Seagate's 1.5TB Barracuda: Bigger And Better?

Application Performance, Temperature, Idle Power

Seagate does excellently in the File Write Performance test of PCMark05, where it is our new throughput champion.

Windows XP start-up requires a lot of head movement. Access time and I/O performance are important, paving the way to Western Digital’s RE3 lead.

Drive Surface Temperature

Surface temperature is within the expected range for 3.5” 7,200 RPM hard drives.

Drive Idle Power

Idle power is not at the low level promised by Seagate.