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Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB Review

Western Digital Caviar SE16 is yet another addition to the long list of internal hard drives available in the market. WD Caviar SE16 may not offer the largest storage like certain drives in the market but this deficiency is overshadowed by its reasonable price, exceptional overall performances and quiet operation. WD Caviar SE16 is a standard and quite attractive hard drive for having additional or upgraded storage. It can be considered one of the best in the market.

Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB


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   16 MB
8. Features   StableTrac, SecurePark,
  Perpendicular Recording,
9. Compliant Standards   S.M.A.R.T.
10. Drive Transfer Rate   300 MBps
11. Seek time   8.9ms (average)
12. Average Latency   4.2 ms
13. Spindle Speed   7200 rpm
14. Storage Hard drive/ Non-Recoverable Errors   1 per 10^15
15. Start/Stop cycles   50,000
16. Interfaces   1 * Serial ATA-300- 7 pin Serial ATA
17. Shock Tolerance   65 g @ 2ms (operating) / 350 g @ 2ms (non-operating)
18. Vibration tolerance   0.75 g @ 20-300 Hz (operating) / 4 g @ 20-500 Hz (non-operating)
19. Sound Emission   28 dBA
20. Microsoft Certifications   Works with Windows Vista
21. Warranty   3 years Limited


The attractive Western Digital Caviar SE16 internal hard drive packs a sufficient 750GB storage space with excellent performance that speaks a lot for the less space it offers compared to other similarly priced drives in the market. The WD Caviar SE16 is a standard 3.5” internal hard drive that connects through the advancing technology of Serial ATA or SATA.

Serial ATA-300 is used to interface the WD Caviar Internal hard drive for data transfers of nearly 300MBps. This SATA interface coupled with 7200-rpm spindle speed allows you to transfer data at nearly 120 to 131MBps. In addition to these top notch specifications the 16MB cache is an added advantage culminating at greater Burst transfer rate.

The Western Digital Caviar SE16 has some impressive average read seek and write seek times with 8.9ms and 10.9ms respectively. This is very strong for a drive in this category. The WD Caviar internal hard drive showed amazing throughputs of roughly 80Mb/s. Well from the performance testing we know the unparalleled throughput and transfer speeds makes the space deficiency look rather inferior.

When the drive is in operation in your Desktop you can barely hear the drive. The device is very quiet even during heavy operations.

One noticeable feature in the present tide of internal hard drive is the manufacturers warranty period. WD offers a three-year warranty for your Caviar SE16.


The Western Digital Caviar SE16 750GB costs about $249.95 USD.


The Western Digital Caviar SE16 provides 750GB storage, which is definitely a little less than what several internal hard drives provide now. But this can be clearly overseen considering its strong unequalled performance and throughputs. The read and write seek times are very impressive coupled with 16MB cache, 7200 rpm spindle speed and SATA interface makes it an obvious choice for upgrade of your Desktop drives.

On the whole the WD Caviar SE16 is also a very economical choice if you need additional storage.

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


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


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.

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.

Seagate Barracuda 1TB Review

Seagate one of the top manufacturers of External and internal hard drive brings its new and large Seagate Barracuda 1TB internal hard drive. Seagate is well known for providing excellent storage devices at very reasonable prices maintaining a perfect balance between capacity, performance, reliability and power consumption. For extensive gamers, and data collectors here is the perfect drive with 1TB storage and impressive throughputs. Lets find out what Barracuda provides.

review of seagate barracuda 1tb

Specifications of Seagate Barracuda

Features Description
1. Device type Hard drive- Internal Hard drive
2. Width 4 in
3. Depth 5.8 in
4. Height 1 in
5. Weight 1.4 lbs
6. Form factor 3.5” * 1/3H
7. Capacity 1TB
8. Interface Type Serial ATA-300
9. Buffer Size 32 MB
10. Compliant Standards S.M.A.R.T.
11. Drive Transfer Rate 300 MBps
12. Spindle speed 7200 rpm
13. Expansion Interfaces 1 * Serial ATA-300- 7 pin Serial ATA
14. Compatible Bays 1 * internal -3.5” * 1/3H
15. Service and warranty       5 Years Limited


The Seagate Barracuda 1TB is a standard internal hard drive that packs a whopping 1TB storage space with the standard form factor of 3.5 in. The Barracuda is on par with the very first commercially available 1TB internal hard drive Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000. 3.5 in form factor will give you a hint that it can be installed into any of the bays of your Network storage device for a hone server.

With a capacity of 1TB on Seagate’s shoulders it is a necessity that its throughput must be excellent for the drive to survive in the market. Well nobody like slow computers and slow noisy hard drive.

In an effort to satisfy the growing consumer needs Seagate Barracuda comes with the High speed advanced Serial ATA-300 or SATA interface providing incredible data transfer rates. As we all know SATA-300 enables data rates up to 300MBps. Benchmark tests indicate that Barracuda 1TB hit transfer rates of nearly 112 to 131MBps.

If you are talking about throughputs and performance Seagate Barracuda is very competitive. With spindle speed of 7200rpm and a large 32MB buffer size, its no wonder that is has such spectacular throughputs. These statistics are a little more for the price tag it carries, which brings a smile on all our faces.

Seagate Barracuda 1TB internal hard drive also has low read seek and write seek times and a high burst transfer speed. All these stunning stats make the drive very loud during operation.

The service and warranty Seagate offer is very impressive. The Barracuda comes with 5 years limited warranty, which is expected of Seagate.


Seagate Barracuda 1TB internal hard drive costs only $79.99 in Amazon.


The Seagate Barracuda boasts some breathtaking stats in terms of throughputs; transfer rates, latency and access times making it a fierce competitor to the first 1TB drive, Hitachi Deskstar.
The annoying part of this drive is that it is very loud which may shadow its pros. During heavy operations you can actually hear the movement of read-write head, which is very disturbing.

The noisy drive provides the much needed, speedy data transfer and is available at a comparatively low cost. For people who are not intimidated by a little noise this drive will serve your best interests as additional storage or even as a drive for NAS devices.