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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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|Sold By||Databug||Amazon.com||Amazon.com||All Computer Parts|
|Cache Memory Installed Size||32 MB||64||64||32|
|Digital Storage Capacity||—||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||7,200 rpm||—||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm|
|Hard-Drive Size||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB||1 TB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||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|
|Item Dimensions||3.98 x 5.75 x 1.02 in||4 x 5.79 x 0.79 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||5.79 x 4 x 1.03 in|
|Item Weight||1.37 lbs||0.84 lb||1.61 lbs||—|
|Size||1 TB||1TB||1TB||1 TB|
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.
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
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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.
I've had drives fail and I know it's to be expected. This drive began failing it's SMART checks within a month of my receiving it, but I didn't have any spare drives to back it up on so I could send it in for a replacement. I just held on for as long as possible and now, a year or so later, I'll finally be able to send it in for a replacement.
It did its job, albeit always under the threat that it was going to completely die at any moment. The warranty was the saving grace. Now, without that, I'll look for the drive with the best warranty at the capacity I need,
For the first few days, I didn't really use it a whole lot, because I was playing it safe so I wouldn't lose anything if it did die on me. Well, I started using it more and more, and I started recording my gameplay videos straight to it using Fraps, which should not affect anything. Everything was going smooth until I had been recording for about an hour when my second hard drive (this one) decided to just crash on me. I closed everything and checked My Computer; the hard drive didn't show up. After freaking out a bit, I restarted my computer and checked it again, this time the second drive showing up. I didn't think too much of it, but I definitely kept it in mind.
Since then, the hard drive has "crashed" or whatever 3 or so times and let me tell you, it gets quite annoying. Today I was copying around 228 GB of video from my external hard drive to the second drive (this one) and after about 30 minutes of copying, the drive failed once again. I really don't know what is going on. I don't know if it's how I have it set up or if the hard drive itself is just a crappy drive. Whatever it is, it's not good.
To summarize this, just get a different drive and save yourself the time and money. Don't think like I did. Read reviews carefully and make the right choice so you don't end up writing a bad review, like myself. lol