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Seagate Desktop HDD 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5"- Internal Drive Retail Kit (ST310005N1A1AS)

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  • 1TB storage capacity with SATA III, 6Gb/s NCQ Interface
  • Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance
  • Seagate OptiCache technology boosts overall performance by as much as 45% over the previous generation.
  • Seagate Smart Align technology provides a simple, transparent migration to Advanced Format 4K sectors.
  • 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)
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Seagate Desktop HDD 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5"- Internal Drive Retail Kit (ST310005N1A1AS) + Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black) + Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging)
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Technical Details

Capacity: 1TB | Style: HDD
  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Model: ST310005N1A1AS-RK
  • Hard Disk Size: 1.00 TB
  • Warranty: 1-year limited Warranty
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
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Product Details

Capacity: 1TB | Style Name: HDD
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 6 x 2.8 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0012YXWWQ
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  • Item model number: ST310005N1A1AS-RK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 23, 2008

Product Description

Capacity: 1TB | Style: HDD

The Power of One

The Seagate Desktop HDD is the one hard drive for all your desktop applications. One drive for every need, supported by 30 years of trusted performance, reliability and simplicity.

Perfect when you need to:
  • Build desktop or all-in-one PCs to equip home servers
  • Create PC-based gaming systems
  • Implement a desktop RAID
  • Build network attached storage devices (NAS)
Proven Quality and Performance
Proven Quality and Performance

Desktop HDDs are the world's most popular desktop storage solutions. With consistent quality and performance-enhancing innovations and features like native command queuing and perpendicular recording, Seagate delivers time—and time again.

Additionally, Desktop HDDs are produced using the most sophisticated manufacturing process in the industry, with a focus on environmental stewardship. Advanced power modes enables you to save more energy while in idle states—without sacrificing performance. Plus, 70% or more of the materials used to build Desktop HDD drives are recyclable.

Maximizes Hard Drive Storage Densities
Maximizes Hard Drive Storage Densities

Desktop HDD, 1TB-per-disk technology incorporates 340,000 unique tracks in the width of a single inch. This incredible storage density drives new capacity possibilities and lowers your total storage costs.

Seagate AcuTrac technology enables storage densities with accurate reading and writing to nano-sized tracks that are only 75 nanometers wide! That's about 1/500th the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

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

You get more bang for your buck with the industry's first 1TB-per-disk hard drive technology.

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.

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.

Free DiscWizard software from Seagate provides you a means to effectively utilize your 3TB and 4TB Seagate Desktop HDDs, even with Windows XP and using the standard PC BIOS.

What's in the Box

Seagate Desktop HDD, free DiscWizard software (by download), interface cable, power cable, mounting screws, manual, and quick installation guide.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Works great - easy to install.
Sam C. Fraser
And this has sooo much space to fill that it will be the last hard drive I will ever need to buy.
I contacted Seagate and was told that I could return the drive for another (refurbished?)

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

76 of 90 people found the following review helpful By jv on March 11, 2008
Style Name: HDDSize Name: 1TB
The first thing to be mentioned, is that no one can rightfully complain about not having 1TB of storage, every drive, for the longest time is rated raw. When I formatted mine to NTFS it was 931.5GB, about 20GB more than I even expected.

The second thing to understand, is every drive model, from every manufacturer, has a pretty standard, and somewhat high, DOA (here I am considering DOA as literally dead on arrival, and 1 week and under) rate. If you receive a DOA, rate the replacement, or the service you received. If you get two DOA's, or get a replacement that is DOA; complain freely.

I have my drive (I have the exact drive, except I purchased it OEM) inside a Nexstar 3 enclosure (capable of recognizing all 1TB) via esata (you can use USB 2.0 with this enclosure as well). The esata run into my Asus G2S-B2 via a Rosewill Expresscard32 2-port esata expansion. In short, the performance I received, will reflect SATAII internal performance Identically.

The first thing to do, if your sata controller can handle auto-negotiation, is to remove the tiny gray jumper entirely, this will increase your burst performance.

Seq. Write - 70 MB/s Seq. Read - 105 MB/s Buffered Write - 59 MB/s Buffered Read - 62 MB/s Random Reading - 54 MB/s This drive is faster than the kin Seagate inside my laptop as the main disk. For those of you who can't use it internally or through esata, you will not see this kind of performance, the theoretical throughput of USB 2.0 is almost half the seq. read.

These tests are run through PC Wizard 2008, important, with the jumper installed. I didn't wish to assume people know what it is and know if their sata controller can use it removed.
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61 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Diane Wilson on August 19, 2006
Style Name: HDDSize Name: 500GB
I have two of these drives, one for video editing, one for a server. I've been completely satisfied with them; they were easy to install and their performance has been excellent. The SATA cables are a huge improvement over the old ATA ribbon cables, both for ease of installation and for improved airflow inside the computers. Windows recognizes SATA drives without a problem.

The disk comes with a CD that includes installation software (not needed, for me at least) and Seagate's BounceBack Express backup software.
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61 of 73 people found the following review helpful By jjceo #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on December 26, 2011
Style Name: HDDSize Name: 1TB
I purchased 15 of these drives in both the OEM and boxed retail version when they first came out and they were not cheap at that time. All 15 failed within the first year due to the now well-known firmware problem that Seagate had released in the drives. It seems that after they were power cycled about 100 times they just died.

Seagate has a good warranty program and they would exchange them for free. That still doesn't pay for all of your time, labor, troubleshooting, lost data, and shipping cost to return them to have them replaced. Sadly when you would return a drive that may be only a few months old they would return a refurbished drive with new firmware. You have no idea how many hours this drive was used or how much life is left in it. Out of 15 returned drives 8 have failed a second time and some even a third from bad sectors on the disk surface. More time, labor, troubleshooting, and costs down the drain again.

I even got returned units that were refurbished and they failed right out of the box. The last returns I sent back for the third time I told them I did not want any more refurbished drives sent to me and they agreed.

Seagate has been supportive to me but what a lot of work. For a computer GEEK I cannot think of a worse problem than continuous failures and loss of data from a top reputation company like Seagate. They have forced me to become an expert at testing drives before they are installed and before I return them. The testing software "SeaTools" and I have become old friends.

I still buy Seagate drives and the newer models work fine. I still test them all before installation.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By North Central on May 24, 2013
Style Name: HDDSize Name: 500GB Verified Purchase
Bought 5 of these drive over the last year. They run fine for 1 or 2 months and then they die. Run Seagate diagnostics and no 2 are alike. I have seen the smart, short and long tests all fail. I always bought Seagate hard drives and have had good luck with them. Their drives always seem to run for many years with no problems. I was a faithful customer of Seagate for the last 20 years. Recently, I think Seagate is not longer a top notch manufacturer of fine hard drives and they are only running on their name like so many other companies have done in the past. Seagate has a severe quality problem.

This drive that I bought last December was only running for one month and then without notice just died. I would always keep one drive on hand just in case. I will no longer buy Seagate hard drives. I could have bought a SSD hard drive with the money that I have wasted on these drives.

Updated 06-27-2013: Had this drive installed for 2 months, everything working fine and then all of a sudden drive is not seen in Windows 7 nor is it recognized by the motherboard's bios. Finally installed the new Western Digital 500 Gig hard drive and computer works like it should. From now on, I will only buy Western Digital Hard Drives. I am sorry to say that Seagate has a major quality problem with their hard drives. Also, went to Seagate's website to get authorization to send back the last 2 hard drives recently purchased and kept getting an error saying it is not a good serial number and would kick me out of the return process. Who is Seagate trying to kid or scam, customers now today are more educated and expect more honesty then this. Total unhappy with Seagate!
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