Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750 GB SATA Hard Drive

Introduction and the Drive

Introduction

With more and more people wanting to use their PC for recording live television, storing lossless audio and installing modern large-size game files, the hard drive industry has had to keep up. Seagate are a well-known force in the industry and well respected among technology enthusiasts.

Today I have Seagates "monster" 750GB hard drive. Using perpendicular recording to achieve this huge storage space in a 3.5" form factor, are Seagate onto a winner with this 3/4 terabyte drive?


The Drive

Let's take a look at the drive itself. As you are probably aware, hard drives are not much to look at and Seagates drive is about the same. It's pretty square and looks solid.

Seagate sent this in awesome wrapping, but expect your drive to come like this:

seagate 750gb

Seagate 750 GB

The bottom shows us the PCB. Nothing unusual here then.

seagate 750 GB

And of course the all-important label stating the size. How much can I fit on this?

seagate 750gb

When we look at the connecters you notice that there is no molex connecter, nor is there space to put one or a blanked out space. It looks like Seagate expect people who can afford this drive to afford to have a PSU with SATA conencters, which is fair enough.

seagate 750 gb

There is also room for jumpers, which Seagate supplied in small plastic bag. These are for jumpering the drive to SATA 150/ATA 100, allowing for 8mb cache instead of 16. I left this on default.

Lets just see how it comes out once put into our test bed:

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Most Recent Comments

07-07-2005, 04:11:19

balilu
"... ..for the amount of money you are paying you are getting a drive that is one of the fastest drives available as well as the largest in capacity, which in my opinion is worth paying a premium price for."

http://hi-techreviews.com/reviews/7K500/hitachi.html

07-07-2005, 04:33:42

bloodthirst
yes and its also sata II

ay from the picture in the link.... im not very familiar with sata but that looks ide?

07-07-2005, 05:13:03

limqareb
do all mobo support it?

07-07-2005, 06:08:40

bloodthirst
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='limqareb'
do all mobo support it?
SATA II im pretty sure most chipsets already support it

07-07-2005, 09:49:25

balilu
your right the one in the pic is the IDE Version but there is also the SATA II Version.

All mobos support it even if it is sata 2 and the mobo is only sata 1 but int that case it lacks the features of sata 2

07-07-2005, 10:01:54

bloodthirst
yeah all tho i cannot really see any major bennifits of sata II compared to sata I

08-07-2005, 04:38:19

balilu
NCQ is one of the best achievements sata 2 has

08-07-2005, 05:16:59

Dav0s
someone wana explain what NCQ is?

08-07-2005, 05:38:59

bloodthirst
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Dave'
someone wana explain what NCQ is?
yeah i know im confused about it as well

08-07-2005, 05:42:28

bloodthirst
okk well i just googled NCQ hard drive technology and it seems to be when

NCQ technology allows drives to prioritize a PC's data requests.

08-07-2005, 07:10:21

balilu
look at this you don't need to turn the page

08-07-2005, 07:13:07

Dav0s
cheers bal! repped u cos that was interesting

08-07-2005, 07:38:11

bloodthirst
yeah i think it deserves some reps as well it was very interesting well deserved

08-07-2005, 09:06:19

balilu
thnks guys
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