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Seagate Barracuda Green 2 TB Hard Disk Drive Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 44,103 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: May 27, 2011
Page: 2 of 7
The Barracuda Green 2 TB
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The Barracuda Green 2 TB, as you can infer by its name, belongs to the “Green” hard drive family from Seagate, formerly known as the Barracuda LP. All major hard drive manufacturers have a “green” product line, with drives spinning at a lower speed in order to save energy. The Barracuda Green 2 TB spins at 5,900 rpm, while regular desktop drives spin at 7,200 rpm. Therefore, the drawback of saving energy is a possible drop in performance. On the other hand, the Barracuda Green 2 TB uses the SATA-600 interface, while most other “green” hard drives are still based on the old SATA-300 standard.

Barracuda Green 2 TB
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Figure 1: Seagate Barracuda Green 2 TB

Barracuda Green 2 TB
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Figure 2: Seagate Barracuda Green 2 TB

In the table below, you can see the drives we included in our comparison. We included a standard desktop model based on the SATA-600 interface, the Barracuda XT, and the old Barracuda LP, which is based on the SATA-300 interface and doesn’t feature the Advanced Format technology.

Manufacturer

Model

Model #

Rotational Speed

Interface

Buffer

Capacity

Price

Seagate

Barracuda Green

ST2000DL003

5,900 rpm

SATA-600

64 MB

2 TB

USD 80

Seagate

Barracuda LP

ST32000542AS

5,900 rpm

SATA-300

32 MB

2 TB

NA

Seagate

Barracuda XT

ST32000641AS

7,200 rpm

SATA-600

64 MB

2 TB

USD 160

All prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review. The Barracuda LP 2 TB isn’t sold anymore.

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