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Seagate outs first 6Gbps, 2TB hard drive

updated 07:35 am EDT, Mon September 21, 2009

Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB

Seagate today updated the Barracuda line to include the industry's first drive to use an 6Gbps SATA interface. The 2TB Barracuda XT has twice as much theoretical bandwidth as existing SATA II drives and gives the disk up to 600MBps in burst transfers. In actual speed, the drive is still fast with a 140MBps sustained transfer rate and is helped by Seagate's first use of 64MB of onboard cache for a mainstream drive.

The Barracuda XT will still support SATA II as well as original (1.5Gbps) SATA systems and should still achieve its sustained speed on those models. Seagate should ship the drive by later this week for $299.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I might finally get rid of my Ultra320 15K SCSI drives.

  1. revco

    Joined: Dec 1969



    but they barely stress out 3Gbps SATA II. What's the point of having an ultra fast interface when your best efforts can't produce a drive to take advantage of that. SSDs are the future. Come on Seagate, focus you efforts on mass producing SSDs.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Nice

    Come on Seagate, focus you efforts on mass producing SSDs.

    Yes, SSDs are the future. Seagate, stop focusing your efforts on the needs of your customers today. Focus all your energy on those SSDs for sale 5 years from now. You're BOD and Shareholders won't mind! And your customers will surely return when you've got a product to sell...

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