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Seagate 750GB SATA2 RAID Review

Former staff writer    -   February 23, 2007


Specifications:


Features:
- Perpendicular Recording: increases data density while decreasing moving parts for a more dependable drive.
- Serial ATA 3Gb/s (300MB/s): configurable from SATA 1.5Gb/s to SATA 3Gb/s for easy interoperability.
- Adaptive Fly Height: consistent read/write performance from the beginning to end of your computing workloads.
- Clean Sweep: automatically calibrates your drive each time you power up.
- Directed Offline Scan: runs diagnostics when storage access is not required.
- Seagate SoftSonic motor: whisper-quiet operation.
- Enhanced G-Force Protection: defends against handling damage.
- Unprecedented five-year warranty. Specifications Capacity and Interface Formatted Gbytes (512 bytes/sector): 750 Specifications
Capacity and Interface
Formatted Gbytes (512 bytes/sector): 750
Interface: SATA 3Gb/s

Max. External Transfer Rate (Mbytes/sec): N/A
Avg. Sustained Transfer Rate (Mbytes/sec): >
Average Seek: N/A
Average Latency: 4.16ms
Multisegmented Cache: 16384Kb
Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200

Reliability/Data Integrity
S.M.A.R.T. capable: Yes
Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read: 1 per 1014
Service Life/Limited Warranty (years): 5/5

Power Requirements
+12 VDC +/-10% (amps typ operating): 2.8
+5 VDC +/-5% (amps typ operating): N/A
Power Management (watts)
Seek: 12.6
Read/Write: N/A
Idle: 9.3
Standby: 0.8

Environmental
Operating Temperature (°C): 0 to 60
Nonoperating Temperature (°C): 70 to -40
Operating Shock (Gs) @ 2 msec: 63
Non Operating Shock (Gs) @ 2 msec: 300
Acoustics,Idle (Bels-typ sound power): 2.7

Physical
Height (mm): 26.1
Width (mm): 101.6 >
Depth (mm): 146.99
Weight (kg): 0.72
Warranty
5 Years

Installation:

    Installation is a little tricky with RAID. I will not be going into the details of RAID installation in this review because of its depth. If you are really interested on the inner workings of RAID, please check out our Raid Guide. I will be using ports 1+2 on this motherboard. To install your two hard drives, secure them into your case with screws or, if available, drive rails. After you plug in the power and data cables, you're good to go. To setup RAID, you will have to follow the instructions for your motherboard or RAID controller. While some people may be daunted, you shouldn't be as installation is really not as difficult as it sounds. Just read your instructions manual, which should outline the steps that need to be taken to get you up and running RAID!




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Installation
  3. Testing & Conclusion
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