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Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB

Author:  Tyler Curry
Date:  2006.01.12
Topic:  Storage
Provider:  Seagate
Manufacturer:  Seagate

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB (ST3500641AS) Specifications

Capacity  500GB
Platter Size  125GB
Number of Platters  4
Average Seek Time  8.5 ms
Buffer Size  16MB
Spindle Speed  7,200 RPM
Interface  PATA, SATA-II 3.0 Gb/s

Benchmarks of the Seagate 7200.9 500GB hard drive were taken with NCQ enabled unless otherwise noted, and were also taken after a clean install of Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2, including all Windows updates and latest drivers.  The test system used is as follows.

Test System

Processor AMD Athlon 3000+ (Winchester)
Motherboard DFI LANPARTY nF4 Ultra-D
Memory 1GB (2x512) Crucial Ballistix PC4000
Graphics Card Powercolor X700 XT SCS
Operating System Windows XP Professional (SP2)

Again, thanks to Crucial Technologies we are proud to include some of their Ballistix PC4000 DDR memory in this test system.  Information about their Ballistix line of memory can be found at

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