Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Hard Drive Review

CrystalDiskMark Testing

CrystalDiskMark is a synthetic test that evaluates both sequential as well as random small and large file transfers.  It does a nice job of providing a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with regard to hard drive performance, best case being large sequential transfers and worse case being small, random 4K transfers. 


CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB

Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB


Western Digital RE4

Seagate Barracuda XT 3Gb/s

With a sequential read speed of 140 MB/s and write speed at 135 MB/s, the Barracuda Green kept pace with every other hard drive we tested. It was a bit slower than the Caviar Green in read performance, but once again delivered a considerably faster write score.

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