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Product family:
The product family is a generic trademark of a brand to indicate a very wide range of products, that can encompass multiple categories. We include product family in the Icecat product title.
Desktop HDD
Product name:
Product name is a brand's identification of a product, often a model name, but not totally unique as it can include some product variants. Product name is a key part of the Icecat product title on a product data-sheet.
500GB 3.5" SATA II
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The brand's unique identifier for a product. Multiple product codes can be mapped to one mother product data-sheet if the specifications are identical. We map away wrong codes or sometimes logistic variants.
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Hard disk drives are today\'s fastest permanent storage media and have a large capacity. For this two reasons they are the most used storage medium in computers and servers. When buying a new hard disk, there are three important things to consider:\
- The connection of the disk to the computer or other device you will be using it with has a big influence on the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk. Make sure the connection of the disk you buy is compatible with your computer!\
- The rotational speed is also important for the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk and determines the time it takes to find a file on the disk.\
- Last but not least, the storage capacity of the disk, i.e. the amount of data that can be stored on the disk.
internal hard drives
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Included since: 21 Jun 2006
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Info modified on: 25 Aug 2015 15:27:15
The date of the most recent change of this product data-sheet in Icecat.
Product views: 5362
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Warranty: 5 years
Long product name Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II:
The short editorial description of Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II
Barracuda 7200.9, 500GB 3.5" SATA II

Marketing text Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II

The official marketing text of Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II as supplied by the manufacturer
The Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 is the industry's most comprehensive family of 3.5-inch drives, providing leading technology targeted at PATA servers, mainstream and high-performance PCs/workstations and media PCs. Backed by an industry-leading unprecedented five-year warranty.


- RoHS Compliant.
Meets or exceeds all current and proposed environmental standards and legislation
- 350 Gs non-operating shock.
Protection against handling damage
- 3-D Defense System
Industry's most comprehensive drive and data protection system
- 7,200 RPM.
Higher performance and data through-put
- 63 Gs operating shock.
Robust product for challenging applications
- 2.5 bels idle, 2.8 bels seek acoustics.
Super-quiet drive is almost inaudible. Difference between idle and seek can hardly be detected by human ear, making drive operation almost silent


- Best-in-class operating and non-operating shock for excellent reliability
- Industry's leading combination of capacity, performance and reliability
- Best-in-class idle and seek acoustics for quiet operation
- Broadest portfolio of drives - one qualification covers all integrations requirements
Short summary description Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II:
This short summary of the Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II, 0 - 60 °C, -40 - 70 °C, 5 - 90%, Serial ATA II, 5 - 95%, -60.96 - 3048 m
Long summary description Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA II, Desktop HDD. Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA II, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (standby): 0.8 W, Power consumption (read): 8.5 W, Power consumption (write): 8.5 W. Width: 10.1 cm, Height: 2.6 cm, Depth: 14.6 cm
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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity*
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 GB
Hard drive interface*
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed*
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Hard drive size*
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Write seek
17 ms
Read seek
14 ms
Average latency
The average duration before a device can start with a job (for example reading a file from a hard disk).
4.16 ms
Device type*
Type or category of the device.
Bytes per sector
Start/stop cycles
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
1000000 h
Power consumption (standby)
The amount of electricity that is consumed when the product is on standby.
0.8 W
Power consumption (read)
8.5 W
Power consumption (write)
8.5 W
Power consumption (idle)
0.8 W
Start-up current
2 A
System requirements
Windows operating systems supported
Windows vesions wich can be used with the device.
Linux operating systems supported
8 RT. Linux (9.4, 9.5), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 (supported with a pre-built package); SUSE Linux (10.3, 11.0, 11, 11.1, 11.2), Fedora (9, 9.0, 10, 10.0, 11.0, 11, 12, 12.0), Ubuntu (8.04, 8.04.1, 8.04.2, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10, 10.04), Debian (5.0, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3)
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 60°C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 70°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 90%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operating altitude
-60.96 - 3048 m
Non-operating altitude
-60.96 - 12192 m
Non-operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in non-operating mode
350 G
Operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in operating mode
63 G
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
101 mm
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
26 mm
The distance from the front to the back of something.
146 mm
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
690 g
Other features
Acoustic pressure emissions
Level of sound pressure per ISO 9614-1.
3.7 dB