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Seagate Barracuda Drive ST2000DM001

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Hi everyone,

 

I've just bought a new 2TB Seageate HDD (ST2000DM001) to replace my aging 250GB drive I currently have.

 

What I want to ask is whether the performance between 7200.8 and 7200.14 is particularly great, and if I will notice it during boot, and if anybody has any experience with these drives, or similar (7200.14 and 64MB cache) so I know what to expect.

 

Cheers guys :)

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I'd say there should be a noticeable speed increase. Your benefiting from generations of improvements as well as the greater platter densIty of the new drive

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7200.14 are the latest drives from Seagate. You can't expect performance like SSD from a mechanical drive, but they are good enough  at least the reviews say so.

And I don't have 7200.14 So I can't give you any kind of first hand experience form my end.

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Okay cheers for the info guys, looking good then so far...now to wait for Amazon to dispatch the damn thing :tongue:

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I recieved the drive today, and I'll run some before and after benchmarks (2 runs of CrystalDiskMark 2000MB). The tests will be run on a AMD 970 chipset using SATA 6GBPS connections.

 

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 (250GB):

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 (2TB):

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I'll just let you see the results for yourself Fred. I was with you on this one, I didn't expect to see such a drastic change as can be seen in the benchmarks at all.

 

Looks like there is a lot of benefit to be gained from using 7200.14 over 7200.8. :D

 

Looking through an SSD benchmark thread here (I don't think we have one), it looks like the sequential write speed on the HDD is faster than many (single) SSDs.

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Wow, those are pretty badass results...

I'd be interested in seeing a benchmark (like HD Tune maybe) that will show the difference in access times

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My old hard disk is going into a new system build with similar specs to the current one (same motherboard and processor), so I'll run a benchmark when the parts arrive and post them up here if you want :)

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Wow! From your results, it looks like a great mechanical drive to me.

I will look forward to HDTune results from your.

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