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Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive/HDD OEM - 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.

Potential Usage:
• 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:
Barracuda
Form Factor:
3.5"
SSHD:
No
SSHD Flash Memory Size:
N/A
SSHD Flash Memory Type:
N/A
Height:
26.11 mm
Rotation Speed:
7200
Cache:
64MB
Access Time:
8.5 ms
Interface:
SATA III - 6Gb/s
Max. Operating Shock:
 
Free-Fall Sensor:
No
NCQ:
Yes
Dimensions:
101.6 x 26.11 x 146.99 (WxHxD mm)
Package Type:
 
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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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Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 56 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by STAY CLEAR !!!!DO NOT BUY THESE DRIVES!!!! I have bought 2 of these drives from scan. One started to die after 1½ years of use, I quickly bought another "backup" 3tb drive, not realising it was the same type. Copied all my data over to the new drive, and disconnected it from my machine. My first drive then died a month later, I go to swap with my new drive and that's dead too. Costing my £450 to professionally get my data back. Data man knew all about these drives, he showed me a report he published a month earlier explaining how bad these exact serial number Seagate drives are. 20 March 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value but some doubts on reliability This is a replacement drive to one that failed after 2 years in a NAS unit. 15 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by High capacity, great performance At just under £70 for a 7200RPM 3TB drive, it's a pretty great buy. Plenty of space for storage and is working great in a RAID 0 on my rig 30 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Decent performance Simple non-retail packaging the disc drive just plugs into the power and SATA cables (not supplied). It just spun up and worked - no problems. 30 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Internal HDD Very speedy delivery , good price and packaging was excellent to protect during transit. I will more than likely use Scan again 24 January 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Known for failing I can't believe that Seagate have not yet replaced this drive as they have a bad reputation for failure. I have been through 8 of these drives and everyone has failed within 12 months. I have replacements from Seagate but as the drives are so unreliable can not use them. 04 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good drive but seems to have a slower response time a good hard drive so far but does not seem as quick in responding as the previous drive 15 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3TB Seagate HDD Good value, replaced 2 smaller drives in a Netgear NAS with these. Seamless process, no problems, work great. 17 November 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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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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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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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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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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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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For simplicity and ease of backing up use a single large drive like these in your PC then set up a NAS drive with RAID with more drives. Changing drives is easier in the NAS. You can then use whatever daily/weekly file backup routine to keep the NAS updated. I automate my file backup using SmartSync but there are loads of similar programs to choose from. The NAS drive can then be anywhere on your network, even locked up and hidden away if necessary.
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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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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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yes SATA 3 is backward compatible SATA 2 however you will only get SATA 2 performance from the unit.
However I have had problems with this make and model of drive (over ten replacements in the last year)
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This would work, but I would suggest you buy drives by any other manufacturer. I have had 2 out of 2 Seagate drives develop bad sectors in under 3 years.
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It will indeed but will be limited to the transfer speeds of SATA II (300mb/s) which should be more than adequete for a drive of this caliber
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