The Seagate Desktop HDD (formerly Barracuda hard drive) is the industry standard hard drive for mainstream desktop computing, delivering both exceptional reliability and performance. A host of refined technologies helps boost performance further than ever before. The Desktop HDD is perfect for desktop performance towers or all-in-one computers, consumer-grade NAS devices and desktop RAID arrays. In fact, the Desktop HDD gives you one hard drive platform for every desktop storage application. One drive with trusted performance, reliability and simplicity in capacities up to 6TB.
1TB-per-disk technology incorporates 340,000 unique tracks in the width of a single inch. This incredible storage density drives new capacity possibilities and lowers your total storage costs.
Perpendicular recording technology increases performance and reliability by aligning the data bits vertically on the disk. Additionally, Seagate OptiCache technology helps boost overall performance by as much as 45% over the previous generation, and Seagate AcuTrac technology provides reliable performance, even in tough environments. The free Seagate DiscWizard software allows you to install 3TB and above hard drives in Windows, including XP, without UEFI BIOS.*
* This high-capacity drive may require a special driver for Windows to access disk capacity above 2TB. Visit http://www.seagate.com/beyond-2TB for more information.