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Seagate Desktop 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001

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  • 3TB storage capacity with SATA 6Gb/s NCQ Interface
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance
  • Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance, even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers
  • Seagate OptiCache technology boosts overall performance by as much as 45% over the previous generation.
  • Best Fit Applications include: Desktop or all-in-one PCs, Home servers , PC-based game systems, Desktop RAID, Direct attached external storage devices (DAS), Network attached storage devices (NAS)
  • Formerly know as "desktop"
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Capacity 3 TB 3 TB 3 TB 3 TB
Speed 7200 RPM 5400 RPM Information not provided 7200 RPM
Form Factor 3.5 inches 3.5 inches 3.5 inches 3.5 inches
Interface SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Cache 64 64 64 64 MB
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Technical Details

Size: 3TB
  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Model: ST3000DM001
  • Hard Disk Size: 3 TB
  • Hardware Platform: Consumer Electronics
  • Form Factor: 3.5-Inch
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Product Details

Size: 3TB
  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5.8 x 1 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005T3GRLY
  • Item model number: ST3000DM001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,180 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 22, 2011

Product Description

Size: 3TB

From the Manufacturer

Seagate Desktop Hard Drives

The Power of One

Desktop hard drives from Seagate give you with the Power of One. One terabyte per disc technology. One drive platform for every capacity need and every desktop storage application. One hard drive qualification effort. One hard drive platform to choose from. One hard drive with trusted performance, reliability, and simplicity to deliver the lowest total cost of ownership.

You no longer need to choose between low power drives, mainstream drives, or performance drives. One hard drive with 7200RPM performance and capacity points from 250GB to 3TB makes it easier than ever to choose the right drive for any need.

The Size and Performance You Want
The Size and Performance You Want

You get more bang for your buck with 1TB per disc technology. Increasing the capacity per disc means the highest capacity drives like 1TB, 2TB and 3TB become more affordable, needing fewer discs to meet your capacity needs.

Your drive is up to 45% faster than the last generation thanks to Seagate OptiCache technology. OptiCache technology combines the latest advances in hard drive microprocessors, DRAM, and proprietary caching algorithms resulting in great performance improvements for you.

No-Hassle Transition to 4K Technology
No-Hassle Transition to 4K Technology

You don't have worry about the transition to Advanced Format 4K technology with Seagate SmartAlign technology. With SmartAlign, 4K drives look and act just like legacy 512 byte sector hard drives which makes your adoption of Advanced Format simple.

Maximizes Hard Drive Storage Densities
Maximizes Hard Drive Storage Densities

You get reliable read/write performance even in tough operating environments with Seagate AcuTrac technology. AcuTrac represents new advanced hard drive technology that can accurately control reading and writing on these "nano-sized" tracks spinning at 7200 RPM, even in high-touch environments, such as an all-in-one PC with loud music booming through the speakers.

Proven Quality and Performance
Proven Quality and Performance

Desktop has become the world's most popular family of hard drives with consistent quality and performance-enhancing innovations and features like native command queuing and perpendicular recording. Additionally, the legendary family of desktop hard drives is produced using the most sophisticated manufacturing process in the industry, with a focus on environmental stewardship.

Go Beyond 2TB with DiscWizard Software
Go Beyond 2TB with DiscWizard Software

The sure way to get native access to hard drives bigger than 2TB is to adopt the new BIOS standard called UEFI. If you're not there yet, Seagate has an alternative. You can now use Desktop 3TB hard drives even using legacy PC BIOS, or Windows XP with free DiscWizard software. The free DiscWizard software allows you to configure your system to access a 3TB drive, even on legacy PC BIOS systems or Windows XP. It's a safer, more cost-effective solution for installing 3TB hard drives.

Green Where it Counts
Green Where it Counts

Desktop 1TB-per-disk hard drives now have advanced power modes to save more energy while in idle states--without sacrificing performance. Produced using the most sophisticated manufacturing process in the industry, with a focus on environmental stewardship, Desktop drives comply with the RoHS directive on hazardous materials and voluntarily restrict halogen compounds. Plus, 70% or more of the materials used to build Desktop drives are recyclable

Seagate Desktop 7200 Technical Specifications

See full specification chart here.

3TB1 2TB1 1TB1 500GB1 320GB1 250GB1
Model Number ST3000DM001 ST2000DM001 ST1000DM003 ST500DM002 ST320DM000 ST250DM000
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
SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s) 6.0/3.0/1.5 6.0/3.0/1.5 6.0/3.0/1.5 6.0/3.0/1.5 6.0/3.0/1.5 6.0/3.0/1.5
Cache, Multisegmented (MB) 64 64 64 16 16 16
Spindle Speed (RPM) 7200 7200 7200 7200 7200 7200
Special Features
Seagate OptiCache Technology Yes Yes Yes No No No
Seagate AcuTrac Technology Yes Yes Yes No No No
Seagate SmartAlign Technology Yes Yes Yes No2 No2 No2
How Much Will it Store?
Digital Music Digital Music (Hours) 49,980 33,320 16,660 8,330 5,331 4,165
Digital Photos Digital Photos (Files)
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
960,000 640,000 320,000 160,000 102,400 80,000
Digital Videos Digital Videos (Hours) 3,000 2,000 1,000 500 320 250
DVD Quality DVD Quality (Movies)
Based on standard 2 hour movie
750 500 250 125 80 63
HD Video HD Video (Hours)
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
750 500 250 125 80 63
1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.
2Seagate ships this drive in both 4K- and 512-byte sectors. SmartAlign technology is included on 4K sector drives. Both drives are functionally and physically equivalent.

Product Description

By now the world knows that Seagate Desktop 7200 drives, from the world's premier storage provider, deliver years of reliable service and high performance. The 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. This 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 Desktop drive, our customers can have the best of both worlds, top hard-drive performance and the satisfaction of knowing they are using a high-capacity drive with a very small eco-footprint.What's in the box: Seagate 3 TB Desktop 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (7200rpm) and 2 Year Limited Warranty.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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It was very easy to install and works great.
MrCaspers
Had one fail the SMART test with bad sectors and another one completely die on me right after the warranty period and within a couple months of each other.
Shaun L. Lee
I have always trusted Seagate and will never buy another WD hard drive.
Carlos

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2,112 of 2,347 people found the following review helpful By niels on October 20, 2012
Size Name: 2TB
UPDATE January 2014:

Thanks to information from many useful comments, a short update:

1) The problem is still the same as it was. Both 2TB drives are still being sold with the same model number. Due to changes in serial nunbers, depth of the drive housing's indentation has now become the best way to distinquish the drives (see user images - bottom right of Amazon's product page)

2) When I wrote this, I didn't feel up to offering an alternate drive recommendation, as my own opinion is based on personal experience and hence anecdotal. Many people asked, but I only answered in email, without adding a recommendation to the review.

Since Backblaze's (an online data backup company) massive long term test, their blog and extremetech's article based on that (see comments, page 26 for a link), I'll just quote their blog: "If the price were right, we would be buying nothing but Hitachi drives. They have been rock solid, and have had a remarkably low failure rate."

So, is that data even relevant for the average home user? I would say yes, because continuous, heavy use of large numbers of drives is the only way to get any half-reliable comparison. Among consumers, usage patterns are simply spread too wide: if someone only turns on their computer 15 times a year (my aunt), any drive will be the same as any other drive, cause with so little use, they will all last till the lubricant in the spindle dries up, and she'll tell anyone who asks that her drive is great. This inability to compare reliability in the consumer space has bolstered sales of shoddy drives for a long time.
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475 of 533 people found the following review helpful By Steve Eagle on January 17, 2012
Size Name: 3TB
This is one of the select few 3TB drives approved by Synology for use in a variety of their NAS devices, so I put 4 of these in a DS411 in SHR with one disk redundancy (basically RAID 5). While anyone will tell you enterprise hard drives are better in RAID 5 or 6 configurations - and they are right, for the most part - it's hard to deny the big price difference in going enterprise: 3TB enterprise drives are well over $550 right now due to the recent Thailand flood and it may be some time before that price drops significantly. While these drives weren't as cheap as the 3TB WD Caviar Green varieties, I will NEVER put Caviar Greens in a RAID 5 again, so the ST3000DM001 quickly rose to the top of my admittedly short list.

I think it's important to point out that IntelliPower (WD) and CoolSpin (Hitachi) technologies are not really ideal for any kind of RAID array using parity. WD Caviar Green drives, especially, are known to sometimes not power up when needed, ultimately resulting in them getting dropped from the RAID array. A good NAS like the DS411 will put the drives into hibernation after 10 minutes of no activity, so you don't really need the benefit of "eco-friendly" drives in this kind of RAID anyways. Plus, with 7200RPM you will get speed improvements, so it's a no brainer to pick a drive like this over those.

That said, of course these do not have TLER, RAFF and other advantages of enterprise-class drives. So you run the risk of more errors, RAID rebuilds and potential failures by choosing a consumer drive like this. But even though the risk is greater, it's not really worth the extra money to go to 3TB enterprise-class, so I feel this is a good compromise of risk vs. value.
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320 of 374 people found the following review helpful By Skullywag on April 17, 2012
Size Name: 2TB Verified Purchase
I've dealt almost exclusively with WD for the last 10 years....I had a string of bad luck with Seagate before that, and had sworn off of them. Well, times have changed, and I'm willing to see if Seagate has improved over the years. Post-flood WD seems to be sticking to the absurd prices after other makers are slowly going back down to reasonable prices. And I have to say price played a BIG part in these recent purchases...I REFUSE to pay more for a WD GREEN drive than I did for a Black drive twice the size a year ago...I just refuse.
In a non-raid environment, this 2TB drive seems to be snappy, worked out of the box, and has had no errors...so far so good. Just ordered 2 of the 3TB variety on the strength of this one.

I've been seeing A LOT of neg reviews lately for ALL manufactures in ALL price ranges, it's my belief that the many DOAs have more to do with how the drives are handled in transit, than quality control. I've SEEN the way carriers toss the packages around to get to others, and have even seen them STAND on packages....no bubble wrap is going to compensate for that kind of abuse. Still other complaints I've seen have more to do with ignorance than anything...who in their right mind expects to drop a 2TB-3TB drive in a 10 year old machine and expect it to work out of the box, without using the manufactureres tool? Or expects lightning speeds when a SATA 6GB drive is plugged into a SATA 1.5GB port? And if I read one more review where a clueless person can't understand why a 3 TB reports as less than 3TB in Windows...I'll scream!

I think it stinks that warrantys have been cut, and there is still the question in my mind if post-flood drives are being rushed out to meet demand before factorys are up-to-snuff, or if all that fresh new equipment means a better product....guess we'll see.
From a one week perspective, I have no complaints with this drive. In the weeks to come, if I DO....I'll let ya know.
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