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Seagate BarraCuda 7200.10 ST3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive (Perpendicular Recording) Bare Drive

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  • 7200 RPM 16MB Cache
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 5 years limited

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With up to 500GB of pure digital storage in a single drive, the Barracuda 7200.10 may be the largest, most reliable disc drive around. New perpendicular recording technology provides vertically stored data bits, enabling increased data density and dependability for workstations and PCs. The hard drive's 3.0 Gb/s Serial ATA interface enables the user to connect to, and work with, other systems at a faster speed without any extra efforts. The hard disk has a 16MB cache and works at 7200RPM, blowing away the 5400RPM “limit” for large scale hard drives.

Each time your PC is switched on, the Clean Sweep feature will fine-tune your drive, maintaining both media and drive reliability. Adaptive Fly Height maintains the distance between disc head and platter, based on fluctuations in environmental operating conditions. The Seagate SoftSonic Motor facilitates noiseless operations, while the Enhanced G-Force Protection prevents data corruption. In short, you have a set of features designed to ensure that your precious data will stay safe for a long time to come.

  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The next-generation SATA interface supports up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections to allow the Seagate Barracuda ST3500630AS to deliver optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg Perpendicular Recording Perpendicular recording technology enables industry-leading capacity in existing standard form factors and improves performance by increasing data density while reducing moving parts for enhanced reliability.
  • newegg SoftSonic Motor Seagate's SoftSonic motor enables whisper-quiet operation.
  • newegg Enhanced G-Force Protection Enhanced G-Force Protection helps defend the hard drive against damage from shocks and other sudden movements.

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Verified Owner
5/ 5
9 years old and still kicking 10/14/2017 6:56:04 AM

Pros: Fast, Lasts

Cons: noisy but hey it's 9 years old

Overall Review: I hate the randomness of hard drives. Some last, some don't. I've had bad luck with Samsung but usually Seagate was OK. Now sticking with Western Digital but wouldn't turn down a Seagate

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
great product 4/6/2017 10:22:49 PM

Pros: works well and very quiet

Cons: no cons

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Verified Owner
5/ 5
8 Years of Power...and still going! 3/2/2016 6:56:39 PM

Pros: Back in 2008, getting a 500GB hard drive with a SATA rating of 3.0 GB/S was just plan crazy, but I bought one anyway to see what all the fuss was about. The drive has exceptionally good longevity for those that don't abuse it, and I'm only now going to retire it. I'd say this drive has more than doubled it's life expectancy and then some. Seagate, you just got yourself a lifetime customer!

Cons: The drive capacity is only 500 gb, so compared to today's products it's not all that impressive especially considering the falling costs of SSD's. And 3 GB/s is not nearly as amazing as it once was.

Overall Review: Today's market has better drives, no question. But if you find one of these guys new somewhere at a discount store or a closeout sale pick it up cheap and put it in an external enclosure, and you've got yourself a workhorse.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
loud clicking sounds 1/12/2013 1:04:57 PM

Pros: works

Cons: loud clicking sounds anytime it accesses data. SMART tool says the drive doesnt support it? How long will it last?

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
HDD failure at 4.5 yrs 7/22/2012 10:16:11 AM

Pros: Worked as advertised for ~4.5 years for the 5 year warranty period. Quiet, easy to install. Inexpensive.

Drive is still in warranty, although undecided regarding warranty return. Have not contacted vendor at this point.

Cons: Symptoms of failure:
Initial symptoms started with repetive restarts of comp, escalating from 2 to ~ 13 reboots until a successful boot completed, inclusive of the HDD light going out at the same time the display crashed/locked up. Yes, SATA cable was swapped, CMOS battery replaced, etc....

Managed to fix a few disk errors, but to no prevail. The symptoms persisted for approximately 3 weeks until the drive went off the reservation.

Overall Review: If you own one of these drives and experience symptoms as described, back up your data! Ordered (2) 1TB drives as a replacement.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
12/2/2008 10:20:15 AM

Pros: Works fine
Cheap

Cons: Only 5.6 on windows speed scoring for HD

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
1/ 5
Death is in the air 11/26/2008 4:50:12 PM

Pros: 1. Very quiet when it was still working in my RAID 5 array. But that's about it.

Cons: 1. Three ST3500630AS drive failures in less than 300 operational hours.
2. Utterly unreliable. After a few hundred hrs, SmartMon tools started reporting read failures on long tests. From there on, the drive dropped out of the array in under 2 hours and started clicking wildly. This happened on 3 drives at different times.
At least two of the drives were so fried that the system wouldn't boot with them in it. And no, the case has very adequate ventilation and the temp is monitored; so it wasn't a heat issue.

Overall Review: I have had 4 seagate drive failures this past month. I have had one 640GB 7200.11 drive that arrived DOA and was promptly replaced (thank you Newegg!) and two ST3500630AS 7200.10 (bought elsewhere) that failed within two weeks of operation in a RAID 5 config. The refurb replacement from Seagate also failed (4 hrs after I repaired the array). That's a total of 4 failures (3 of them being ST3500630AS, and not all from the same batch either) in under 4 weeks! I haven't had any Seagates fail on me before, so I can say that that either a) Seagate is not paying attention to QC, or b) I am emitting some sort of an invisible death ray. Somehow, I am inclined to believe in the former.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
1/ 5
High Seek Errors 11/23/2008 5:18:21 AM

Pros: Lots of space

Cons: Bad drive. Over 2 million seek errors in just 12 hours running SpinRite.

Overall Review: This is not the first Seagate drive to be of extreamly poor quality. I will never buy another another Seagate drive again.

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