Seagate Barracuda versus Seagate Skyhawk

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  1. Faisal McMissile Damieya

    Faisal McMissile Damieya Notebook Consultant

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    Good day.

    I am going to build a new gaming desktop in a few more weeks. At first, I planned to buy the 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM as the secondary drive for my desktop. However, I notice that the price of the 2TB Seagate Skyhawk at my area does not differ much from the price of the 2TB Barracuda (plus the shopkeeper who entertain me said the Skyhawk is also 7200RM, but I'm not sure whether it is true or not).

    I would like to ask a few questions regarding the Skyhawk:
    1) Is it ok if I use the Skyhawk for my normal desktop if the price and performance (RPM) is almost the same? Will I have any drawback if I use the Skyhawk over Barracuda for normal application?
    2) Is there any way for me to confirm the RPM for the Skyhawk? I'm afraid that the shopkeeper gave me the wrong information for the Skyhawk's RPM (purposely/mistakenly). So far I have gone through the Skyhawk's data sheet, cut could not find any information regarding the RPM. The RPM info is available in the datasheet for the Barracuda (but also not available in the datasheet for the Firecuda).

    That is all that I would like to ask. I will go for the Barracuda (or Firecuda if I have extra money) if you guys think the Skyhawk is a bad idea as a secondary drive for my new gaming desktop.
     
  2. SevOpS

    SevOpS Notebook Enthusiast

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    Not sure how hard you actually looked, but I found that the skyhawk is 7200 rpm, quite easily I might add.

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  3. Faisal McMissile Damieya

    Faisal McMissile Damieya Notebook Consultant

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    Thank you very much for your reply.
    Below is the datasheet for the Skyhawk. Can you please let me know in which section does it state the RPM?
    https://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/skyhawk-3-5-hdd-DS1902-16-2106GB-en_AS.pdf

    For Barracuda, it is straight forward. I can easily identify the RPM from the 'spindle speed' section in the link below:
    https://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/skyhawk-3-5-hdd-DS1902-16-2106GB-en_AS.pdf

    I also have the problem of identifying the RPM for the Firecuda SSHD in the link below:
    https://www.seagate.com/www-content/datasheets/pdfs/firecuda-3-5-sshd-DS1903-2-2006GB-en_AS.pdf

    Thank you very much.
     
  4. Tech Junky

    Tech Junky Notebook Deity

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    http://forum.notebookreview.com/posts/11108746/

    Over here the net gain on the 7200 vs 5400 is only 20% improvement on a single drive application.

    Personally I don't trust Seagate drives with their failure rates.

    It all depends on what / how you'll be using them. For storage SMH... for APPS you're better off with a SATA SSD ~500MB/s for about the same price in the 2TB arena If you need higher speeds you can go NVME for 1TB ~$130 / 2TB ~$250 but you'll be getting 6X the speed of a SSD and ~35X that of a mechanical.
     

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