Seagate Barracuda drives deliver reliable service and high performance. The Barracuda family has been developed and refined over 12 generations and embodies the highest levels of design for reliability and performance. While Barracuda LP is the low power leader, the entire family of Barracuda drives lead with storage. Typically 70 percent or more of the materials used in each drive are recycled as well as being RoHS compliant. With capacities from 160GB all the way to 2TB, and cache sizes up to 64MB, there is Barracuda drive to fit your needs--whether it's for a mainstream PC, high-end PC, gaming PC, desktop RAID, or external storage.
Seagate Barracuda is perfect for replacing or expanding your desktop drive capacity
Performance and Reliability for Everyone
Working with huge files has never been easier. That's because the Seagate Barracuda drive is incredibly fast, and offers all the storage space you need. Best of all, Seagate reliability is built in, with self-monitoring tools and easy remote maintenance.
The Seagate Barracuda 3.5-inch Internal Drive is perfect for replacing or expanding your desktop drive capacity in desktop PCs and Macs. From digital workstations to high-performance PC-based gaming systems, you'll see faster performance and a better computing experience from the inside out. Or use Barracuda in external storage devices and home servers for expanded storage for your movies, music, and photos, all with built-in self-monitoring for superb long-term reliability.
Why Choose the Seagate Barracuda?
Seagate technology delivers the industry's first one-disk 500GB and two-disk 1TB hard drives, which simultaneously lowers storage costs and improves performance. Barracuda hard drives give you all the storage capacity you need, ranging from 160GB up to 2TB. Featuring a fast 7200-RPM drive, the Barracuda offers sustained transfer rates of up to 125MB/s.
Barracuda delivers the optimum mix of performance and energy efficiency thanks to perpendicular recording technology, a SATA 3Gb/s interface, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), and up to 64MB cache.
Engineered for high performance, the Barracuda is compatible with all modern operating systems
Fluid Dynamic Bearing Motor for Quiet Performance
The fluid dynamic bearing motor delivers a better acoustic experience. It ensures whisper-quiet operation along with reduced power consumption and heat generation.
Compatible with All Modern Operating Systems
Engineered for high performance, Seagate Barracuda 3.5-inch internal hard drives are compatible with all modern versions of Windows, as well as Mac OS X and most versions of Linux.
Performance Boost when Using Seagate Hard Drives with Windows 7
Compared to previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 has shown to use fewer hard drive resources for system boot and general OS operations, speeding up overall performance and leaving more storage resources for applications. Seagate testing confirms improved performance from Windows Vista to Windows 7 on like hard drives with only cache size differences. So you can expect a better experience when using Seagate drives with Windows 7.
Includes DiscWizard Software
It's your data--make sure it's safe. In addition to simple installation with Windows Disk Management or MacOS Disk Utility, the Seagate Barracuda includes easy full system backup and data migration with award-winning DiscWizard software.
Technology Leadership for Desktop Storage
The Seagate Barracuda hard drive continues a long tradition of Seagate technology leadership resulting in new capacity milestones, faster performance and rock-solid reliability. The drive delivers 500GB-per-disk densities with the fast performance and huge capacities to power today's storage-hungry applications at prices more affordable than ever.
What the Critics are Saying About the Seagate Barracuda
"First two platter 1TB drive; wicked fast. Beats previous contender easily."
"Strong performance and noticeably quieter than its predecessor. The Barracuda 7200.12 1TB is more than good enough for an OS drive, but also good bottomless storage for your movies and music."
"The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB hard drive is speedy and offers good value. If you need 1TB of data storage in a single drive, this is worth considering."
"Blazing fast speeds, silent, cool, energy efficient"
2009 Editor's Choice Award
"Over the period of about 4 weeks of brutal testing, I was unable to find any issues or anomalies in their performance. The Barracuda 7200.12 hard drives appear to be the real deal with solid performance at an excellent price. Club Overclocker Recommended."
"Considering price, performance, and energy efficiency, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB hard drive earns the Bigbruin.com award of 'Recommended'."
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Technical Specifications
See full specification chart here.
| ||1TB1 ||750GB1 ||500GB1 ||320GB1 ||250GB1 ||160GB1 |
|Model Number ||ST31000524AS ||ST3750525AS ||ST3500413AS ||ST3320413AS ||ST3250312AS ||ST3160316AS |
|Interface Options ||SATA 6Gb/s NCQ ||SATA 6Gb/s NCQ ||SATA 6Gb/s NCQ ||SATA 6Gb/s NCQ ||SATA 6Gb/s NCQ ||SATA 6Gb/s NCQ |
|Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s) ||600 ||600 ||600 ||600 ||600 ||600 |
|Cache (MB) ||32 ||32 ||16 ||16 ||8 ||8 |
|Average Latency (ms) ||4.17 ||4.17 ||4.17 ||4.17 ||4.17 ||4.17 |
|Spindle Speed (RPM) ||7200 ||7200 ||7200 ||7200 ||7200 ||7200 |
|How Much Will it Store? |
| Digital Music (Hours) ||16,660 ||12,495 ||8,330 ||5,331 ||4,165 ||2,666 |
| Digital Photos (Files) |
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
|320,000 ||240,000 ||160,000 ||102,400 ||80,000 ||51,200 |
| Digital Videos (Hours) ||1,000 ||750 ||500 ||320 ||250 ||160 |
| DVD Quality (Movies) |
Based on standard 2 hour movie
|250 ||188 ||125 ||80 ||63 ||40 |
| HD Video (Hours) |
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
|250 ||188 ||125 ||80 ||63 ||40 |
|1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. |
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