Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB Hard Disk

Written by Harry Butler

January 1, 2009 | 10:02

Tags: #15tb #benchmark #hard-disk #hard-drive #performance #results #speed #tb #terabyte #testing

Companies: #seagate

HDTach results

Website: HD Tach 3.0

HD Tach

Burst Speed

  • Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
  • Intel X25-E 32GB SSD
  • Seagate 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11
  • Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10
  • G.Skill 128GB SSD
  • Patriot Warp V.2 128GB SSD
  • Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.11
    • 259.9
    • 259.3
    • 248.8
    • 234.6
    • 232.8
    • 176.0
    • 175.0
    • 134.0
    • 131.0
0
50
100
150
200
250
MB/s (higher is better)
  • Speed (MB/s)

It seems that Seagate has sorted the cache issues of its 1TB drive in the transition up the larger capacity, with the cache delivering a very fast burst speed of 248.8 MB/s, making it the fastest cache on a mechanical hard drive we've yet to test - impressive stuff!

HD Tach

Average Read

  • Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
  • Intel X25-E 32GB SSD
  • G.Skill 128GB SSD
  • Patriot Warp V.2 128GB SSD
  • Seagate 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11
  • Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.11
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10
  • Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor
    • 237.1
    • 230.0
    • 142.5
    • 140.0
    • 106.5
    • 92.8
    • 91.1
    • 89.6
    • 82.1
0
50
100
150
200
250
MB/s (higher is better)
  • Speed (MB/s

The average read across the disk is just as impressive, with a 13.7 MB/s advantage over the Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, making the Seagate 1.5TB the fastest mechanical drive we've ever tested, at least in these theoretical tests.

HD Tach

Random Access Time

  • Intel X25-M 80GB SSD
  • Intel X25-E 32GB SSD
  • Patriot Warp V.2 128GB SSD
  • G.Skill 128GB SSD
  • Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM Raptor
  • Seagate 1TB 7200.11
  • Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB
  • Seagate 1.5TB Barracuda 7200.11
  • Seagate 250GB 7200.10
    • 0.1
    • 0.1
    • 0.2
    • 0.2
    • 7.8
    • 12.5
    • 13.5
    • 15.0
    • 15.1
0
3
5.5
8
10.5
13
15.5
m/s - less is better
  • Time (milliseconds)

Sadly though the Seagate 1.5TB's response time is a little disappointing at 15m/s - 2.5m/s slower than the Samsung. While this might seem like a very small difference, it will add up when accessing very large groups of smaller files.
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