If you’re after big storage then look no further, as Seagate have just launched their latest beast of a hard drive that joins the existing range of Barracuda HDD’s.
The 3TB drive should be ideal for users who require large amounts of storage space for a big music collection, or perhaps for storing HD video – which we all know takes up a lot of hard drive space.
The Barracuda XT will also be supplied with Seagate’s DiscWizard software, which should overcome the problem with some legacy devices not recognising drives with a capacity greater than 2.1TB without any additional hardware being required.
If you’re interested in the drives performance, its main features are listed below:
- Spin speed 7200 RPM
- Sustained data transfer rate 149Mb/s
- Average latency 4.16ms
- Random read seek time 8.5ms
- Random write seek time 9.5ms
- I/O data transfer rate of 600Mb/s
If you fancy getting your hands on a new Barracuda XT, well the good news is that they are shipping now, and if you think that 3TB may be a bit more than you require, there is also a 2TB version as well. Both HDD’s have a 64MB cache and use the fastest SATA 6Gb/s interface.