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Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 1TB-per-disk technology, cost-effective
  • MTBF of >1M hours; AFR of <1%; SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • Optimized for 24x7 video surveillance systems
  • High reliability and performane with AcuTrac technology
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Learn more about the Seagate ST3000VX000

Model

Brand
Seagate
Series
SV35.6 Series
Model
ST3000VX000
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
SATA 6.0Gb/s
Capacity
3TB
RPM
7200 RPM
Cache
64MB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
1TB-per-disk technology provides cost-effective 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities

MTBF of >1M hours; AFR of <1%

SATA 6Gb/s interface

AcuTrac technology to enhance reliability even in tough operating environments

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Neil S.
  • 2/24/2014 1:22:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good drives

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: So far these drives have been working well , silent fast , for a none ssd , and runs cool . Have been running 24/7 for the last 16 months with zero problems /

Cons: not 5 year warranty

Other Thoughts: wish it still had seagate 5 year warranty , still better than the 1 or 2 year warranty on other seagate drives , that makes this one the one to get , low price lots of space and 3 year warranty .

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  • Virginia B.
  • 12/15/2013 7:00:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Good value for the size and built for 24/7 opperation

Cons: Quit working a little less than a year after purchase. Started to have errors in the file system, and it continued to fail. Contacting Seagate for the Warranty. Lost all the data even when trying to use data recovery tools like testdisk.

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  • Ian L.
  • 11/13/2013 7:47:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drives

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast drives. I have 6 of them in my Synology NAS right now. Three I've had for over a year and 3 I just bought. No DOAs, no failures (knock on wood).

Cons: None so far.

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5 out of 5 eggsWould recommend the 2TB for nubes

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: What a nice hard drive, heavy tho, but silent, dependable over the month or so I have used it.
I have to put my finger on it to see if it is running, and I have a quiet puter. Seagate has been my second best brand for go-to HDs, WD first, but actually, I have not really had a bad time from Seagate except that one where you had to change the firmware with a floppy back a few years ago, I think it was a 500GB, but my memory is not so sharp lately. Every brand has
DOAs once in a while, it is the nature of ESD damage mostly, if there is a lightning strike on the plane or it gets near a magnet, ooops.
I got the times below virtually off of every size block I used on my little HDTune free tester deal which only registered it as 2199GB, which I guess is their limit, see more below about that.
I tested at 8MB, 4MB, 512KB, 128KB, and got within 5% same readings, so I will just give an average:

Min 130-MB/s
MAX 198MB/s
Avg 169MB/s

Access Time 11.4ms

Burst speed 192.3MB/s tho is showed ms, must be glitch.

CPU usage < 1%

I had a boot drive of Sata3 SSD Samsung 840 plain, 250GB, and another storage drive of WD Green Sata3 1TB involved in the testing.

When I did some transfers in the puter, I got from 110MB/s at 40GB size from WD green to this HD, to 184MB/s from the SSD to this HD. Interesting to me, this HD to SSD was at best 180MB/s which is pretty fast reading in my book for a spinner.
Seems well made. Came in cardboard box with the black plastic end caps they use. In ESD bag, thankfully. Here is where I give my speech that people that get consistent DOA items should look into grounding wrist straps, it is really a BIG problem in todays world as it was for the last forty or more years I have worked in the industry of electronics/electrical.
I only registered 83 degrees Faren. while testing with a light breeze from a fan on it.

Cons: Would make excellent paperweight, heavier than two regular HDs. Don't even think of putting it into a laptop portable, heh.
I don't really have any hard bads about this HD that I could take a star off. I would warn Nubies to look elsewhere unless you have the latest MBs and Controllers working this baby, cause a LOT of manufacturers haven't kept up with the size increases this invokes.
Luckily I was using an ASRock Extreme 4 Z77 MB with the windows style interface for what used to be a BIOS. AND it had a little +2TB program to use if you wanted to use the 3TB biggie for a boot drive. That is apparently where most of the problems occur, as opposed to using it as a storage drive.
Read up on it if you intend to use it for a boot drive before purchasing unless you are confident of your skill level with software utilization. It ain';t easy peasy if you are a nube. In fact, even for a storage drive, I would advise to stick to 2TB or less if you want to avoid software problems with everything it seems.

Other Thoughts: Seems nice if you understand the problems that will occur with a lot of other programs and devices. I would say that for a power user, this might fit the bill for a nice RAID arrangement even tho it is intended for video and surviellance uses. Quiet and cool rule in RAID, and dependability matters a lot in Near LIne uses too.

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5 out of 5 eggsGood Drive

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: More storage than most people would need
Works good as a boot drive or storage drive
Relatively inexpensive for the amount of storage

Cons: Don't understand all the bad reviews... Maybe I just got a good one

Other Thoughts: I installed windows 7 Ultimate and this drive ran and it went flawlessly! Just wanted to run benchmarks and test it out thoroughly before I put it in my storage server. It ran so well I bought 4 more to create a RAID 5 in my storage server. After I created a raid and an easy install in my storage server I transferred about 3 TB worth of video and other files I have acquired over the years. Everything went seamless and is still running strong as a media streamer and file storage server. I also store my video from my home cameras on a partition in the raid. So far so good! i will update with any issues.

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5 out of 5 eggsNice drive. Works well. Would recommend.

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Performance and capacity are two of this drives best selling points. Just for the sake of comparison to other reviews, and to get it out of the way, here are the numbers I got from benchmarking. These tests were run on the disk populated with roughly 300GB of data. System data in "Other thoughts".

***** CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 *****

-- 50MB Test --

Sequential Read : 191.2 MB/s
Sequential Write : 137.5.687 MB/s
Random Read 512K : 68.24 MB/s
Random Write 512K : 91.79 MB/s
Random Read 4K: 1.414 MB/s
Random Write 4K : 1.182 MB/s
Random Read 4KB QD32: 1.301 MB/s
Random Write 4KB QD32: 1.148 MB/s

-- 4000MB Test --

Sequential Read : 206.9 MB/s
Sequential Write : 199.0 MB/s
Random Read 512K : 35.55 MB/s
Random Write 512K : 83.11 MB/s
Random Read 4K: 0.593 MB/s
Random Write 4K : 1.211 MB/s
Random Read 4KB QD32: 0.609 MB/s
Random Write 4KB QD32: 1.188 MB/s

***** AIDA64 Disk Benchmark Read Tests *****

-- 4K Block Size --

Linear Read Begin: 65.7 MB/s
Linear Read Middle: 64.8 MB/s
Linear Read End: 65.0 MB/s
Random Read: 63.2 MB/s
Buffered Read: 37.7 MB/s
Average Read Access: 14.91 ms

-- 8MB Block Size --

Linear Read Begin: 177.0 MB/s
Linear Read Middle: 178.6 MB/s
Linear Read End: 99.0 MB/s
Random Read: 175.9 MB/s
Buffered Read: 124.9 MB/s
Average Read Access: 14.59 ms

The drive seems to perform well and presented no setup or formatting problems under Windows 7 Ultimate 64 SP1.

The drive did great while streaming data to it in the form of video surveillance from two sources, Fraps from gaming, and streaming from a second PC.

Under load the drive never broke 37C (100F), and seems to "idle" at or below 32C (90F), in my Cooler Master HAF 932.

More details in "Other thoughts".

Cons: None that I encountered during my testing.

Other Thoughts: Relevant System Data:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 SP1
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
AMD FX-8350 Vishera @ 4.3GHz
16GB A-Data 1600 XPG

All 8 SATA 6 channels are saturated.

Note to users:

Using a hard drive larger than 2.1TB on any Windows computer may require special setup considerations, this information is available on the Seagate website under "Beyond 2TB". Here is some of the compatibility highlights from that page for quick reference purposes.

- Windows 7/Vista with UEFI BIOS: Boot is supported by Windows 64-bit only. Data is supported by Windows.

- Windows 7/Vista with PC BIOS: Boot is supported by DiscWizard software only. Data is supported by Windows.

- Windows XP with PC BIOS: Boot is supported by DiscWizard software only. Data is supported by DiscWizard software only.

- If your system uses the Intel RST driver, your 3TB disk drive may appear to be 800GB. See Seagate's support article about the Intel RST driver.

- System memory requirement is 1GB and higher for 32-bit systems and 2GB and higher for 64-bit systems.

- Seagate DiscWizard software installs a device driver to achieve full capacity on Legacy BIOS systems.

- Windows systems with legacy BIOS using DiscWizard will need two partitions on the boot drive to achieve full capacity.

- Windows 7 and Vista native support for 3TB non-booting data drives is with GPT partitions, available on all systems.

- Windows 7 and Vista native support for booting 3TB is on UEFI BIOS systems and using GPT partitions only.

I tested this drive under three main "real world" uses other than it's suggested. For capturing video from two live video sources, game capture via Fraps, as well as game capture from a second PC via an AVerMedia Live Gamer HD card.

The video sources were my Logitech C615 HD webcam and a remote D-Link DCS-932L Wireless IP camera, both fed into the home version of EyeLine Video Surveillance. Of course, the drive had no problems keeping up with two feeds letting them run all weekend.

I then tested it for game capture via Fraps by recording about 1.5 hours worth of Battlefield 3 gameplay. Again, not a single problem to report. It kept up just fine.

Lastly, using it to record a captured game stream from a second PC, this time using the AVerMedia Live Gamer HD card and playing the game Defiance, the drive also have absolutely no problems keeping up.

There is really not much else to say about this drive, on it's own, it has performed very well. If you need a large capacity drive for video, no matter if it's surveillance as it suggests, or game capture, it should have no problems keeping up with your needs.

Others have reported failures in RAID, I can not comment on that since I only have the single drive, but as a single drive, I have not had a single issue. If this changes, I will followup.

All in all I am very pleased with this drive and would recommend it.

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5 out of 5 eggsWorks well, but worth the extra price?

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Impressive transfer rates.

Impressively low operating temperature. After beating this drive up for a good hour with no directed airflow on the drive, the temperature was still only 100 F. Most of my other drives run at about 100 F with fans on them.

When testing 2 simultaneous data streams, the throughput took a significant hit, but still maintained very respectable numbers.

3 year warranty, which is the best you will find these days.

Made in Thailand.

Cons: None that I could come up with in my week of testing, so I will use this space for benchmarks.

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As always, thanks Hiyohiyo, for providing us the Crystal Disk Mark Utility for free.

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 193.185 MB/s
Sequential Write : 147.687 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 70.271 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 94.643 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 1.477 MB/s [ 360.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.182 MB/s [ 288.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.429 MB/s [ 349.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.213 MB/s [ 296.2 IOPS]

Test : 50 MB [E: 0.0% (0.2/2794.4 GB)] (x9)
Date : 2013/09/21 17:54:27
OS : Windows 7 Professional SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

Increasing the test size to 4GB yielded:
Sequential Read : 177.777 MB/s
Sequential Write : 174.552 MB/s

Since this drive is advertized as specifically for video surveillance systems, I ran 2 tests with 50MB test files at the same time to see how it handled multiple streams of data:

Stream 1:
Sequential Read : 43.194 MB/s
Sequential Write : 50.274 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 25.802 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 44.845 MB/s

Stream 2:
Sequential Read : 45.930 MB/s
Sequential Write : 50.614 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 26.831 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 44.620 MB/s


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For comparison, here are the results for a 3 TB Seagate consumer model drive (ST3000DM001) (also using a 50MB test) :

Sequential Read : 165.473 MB/s
Sequential Write : 161.033 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 72.686 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 89.637 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 1.390 MB/s [ 339.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 1.177 MB/s [ 287.3 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.601 MB/s [ 391.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 1.082 MB/s [ 264.2 IOPS]

and for a Western Digital 2TB green drive (WD20EARX) (also using a 50MB test) :

Sequential Read : 350.437 MB/s
Sequential Write : 56.323 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 323.979 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 112.958 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 4.765 MB/s [ 1163.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 2.529 MB/s [ 617.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 1.917 MB/s [ 467.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 2.430 MB/s [ 593.2 IOPS]

Other Thoughts: This hard drive seems to fall somewhere between their Constellation (enterprise) drives and their normal consumer drives. The price is 20% higher than their 3TB consumer model ST3000DM001 drive, (see my review for item N82E16822178117), but the performance really isn't any better (see cons, where I am putting stats). I have never owned a Constellation drive, so I have no benchmarks.

As with other drives from Seagate and other manufacturers, they have designated this drive as a special purpose drive to entice people to buy this over a standard drive. In this case, for use in a video surveillance system. Like other specialty drives (Enterprise, or NAS drives, for example), the claims are difficult to verify, and you are left to wonder if they are worth the higher price tag,

I have been running standard Seagate 1 TB (SATA II) hard drives in my video surveillance server for almost 8 years now and have only experienced 1 hard drive failure. Granted, I am using analog cameras, however I have a lot of them and am recording nearly 40 GB of video per hour. Adding this drive to the mix improved video search functions, but that was not unexpected given the age of the old drives. Perhaps once I upgrade to megapixel cameras, and to a new server, the benefits of this drive will become obvious, but for now, it's difficult to justify the specialty drive price tag.

Depending on your environment, the additional warranty might justify the increase in price, but in my experience, a longer warranty does not signify a better drive, as I have actually had more 5 year warranty drives fail in the first year or two of use than 1-3 year warranty drives (excluding DOAs of course). Reading the other reviews for this drive, longevity might be a problem, but only time will tell. RAID, RAID, RAID....

Since a more affordable RAID 5 (n+1) array will devastate your performance, it should never be used in a video surveillance server. That leaves you with 2 options: Either buy twice as many drives and configure RAID 1 or RAID 10 arrays, or take a risk and use single disks. If you have gone to the trouble and expense of installing a video surveillance system, that data must be important do you, so that really leaves only 1 option: multiple RAID 1 arrays or a single RAID 10 (these are close enough to the same concept to call them 1 option). In this configuration, you will always survive a single disk failure (and possibly more), so why not buy the least expensive drives that give you the performance that you need?

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  • Marc C.
  • 9/9/2013 5:42:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This drive is performing as expected with no problems to report.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I know they can sell larger drives like this for less and with greater reliability if they'd just spend a little extra in QC.

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  • Richard F.
  • 8/26/2013 8:19:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUnreliable Product

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: "Enterprise" labeled drives for cheap

Cons: Not enterprise grade! I bought 3 of these and have replaced 1 of them twice, another is being RMAed again. Looks like the third one is failing now.

I've owned them for about 2 years

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  • G S.
  • 8/12/2013 6:58:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe Reviews Do Not Lie

This review is from: Seagate SV35.6 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Drives were exactly what I needed, they worked well with the hardware RAID 5 I setup...

Cons: Then 3/18 failed, I was constantly replacing drives in the first two weeks of operation. Very disappointing, but at least they died earlier rather than later.

Other Thoughts: I would not recommend buying these drives. I have found that they have a higher failure rate than the standard barracuda running 24x7

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