Seagate’s latest addition to the HDD race scores 3,000 Gs or 3 Ts for all the remarkable stuff you have to need that much space. At 7,200RPM and 64MB of cache, the HDD incorporates 340,000 unique tracks per disk at 1TB-per-disk with the Seagate AcuTrac technology. The HDD also comes with a 6Gbps data speeds and SATA connectors to accommodate for progressive technological standards. Worry worms fret not! Seagate’s SmartAlign technology allows for hassle free transition to Advanced Format 4K sectors with no extra integration steps to take. In addition, the Seagate DiskWizard provides the means to ultilise the 3TB capacity even with Windows XP.
A simple test with Crystal DiskMark concludes with an average sequential reading speed of 167.6Mbps and an average sequential writing speed of 165.5Mbps, making this gem a worthy storage selection for all-in-one PCs, desktop RAID implementations, Direct Attached Storage (DAS) (or simply external storage for us M’sians) or even Networked Attached Storage (NAS) environments. The price per gigabyte and transfer speed factor offered by the Seagate Barracuda 3000GB HDD gives the average SSDs a run for their money. So it really boils down to the ol’ size versus stability argument all over again.