Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Hard Drive Review

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HDTach Benchmark

Simpli Software's HD Tach is described on the company's web site as such: "HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives, flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device being tested."

HD Tach v3

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB


Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB


Western Digital RE4

Seagate Barracuda XT 3Gb/s

HDTach tells us that the Barracuda Green is faster than the Caviar Green drive. It edges out WD's product in average read speed (112 MB/s vs 111 MB/s) and posts an average write speed over twice as fast ( 72 MB/s vs 31 MB/s).

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