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Seagate Barracuda XT Review

Date: 2009-11-10

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   Final Thoughts and Conclusions We had high hopes for SATA 6Gb/s before we starting benchmarking one of these new platforms, but other than having some nice burst benchmark screen shots we don...

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Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the testsystem that was used. All testing was done on a fresh install ofWindows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on thedesktop with no other software programs running. The Intel Core i7 testsystem was run in dual-channel memory mode at 1333MHz with 8-8-8-24memory timings. The ASUS P7P55D-E Premium motherboard was run with BIOS 0106.

A Corsair P64 SSD was the 'boot drive' for the test system and the Seagate XT 2TB drive was used as a secondary drive that could be moved between the two SATA headers that would be tested.  Each header was connected to a different controller, so:

 

  • P55 Chipset (The blue header for SATA-II, 3.0 GB/s performance)
  • Marvell 9123 Driver 1027 (The white header for SATA 6G, 6.0 GB/s performance)
Seagate Barracuda XT Review


Intel LGA 1366 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

Core i7 870
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Motherboard

ASUS P7P55D-E Premium Click Here

Memory

4GB Kingston HyperX
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Video Card

ATI Radeon HD 5870

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Hard Drive

Corsair P64 SSD (boot)

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Cooling

Thermalright MUX

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Power Supply

CoolerMaster UPC 1100W

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Operating System

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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Let's take a look at the benchmarks and see what the SATA 6GB/s has to offer!

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