The Barracuda Green 2 TB

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 TBFigure 1: Seagate Barracuda Green 2 TB

Barracuda Green 2 TBFigure 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 on the day we published this review. The Barracuda LP 2 TB isn’t sold anymore.

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.