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  • If your drive stops working, the Seagate Rescue data recovery plan will recover the data from the failed drive and return it to you on a new piece of external storage
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Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Bare Drive - ST31000524AS

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4.2 out of 5 stars 222 customer reviews
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Technical Details

Size: 1 TB
  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Model Number: ST31000524AS
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
  • Hard Disk Description: External
  • Form Factor: 3.5-Inch
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Product Description

Size: 1 TB

Product Description

By now the world knows that Seagate Barracuda 7200 drives, from the world's premier storage provider, deliver years of reliable service and high performance. This is a product family that has been strengthened and refined over 12 generations. It embodies the highest levels of reliability, performance and capacity. And this latest generation is a leader in storage. The Barracuda 7200.12 drive is an ideal choice for workstations, desktop RAID, gaming PCs, high-end PCs, mainstream PCs and USB/FireWire/eSATA external storage. After years of pioneering research at Seagate, perpendicular recording is now a proven technology. It increases capacity and dependability by storing data vertically, rather than horizontally. And vertically stored data bits mean increased data density which means higher performance to increase productivity. The Barracuda 7200.12 drive delivers excellent power savings without sacrificing drive or system performance, giving customers the ability to manufacture PC systems and external storage systems that meet energy savings requirements. Seagate hard drives have long been produced with the environment in mind, and not just with low power consumption. With Seagate and the Barracuda 7200.12 drive, our customers can have the best of both world stop hard-drive performance and the satisfaction of knowing they are using a high-capacity drive with a very small eco-footprint.

From the Manufacturer

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 7200.12
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.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
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

Maximum PC

"First two platter 1TB drive; wicked fast. Beats previous contender easily."

PC A-List

"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."

Good Gear Guide

"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."

Tech Tree Editor's Choice

"Blazing fast speeds, silent, cool, energy efficient"
2009 Editor's Choice Award

Club Overclocker

"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."

Big Bruin

"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

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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
Performance
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 Digital Music (Hours) 16,660 12,495 8,330 5,331 4,165 2,666
Digital Photos 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 Digital Videos (Hours) 1,000 750 500 320 250 160
DVD Quality DVD Quality (Movies)
Based on standard 2 hour movie
250 188 125 80 63 40
HD Video 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.

Seagate Barracuda Family Hard Drives: Desktop Storage for Every Need

Seagate Barracuda LP
Barracuda Green
Low power green drive that won't slow you down.
Seagate Barracuda
Barracuda
Performance and reliability
for everyone.
Seagate Barracuda XT
Barracuda XT
Xtreme speed and capacity. Uncompromised.

Product Details

Size: 1 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B004IZN3YI
  • Item model number: ST31000524AS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 12, 2011

Customer Reviews

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I'm not sure what the other people are talking about, I have two of these drives in my NAS and haven't had a problems. It's quiet and quick at a great price.
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windows became really unresponsive and then after a reboot, i got a message saying something like there was a bad boot sector. trying to 'repair' with the win7 disc did not work. this has happened now with both drive i bought. thankfully amazon is good and i got new ones and they are running good (so far)

no bad sectors reported with CHKDSK and the intel rapid storage utility says everything is ok. one more dead and i'm gonna get something else.
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I got this Seagate internal hard drive with the Amazon gold box deal of a sweet $46.99 price. A price range of $47 - $60 is very good for a 1TB hard drive that also has 7200 rpm and 6gb/s.

So far, after about a week's usage, I've experienced faster loading and data transfer. It has been only a week but I will update in couple months whether the drive performs well or fails (I'm hoping I won't need to update you all regarding failures).

-Personally for me, I used this drive as a secondary drive for my PC. I installed Windows 7 on a Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Blue SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKS. I install programs, games, and add movies to this as a secondary hard drive so that I could load quickly for my PC. If you have any trouble installing this hard drive as a secondary drive, here are instructions on how I did it:

1) Connect the Sata power and sata cable before turning on the PC
2) Load up your BIOS to make sure your computer reads it
3) If your computer loads up and it reads the drive, then you're fine. Horray 931GB of storage. If you don't see the seagate drive available yet, update the drive with Seagate's firmware for this product. Here's the link : [...]
4) After finishing up the firmware update (perhaps will need to restart), Search for Disk management, or under Administrative Tools reading "Create or format hard disk partitions." From there you should see the Seagate 1TB hard drive. Now you should be able to format the hard drive and you're good to go.

Overall, I'm fairly happy so far. It's very quiet for a hard drive that has 1Tb and is 7200rpm.
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Size: 500 GB Verified Purchase
This drive worked excellent right out of the box. I have an IBM ThinkCentre and the 80Gb drive that came with it was filling up after 4+ years. It only had 10% free space left. I was able to clone it and now its much faster loading and all my programs run much smoother. I was going to get a 300-350 Gb but the price difference was a no-brainer. I have always liked Seagate and several friends also recommended Seagate. Amazon, You made me a happy user of your service. Thank You
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I built a new computer using two of these in a RAID(0) configuration. Everything was great for a week and then boom, a blue screen and errors when trying to boot. First time I've ever had a harddrive go that fast.

I give Amazon points for taking them back and giving me a very quick refund but I couldn't wait for a replacement so I headed off to Best Buy to get a couple of new WD Caviar Black drives that cost more but seem to working okay.
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This the the crap Seagate drive that has been failing. Mine lasted 2 months and it was gone. Don't expect a lot of help from Seagate. They claim its just a firmware problem but that doesn't seem to be the case. There are plenty of other hard drives out there. - don't waste your money on Seagate. The are probably trying to dump them all and hoping for the best.Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 6Gb/s 1 TB Internal Hard Drive with 32MB Cache (ST31000524AS)
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Size: 500 GB Verified Purchase
Before buying this drive, you should know that it is TRULY a "bare" drive. There are no connecting cables, manual, or anything else other than the physical drive itself. To install the drive you will need the SATA data cable, an appropriate power connection inside the box (or a Y splitter), and a good working knowledge of the drive initialization process for your operating system.

That being said, once installed and configured, the drive works flawlessly. It is quick, quiet and (so far) dependable. It is also a very good value for the price, especially with Amazon's prompt return policy if you happen to get the rare lemon.

If you have the cables and know what you're doing, I would definitely recommend this product. I have always had good experiences with Seagate drives, and this one strikes a nice balance between speed, capacity and price.
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this hard drive didnt even show up in bios used multiple cables and connections to motherboard still no response. for the price i paid and having to pay shipping to return the item i feel ripped off. sorry amazon but this product was frustrating for hours of troubleshooting. in the end was just one big headache
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