The Test Drive I
The drive it\'s self looks just like any other computer hard disk drive. Consistent with other Seagate barracuda drives this one is very well built, solid and as attractive as a rectangular box of metal and plastic can be. The label clearly identifies the drive and provides setup information.
|Review Model||Seagate ST380023AS|
|Seek Time (Average)||9ms|
Here is the description of the drive from Seagate\'s web site...
Seagate\'s Barracuda ATA V with Serial ATA Interface leverages the mechanics of the industry\'s quietest 7200 rpm desktop drive. The Barracuda ATA V offers 80GB and 120GB capacities with an 8MB cache for mainstream, high performance PCs, and entry-level servers. The product features all FDB motors, superior reliability and the next generation interface - Serial ATA. The SATA Barracuda includes Seagate\'s exclusive 3D Defense System and a one-year limited warranty.
|7,200 RPM desktop performance||Improves overall PC performance|
|350 Gs nonoperating shock||Protects drive from shock and vibration|
|3D Defense System||Industry\'s most comprehensive drive and data protection system|
|DiscWizard software||World\'s best disc installation software utility|
|SoftSonic(TM) FDB motor||Quietest acoustics on any desktop drive|
|8-Mbyte cache buffer||Improved performance|
|Serial ATA interface||Fastest data transfer rates|