Size:2 TB Product Description Barracuda Xt 7200.12 3.5Inch 2000Gb 7200Rpm 64Cch Sata From the Manufacturer The new BarracudaÂ® XT hard drive from SeagateÂ® delivers 2 TB of capacity and 7200-RPM performance supercharged with a 64-MB cache and the new SATA 6Gb/s interface. The Barracuda XT drive takes a no-compromise approach, providing the ultimate combination of capacity and performance. High-performance PC enthusiasts like PC gamers, non-linear video editors, graphic designers and other professionals whose work demands top performance can depend on the new Barracuda XT drive to deliver on the promise of maximum capacity, maximum performance and Barracuda family reliability. SeagateÂ® BarracudaÂ® XT 3.5-Inch Internal Drive What the experts are saying... Xtreme speed and capacity. Uncompromised. Looking for an internal drive that meets your demands for speed and storage capacity, and exceeds your expectations in terms of performance and reliability? Look no further than the Seagate Barracuda XT, the perfect drive for: High-performance PC gaming systems High-definition video editing and production systems Home servers and workstations Desktop RAID applications Firewire 800- or eSATA-enabled storage devices Why Choose the Seagate Barracuda XT drive? Features a massive 2TB capacity drive so thereï¿½s plenty of room for all of your HD videos, games and files Ensures top-end desktop performance with a fast 7200-RPM drive Delivers optimized burst performance while reducing data throughput bottlenecks thanks to a huge 64MB cache Includes a SATA 6G interface that lets you take advantage of the newest, fastest hard drive controllers for high-performance desktop, gaming and entry-level server systems Lets you optimize for capacity or performance with the included Seagate SeaTools configuration software â€œWe like the Seagate Barracuda XT for a few reasonsï¿½ We like the transfer speed the Barracuda XT provides, we like the huge 2TB storage it offers. We love the 64MB cache it has. For all intents and purposes the Barracuda XT is just as Seagate advertised it, a good speed bump, a good speed bump that paves the way for even faster drives down the line.â€ -Bjorn3D, July 2009 â€œThe Seagate Barracuda XT is a ground breaking product that will sit on the record books for a long time.â€ -TweakTown, October 2009 â€œIf you absolutely need the very high capacity a SSD cannot deliver and you wish to maximize performance, Seagate's Barracuda XT is definitely the faster alternative.â€ -neoseeker, October 2009 â€œWhen you dot all the I's and cross all the T's I firmly believe the XT proves it's worth. If you are looking for a super-high capacity drive that does everything in one package, you need look no further. Any way you look at it, this is a great drive. If I were to numerically rate it I would give it an 8 out of 10.â€ -TECHGAGE, January 2010 Â Â Seagate is thinking green. "This has led the largest disk drive manufacturer in the world, Seagate, to create new drives that no longer use chlorine- and bromine-based chemistries. This success was largely facilitated by the company's full material disclosure system, which allows its engineers to know the complete chemical content of their products." ï¿½ ChemSec & CPA Report: Greening Consumer Electronics Â Â SeagateÂ® BarracudaÂ® Family Hard Drives: Desktop storage for every need Barracuda XT Specifications Specifications 2 TB1 Model Number: ST32000641AS Interface Options: SATA 6Gb/s NCQ, Backwards Compatible with SATA 3Gb/s & 1.5Gb/s Performance Transfer Rate, I/O Data Transfer Rate, Max (MB/s): 600 Sustained Data Rate OD (MB/s): 138 Cache (MB): 64 Average Latency (ms): 4.16 Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200 Configuration/Organization Heads/Disks: 8/4 Bytes per Sector: 512 Reliability/Data Integrity Load/Unload Cycles: 300K Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max: 1 per 10E14 Annualized Failure Rate: 0.34% Mean Time Between Failures (hours): 750,000 Limited Warranty (years): 5 Power Management Startup Current +12 Peak(A, Â±10%): 2.8 Seek, Average (W): 7.3 Operating, Average (W): 9.23 Idle, Average (W): 6.39 Environmental Temperature (ï¿½C) Â Operating 5 to 60 Â Nonoperating ï¿½40 to 70 Shock (Gs) Â Operating: 2 ms 63 Â Nonoperating: 2 ms 300 Acoustics (bels ï¿½ sound power) Â Idle 2.8 Â Seek 3.2 Physical Height (in/mm): 1.028/26.1 Width (in/mm): 4.00/101.6 Depth (in/mm): 5.787/146.99 Weight (lb/kg): 1.543/700 1 One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. How much will it store? Capacity Digital Music (Hours) Digital Photos (Files) Digital Videos (Hours) DVD Quality (Movies) HD Video (Hours) 2.0 TB 33,320 640,000 2,000 500 500 Â Â Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode Â Based on standard 2 hour movie Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate Â Â Â Â Users can expect a performance boost when using Seagate hard drives with Windows 7 Windows 7 has shown to use fewer hard drive resources for system boot and general OS operations, speeding up overall performance and leaving more storage resources for applications. Cache efficiency has improved. Customers who choose Seagate drives with bigger cache options will see added benefit. Seagate testing confirms improved performance from Windows Vista to Windows 7 on like hard drives with only cache size differences.