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Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST3000DM001)

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  • 3TB capacity stores 360 HD video, or 600,000 photos, or 750,000 songs
  • 7200 RPM
  • Store data faster with SATA 6GB/s interface
  • 2 year warranty. 64MB cache
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Size: 3TB
  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Model Number: ST3000DM001
  • Hard Disk Size: 3 TB
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.
  • Hardware Platform: Dell Desktop Gaming Computer
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Size: 3TB

By now the world knows that Seagate Desktop 7200 drives, from the world's premier storage provider, deliver years of reliable service and high performance. The 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. This 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 Desktop drive, our customers can have the best of both worlds, top hard-drive performance and the satisfaction of knowing they are using a high-capacity drive with a very small eco-footprint.What's in the box: Seagate 3 TB Desktop 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (7200rpm) and 2 Year Limited Warranty.

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Size:3TB
Product Dimensions 5.8 x 4 x 1 inches
Item Weight 1.4 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B005T3GRLY
Item model number ST3000DM001
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4.0 out of 5 stars 2,287 customer reviews

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Best Sellers Rank #62 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Internal Hard Drives
Date first available at Amazon.com September 22, 2011

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Computer Hard Drive Storage Technology

- Industry's first 1 TB-per-disk hard drive technology.

- SATA 6Gb/s technology maximizes performance.

- Free DiscWizard software enables high capacities on legacy PC BIOS systems.

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Ideal for Everyday desktop computing and storage Performance desktop, gaming and video editing High performance data sharing for small business and home office, 1-8 bay NAS system Enhanced video surveillance system reliability, cost savings and data analytics Affordable active archiving, perfect for backup and Cloud storage
Performance Mainstream performance 5x faster than Desktop HDD, more capacity than SSD Up to 25% faster than other brands Surveillance-optimized for multi-drive, 24/7 systems Optimized burst performance
Capacity up to 8TB up to 4TB up to 8TB up to 8TB up to 8TB
Cache 128 (5-6TB), 65MB (1-4TB), 256MB (8TB 64MB with 8GB NAND Flash 64MB 128MB 128MB
ePower-on Hours 8x5 8x5 24x7 24x7 24x7
Gaming & Video Editing
DVR & Video Surveillance
Network Storage, RAID Support, Rotational Vibration Tolerance
Data Rescue Plan Option
Warranty 2-years 3-years 3-years 3-years 3-years

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Size: 3TB
This is one of the select few 3TB drives approved by Synology for use in a variety of their NAS devices, so I put 4 of these in a DS411 in SHR with one disk redundancy (basically RAID 5). While anyone will tell you enterprise hard drives are better in RAID 5 or 6 configurations - and they are right, for the most part - it's hard to deny the big price difference in going enterprise: 3TB enterprise drives are well over $550 right now due to the recent Thailand flood and it may be some time before that price drops significantly. While these drives weren't as cheap as the 3TB WD Caviar Green varieties, I will NEVER put Caviar Greens in a RAID 5 again, so the ST3000DM001 quickly rose to the top of my admittedly short list.

I think it's important to point out that IntelliPower (WD) and CoolSpin (Hitachi) technologies are not really ideal for any kind of RAID array using parity. WD Caviar Green drives, especially, are known to sometimes not power up when needed, ultimately resulting in them getting dropped from the RAID array. A good NAS like the DS411 will put the drives into hibernation after 10 minutes of no activity, so you don't really need the benefit of "eco-friendly" drives in this kind of RAID anyways. Plus, with 7200RPM you will get speed improvements, so it's a no brainer to pick a drive like this over those.

That said, of course these do not have TLER, RAFF and other advantages of enterprise-class drives. So you run the risk of more errors, RAID rebuilds and potential failures by choosing a consumer drive like this. But even though the risk is greater, it's not really worth the extra money to go to 3TB enterprise-class, so I feel this is a good compromise of risk vs. value.
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Size: 2TB Verified Purchase
I've dealt almost exclusively with WD for the last 10 years....I had a string of bad luck with Seagate before that, and had sworn off of them. Well, times have changed, and I'm willing to see if Seagate has improved over the years. Post-flood WD seems to be sticking to the absurd prices after other makers are slowly going back down to reasonable prices. And I have to say price played a BIG part in these recent purchases...I REFUSE to pay more for a WD GREEN drive than I did for a Black drive twice the size a year ago...I just refuse.
In a non-raid environment, this 2TB drive seems to be snappy, worked out of the box, and has had no errors...so far so good. Just ordered 2 of the 3TB variety on the strength of this one.

I've been seeing A LOT of neg reviews lately for ALL manufactures in ALL price ranges, it's my belief that the many DOAs have more to do with how the drives are handled in transit, than quality control. I've SEEN the way carriers toss the packages around to get to others, and have even seen them STAND on packages....no bubble wrap is going to compensate for that kind of abuse. Still other complaints I've seen have more to do with ignorance than anything...who in their right mind expects to drop a 2TB-3TB drive in a 10 year old machine and expect it to work out of the box, without using the manufactureres tool? Or expects lightning speeds when a SATA 6GB drive is plugged into a SATA 1.5GB port? And if I read one more review where a clueless person can't understand why a 3 TB reports as less than 3TB in Windows...I'll scream!
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Size: 3TB Verified Purchase
**UPDATE 2/18/13:
Since the last update I have:
1. completely filled the drive with data
2. deleted large, random areas and rewrote to those several times
3. run complete sector scans after each major overwrite operation
4. loaded and used numerous files from random areas with no problems
5. completely wiped the drive using CCleaner (3x overwrite), followed by SeaTools, followed by a complete sector scan

This was rather time consuming, as you can imagine, and it worked the drive pretty hard.
The number of bad sectors remains at 64. There is evidently no significant problem with the heads, if at all, so it's looking like there's a small area of a platter that's defective, which required some use to reveal itself. Hopefully, that's the end of it, though I still find it difficult to fully trust this drive.

** UPDATE 1/23/13:
I installed the drive on the new Windows 8 machine, wiped it and set it up as a single 2.794TB partition (you must initialize the drive as GPT instead of MBR, folks! Link to more info is in comments). There have been no additional bad sectors since #64 weeks ago. However, this is most likely due to the fact that the drive is now squeaky clean. So, the next step is to dump massive amounts of data on it (e.g., batch writing video files to numerous folders) and see if it throws more bad sectors (S.M.A.R.T. reallocation).

** UPDATE 1/6/13:
Sadly, my drive started throwing bad sectors after day 45. Ininitally, there were 36 bad sectors at once that came out of nowhere, and it stayed at 36 for a good while, but it has been dropping sectors at a rate of about 10 every week since then.

By HD Sentinel's calculation (default settings), the drive is now at 36% health.
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