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Seagate Barracuda 2.5-inch SATA 2TB Disk Drive Review

Seagate Barracuda

Storage drives on a PC/Laptop are one of the most common and easiest to upgrade, and when it comes to storage, Seagate is one the most well-known names in the storage industry.

Seagate Barracuda

Seagate offers a wide variety of storage products, from mechanical hard drives to flash-based SSDs devices. It’s the reason we choose Seagate to upgrade our ASUS gaming laptop storage with the new Seagate Barracuda 2.5-inch SATA 2TB 5400RPM internal drive.

Seagate Barracuda

The Seagate Barracuda 2.5-inch SATA 2TB 5400RPM internal hard drive comes in a small form factor, at 7.2mm thickness. It has A Fast data transfer rate of up to 140 MB/s and uses a legacy low-current system. It's a Serial ATA interface, so it's a common type of internal interface that all laptop uses.

Installation is pretty much straightforward, you just need to locate where the drive is placed, this requires you to open the back cover of the laptop, just make sure it’s unplugged and the battery is removed (if it’s removable).

You can watch our installation video below:

Once installed on Windows 10, you just need to Computer Management and Disk Management you need to mount the new drive and assign a drive letter to access it and then format it to NTFS file format.

PC Crystal Disk Benchmark score:

Seagate Barracuda

There are software tools available for download on the Seagate website

SeaTools – Quick diagnostic tool that checks the health of the drive
DiscWizard – Get help with installing your new disc drive with wizards that guide you through the processes of creating and formatting partitions on your disc drive, transferring data, and backing up your data.
SeaTools Bootable – The quick USB diagnostic tool that checks the health of your drive.

The Clone Disk is a very useful app for making a copy of your old disk data and transferring it to the new disk, it's easy to use but it takes some time depending on the capacity of your drive and the amount of data it needs to copy.

Seagate Barracuda

In terms of performance file transfer is snappy with up to 140 MB/s, copying 1GB of files takes only less than 15 seconds not that it is blazing fast. In the random read test using 4 KiB blocks and a queue depth of 32, the BarraCuda was 32% faster than the Toshiba and 61% faster than the Samsung disk drivers. Overall performance, the Seagate barracuda ST2000LM015 performs best compared to other disk drives within the same model and price range.

Seagate Barracuda

The Barracuda series also features BarraCuda Self-Encrypting Drive models with additional features such as 16 independent data bands, Authenticated firmware download, Automatic data encryption/decryption, Controlled access, Cryptographic erase of data for a drive that will be repurposed or scrapped, Dive locking, and Random number generator. Also, BarraCuda also comes equipped with a best-in-class 5-year warranty.

Seagate Barracuda 2.5-inch SATA 2TB Disk Drive Specs:

2.5-inch form factor
2TB capacity
5400 RPM Spindle Speed
128 MB Multi-Tier Caching Cache Buffer
SATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connectors)
SATA III 6Gb/sec (Host to/from Drive Sustained 140 MB/sec) Data Transfer Rate
Advanced Format – logical 512 / physical 4096
No Encryption
Rohs Compliant
69.85mm x 100.35mm x 7.0mm

Final Thoughts
If you are looking to upgrade your current disk drive on your laptop, the Seagate Barracuda 2.5-inch SATA 2TB is a great choice, not only does it come at a very competitive price, but it also has a 5-year warranty so you know its drives are reliable and dependable.

The Seagate 2TB ST2000LM015 2.5 Barracuda 5400RPM Hard Disk Drive is priced at ₱4,640 and it’s available on Seagate's official store on Lazada:
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