Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB Hard Disk

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Testbed and Vista Performance




Test System Details
Specifications and Revisions

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHz) Processor
  • eVGA Nvidia nForce 650i Ultra Motherboard
  • 2 x Kingston XMS DDR2-800 Memory (2 x 1 GB, CAS 4-4-4-12)
  • 1 x Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB
  • 1 x Plextor PX-755SA DVD+/-RW Drive
  • 1 x Corsair HX620W 620W Power Supply
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (x64)

  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB
  • Western Digital Raptor 74 GB
  • Western Digital SE16 500 GB
  • Maxtor Diamondmax 10 320 GB

Windows Vista Performance
Windows Experience Index : Storage Score





Each of our testbed drives were installed in a PC running Windows Vista, at which point we'd have it run the Windows Vista Performance benchmark. While they don’t give specifics on what the benchmark tests, it does create a storage performance number (5.9 generally being the best possible performance for a Vista enabled system at this time). We’ve generally found it to be pretty helpful in judging the overall “feel” of a Vista system.

As we can see, the Barracuda 7200.11 showcases excellent overall Windows Vista performance, even out-pacing the Raptor 74 GB. We believe this may be due to the Barracuda’s much larger cache amount or that Vista is requesting some files in a method which Native Command Queuing benefits performance. 

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