My cousin needed more storage in his gaming computer so I stopped at bestbuy for him and grabbed a new 2tb that he had bought.http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate+-+Barracuda+2TB+Internal+Serial+ATA+Hard+Drive+for+Desktops/4919412.p?id=1218577515991&skuId=4919412#tab=specifications
I had verified online earlier that it uses the new 1tb platters.http://www.anandtech.com/show/5034/seagate-introduces-new-1tbperplatter-barracuda-solid-state-hybrid-version-coming
So naturally I was expecting to see some good numbers from a completely blank new drive. I had to get back home so I didnt have time to do much digging but the drive posted some rather typical numbers. Just doing a quick seq read/write it came back with 128MB/s Read and 136MB/s write. So then I ran the benchmark on his OS drive, a 75% filled Samsung F3 1tb, and it scored 136mb/s read with 148mb/s write. The drive is on the the intel sata 3 ports and using the latest iastor driver (z68 chipset motherbd). The F3 is on a intel sata2 port using the same driver.
i7-2600k currently at stock
8gb corsair 1600mhz ram
samsung f3 1tb (OS) , seagate 7200rpm 2tb (more storage)