70 g @ 2ms (operating) / 300 g @ 1ms (non-operating)
18. Microsoft Certifications  Compatible with Windows 7
19. Service and warranty  3 years limited

Features:-

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 is an energy efficient standard 3.5” internal hard drive with unparalleled performance and throughputs. The hard drive is available in capacities not more than 1TB. Seagate is trying to provide a perfectly amalgamated mixture of performance, capacity and power consumption rather that providing humungous storage.

Seagate Barracuda internal hard drive spins at 7200 rpm ensuring great transfer speeds. The advanced Serial ATA-300 interface is used to connect the drive to the PC. Serial ATA as we know it as SATA provides transfer rates up to 300MBps, with a whopping internal transfer rate of 125MBps.

The 750GB ‘cuda’ is provided with 32MB, which is larger than several similarly priced internal hard drives. Coming to the need of the hour feature, power consumption. Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 eats only 5W when its idle and takes up 9.4W when its in operation. These stats attract industries that are focusing on saving energy.

The ‘Cuda’ employs cutting edge technologies to provide excellent high-speed performance and better data transfer rates. The 7200-rpm, Serial ATA-300 interfaced internal hard drive offers 126-132 MB/s throughputs. The latency and read write speeds are on par with other drives. Although this is not suitable for server loads, it functions well for desktop applications.

Cost:-
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB internal hard drive costs about $137 USD.

iTechFreak Review:-
The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB internal hard drive is a power efficient, reliable high throughput drive, which is a perfect choice for an economical upgrade for you Desktop.
The Seagate Barracuda employs 7200 rpm spindle speed with huge 32 MB buffer size and SATA interfacing to provide high speed data rates. The drive operates very quiet. Overall it is an excellent internal drive and most recommended for upgrade.

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