|Item model number||ST2000LM015|
|Item Weight||3.17 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.95 x 2.75 x 0.28 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3.95 x 2.75 x 0.28 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||2 TB|
|Hard Drive Interface||Unknown|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||5400 RPM|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||October 4, 2016|
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 2.5 Inch SATA 6 Gb/s 5400 RPM 128MB Cache for PC Laptop (ST2000LM015)
|Digital Storage Capacity||2 TB|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Type of product||2.5-Inch|
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- The BarraCuda mobile internal hard drive is the go-to upgrade for on-the-go computing thanks to big capacity in a small form factor
- Tackle projects, maneuver applications, and multitask like a pro with a wide range of available capacities
- Features specialized caching technology for optimized data flow and faster loading
- Confidently rely on portable hard drive technology backed by 20 years of innovation
- Enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included two-year limited warranty
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- Laptop and mobile storage
- External storage systems
- Ultra-slim desktop PCs
Versatility at the Ready
Versatile and dependable, Seagate’s fierce BarraCuda drives are inspired by the past but ready for the future. BarraCuda 2.5-inch drives, in 7mm and 15mm z-heights, are a cost-effective way to handle all your PC needs.
Multi-Tier Caching Technology
All hard drives in the BarraCuda family come equipped with Multi-Tier Caching Technology (MTC). MTC takes your PC to new performance levels. By applying intelligent layers of NAND Flash, DRAM and media cache technologies, BarraCuda delivers improved read and write performance by optimizing data flow, allowing you to load apps and files faster than ever before.
Store it all. With capacities up to 5TB, BarraCuda leads the market with the widest range of storage options available. With a 2.5-inch form factor, users can upgrade their laptop, mobile, external storage, or all-in-one PC systems with ease.
|Ideal for||Laptop storage, mobile storage, all-in-one storage, external storage||Home and business computing: versatility and reliability for desktop systems and laptops||Home and business computing where conditions demand higher capacity, better performance and longer warranty||Gaming systems, video editing, power computing: 5x faster than standard HDDs, more capacity than SSDs|
|Capacity||Up to 5TB||Up to 4TB||Up to 10TB||Up to 2TB|
|Key Feature||Versatility||Versatility||Maximum capacity and higher speeds||Flash-enhanced for higher performance|
|Form Factor||2.5-inch||3.5-inch||3.5-inch||2.5, 3.5-inch|
|Limited Warranty||2 years||2 years||5 years||5 years|
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|Cache Memory Installed Size||128||128.00||256.00||1||128.00||128|
|Digital Storage Capacity||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||1 TB||2 TB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||5400.0 rpm||5400 rpm||7200 rpm||5400 rpm||5400 rpm||5400.0 rpm|
|Hard Disk Size||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||1 TB||2 TB||1.0 TB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||3.50 inches||2.50 inches||2.50 inches||2.50 inches|
|Hardware Interface||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s|
|Item Dimensions||3.95 x 2.75 x 0.28 inches||3.95 x 2.75 x 0.28 inches||5.79 x 4.00 x 0.79 inches||3.95 x 2.75 x 0.28 inches||3.94 x 2.75 x 0.28 inches||5.75 x 3.98 x 0.79 inches|
|Item Weight||3.17 ounces||3.17 ounces||0.92 lbs||3.39 ounces||3.20 ounces||3.39 ounces|
BarraCuda mobile storage is the go-to internal hard drive upgrade for on-the-go computing. Featuring big capacity in a small form factor, a wide range of available capacities, and specialized caching technology, it’s perfect for editing projects, maneuvering applications, and multitasking like a pro. Confidently rely on hard drive technology backed by 20 years of innovation and enjoy long-term peace of mind with the included two-year limited warranty.
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It's worth noting that all 5 of these drives failed during testing. All began throwing read/write errors in the last 20% of the drive. I'm a little worried a bunch of people have bought drives that they think are good only to have them fail when they near capacity. I did end up removing two drives from the above mentioned USB enclosure and they both tested fine. I suspect the white label drives being sold though this listing may be engineering samples and unreliable. All the white label drives also came in a non-shock absorbing mailer, so it's possible they were shaken to death during shipping.
As far as performance goes these drives are also VERY slow. I was getting write speeds around 120MB/s for the first 25% of the drive, from 26-75% the speed drops down to 60MB/s, and for the remaining 25% it drops to 30(!)MB/s. Read speeds seem to be above the 100MB/s range for the bulk of the drive, which is decent, but don't expect your backups to run very quickly. Random I/O also murders performance... I've seen it drop as low as 2-3MB/s while random I/O is occurring.
They also run very hot: I was measuring 42C with limited air cooling. A Western Digital 4TB 15mm 2.5" drive in the same drive bay was measuring 37C.
SO HERE ARE THE IMPORTANT DETAILS:
-The 4TB model of this hard drive will NOT FIT your PS4 without modification!
- YES! It is possible to use the 4TB version with your PS4 if you're willing to do a very simple modification.
- If you choose to do this modification the responsibility of the system falls complete on you, I do not advise anyone to do this if you're not capable of doing things to this degree and I will not be held responsible if you mess up or destroy your system.
HERE IS HOW TO DO THE MODIFICATION:
After you've saved all your data and you're now ready to pull the old hard drive out;
1-Remove the try holding the old HD and just place it away somewhere, YOU WILL NOT BE USING THE TRAY AGAIN!
2- Use small, but very sharp and very strong metal shears to cut away the caging that is covering the area that houses the HD.
3- After you have complete opened the HD area by removing the caging covering it, you will need to place 2 strips of double stick foam tape for the HD to rest on so that it is at the correct height to mate with the plug, this tape will also be what now holds your HD in place.
TAKE NOTE; ONLY USE 2 strips of the tape and allow half an inch to one inch in between them! You DO NOT want your HD to over heat and you need the ventilation that only using the 2 small strips will give you. It will also be more than enough to secure the HD so DO NOT use more! If you completely cover the HD slot in double stick foam tape do not be surprised if your system freezes and fails/shuts down/reboots/or fries out.
4-Once you have the 2 strips of tape in place remove the backside of the sticky tape and start to insert the HD at an angle and move it down and you plug it in until the HD comes in contact with the tape (swooping motion) and now your new 4TB HD is installed.
5 - Replace the top of the PS4 unit, I was able to get mine to fit back on with a little bit of play and force. There is a very very very slight bulge, but you would NEVER EVER be able to tell.
I will try to add pictures of the HD and my modification, again if you choose to do this all responsibility falls upon you!
But it does work and it is VERY easy and simple to do!
I’ve been running this HD in my PS4 for a few months now. There is a slight lag/sluggishness at times when multitasking and in the menu. Otherwise it’s been great! Tons of space for what I need! Only way it could be better is if I put a 4tb solid state drive in. Maybe in a future system! PS5?
I would not recommend this drive to anyone. The frustrating part is it seems nearly impossible to even buy a decent quality HDD anymore. I guess I'll try a Western Digital drive next, which I usually have even worse luck with.
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Ok, that PS4 narrow disk cage around the drive needs to go just leave the bit that the drive screws on to.
PS4 now has a 5TB drive.
Fair price for a 1TB drive