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Seagate 500GB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST500DM002)
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- Ideal for everyday desktop and computing storage
- Up to 6TB capacity, each TB (terabyte) capacity stores 120 HD video, or 200,000 photos, or 250,000 songs
- 7200 RPM on all capacities except for 4 TB
- Store data faster with SATA 6GB/s interface
- 2 year warranty. 64MB cache
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|Hard Disk Size||500 GB||1000 GB||500 GB||5 TB|
|Speed||7200 RPM||7200 RPM||5900 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 3 0 gb||sata 6 0 gb|
|Cache Memory Installed||16||64||8 MB||128|
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Desktop Hard Drives Help Lower Costs
The one drive for every desktop system need, supported by 30 years of trusted performance, reliability, and simplicity.
- Store as much desktop data as you need with multiple capacities up to 8TB
- Store data faster with SATA 6Gb/s interface that optimizes burst performance
- Rest easy knowing your drive delivers dependable performance with Seagate AcuTrac servo technology
- Have confidence with safe, fast, and easy drive retirement provided by Instant Secure Erase feature
- Protect your data with Seagate Secure models*
- *Seagate Secure models are not available in all countries. May require TCG-compliant host or controller support.
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.
|Desktop HDD||Desktop SSHD||NAS HDD||Surveillance HDD||Archive HDD|
|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|
|Gaming & Video Editing||✓|
|DVR & Video Surveillance||✓|
|Network Storage, RAID Support, Rotational Vibration Tolerance||✓||✓|
|Data Rescue Plan Option||✓||✓|
Top Customer Reviews
Please note, that Reviews for many very different Seagate drives are mixed together on this page. As such, unless a review specifies which model it is for, it won't necessarily be helpful for the purchase you're trying to make. This review is for a specific 2TB model only. Though it does shed some light on Seagate's general business practices, other drives will differ.
UPDATE January 2014:
Thanks to information from many useful comments, a short update:
1) The problem is still the same as it was. Both 2TB drives are still being sold with the same model number. Due to changes in serial nunbers, depth of the drive housing's indentation has now become the best way to distinquish the drives (see user images - bottom right of Amazon's product page)
2) When I wrote this, I didn't feel up to offering an alternate drive recommendation, as my own opinion is based on personal experience and hence anecdotal. Many people asked, but I only answered in email, without adding a recommendation to the review.
Since Backblaze's (an online data backup company) massive long term test, their blog and extremetech's article based on that (see comments, page 26 for a link), I'll just quote their blog: "If the price were right, we would be buying nothing but Hitachi drives. They have been rock solid, and have had a remarkably low failure rate."
So, is that data even relevant for the average home user? I would say yes, because continuous, heavy use of large numbers of drives is the only way to get any half-reliable comparison.Read more ›
Update 1: After sending documentation about the stated warranty period, Seagate agreed to update their warranty database for my particular case. (Although, scanning through more recent reviews, at least two other users already had this problem, so I don't know why the remedy wasn't global for this product line--one wonders if Seagate hopes most customers won't bother with contesting the warranty period). The response to the documentation was quick, which I appreciated. However, although they said the fix will propagate in 4hrs such that the RMA can be generated, it's been 9hrs and the validation tool still says my HDD is out of warranty. I'll leave another update once this makes progress.
Update 2: Twitter customer support is the way to go. I contacted @AskSeagate overnight, and once they woke up they sorted out my problem in relatively short order with appropriate ETAs for fix.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As advertised. Cheap, slow, large spinning disk for long term storage.Published 18 hours ago by Reviewer
Its a 2TB HDD, hopefully it lasts for a long time. Purchased for use in my Synology NAS unit after having a drive fail.Published 18 hours ago by Chris C.
I want to write about how shady the warranty on seagate drives are.
Your warranty DOES NOT START on the date of purchase, but the date the drive left warehouse. Read more
THIS IS ABOUT Seagate 2TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST2000DM001)
as I see reviews for other drives, and want to be clear what drive this... Read more
I bought to expand the tower we just built. I have had it now for about two months installed and I have had no problems will it
Pros: Works right away when plugged... Read more