Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 review
Whether your PC is used primarily for digital imaging, gaming or media-centre duties, you need all the hard disk space you can get these days. And, at 750GB, the Barracuda 7200.10 is currently the largest single disk you can buy. The space is achieved through four platters with two heads each and the use of perpendicular recording technology (see www.pcpro.co.uk for an explanation). In terms of speed, a sustained transfer rate of 67.3MB/sec makes the Barracuda faster than all of the 7,200rpm drives in our hard disks Labs (see issue 141, p120), and there’s little arguing with such an abundance of capacity. For the same price, you could buy four Samsung SpinPoint P120s, totalling 1TB, but the Barracuda is still good value at 31p per gigabyte and will use less space inside a chassis.