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

3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 Barracuda, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ, OEM

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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.
Capacity 3000 GB
Edition Barracuda
Form Factor 3.5"
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
Dimensions 101.6 x 26.11 x 146.99 (WxHxD mm)
Package Type  

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3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 Barracuda, 3.5" HDD, SATA III - 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8.5ms, NCQ, OEM is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 60.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent Blend The ST3000DM001, though would not be my first choice of drive for anything other than data storage, it is however, a solid choice for basic requirements. Performance is fairly average and power consumption seem relatively low for a drive of this size and speed, my main point would be that you need to consider that this is a very good sized chunk of storage for the price, from a top manufacturer, and the unit is a very good addition to any existing drives being used for data storage. For us the drive was purchased to as a replacement drive from a 2 Bay NAS, LS-WXL R1, which is 3-4 years old now, which came with 2xST3000DM001 in RAID1, and we needed a replacement drive to rebuild the array, which took a fair few hours as we have about 2TB stored on the unit. The unit is now working as before with the new ST3000DM001 in place and serving up mostly read only data to a small number of workstations, and appears to doing its job well, as it did before. Overall, pleased with the drive as it has kept our Buffalo LS-WXL running and is something we can hopefully keep using for another couple of years or so before upgrading to a new NAS of some description.
Date published: 2016-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's a disk drive. Spins. Stores data. Retrieves data. Doesn't make much noise.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disk starting to fail after 1 week. Lots of SMART errors already, I'm waiting for it to fail entirely so I can return it....
Date published: 2016-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Massive failure rate - DO NOT BUY Do not buy 3tb barracuda drives, they have a huge failure rate. I had three in a micro server, inside 2 years all three had failed. I've since read up in particular the backblaze blogs on hard drive failure rates and these drives have over 10x the failure rate of other comparable drives. Go for the Toshiba for cheap or the Hitachi for reliability. I've just had to pick my way through a double failure in a raid 5 array and it wasn't fun.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value but some doubts on reliability This is a replacement drive to one that failed after 2 years in a NAS unit.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-30
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Questions & Answers

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. Regards, Thomas
Asked by: Thomas22
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.
Answered by: r44flyer
Date published: 2016-01-17

SATA III drive via SATA II port on motherboard

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. Thanks,
Asked by: lowang
Yes it will be fine. You will notice zero difference using this drive on a SATAII compared to a SATAIII socket/bus. SATA is designed for backwards compatibility so any SATA drive will work on any SATA socket (In theory anyway). Though your drive is classed as SATAIII (6Gb/s), it cannot come close to even SATAII (3Gb/s) maximum bandwidth, it is closer to SATAI (1.5Gb/s), the spec from Seagate shows this drive has an average data rate – read/write of 156 MB/s. which is just over SATAI bandwidth maximum, so at this speed (and remember you would have to be using your drive 100%) you would only ever really notice an issue if you have more than one drive, say copying huge amounts of data from drive A>B or running data intensive programs such as databases and these would have to be on the same BUS. On SATAII the bandwidth is doubled, to 300MB/s, now the specs, according to Seagate, for this drive show a max sustained data rate (read) of 210MB/s, so again, the only time you may notice any bottlenecking is if you are using multiple drives all running somewhere between 25%% and 100% (depending on how many drives you have running) activity for sustained periods. As you already have some drives on your SATAIII ports as primary drives then you will be good to put this drive on your SATAII ports, it will be fine and will serve you well as a data drive and you will see no perfomance degredation because of the different SATA port. Best wishes MrBee
Answered by: MrBee
Date published: 2016-11-05
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