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Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA-III 6Gb/s Barracuda Hard Drive 7200RPM 16MB Cache

Seagate 500GB Barracuda Internal Hard Drive

  • - SATA-III 3.5" Hard Drive
  • - 7200RPM 16MB Cache
  • - With OptiCache, AcuTrac & SmartAlign
  • technology
  • - 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty

QuickFind code: 272944

Manufacturer ID: ST500DM002

Seagate 500GB Barracuda Internal 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 Barracuda Internal Hard Drive Product Reviews

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB SATA/600 16MB reviews collected by Reevoo

Performance
8.7
Reliability
8.8
Capacity
8.8
Value for money
8.8
Overall rating
8.8
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 323 reviews
10 out of 10

Glenn

Dorset GB
+
A good quality drive
Nothing more than any other mechanical drive
Confirmed purchase: 04 March 2014
10 out of 10

Stephen

Basingstoke GB
+
Seagate - expected perfection, got it.
None
Confirmed purchase: 05 February 2014
10 out of 10

Robert

Nantwich GB
+
2 year warranty
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 04 February 2014
10 out of 10

leon

swansea GB
+
VALUE FOR MONEY
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 28 January 2014
9 out of 10

Al

Isle of Man GB
+
I won't know how reliable it is until it's a few years old!W
Wish I'd bought the 1 TB Version!
Confirmed purchase: 17 January 2014
9 out of 10

ROY

High Wycombe GB
+
Reliable, quiet
None
Confirmed purchase: 10 January 2014
10 out of 10

David

GB
+
Great value for money
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 09 January 2014
10 out of 10

Maximilian

GB
+
Silent (Can't hear it over the fans at least)
Good Capacity
Cheap
None yet
Confirmed purchase: 20 December 2013

Technical Specification

Manufacturer ID: ST500DM002

General

Device TypeHard drive - internal

Hard Drive

Form Factor3.5" x 1/3H
Capacity500 GB
Interface TypeSerial ATA-600
Buffer Size16 MB
FeaturesNative Command Queuing (NCQ), Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR)

Performance

Drive Transfer Rate600 MBps (external)

Expansion / Connectivity

Interfaces1 x Serial ATA-600 - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H

Miscellaneous

Compliant StandardsRoHS

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  • Manage online. Transfer or cancel anytime, and online receipt storage for a no-hastle claims experience

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