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

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  • Ideal for everyday desktop and computing storage
  • 3TB capacity stores 360 HD video, or 600,000 photos, or 750,000 songs
  • 7200 RPM
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  • 2 year warranty. 64MB cache
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Size: 3TB | Product Packaging: Standard Packaging
  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Model Number: ST3000DM001
  • Hard Disk Size: 3 TB
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.
  • Hardware Platform: Dell Desktop Gaming Computer
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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.

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Size: 3TB | Package Type: Standard Packaging
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  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 5.8 x 1 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B005T3GRLY
  • Item model number: ST3000DM001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,846 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at September 22, 2011

From the Manufacturer

Computer Hard Drive Storage Technology

- Industry's first 1 TB-per-disk hard drive technology.

- SATA 6Gb/s technology maximizes performance.

- Free DiscWizard software enables high capacities on legacy PC BIOS systems.

Desktop HDD Desktop SSHD NAS HDD Surveillance HDD Enterprise NAS HDD
Ideal for Everyday desktop computing and storage Performance desktop, gaming and video editing High performance data sharing for small business and home office, 1-8 bay NAS system Enhanced video surveillance system reliability, cost savings and data analytics Scalable, high performance data sharing for medium enterprises, 4-16 bay NAS system
Performance Mainstream performance 5x faster than Desktop HDD, more capacity than SSD Up to 25% faster than other brands Surveillance-optimized for multi-drive, 24/7 systems NAS-optimized performance
Capacity up to 6TB up to 4TB up to 4TB up to 4TB up to 6TB
Cache 128 (5-6TB), 65MB (1-4TB) 64MB with 8GB NAND Flash 64MB 128MB 256MB (8TB), 128MB (6TB)
ePower-on Hours 8x5 8x5 24x7 24x7 24x7
Gaming & Video Surveillance
DVR & Video Surveillance
Network Storage, RAID Support, Rotational Vibration Tolerance
Data Rescue Plan Option
Warranty 2-years 3-years 3-years 3-years 5-years

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2,662 of 2,940 people found the following review helpful By niels on October 20, 2012
Size: 2TBPackage Type: Standard Packaging
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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519 of 588 people found the following review helpful By Steve E. on January 17, 2012
Size: 3TBPackage Type: Standard Packaging
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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408 of 475 people found the following review helpful By Skullywag on April 17, 2012
Size: 2TBPackage Type: Standard Packaging 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 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 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!
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