by Charles Jefferies

Seagate Ships Barracuda Green Desktop Hard Drive

Seagate today announced its Barracuda Green hard drive, which they claim is the industry's highest performance eco-friendly hard disk with a 3.5 inch form factor. The Barracuda Green was formerly called the Barracuda LP.

The Green has a 5900RPM spindle speed, 64MB cache, 6Gbp/s SATA interface, and uses the new 4k Advanced Format sectors. It is shipping now to distribution channels worldwide in 2TB, 1.5TB, and 1TB capacities. Pricing information has not been announced.

ST2000DL003 Specs

  • Interface SATA 6Gb/s
  • Cache 64MB
  • Capacity 2TB
  • Areal density (avg) 422Gb/in
  • Guaranteed Sectors 3,907,029,168
  • Weight (typical) 622g (1.371 lb)
  • Spin Speed 5900 RPM
  • Sustained data transfer rate 144Mb/s
  • Average latency 4.16ms
  • Random read seek time <12.0ms
  • Random write seek time <13.0ms
  • I/O data transfer rate 600MB/s
  • Unrecoverable read errors 1 in 1014
  • 12V start max current 2.0A
  • Average idle power 4.5W
  • Average operating power 5.8W
  • Operating 0°–60°C
  • Nonoperating -40°–70°C
  • Acoustics (Idle Volume) 2.1 bels
  • Acoustics (Seek Volume) 2.3 bels

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Update - Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB Review Posted