If you have a new motherboard with UFEI BIOS so it can boot off of a 3TB drive, you might have already sprung for an SSD and you don’t have to worry about booting off of your storage drive. Others will not have purchased the new SSD will want to boot from this drive as Bjorn3D has called it the fastest mechanical drive they’ve seen. Sure it can’t compete with SSDs for speed, but SSDs aren’t available at $0.08/GB!
"The Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB is the fastest mechanical drive that we have tested. The drive has excellent sequential read and write up to 150MB/s. While SSDs may grab the market headlines, they are still relatively expensive at $1.5 per gigabyte and with capacity limited to a few hundred gigabytes. At 0.08 cents per gigabyte, the Seagate Barracuda XT offers an excellent pricing as a secondary drive to complement the limited storage capacity of the SSD. With 3TB of space, 64MB Cache, 7200 RPM and SATA 6Gb/s interface, the Barracuda XT 3TB definitely won’t bog down a system. It is also hard to say no to the drive considering that it comes with a 5 year warranty, while most mainstream hard drives now only carry 3 year warranty."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB Hard Drive Review @ Hardware Canucks
- OCZ Vertex 3 Solid State Drive Tests @ Benchmark Reviews
- TweakTown’s SSD Fill Testing Explained @ Tweaktown
- Intel SSD 510 series (250Gb) 6Gbps @ Funky Kit
- The Drobo FS in-depth, Part 2: day-to-day use @ Ars Technica
- Thermaltake MAX 5G 3.5-inch USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosure @ Tweaktown
- Thecus N4200 PRO Review – The 4-Bay, Battery Backup NAS with Many Features @ Tweaktown
- Synology DS211+ Network Attached Storage Device Review @ ThinkComputers
- Synology Disk Station DS411J NAS @ XSReviews
- Synology DS-211J Diskstation Two-Bay NAS Review @ Tweaknews
- Patriot Memory Supersonic USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ hardCOREware
- USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive Round-up @ Techspot
- Mach Xtreme Technology MX-GX 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review @ Madshrimps