Backblaze , a remote backup service company, observed that its STDM drives have failed at rates far higher than the average of other hard drives. Hard drive works great. I would not risk purchasing this drive. Updated t three stars from one-star. See all 16 reviews. If you were expecting the new Barracuda to completely replace the outgoing Barracuda Green you will be disappointed.

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Performance in this test is mostly governed by spindle speed and firmwareso it makes Seagate’s case perfectly.

Item is in your Cart. Hard drive works great. Which means you are getting quality. Random write performance actually dropped a bit compared to the older Barracuda XT. See and discover other items: Experience the convenience of Alexa, now on your PC. Instead, all you want is cheap, low-power storage.

Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. Platter density has been the crutch of hard drive makers in recent history. The other failed after 1 year by having many minutes’ long pauses in the middle of reads and barracyda. So now, after less than 3 years of use, my hard drive is causing me unbearable issues.


I am not sure if it was used, but the plastic was marked up as if it had been played with. Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I would not risk purchasing this drive. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Not returning the drive.

The couple of watts you save by slowing down the motor aren’t really realized in a system that idles at 60W and can consume over W under load. Seagate decided that the performance loss of moving to RPM wasn’t justified by the power savings.

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Unexpectedly fast compared to the drive that it is replacing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Given the tremendous advantage SSDs offer over even the fastest 3. Was a replacement drive to use in a RAID5 array. Servers can utilize this hard drive for RAID applications, and allows them to optimize the drive for maximum storage capacity and data security.


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While the new Barracuda is faster than the outgoing Green, it seems as if the firmware isn’t quite as tuned for performance as the XT. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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