Most HDD tests and comparisons of today only covers SSDs, but the fellows at HotHardware has published an interesting article covering mechanical harddrives, focusing on the really big ones. No less than nine 2TB drives are being tested from three different manufacturers. When it comes to size and especially price per GB mechanical harddrives are still king of the hill and the performance when it comes to ordinary file transfers isn’t that bad, even if there are some differences between the models.



Unfortunately the article doesn’t cover power consumption or sound levels, but as a pure performance comparison of the 2TB models of today it’s very interesting.


Following drives were tested:


  • Samsung EcoGreen F3 2TB
  • Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB
  • WD Caviar Green 2TB
  • Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB
  • WD Caviar Black 1TB
  • WD Caviar Black 2TB
  • Seagate Constellation ES 2TB
  • WD RE4 2TB
  • WD RE4-GP 2TB
  • WD AV-GP 2TB


Source: HotHardware

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