Seagate Barracuda ES.2 1TB SAS Hard Drive

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Testbed and Windows Vista Performance

Test System Details
Specifications and Revisions

  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4 GHz) Processor
  • eVGA Nvidia nForce 680i LT SLI Ultra Motherboard
  • 4 x Kingston XMS DDR2-800 Memory (4 x 1 GB, CAS 4-4-4-12)
  • 1 x Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB
  • 1 x Plextor PX-755SA DVD+/-RW Drive
  • 1 x Corsair HX620W 620W Power Supply
  • Windows Vista Ultimate Edition (x32)
  • Promise TX2560 SAS Controller

  • 2 x Seagate Barracuda ES.2 SAS 1 TB
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB
  • 2 x Western Digital RE2 750 GB
Windows Vista Experience Index
Experience Index Storage Score - Higher Numbers are Better

Just to see if we’re sitting on a solid base, we installed Windows Vista Ultimate x32 Edition on our Barracuda ES.2 drive setups. After driver installs and defrags, we ran the integrated “Vista Experience” benchmark setup. As expected, the Barracuda ES.2 delivers a full 5.9 for this test, which is currently the fastest available in this test. Thus, these drives should perform well in a Vista environment. Now, onto more in-depth synthetic tests.

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