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Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

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  • 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 5 years limited

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Be the first on your block with a Terabyte drive. This Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 series drive uses second generation perpendicular recording technology to pack the data in tighter than ever. Not only does this lead to the increased capacity that gives you 1TB of storage it also makes the drive faster and more efficient. Since the data is closer together the read/write heads don’t need to move as far. And if the drive works faster, you work faster.

The SoftSonic motor enables ultra-quiet performance so you don’t have to worry about drive noise distracting you if your system in on your desk. Enhanced G-Force Protection defends against handling damage which is especially useful if you put the drive into an external enclosure, or if you put it in a system that you transport to LAN parties.

Have the biggest Barracuda on the block, and strike "tera" into the hearts of your opponents!

  • newegg Second-generation Perpendicular Recording Technology With Seagate’s second-generation perpendicular recording technology, the Barracuda 7200.11 (ST31000340AS) offers a massive 1TB storage capacity and enhanced reliability by increasing data density while reducing moving parts.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 (ST31000340AS) features the next-generation SATA interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.

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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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1/ 5
Notorious for Failing

Pros: Good Paperweight. Seagate Warranty was good at replacing them and then re-replacing them. I've literally had 14 fail on me within a couple years.

Cons: Notorious for Failing within the 5 year warranty. Get the 7200.12 revisions instead.

Other Thoughts: Would not recommend.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
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4/ 5
59,000 hours

Pros: These are pretty good drives overall. They function well have have decent performance.

Cons: Many of these drives suffer from high fly writes and not uncommon to see bad sectors. As with all high capacity drives it is wise to monitor SMART status. Does run hot if not well ventilated.

Other Thoughts: The drive failed after about 7 years (purchased in 2008) with 59,000 hours on the drive. So I can't hardly complain about the drive, the price, performance or reliability. With large drives it is best practice to either do backups or mirror drives.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
36900 hour of os drive

Pros: Well people reported this drive to be unreliable.

Im here in 2015 with one that has about 32000 hour as os drive and after a game drive at 36900 hour has 29 realocated sector and 1 uncorectable. It going to die that thing was reliable as hell ahah

Cons: A bit noisy

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good drive!

Pros: Good drive for the timeperiod

Cons: old

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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1/ 5
Dead

Pros: Great while it works.

Cons: Bought a couple of these and both some how die with in a year. Lost way too much data.

Other Thoughts: Will not buy Seagate again.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
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4/ 5
Was good while it lasted...

Pros: This drive was awesome when I got it back in 2008 and the packing was satisfactory. Worked right out of the box without a hitch into an XP system and I was able to transfer a lot of video and music files to it. I only ever used it for storage because I needed the space (I use small drives for my programs). I got it for a good price at the time (I think it was on sale during a holiday) and the transfer/write speeds were really, really nice.

Cons: Well, some time around the middle of 2011 it started developing this click that continued to get louder. The warranty had already expired and the noise freaked me out because I've had drives fail on me before. Thinking the worst, I transferred the data I cared about, swapped it to an enclosure so it could "die" a peaceful death, and put it into retirement. It's 2013 now and it still hasn't quite died...it still has that horrible hanger-noise-on-a-metal-closet-rod/click of death thing going on whenever it reads or writes and it won't format, and while I should just chuck the thing, now I'm curious as to how much longer I can string the thing along! =D

Other Thoughts: I'm currently looking for a replacement and I'm wavering between another Seagate or a WD...I've used both in the past and I'm currently using both now, so it's a bit of a toss up.

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1/ 5
Failed after three years

Comments: Does not seem to make a good OS drive. It would sometimes pause as if it was busy thinking once I accessed the drive. It was the head resting. I know now that there is a tool that would disable that but I still prefer WD black over this brand. Seagate seems to be only good as backup drives and portables. Never again will I have a Seagate as the home OS drive.

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1/ 5
Failure upon Failure!!!

Comments: I will never buy seagate again.

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