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Seagate New Barracuda XT 3TB Review

ccokeman    -   November 6, 2011
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Specifications:

Specifications
3TB1
Model Number
ST3000DM001
Interface Options
SATA 6Gb/s NCQ
Spindle Speed (RPM)
7200
Cache, Multisegmented (MB)
64
SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s)
6.0/3.0/1.5
Seek Average, Read (ms)
<8.5
Seek Average, Write (ms)
<9.5
Average Data Rate, Read/Write (MB/s)
156
Max Sustained Data Rate, OD Read (MB/s)
210
Heads/Disks
6/3
Bytes per Sector
4096
Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (5V)
+10%/–5.0%
Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (12V)
+10%/–7.5%
Contact Start/Stop Cycles
Load/Unload Cycles
300,000
Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max
1 per 10E14
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)
<1%
Power-On Hours
2400
Startup Power (A)
2.0
Operating Mode, Typical (W)
8.0
Idle2 Average (W)
5.40
Idle Average (W)
Standby Mode (W)
0.75
Sleep Mode (W)
0.75
Temperature
 
Operating (ambient min °C)
0
Operating (drive case max °C)
60
Non operating (ambient °C)
−40 to 70
Height (mm/in)
26.11/1.028
Width (mm/in)
101.6/4.0
Depth (mm/in)
146.99/5.787
Weight (g/lb)
626/1.38
Carton Unit Quantity
20
Cartons per Layer
40
Cartons per Pallet
8
Seagate OptiCache™ Technology
Yes
Seagate AcuTrac™ Technology
Yes
Seagate SmartAlign™ Technology
Yes

 

Features:

  • Double your capacity and drive down costs with the industry’s first 1TB-per-disk hard drive technology.
  •  Up to 3TB capacity with 7200-RPM performance. Why compromise?
  • 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% over the previous generation.
  • Seagate SmartAlign™ technology provides a simple, transparent migration to Advanced Format 4K sectors.
  • Free Seagate DiscWizard™ software allows you to install a 3TB hard drive in Windows, including XP, without UEFI BIOS.

 

All information courtesy of Seagate @  http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/internal-storage/




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications & Features
  3. Testing: Setup
  4. Testing: HDTune 4.60
  5. Testing: HD Tach
  6. Testing: Crystal Diskmark
  7. Testing: ATTO
  8. Testing: AS SSD
  9. Testing: IO Meter
  10. Testing: PCMark Vantage
  11. Testing: Startup and Shutdown
  12. Conclusion
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