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Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA Desktop Hard Drive

  • SATA-III 3.5" Hard Drive
  • 7200RPM
  • 64MB Cache
  • 1yr Warranty

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Mfr part code: ST500DM002

Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA Desktop Hard Drive Product Description

The Power of One
  • Seagate brings over 30 years of trusted performance and reliability to the new Seagate® Desktop HDDs-now available in capacities up to 4TB.
  • Double your capacity and drive down costs with up to 1TB-per-disk hard drive technology.
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance
  • Seagate AcuTrac™ servo technology delivers dependable performance,even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers.
  • Seagate OptiCache™ technology boosts overall performance by as much as 45%.
  • Free Seagate DiskWizard™ software allows you to install 3TB and 4TB hard drives in Windows, including XP, without UEFI BIOS.

Best-Fit Applications
  • Desktop or all-in-one PCs
  • Home servers
  • PC-based gaming systems
  • Desktop RAID
  • Direct-attached external storage devices (DAS)
  • Network-attached storage devices (NAS)

The Barracuda® hard drive gives you one hard drive platform for every desktop storage application. One drive with trusted performance, reliability, simplicity and capacity.

  • Seagate OptiCache™ technology improves performance by up to 45%
  • Seagate AcuTrac™ technology enables reliable read/write performance even in high touch operating environments
  • Seagate SmartAlign™ technology for no-hassle transition to Advanced Format 4K sector technology

Barracuda hard drives give you what you want.
Count on Barracuda drives to deliver the storage innovations that drive your costs down and your performance up.
7200 RPM performance-from 250GB all the way up to 3TB
OptiCache™ technology further exploits big 64MB cache sizes and improved micro processor capabilities
SATA 6Gb/s technology to further maximize performance

Your no-hassle transition to 4K sectors.
Are you worried about moving to Advanced Format 4K sector technology? You don't have to be with Barracuda drives. Seagate SmartAlign™ technology makes this transition a snap:
  • No utilities to run
  • No extra integration steps to take up your time

Maximizes hard drive storage densities.
Barracuda 1TB-per-disk technology incorporates 340,000 unique tracks in the width of a single inch. This incredible storage density drives new capacity possibilities and lowers your total storage costs.
Seagate AcuTrac™ technology enables new storage densities with accurate reading and writing to nano-sized tracks that are only 75 nanometers wide! That's about 500 times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence

Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA Desktop Hard Drive Product Reviews

Technical Specifications


Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Device Type Hard drive - internal
Capacity 500 GB
Form Factor 3.5" x 1/3H
Buffer Size 16 MB
Bytes per Sector 512
Features Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR)
Width 101.6 mm
Depth 146.99 mm
Height 19.98 mm
Weight 415 g

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x SATA 6 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H


Drive Transfer Rate 600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate 144 MBps (read) / 125 MBps (write)


Non-Recoverable Errors 1 per 10^14


Compatible with Windows 7 "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.
Compliant Standards RoHS

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support 2 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 2 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 60 °C

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