The Terabyte Battle Continues: Enter Seagate

Application Benchmarks

Power Consumption

The power consumption measurements are slightly different from what we found in our review on the Western Digital Caviar GP, because one of the ampere meter’s output experienced distorted results due to a low battery. The Caviar GP by Western Digital clearly is the most energy-efficient drive. Seagate’s new Barracuda 7200.11 is in the middle, but its idle power requirement isn’t far from what the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 consumes.