Seagate Barracuda 7100.11
The eleventh generation of the Barracudas has inherited its four-platter design from the tenth (Barracuda 7200.10). Alas, Seagate could not match Samsung because Showa Denko didn’t have enough platters for every developer. On the other hand, four is fewer than five, so the HDD has dense enough platters – you’ll see it shortly.
Seagate Barracuda ES.2
Of course, Seagate has introduced a server-oriented version of the Barracuda.11 disk calling it Barracuda ES.2. Seagate’s naming system hasn’t changed and you can easily guess that it is the second generation of the Barracudas for enterprise systems.
The next HDD should be scrutinized thoroughly because Western Digital put an emphasis on the greenness of this model. The name of the drive implies that, too. The “GP” in Caviar GP stands for Green Power. Environment-friendly manufacture of hard disk drives is great, especially as most companies manufacture their HDDs outside the country they are registered in, but Western Digital means something different here. The Caviar GP is declared to have low power consumption in comparison with other HDDs of its class. Thus, it saves power. Bad substances are thrown into the atmosphere during the production of electricity, so saving power makes the world cleaner!