Seagate 500GB Momentus Spinpoint M8 Hard Drive

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  • 2.5" SATA-II
  • 5400RPM
  • 8MB Cache
  • 9.5mm thickness

Product Description

Seagate 500GB Momentus Spinpoint M8 Hard Drive

  • Seagate / Samsung Spinpoint M8 series employs advanced format technology (AFT) that raises the data storage density per unit area, enabling efficient and convenient data storage.    
  • Fast and reliable with a 5400rpm spin speed and 8MB buffer, It operates on a high-performance 3 gigabits per second SATA interface.
  • EcoSeek and NoiseGuard features for minimal noise levels.    
  • A redesign of the overall structure ensures enhanced shock resistance to protect the disc from physical fracture and data loss.    
  • Seagate / Samsung Spinpoint M8 series is the perfect choice for use in mobile computing applications such as notebooks.

Technical Specification

Seagate 500GB Momentus Spinpoint M8 Hard Drive


Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Features Load/unload technology, NoiseGuard, SilentSeek technology, Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Tunnel Magneto-resistive Recording (TMR) Head Technology, Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR), Flying On Demand (FOD) Technology, EcoTriangle, EcoSeek, S.M.A.R.T.
Device Type Hard drive - internal
Capacity 500 GB
Form Factor 2.5" x 1/8H
Buffer Size 8 MB
Width 70 mm
Depth 100 mm
Height 9.5 mm
Weight 107 g

Expansion & Connectivity

Interfaces 1 x SATA 3 Gb/s - 7 pin Serial ATA
Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 2.5" x 1/8H
Compatible Bay 2.5" x 1/8H


Drive Transfer Rate 600 MBps (external)
Internal Data Rate 145 MBps
Seek Time 12 ms (average)
Average Latency 5.6 ms
Spindle Speed 5400 rpm


Non-Recoverable Errors 1 per 10^14
Start / Stop Cycles 600,000


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.

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 5 °C
Max Operating Temperature 55 °C
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 90% (non-condensing)
Shock Tolerance 325 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 750 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)
Vibration Tolerance 1.5 g @ RMS (random) (operating)

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