Storage Giant: Seagate's Barracuda 180

Business Disk Winmarks

The Business Disk WinMark reveals that the Barracuda 180 is not a drive on which to install your operating system and run applications. All current IDE drives achieve between 8,000 and 10,000 Business Disk WinMarks.

Highend Disk Winmarks

At the Highend part of Ziff Davis' WinBench 99 suite, the Barracuda is once again clearly outperformed by common high-performance drives. The Cheetah X15 (ST318451LC) is almost twice as fast here.