Seagate ST320420A Barracuda ATA II Reviews
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Customer Seagate ST320420A Barracuda ATA II Reviews (7)
by - written on 17/09/01, updated on 13/03/02
Whilst building my PC I was offered many different hard drives...there are half a dozen good hard drive manufacturers selling drives, so why Seagate? Seagate has a great reputation for quality and most importantly, reliability! You want reliable storage when you're talking about hard drives. Most manufacturers are pretty similar in terms of reliability, but Seagate has one of the best reputations...I also looked at other selling points. When buying a new hard drive you should look at the following features: 1. Capacity 2. Rotation speed 3. Seek time 4. Size of Cache In the case of this Seagate drive: 1. 20gb ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/02/01, updated on 02/02/01 (233 readings)
Tempted by a special offer that got me this drive for around £70.00, I have been pleasantly surprised by its performance. I do some video capture work, which is very hard-disk intensive, and it has proved up to the task, with few disk-related dropped frames. Unfortunately, I don't have competitive drives from IBM, Maxtor et. al. to compare it with, but anyone stepping up from an older driver such as myself will notice a big increase in performance. Windows loads quicker, and those annoying times when the OS hits the swapfile do not take as long. On the downside, it is rather noisy: if it were my car I would have it straight in the garage ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/01/01, updated on 15/01/01 (Useful, 242 readings)
This hard drive is a very capable drive, for me, the capacity is more than I need and I doubt that anyone would be able to fill it with just day to day use. The drive itself was easy to install, just pop it in, put the power cable in, set it to master/slave and put the IDE cable in and away you go. Once it?s in you find that the lovely people at Seagate has formatted the drive for you. That aside this thing is noisy, and when I say noisy I mean really noisy. This thing hums like a banshee and when its righting to the drive it makes a kind of clicking noise and its slightly on the off putting side. The transfer rates of this thing are pretty good but not as fast as other . Read the complete review
by - written on 07/11/00, updated on 07/11/00 (Useful, 158 readings)
This seagate drive was a dissapointment. It only comes with 512kb of cache. It's very noisy during operation and runs hot, very hot. I've had to add a fan to it to make my system stable. I hope it lasts more than a couple of years. I would only buy it again if it was very cheap (ie under £40), other that that go for IBM drives they're faster and better. On the plus side the performance is pretty reasonable for the specs, good surprise on that side... ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/08/00, updated on 30/08/00 (Useful, 188 readings)
I used to have an 8.4gb Maxtor, the reasons I bought this Seagate were: 1. I needed a bigger drive 2. I needed a faster drive 3. I needed a quieter drive I asked around before buying and was told that I should get a Seagate or an IBM, after comparing prices I decided to go for a Seagate, big mistake! The HD was a lot noisier than my Maxtor, the noise it makes kinda sounds like a hamster grinding its teeth on a block of stone. I would like to advise people who require a quiet working environment to stay away from the IDE Seagate Barracuda series. Try a Fujitsu, IMO they seem to be the quietest. ... Read the complete review
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