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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3500413AS

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  • Seagate technology yields the industry's first one-disk 500GB hard drive lowering storage costs and improving performance.
  • Now delivering predicted failure rates of 0.34%, the Barracuda 7200.12 hard drive continues to provide industry-leading reliability.
  • Best-in-class environmental specifications and reliability features
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Produced in the most sophisticated and automated manufacturing process in the hard drive industry.
  • Best Fit Applications include: Desktop PCs, Workstations, Direct attached external storage devices (DAS),
  • Network attached storage devices (NAS), PC-based game systems and Home servers
  • Customers can feel confident that Barracuda 7200.12 hard drives will deliver the same rock-solid performance and reliability every time, * Two Year Warranty
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Cache Memory Installed Size 16 16 MB 64 16 MB 16 8 MB
Digital Storage Capacity 500 GB 500 GB 1 TB 500 GB 500 GB 500 GB
Hard Disk Rotational Speed 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm 7,200 rpm
Hard-Drive Size 500 GB 500 GB 1 TB 500 GB
Hard Disk Form Factor 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in 3.5 in
Hardware Connectivity SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 3.0 Gb/s SATA 3.0 Gb/s
Item Dimensions 5.75 x 3.98 x 0.79 in 0.7 x 4 x 6 in 5.79 x 4 x 0.79 in 5.78 x 4 x 1.02 in 5.8 x 5 x 1.1 in
Item Weight 3.56 ounces 1.4 lbs 0.92 lb 1.4 lbs 0.97 lb
Size 500 GB 500 GB 1TB 500 GB 500 GB 500 GB

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Size:500 GB

Product Description

By now the world knows that Seagate Barracuda 7200 drives, from the world's premier storage provider, deliver years of reliable service and high performance. This is a product family that has been strengthened and refined over 12 generations. It embodies the highest levels of reliability, performance and capacity. And this latest generation is a leader in storage. The Barracuda 7200.12 drive is an 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. The Barracuda 7200.12 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 Barracuda 7200.12 drive, our customers can have the best of both world stop hard-drive performance and the satisfaction of knowing they are using a high-capacity drive with a very small eco-footprint.

From the Manufacturer

Seagate Barracuda drives deliver reliable service and high performance. The Barracuda family has been developed and refined over 12 generations and embodies the highest levels of design for reliability and performance. While Barracuda LP is the low power leader, the entire family of Barracuda drives lead with storage. Typically 70 percent or more of the materials used in each drive are recycled as well as being RoHS compliant. With capacities from 160GB all the way to 2TB, and cache sizes up to 64MB, there is Barracuda drive to fit your needs--whether it's for a mainstream PC, high-end PC, gaming PC, desktop RAID, or external storage.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
Seagate Barracuda is perfect for replacing or expanding your desktop drive capacity
Performance and Reliability for Everyone

Working with huge files has never been easier. That's because the Seagate Barracuda drive is incredibly fast, and offers all the storage space you need. Best of all, Seagate reliability is built in, with self-monitoring tools and easy remote maintenance.

The Seagate Barracuda 3.5-inch Internal Drive is perfect for replacing or expanding your desktop drive capacity in desktop PCs and Macs. From digital workstations to high-performance PC-based gaming systems, you'll see faster performance and a better computing experience from the inside out. Or use Barracuda in external storage devices and home servers for expanded storage for your movies, music, and photos, all with built-in self-monitoring for superb long-term reliability.

Why Choose the Seagate Barracuda?

Seagate technology delivers the industry's first one-disk 500GB and two-disk 1TB hard drives, which simultaneously lowers storage costs and improves performance. Barracuda hard drives give you all the storage capacity you need, ranging from 160GB up to 2TB. Featuring a fast 7200-RPM drive, the Barracuda offers sustained transfer rates of up to 125MB/s.

Barracuda delivers the optimum mix of performance and energy efficiency thanks to perpendicular recording technology, a SATA 3Gb/s interface, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), and up to 64MB cache.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
Engineered for high performance, the Barracuda is compatible with all modern operating systems
Fluid Dynamic Bearing Motor for Quiet Performance

The fluid dynamic bearing motor delivers a better acoustic experience. It ensures whisper-quiet operation along with reduced power consumption and heat generation.

Compatible with All Modern Operating Systems

Engineered for high performance, Seagate Barracuda 3.5-inch internal hard drives are compatible with all modern versions of Windows, as well as Mac OS X and most versions of Linux.

Performance Boost when Using Seagate Hard Drives with Windows 7

Compared to previous versions of Windows, Windows 7 has shown to use fewer hard drive resources for system boot and general OS operations, speeding up overall performance and leaving more storage resources for applications. Seagate testing confirms improved performance from Windows Vista to Windows 7 on like hard drives with only cache size differences. So you can expect a better experience when using Seagate drives with Windows 7.

Includes DiscWizard Software

It's your data--make sure it's safe. In addition to simple installation with Windows Disk Management or MacOS Disk Utility, the Seagate Barracuda includes easy full system backup and data migration with award-winning DiscWizard software.

Technology Leadership for Desktop Storage

The Seagate Barracuda hard drive continues a long tradition of Seagate technology leadership resulting in new capacity milestones, faster performance and rock-solid reliability. The drive delivers 500GB-per-disk densities with the fast performance and huge capacities to power today's storage-hungry applications at prices more affordable than ever.

What the Critics are Saying About the Seagate Barracuda

Maximum PC

"First two platter 1TB drive; wicked fast. Beats previous contender easily."

PC A-List

"Strong performance and noticeably quieter than its predecessor. The Barracuda 7200.12 1TB is more than good enough for an OS drive, but also good bottomless storage for your movies and music."

Good Gear Guide

"The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB hard drive is speedy and offers good value. If you need 1TB of data storage in a single drive, this is worth considering."

Tech Tree Editor's Choice

"Blazing fast speeds, silent, cool, energy efficient"
2009 Editor's Choice Award

Club Overclocker

"Over the period of about 4 weeks of brutal testing, I was unable to find any issues or anomalies in their performance. The Barracuda 7200.12 hard drives appear to be the real deal with solid performance at an excellent price. Club Overclocker Recommended."

Big Bruin

"Considering price, performance, and energy efficiency, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB hard drive earns the Bigbruin.com award of 'Recommended'."

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Technical Specifications

See full specification chart here.

1TB1 750GB1 500GB1 320GB1 250GB1 160GB1
Model Number ST31000524AS ST3750525AS ST3500413AS ST3320413AS ST3250312AS ST3160316AS
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
Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s) 600 600 600 600 600 600
Cache (MB) 32 32 16 16 8 8
Average Latency (ms) 4.17 4.17 4.17 4.17 4.17 4.17
Spindle Speed (RPM) 7200 7200 7200 7200 7200 7200
How Much Will it Store?
Digital Music Digital Music (Hours) 16,660 12,495 8,330 5,331 4,165 2,666
Digital Photos Digital Photos (Files)
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
320,000 240,000 160,000 102,400 80,000 51,200
Digital Videos Digital Videos (Hours) 1,000 750 500 320 250 160
DVD Quality DVD Quality (Movies)
Based on standard 2 hour movie
250 188 125 80 63 40
HD Video HD Video (Hours)
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
250 188 125 80 63 40
1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.

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