Seagate's 1.5TB Barracuda: Bigger And Better?

Access Time And I/O Performance

Seagate’s new Barracuda 7200.11 1.5 TB does well, but is not fast enough to beat the Western Digital RD3 entry-level enterprise drive (which achieves a lower access time and clearly better I/O performance). The Barracuda really is a storage drive, while the RE3 is more suitable for running applications.