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Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Bare Drive - ST31000524AS
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- 1TB Barracuda SATA 6Gb/s 35" Internal Hard Drive 7200RPM, 32MB Cache
- Two Year Warranty
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- Brand Name: Seagate
- Model Number: ST31000524AS
- Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
- Hard Disk Description: External
- Form Factor: 3.5-Inch
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|Hard Disk Size||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||1000 GB|
|Speed||7200 RPM||7200 RPM||7200 RPM||7200 RPM|
|Form Factor||3.5-Inch||3.5-Inch||3.5 inch||3.5 inch|
|Hardware Interface||sata 6 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb||sata 3 0 gb|
|Cache Memory Installed||32 MB||64||32 MB||32 MB|
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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.
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.
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
"First two platter 1TB drive; wicked fast. Beats previous contender easily."
"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."
"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."
"Blazing fast speeds, silent, cool, energy efficient"
"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."
"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.
|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|
|Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s)||600||600||600||600||600||600|
|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 (Hours)||16,660||12,495||8,330||5,331||4,165||2,666|
| Digital Photos (Files) |
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
|Digital Videos (Hours)||1,000||750||500||320||250||160|
| DVD Quality (Movies) |
Based on standard 2 hour movie
| HD Video (Hours) |
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
|1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.|
Seagate Barracuda Family Hard Drives: Desktop Storage for Every Need
Top Customer Reviews
So far, after about a week's usage, I've experienced faster loading and data transfer. It has been only a week but I will update in couple months whether the drive performs well or fails (I'm hoping I won't need to update you all regarding failures).
-Personally for me, I used this drive as a secondary drive for my PC. I installed Windows 7 on a Western Digital 500 GB Caviar Blue SATA 3 Gb/s 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKS. I install programs, games, and add movies to this as a secondary hard drive so that I could load quickly for my PC. If you have any trouble installing this hard drive as a secondary drive, here are instructions on how I did it:
1) Connect the Sata power and sata cable before turning on the PC
2) Load up your BIOS to make sure your computer reads it
3) If your computer loads up and it reads the drive, then you're fine. Horray 931GB of storage. If you don't see the seagate drive available yet, update the drive with Seagate's firmware for this product. Here's the link : [...]
4) After finishing up the firmware update (perhaps will need to restart), Search for Disk management, or under Administrative Tools reading "Create or format hard disk partitions." From there you should see the Seagate 1TB hard drive. Now you should be able to format the hard drive and you're good to go.
Overall, I'm fairly happy so far. It's very quiet for a hard drive that has 1Tb and is 7200rpm.
no bad sectors reported with CHKDSK and the intel rapid storage utility says everything is ok. one more dead and i'm gonna get something else.
I give Amazon points for taking them back and giving me a very quick refund but I couldn't wait for a replacement so I headed off to Best Buy to get a couple of new WD Caviar Black drives that cost more but seem to working okay.
This drive spins the disk at 7200 RPM and a 32 MB memory cache that provides high data speed transfer and fast burst performance for exchanging data. Just remember that to utilize the SATA Revision 3 specs, your drive controller must be SATA Revision 3 compatible. This drive is also downward compatible with SATA II interfaces but will only operate at 3 Gb/s on a SATA II controller.
It is a bare drive which means that it does not come with any CD disk providing software tools or any SATA or power cables.
I do not like that the price has gone up dramatically and but that does not detract from the fact that the drives have performed flawlessly. A massive flood in Thailand shut down 1000s of factories including major hard drive manufacturing companies. Seagate was not affected but the price of hard drives has gone up dramatically and all suppliers are making extra profits due to this disaster. I am just being patient and not making any large purchases while the prices are so high.
That being said, once installed and configured, the drive works flawlessly. It is quick, quiet and (so far) dependable. It is also a very good value for the price, especially with Amazon's prompt return policy if you happen to get the rare lemon.
If you have the cables and know what you're doing, I would definitely recommend this product. I have always had good experiences with Seagate drives, and this one strikes a nice balance between speed, capacity and price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I already have a 250 barracuda drive that has lasted me since 2008, and I tried buying a competitor's device,but it ended up dying in less than 6 months. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Watkins
It's actually around 950 ish gbs or so more or less.. Till it blows its cheap af for a Terra. I think unless you're building movies or moving stuff around and want more space in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by carlos
These don't last long term like western digital. I've had 2 hard drives die and they were both seagate. I had to spend about 8 hours trying to recover the data on a 1tb barracuda. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bob Sinclar
Worked perfectly! I installed this hard drive on my husband's desktop last year. It has been doing it's job ever since. No problems whatsoever.Published 6 months ago by K. Elder
It worked, but then died on me.
I give it three stars because of the time it died on me was about a year and half later.