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Seagate Barracuda 1TB

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Published 
10 Jan 2013
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Our Rating 
4/5
Price when reviewed 
53
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9.0 out of 10 Read 167 reviews
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Verdict 

Although not especially fast when it comes to large file transfers, this inexpensive 1TB disk is great value

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Specifications

1TB sata hard disk

The Seagate Barracuda 1TB is one of the hard disks we often see in OEM PCs. There are good reasons for this: it's cheap and its specs are bang up to date with a SATA3 controller and 7,200rpm spin speed.

Specifications don’t necessarily translate into high performance and this low cost disk isn't particularly fast. In our large file write test, it achieved a speed of 105.4MB/s and read the same large files at 113.1MB/s for an average of 109.2MB/s. This is among the slowest speeds we've seen in our large file tests.

Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Its small file performance was better with a write speed of 52.9MB/s and its read speed was 60.4MB/s for an average of 56.6MB/s. That's actually one of the faster averages we've seen from a hard disk and is certainly unexpected given the disk's low price and power usage.

The disk only has a one-year warranty, but it only costs a low 5p per GB, which is excellent value for a 1TB hard disk. If you're after a low-cost 1TB disk, this is a good option, although if you can afford a little more you can buy the excellent Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB, which is better value.

SEAGATE Barracuda Internal 3.5" SATA Hard Drive - 1TB Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 167 reviews

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