That extra terabyte will run you a $100 premium over the 1TB model but if you need huge amounts of low energy storage the Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB is where you will find it.  Competing directly against the WD Green series of drives Seagate pulls less power at idle but more than the Green drive under load.  The performance is very similar, with the depth of the command queueing creating the only differences.  Drop by The Tech Report to see the two biggest drives on the market go head to head.

“Western Digital’s Caviar Green line popularized power-efficient hard drives, and now Seagate has joined the party with a Barracuda LP that packs two terabytes. We take a closer look at how this 5,900-RPM ‘cuda compares with its Caviar rival.”

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