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Seagate Barracuda 3TB Internal Hard Drive - ST3000DM001
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Product Overview
Combining state-of-the-art technology and industry-leading manufacturing expertise, the Seagate® Barracuda® 7200.14 drive—the generation of this award-winning desktop hard drive family—delivers 3 TB of high-performing, eco-friendly digital storage. Designed with industry-leading acoustics and low power levels.

Barracuda hard drives give you what you want.

Key Advantages

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-III 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.

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)

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-III 6Gb/s technology to further maximize performance

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.

Green where it counts.
Barracuda 1TB-per-disk hard drives now have advanced power modes to save more energy while in idle states–without sacrificing performance.
Barracuda desktop drives are produced using the most sophisticated manufacturing process in the industry, with a focus on environmental stewardship.
Barracuda drives comply with the RoHS directive on hazardous materials and voluntarily restrict halogen compounds.
70% or more of the materials used to build Barracuda drives are recyclable.

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

Stores Upto 7380 Action Packed Games
Stores Upto 852000 Digital Photo's (6Mpix)
Stores Upto 75000 MP3 Songs
Stores Upto 72000 CD Audio Songs
Stores Upto 228 Hours of Digital Video (DV)
Stores Upto 1200 Hours of DVD Quality Video
Stores Upto 360 Hours of HD/BD Quality Video
Features
• Double your capacity and drive down costs with the industry’s first 1TB-per-disk hard drive technology.
• 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.
Technical Specification
General
Manufacturer:
Seagate
Capacity:
3000 GB
Edition:
 
Form Factor:
3.5"
Height:
26.11 mm
Rotation Speed:
7200
Cache:
64MB
Access Time:
8.5 ms
Interface:
SATA III - 6Gb/s
Free-Fall Sensor:
Yes
NCQ:
Yes
Dimension:
101.6 x 26.11 x 146.99 (WxHxD mm)
Warranty

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Details
Duration:
12 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
28 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Manufacturer:
Seagate
Telephone:
00-800-4732-4289
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Customer Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by 44 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Great price. But notoriously high failure rate. I only write this review as I see this is a hot seller, probably due to the great price for the amount of storage it offers. However it's great price is overshadowed by a amazingly high failure rate. I have had a few of these drives from various stores. Every one of them has failed. Data released from Backblaze (a cloud storage company that has been compiling data on SATA HDD storage over the course of 3-5 years) shows this drive to have a 40% failure rate. This sounds high already, but when compared to the 2% average failure rate of other drives it sounds even worse. Seagate make great drives, but this isn't one of them. This drive will work well for a few months, maybe even year. But with a 60% chance of survival it's not worth betting your money on, let alone your personal data. 23 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works fine, has to stand the test of time though Plugged it in and its up and running no problems. Can read and write data to it :) and it performs as specified. If its still running in 5+ years time like my other drives I'll upgrade its review to excellent. Until then it does what it says on the box. 25 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent service. Service quick and well packaged against damage. The product arrived on time and worked immediately it was slotted into my raid backup system. I would recommend scan to everyone. 14 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by 3TB Hard drive Seagate well what can you say its a Hard drive only got 4 stars because it isn't a solid state. it is fast for its size and works well but Make sure you size it in windows to 3 TB first before splitting it up. windows will only see 2 TB unless you do it first easy to do there is a youtube vid showing you I used Aronis Disk Director it is big in size and gets warm so make sure you have the space and so it doesn't block your airflow you can not beat this for the price 12 April 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Purchased 4 of these, All have had a warranty claim I purchased 4 of these almost a year ago. Today I had to do the RMA for the last one. In almost a year all 4 have failed. 2 failed 6 months after purchase, 1 failed after 10 months and the last after 11 months. I mark the value as poor, something that keeps breaking has no value. 09 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great value for this size of drive. I bought this 3Tb drive to replace the failed 2Tb drive in a Zyxel NAS box. This NAS replaced the flakey Lenovo as my home media server for music and video. Price had limited my previous drives to 2Tb which these days for household media is really not enough. In a living room environment, noise is an issue and the Seagate is blissfully quiet in the Zyxel enclosure. I can't comment on longevity yet but I have seen Seagates used in domestic PVR's so I have high hopes. A good big, quiet drive at an affordable price. 22 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great service, product was faulty, but dealt with swiftly. The 3TB drive was dead on arrival which was not idea. However we got to test's Scan's returns service for the first time. This was excellent. It was easy to ship the goods back by dropping it in at a local UPS collection point. Within 24 hours the drive had been received, tested and a replacement ordered - and fed into the normal order process. New drive worked perfectly upon installation. Full marks to Scan on customer service when there is a problem. 14 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fast, reliable and quiet I have 2 of these, in RAID 0 and the speeds are around Reads: 380MB/s and Writes: 310MB/s and I've had it running for 6 months now and it's never missed a beat. 05 January 2015
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running two of these drives in raid 1?

Hi I am a professional photographer looking to build a solid(safe) mass storage solution. I have the idea of running two of these 3TB drives in Raid 1 (in case of single drive failure) and then having a separate external 3TB HDD drive for backup. Just wanted advice on my idea and if these drives are suitable or if you could suggest the best HDD solution to my problem.

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These drives would work in a RAID 1 configuration giving you the redundancy you require, you could use RAID 5, with at least 3 drives, giving you the benefits of RAID 1 and 0 to give better read/write performance, however as the capacity would increase an external backup of 3TB would not be enough therefore RAID 1 would be your best option in this case.
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I've been running 2 of these disk in RAID 1 for a while with no problems.

I just bought another and converted to 3 disk / RAID 5.

RAID protects against a drive failure, but if you're data is irreplacable, having a backup off-site protects against theft as well.

So yes, your plan is sound.
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I wouldn't use these drives, I have had six, none have lasted more than 1000 hours of usage - the drives are warranted for UPTO 2400 hours only.
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These drives are very good for long-term storage of lots of data. Unlike other hard drives, these don't use many power saving features, so although you get slightly higher power usage, the performance is much greater and the reliability is (from what I have read) also better.

I'm not sure of your idea to put 2 of these in RAID 1 however - RAID is only really necessary if you have critical data that needs to have a very high uptime, like for a web server. For photography, although a problem if the hard drive dies, there is usually some kind of spare storage space around (perhaps on the backup drive?) that can be used until a new hard drive is ready. I would say either use 1 hard drive if 3TB is enough, or get 2 for 6TB of total storage.
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Hi Thomas, these drives will be great for the job, mine get hammered cos I stream all day to my phone and around the house
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Hi Thomas,simple answer is yes ,these drives are perfect for your application ,and as always as you have stated backup externally for added security and safety.....
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That is pretty much the set up I use. I format the disks with Apple Disk Utility. I use Sonnet enclosures (4 hard drives in each) and have gradually had to go from 500Gb drives to 3Tb. The enclosures use a eSATA connection so not sure how this will work with latest Macs.
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Obvious question - what OS are you using i.e. do you have native support for disks over 2TB in capacity?
Assuming your OS is ok, the downside of RAID 1 is that you 'lose' the capacity of 1 disk. I'm assuming that the RAID 1 would be in a PC or were you looking at a 2 bay NAS?
Have you considered a NAS with 3 (or more) disks running RAID 5? Proportionately you'll have more storage space from the disks. But NAS units with more than 2 bays tend to be relatively pricey compared to a 2 bay unit.
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Ran them in a RAID 10 environment and they worked well until 1 drive started giving errors with less than 2 yeas use. If this is to be your sole source I would recomend going to RAID 10 and/or keeping a second inferior backup that you update occaisionally for safety.
If the NAS/Raid is not important then you could go for a couple of 3,4 or 5 TB USB3 externals and mirror them manualy
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In answer to your question Thomas I don’t see why not, if you don’t want to go to the expense of purchasing a mach pair, then these drives should do the job quite admirably, after all my pair are doing a similar job as you are suggesting although I am lucky enough to have a Asus motherboard with supporting software for drive Xpert, which is just a glorified name for EZ backup and supper speed. Why I say lucky is because my motherboard has two Sata ports especially configured with the software for backup, mainly my OS Drive. So if you have onboard or even a Raid 1 card that supports these Sata drives and software for installation then go for it. I have one drive continually backing the other which in turn is backing up my OS Drive
I’m surmising you have a PC if so set up your drives as pre the Microsoft tech guide copy and paste the line from my review to browser, its quite strait forward from there on in
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Hi,

Am I right in thinking that this SATA III HDD will work perfectly well via a SATA II port on my motherboard? I have a Gigabyte motherboard with 6x SATA ports (2x SATA III and 4x SATA II) I have already used up both SATA III (SSD and 1TB Seagate Barracuda) so want to expand my storage with this 3TB HDD.

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? I take it your asking if this will work on a SATA ll
the answer is Yes but slower much slower
you will not get the same rate as a SATA lll gives
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