Seagate, known for its reliable hard drives, now manufactures hard drives that are eco-friendly in nature. Apart from capability and performance the 12-generation drives of barracuda family proved to consume power, creating environmental friendly systems. Seagate barracuda 7200.12 family consists of hard drives whose capacities range from 1000GB, 750GB, 500GB, 320GB, 250GB and 160GB. All these drives have their unique performance and ability to save power. This 7200.12 family hard drives offer performance, capacity and reliability with good combination. The pros and cons of Seagate barracuda 7200.12 hard drive with 1000GB capacity is reviewed in this article.
Specifications of barracuda 7200.12 1000GB hard drive:
The 7200.12 1000GB drive has a 3GB/s SATA interface with NCQ. It has a cache memory of 32MB and it has the ability to work with sustained data rate of 125MB/s. The maximum throughput rate of this barracuda can sustain up to 126 to 131MB/s, which makes this barracuda the first hard drive to achieve this speed with 1000GB capacity and spindle speed of 7200 rpm. The acoustic output of this drive is 2.5 bels and 2.7 bels during idle and seeks situations respectively. Combining all these specification, the barracuda 7200.12 1000GB delivers high performance than its rivals.
Key features of barracuda 7200.12 1000GB hard drive:
Seagate own the pride of being world’s premier storage provider for its quality and reliable products. The barracuda family of products not only delivers high performance, but also takes care of environment. This barracuda makes use of more advanced technologies that take care of environment by consuming less power without compromising on performance and capability. Key features of Seagate barracuda 7200.12 hard drive include Perpendicular Magnetic Recording technology, which evolved during 4th generation. This PMR technology makes the drive to store data vertically instead of storing them horizontally. By doing so, it gets more increased data density, which directly increases the performance and productivity of the hard drive.
Environmental specification built in this hard drive and other reliable features are remarkable advantages of this drive. The Adaptive Fly Height technology enables the drive to deliver consistent read and write performance right from the beginning to end of work duration. Clean Sweep does calibration automatically. In order to protect the hard drive from mishandling damages an Enhanced G-Force Protection is enabled in this drive. Use of SoftSonic motor helps in achieving ultra quiet operation of the drive.
This drive is used primarily for application involving lot of work volume that needs to be stored under one roof. Gaming systems can benefit a lot from this drive. This drive satisfies people requiring high performance and it can also used in workstation, mainstream PC’s and desktop RAID, etc. As already mentioned above, the latest barracuda drives primarily focus on saving power and eco-friendly characteristics. Almost 70 percent of components present in this drive can be recycled. It consumes 5W of power during idle conditions and 9W during operation. Like other Seagate drives, this drive also covers a limited period warranty of 5 years against damage.