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Nov 3, 09 at 2:23amkspiess


Today we take look at a fast 2TB HD Seagate:

Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB Review



Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB Review

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Nov 4, 09 at 8:42am
Nu Wa Rocks


The price will drop soon. It's just brand new out in production while SSD and velociraptor prices hover around the same.



Nov 4, 09 at 4:28am
Zertz


quote Nu Wa Rocks
regardless of why you would want the drive... comparing a 7200 2TB drive with the 10K velociraptor or an SSD is like comparing a Volkswagon Jetta to a Porsche...
I get your point, except in this case the Jetta is priced like a Porsche



Nov 4, 09 at 4:20am
Nu Wa Rocks


regardless of why you would want the drive... comparing a 7200 2TB drive with the 10K velociraptor or an SSD is like comparing a Volkswagon Jetta to a Porsche...

The price is different as well as the speed. I can understand if the review is done just for the sake of saying the review was done, but the results would be irrelevant.

I can understand if the SSDs were reviewed and compared against each other, but this comparison makes no relevance or sense.



Nov 3, 09 at 8:49pm
hiigaran


quote
Shortstroking.
aha, thats the one i was talking about. now even if you cut this drives capacity in half, you are greatly reducing the number of tracks. not halfway across, but even further out being the minimum. a terabyte drive with access times significantly reduced - now thats something to be a little impressed over.

one thing ive always wondered was why is it that there is always a single read/write head per platter? who not multiple? would that be better?



Nov 3, 09 at 8:45pm
Zertz


Exactly. If you need a decently fast drive with a ton of storage, go for this one. If all you need is speed, then a SSD is better.



Nov 3, 09 at 6:40pm
ParanahJoe


quote hiigaran
i wonder if its possible to do that seagate tweak where you limit the maximum space available to attain speeds comparable to the 10K raptors. im sure you guys know what im referring to.
Shortstroking.



quote hefty
why does this review only compare it to crap HDDs?

throw in some 10k rpm HDDs and some SSDs. the review is too limited without these.
If you're looking for a 2TB HDD, correct me if I'm wrong but, you're looking for storage space not speed. If you want speed then go grab yourself a 32-64GB SSD, or make yourself a raid 5 or 10 with these drives.



Nov 3, 09 at 6:09pm
hiigaran


i wonder if its possible to do that seagate tweak where you limit the maximum space available to attain speeds comparable to the 10K raptors. im sure you guys know what im referring to.

quote Nu Wa Rocks
How is it fair to compare it to a 10K drive or a SSD? The read and write won't be the same. You compare the drive to similar revolution drives. Get real...
its still a good idea. its not to say that this drive is crap, but its a great way for someone to determine if its worth getting an SSD, 10K, or 7200. though, for anyone wanting a 2TB drive, i doubt theyd consider much else.



Nov 3, 09 at 5:16pm
Zertz


quote hefty
throw in some 10k rpm HDDs and some SSDs
We will when/if we get them



Nov 3, 09 at 8:09am
Nu Wa Rocks


How is it fair to compare it to a 10K drive or a SSD? The read and write won't be the same. You compare the drive to similar revolution drives. Get real...



Nov 3, 09 at 7:53am
hefty


why does this review only compare it to crap HDDs?

throw in some 10k rpm HDDs and some SSDs. the review is too limited without these.



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