Seagate 4TB Desktop HDD
The world's only 4-disk 4TB drive for improved reliability and efficiency.
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
- Outfit direct attached external storage devises (DAS)
- Build network attached storage devices (NAS)
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
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
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
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.
Seagate Desktop HDD Technical Specifications
See full specification chart here.
| ||4TB1 ||3TB1 ||2TB1 ||1TB1 ||500GB1 ||320GB1 ||250GB1 |
|Model Number ||ST4000DM000 ||ST3000DM001 ||ST2000DM001 ||ST1000DM003 ||ST500DM002 ||ST320DM000 ||ST250DM000 |
|Model Name ||Desktop HDD ||formerly Barracuda ||formerly Barracuda ||formerly Barracuda ||formerly Barracuda ||formerly Barracuda ||formerly Barracuda |
|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 ||SATA 6Gb/s NCQ |
|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 ||6.0/3.0/1.5 |
|Cache, Multisegmented (MB) ||64 ||64 ||64 ||64 ||16 ||16 ||16 |
|Spindle Speed (RPM) ||5900 ||7200 ||7200 ||7200 ||7200 ||7200 ||7200 |
|Special Features |
|Seagate OptiCache Technology ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||No ||No ||No |
|Seagate AcuTrac Technology ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||No ||No ||No |
|Seagate SmartAlign Technology ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||No2 ||No2 ||No2 |
|How Much Will it Store? |
| Digital Music (Songs) |
Based on 4.096MB song, 128kbps bit rate, 11:1 audio compression ratio
|1,000,000 ||750,000 ||500,000 ||250,000 ||125,000 ||80,000 ||62,500 |
| Digital Photos (Images) |
Based on 10 Megapixel camera producing 5MB image file size
|819,200 ||614,400 ||409,600 ||204,800 ||102,400 ||65,536 ||51,200 |
| HD Video (Hours) |
Based on 720p or 1080i output with 8.3Gb/hr recording rate
|493 ||370 ||247 ||123 ||62 ||39 ||31 |
| 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.