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11-11-2011, 11:32 AM #1RSS_Poster Guest
Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB (ST3000DM001)
Seagate relaunched the world first high-density platter drive: the Barracuda XT. The new drive can fit a whopping 1TB per platter, but does the higher density really make a difference? Keep reading to find out.
11-11-2011, 07:59 PM #2
Nice drive, but requires the right MB to get the full 3TB and was priced a bit high to begin with for a Seagate. Now that the flood happened in Thailand, the prices will be even higher for a while.
I had my eye on a Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 2TB drive I saw at Newegg on email subscriber promo for $100 ($120 regular price). Then the flood jacked the price up to $300! Shoulda bought 1 or 2 of them I think. The 7K3000 2TB is capable of 158 Mb/s write speed.
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11-14-2011, 09:15 AM #4
That said, been eyeballing the Vertex 3 SATA III 120GB SSDs lately. Newegg has em for $170 on MIR right now. Blazing fast compared to 158Mb/s, but then you aren't getting a whole 2TBs worth of capacity.
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11-15-2011, 04:10 AM #6
BTW that Vertex 3 SATA III 120GB price is $170, had to correct it. Why a smaller mech drive? There's 2TB drives now that can write at 158Mb/s, and I don't see any smaller ones faster than that. The Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 is the one I'm considering. Newegg had them on email subscriber promo for $100 just before the flood hit.
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