Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750 GB SATA Hard Drive

Introduction and the Drive


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:

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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.

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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, 04:33:42

yes and its also sata II

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

07-07-2005, 05:13:03

do all mobo support it?Quote

07-07-2005, 06:08:40

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

07-07-2005, 09:49:25

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 2Quote

07-07-2005, 10:01:54

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

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