Pros

  • Low cost per gigabyte

Cons

  • Slower than SATA

At A Glance

Low cost per gigabyte makes this massive drive a terrific bet for digital pack rats.

Manufacturer’s Description

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 drives provide high-performance, highly-reliable storage for PCs and advanced applications, backed up by an industry-leading five-year warranty. Their best-in-class combination of capacity, performance, and support ideally suit them for such applications as high-performance PCs, media PCs, ATA-based servers and RAIDs, and cost-effective network attached storage (NAS).

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number ST3400832A
Inventory Number 24060
Storage
Drive size 400.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Parallel ATA-100
Included Software
Included Software
  • DiscWizard
  • quick installation guide
  • SeaTools diagnostics
  • CMS BounceBack Express
  • DiscWizard utilities
General
Buffer Size 8.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • Cable
  • mounting screws
  • power adapter cable

Performance

Performance
McAfee Virus Scan Test 113.0
Windows File Search Test 131.79
Ahead Nero Burning Test 497.0
Test Version 1.0
Interface Tested ATA-100
ACDSee Test 525
Windows Files and Folders Test 210.01
Large File Test 192.62
WinZip Test 358.0