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Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 7200 RPM SATA 3Gb/s 8MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST3250318AS-Bare Drive
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- Capacity: 250 GB; Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
- Cache: 8 MB; Interface: SATA 3Gb/s; Max. External Transfer Rate: 300 MB/s
- Average Seek Time - Average latency: 4.16ms, Read: <8.5ms, Write: <9.5ms
- Shock - Operating: 70G @ 2ms; Non-operating: 350G @ 2ms
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- Brand Name: Seagate
- Model Number: ST3250318AS
- Disk Size: 250 GB
- Product Warranty: Five Year Limited Warranty
- Hardware Platform: PC
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|Cache Memory Installed Size||8 MB||8||64||8||16 MB||8|
|Digital Storage Capacity||250 GB||250 GB||1 TB||320 GB||320 GB||—|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm||7,200 rpm|
|Hard-Drive Size||250 GB||—||1 TB||320 GB||320 GB||160 GB|
|Hard Disk Form Factor||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||3.5 in||—|
|Hardware Connectivity||SATA 3.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s|
|Item Dimensions||4 x 6 x 1 in||5.79 x 4 x 0.79 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in||1 x 4 x 5.8 in||4 x 5.8 x 1 in|
|Item Weight||0.85 lb||0.91 lb||0.97 lb||1.2 lbs||—||1 lb|
|Size||250 GB||250 GB||1 TB||320 GB||320GB||160 GB|
Seagate ST3250318AS 250 GB SATA2 7200 rpm 8 MB Hard Drive, Bulk.
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 environmental friendly 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 mainstream PC, high-end PC, gaming PC, desktop RAID or storage for USB/FireWire/eSATA connected external, Seagate offers a Barracuda drive for every need.
Seagate® Barracuda® 3.5-Inch Internal Drive
What the experts are saying...
Seagate is thinking green.
"Seagate had already begun demanding 'full materials disclosure' of its suppliers, requiring them to report all the chemicals present in their products, when Apple came knocking with its new orders in 2007."
� Peter Burrows, BusinessWeek
|Specifications||1.5 TB1||1 TB1||750 GB1||500 GB1||320 GB1||250 GB1||160 GB1|
|Model Number||ST31500341AS||ST31000528AS||ST3750528AS|| ST3500418AS |
|Interface Options||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ||SATA 3Gb/s NCQ|
|Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s)||300||300||300||300||300||300||300|
|Sustained Data Rate OD (MB/s)||120||125||125||125||125||125||125|
|Average Latency (ms)||4.16||4.17||4.17||4.17||4.17||4.17||4.17|
|Spindle Speed (RPM)||7200||7200||7200||7200||7200||7200||7200|
|Bytes per Sector||512||512||512||512||512||512||512|
|Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read||1 per 10E14||1 per 10E14||1 per 10E14||1 per 10E14||1 per 10E14||1 per 10E14||1 per 10E14|
|Annualized Failure Rate||0.34%||0.34%||0.34%||0.34%||0.34%||0.34%||0.34%|
|Limited Warranty (years)||3||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|Startup Current +12V Peak (A, ±10%)||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0||2.0|
|Operating, Average (W)||<10.8||<9.4||<9.4||<8.0||<8.0||<8.0||<8.0|
|Idle, Average (W)||<8.3||<5.0||<5.0||<5.0||<5.0||<5.0||<5.0|
|Operating||0 to 60||0 to 60||0 to 60||0 to 60||0 to 60||0 to 60||0 to 60|
|Nonoperating||�40 to 70||�40 to 70||�40 to 70||�40 to 70||�40 to 70||�40 to 70||�40 to 70|
|Operating: 2 ms||70||70||70||70||70||70||70|
|Nonoperating: 1 ms||300||300||300||350||350||350||350|
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|How much will it store?|
|Capacity|| Digital Music |
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| DVD Quality |
| HD Video |
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
Based on standard 2 hour movie
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
Users can expect a performance boost when using Seagate hard drives with Windows 7
Top Customer Reviews
Luckily it was a secondary drive with my client data that gets backed up daily so I'm going to survive this. Had this been my Primary drive with the OS on it I would have been screwed.
In the past I have had very good success with Seagate Barracuda HDD's, thus the 2nd star is for past Seagate performance. The DateCode on this drive is 11164, which translates to a manufacturer date of Oct 19, 2010.
So what happened?
Did my HDD bounce around between stores & warehouses for years and got dropped 1 too many times?
I'm "Not Saying This", but was this a refurbished HDD pulled from a retired system?
My guess is I'll never know.
I just ordered a "Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD" to replace it. I know this is new.
Hope this helps you make your decision.
When the drive went bad, I contacted Synology and told them the errors the NAS was sending me. It indicated the Reallocated Sector Count showed a failing drive and their take on the drive was that it was failing. At any rate, the NAS won't mount the volume.
The drive has a 3 year warranty, and the failed drive was well within that time period. Seagate insists that you download their diagnostic software to test the drive prior to returning, as they claim a high return rate of good drives. I am sure that is true, but the diagnostic software can only be run on a DOS/Windows system. Since the NAS runs Linux, the diagnostic software obviously won't run on it. Otherwise, all I have is a laptop, so how do I connect an internal 3.5" drive to it?
They do allow you to return a drive without running the diagnostic utility, but if they determine the drive is good, you have to pay for the return shipping. Also, you have to package the drive to their specifications, so don't throw the shipping box away when you buy the drive. Unfortunately I threw my box out, so I had to find an anti-static bag and some foam shipping material to send the drive in.
I returned the drive to Seagate, and in a week or two, I got a replacement drive. I was a bit peeved that the drive was refurbished rather than a new drive. It was only 6 weeks old! I should have been given a new replacement. If the drive was a year old, then OK, send me a refurbished drive. But at 6 weeks, the drive was clearly a factory defect, and I should have been given a new one.
Since they do not reimburse you for shipping the drive to the repair facility, I see it as I ended up paying more money than I should have, and I ended up with a used drive. It cost $12 to ship the drive via UPS to Texas, which was about 20% of the cost of the drive.
I gave this product 2 stars because of the drive failure, and the exchange for a refurbished drive rather than a new one (at 6 weeks after purchase).
Well I had to return one of the hard disks. It just stopped working. Usually drives will show some bad sectors first, but one of the drives simply died. Upon removing the faulty drive I noticed a sticker on it I somehow didn't see at first (picture attached). Evidently the drive had been sent back because it was faulty (I'm guessing to Seagate) and Seagate cleared it as okay on "08-17-2015" -- and in fact the drive wasn't okay. So this retailer, like many others, is selling drives that may have been previously used and rubber stamped as okay. Finity India had me ship the drive back and requested a copy of the USPS receipt (for the tracking number and shipping cost) which they then credited to my account. They were polite. So I'm docking one star because these drives may be used in the sense you may get one that's been rubber stamped as okay when it's not.
I ordered (2) 250GB Seagate ST3250318AS bare drives. In fact what I received was a newer version, the ST250DM000-1BD141. One drive made in 2012, the other 2013, both with the same firmware revision. Both in sealed anti-static bags and smelled new. The drives were shipped in very tight and adequate bubble wrap within a thick cardboard box. I thoroughly tested the drives, and they were not previously used and were in fact brand-new with no defects, no prior data on the HDD, and no SMART events. These drives worked well in my computer's RAID hardware - currently using in RAID 0 array. I would buy from the seller again. Note: these drives are backward compatible with older SATA interfaces.
I replaced one with a Western Digital drive and it was accepted and was rebuilt as a copy of the other drive. BUT...
for some reason Windows Updates would not longer work. Reseach told me it might be because of it being a Western Digital drive.
So I got this Seagate drive which also was accepted and rebuilt as a copy but with it Windows Updates started working again.
I later replace the other old drive with another Seagate. All is well.