1TB Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.11 Review

Looks like Seagate is getting back to their quiet/low power/high performnace roots. And once that price falls to a competative level they might just be able to win their way back into the HTPC builders’ hearts and PCs.

The Tech Report

Were it significantly cheaper, I’d be more inclined to recommend the Barracuda 7200.11 for a wider range of applications. However, the drive’s relatively high price and mixed performance narrows its appeal to users who don’t mind paying extra for faster performance under demanding multitasking and multi-user loads. The new ‘cuda is no doubt an improvement over its predecessor—a huge one in some cases—but it’s not a clear winner across the board.