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).

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.seagate.com

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