The Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB currently sells for $79 on Newegg.com compared to the Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB and 3TB which sell for $99 and $199 respectively. As a result this drive actually provides a very good value. Not only has it shown to be mostly faster and cooler than its 3TB counterpart, but it also proved to be significantly cheaper per gigabyte as well. The Barracuda Green gives you 25GB per $1 versus the 15GB per $1 that the Western Digital 3TB provides. At this given moment, the Seagate Barracuda Green is easily one of the best values out there for not only gigabytes per $ but also for performance, sound and temperature. Also, as an added note, both green drives come with a 3 year warranty which is effectively the industry standard for a "green" drive. Simply put, this is one of the best deals out there today on a hard drive.Conclusion
Although this drive may not be the fastest of the bunch, it is more certainly the best bang for your buck out of the drives we've tested so far. We were fairly surprised with some of the performance that this drive was capable of
delivering but were a little disappointed with its 4K performance in CrystalMark. If anything, this drive is a mixed bag of results but once you consider the overall value that the drive provides not even considering performance, then you realize that it really is a great value drive and can serve as an inexpensive backup drive for as much data as you want… and at the given moment is likely the best choice if you want to back up a lot of data efficiently in regards to temperature and economically in regards to gigabytes per dollar.
As a result, we have no hesitance in awarding the Seagate Barracuda 2TB Green our mainstream value award.
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