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Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II

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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.
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Long product name Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II :
The short editorial description of Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II

Barracuda 7200.9, 500GB 3.5" SATA II
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Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II:
The official marketing text of Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA 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.

Benefits

- 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

Distinctions

- 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 3.5" Serial ATA II:
This short summary of the Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA 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, 3.5", 500 GB, 7200 RPM

Long summary description Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II. HDD size: 3.5", HDD capacity: 500 GB, HDD speed: 7200 RPM

Features
HDD size *
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
3.5"
HDD capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 GB
HDD speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Interface *
Interface ports to connect pieces of equipment. USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the most popular wired interface to connect peripherals. USB 2.0 supports speeds up to 480 Mbit/s (USB 1: 12 Mbit/s). The interface FireWire is also known as the IEEE 1394 standard. Enhanced IDE (EIDE)is sometimes referred to as Fast ATA, Fast IDE or ATA-2.
Serial ATA II
Type *
Characteristics of the device.
HDD
Storage drive buffer size
16 MB
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
Bytes per sector
512
Start/stop cycles
50000
Windows operating systems supported
Windows vesions wich can be used with the device.
Yes
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)
Yes
Power
Operating voltage
Defines the range of operating voltages available
5 / 12 V
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
Operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in operating mode
63 G
Non-operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in non-operating mode
350 G
Weight & dimensions
Width
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
101 mm
Height
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
26 mm
Depth
The distance from the front to the back of something.
20 mm
Weight
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
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:21
Uk has collected 32 expert reviews for Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II and the average expert rating is 83 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
83%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
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2011-09-24 00:44:22
Nl heeft 32 proffesionele recensies verzameld voor Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5". Het gemiddelde van deze proffesionele recensies is 83 van de 100. De gemiddelde score geeft aan hoe profesionals dit product waarderen. Klik hieronder om naar testseek te gaan en voor alle productbeoordelingen, -testen en -conclusies.
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Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
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2011-09-24 00:44:21
Fr a recueilli 32 avis d’experts pour Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" 500 Go Série ATA II et la note moyenne est de 83 sur 100. Le score moyen reflète l’avis de la communauté des experts sur ce produit. Cliquez sur l’onglet ci-dessous et utilisez Testseek pour voir les notes, les prix de produits et les conclusions.
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Reviews
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2011-09-24 00:44:21
De hat 32 Expertenmeinungen über Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5 Zoll Serial ATA II eingeholt. Das duchschnittliche Epertenrating ist 83 von 100. Die durchschnittlich erreichte Punktezahl gibt die Meinung der Expertencommunity über das Produkt wieder. Klicken Sie unten und nutzen Sie Testseek um alle Beurteilungen, Produktauszeichnungen und Schlussfolgerungen sehen zu können.
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Reviews
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2011-09-24 00:44:21
Testseek ha raccolto 32 recensioni da parte di esperti per Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Seriale ATA II e la valutazione media da parte degli esperti è di 83 su 100. Tale media riflette l’opinione della comunità degli esperti circa questo prodotto. Fate clic qui sotto e usate Testseek per visualizzare tutte le valutazioni, i premi ricevuti dal prodotto e le conclusioni.
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Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
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2011-09-24 00:44:22
Es ha coleccionado 32 opiniones de expertos para Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II y la calificación media es 83 de 100. El promedio de la calificación refleja la opinión de la comuniudad de los expertos referente a este producto. Haga click abajo y use Testseek para poder ver todas las calificaciones, galardones y conclusiones del producto.
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Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:22
Dk har samlet 32 ekspertanmeldelser for Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II og den gennemsnitlige ekspertbedømmelse er 83 af 100. Den gennemsnitlige score reflekterer ekspertpanelets opfattelse af dette produkt. Klik nedenfor og brug Dk for at se alle bedømmelser, produkter og konklusioner.
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Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:22
Se har samlat in 32 experttester för Seagate Desktop HDD 500GB 3.5" SATA II 3.5" Serial ATA II och det genomsnittliga betyget är 83 av 100. Det genomsnittliga betyget reflekterar experternas samlade syn på denna produkt. Klicka nedanför och använd Se för att se alla betyg, utmärkelser och kommentarer.
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Source Review comments Score
alphr.com
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2011-09-24 00:44:13
A lot of storage, together with good performance make this a tempting drive. But it isnt the best value for money If you keep a lot of media on your PC, the Barracuda 7200.9, which offers 465GB of storage after Windows formatting, is a seriously temp...
67%
itreviews.com
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2011-09-24 00:44:13
huge capacity serial ATA drive: The new range of Seagate 7200.9 hard drives is available in a range of capacities that start at 80GB and work up through 120GB, 160GB, 200GB, 250GB, 300GB and 400GB to the top of the heap...
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custompc.co.uk
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2011-09-24 00:44:21
As with all of the largest hard disks, the 500GB 7200.9s biggest downside is its price. At 51p per GB, this drive is more costly than Hitachis equally massive Deskstar 7K500, and you could pick up three Deskstar T7K250s for the same money and have 50...
Bottom line As with all of the largest hard disks, the 500GB 7200.9s biggest downside is its price. At 51p per GB, this drive is more costly than Hitachis equally massive Deskstar 7K500, and you could pick up three Deskstar T7K250s for the same money and have 50...
67%
goodgearguide.com.au
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2011-11-14 00:25:54
Weighing in at a cool 500GB (465GB formatted capacity), Seagates ninth generation Barracuda drive is ideal for those of us with huge storage needs who dont have the room in our PC case for multiple disk drives.
Good Massive storage space...
Bad Price per gigabyte a little high The Final Word While two 250GB drives may be cheaper, having 500GB in a single drive is very convenient. The 7200.9 is quiet, fast and cool.
Bottom line While two 250GB drives may be cheaper, having 500GB in a single drive is very convenient. The 7200.9 is quiet, fast and cool.
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expertreviews.co.uk
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2013-09-23 01:14:55
This drive isnt twice as fast as old-style SATA predecessors, but its a great performer for the price. The Seagate is fast. And with a cost per gigabyte of just 29p, its very economical too. To the untrained eye, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 is no...
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tomshardware.co.uk
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2013-09-23 01:15:02
At a total capacity of 500 GB per hard drive, the industry should seriously consider to split between high capacity and high performance hard drives, because the latest Seagate drive makes a step backwards in performance. Seagate wants it all these d...
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tweaktown.com
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2014-03-31 03:54:52
Hard disk drives, one of the oldest forms of storage in the PC, are still being used to this day. Granted they have had a number of changes, they are still using the same principles that were used at their invention, a spinning metal disk inside a vacu...
Bottom line Seagate may have been later to the market with its 300MB/s drives than that of Maxtor, WD or Samsung but Seagate has waited till the right time, when SATA 2.5 has been finalised, and this has proven to be a winning combination as far as we are concern...
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ginjfo.com
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2013-09-23 01:14:57
Dans la famille des 160 Go nous avons déjà testé le Maxtor Diamond Max 10 SATA I. Voici maintenant un de ses concurrents le Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160 Go SATA II NCQ . Pourquoi un tel choix ?Une des premières raisons est sa compatibilité avec la dire...
Bottom line Nous sommes donc en présence d’un excellent produit. Ses performances sont plus que correctes et il s’accompagne d’un silence qui peut parfois déranger. Sa compatibilité avec la directive environnementale RoHs le place en tête de nos tests et sa garan...
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madshrimps.be
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2011-09-24 00:44:11
I find my hard drive getting smaller by the day; some of you might have the same feeling. With photos and videos being created daily from my growing family, it is time to look for larger hard drive. Hard drives are becoming a good bargain lately, as lo...
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ixbtlabs.com
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2011-09-24 00:44:12
We have already reviewed the successful 500GB hard drives Hitachi Deskstar 7K500 and T7K500. Now its high time to review other products of this capacity. These drives use the latest technologies, and prices are becoming more and more attractive. Besid...
Bottom line Maxtor and Seagate did not allow Hitachi GST to enjoy being the only manufacturer that offers a high-capacity series for long (Deskstar 7K500 series). They have crossed the 500 GB line for a single desktop hard drive using newer technologies (platters...
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monster-hardware.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:12
Lots of changes have taken place in the industry since our last hard drive review: higher aerial density, PATA to SATA interface change, drive manufacturer merger/buyouts, to name a few, so it seemed to be a good time to do another hard drive review. T...
Good Fast, Decent price/performance ratio, Five year warranty (If new)...
Bad Not as quiet as some other drives...
Bottom line Other than the slight noise issue mentioned earlier I have no complaints with the Seagate ST 3500641AS hard drive. While some of you might have concerns about the fact that this hard drive is factory re-certified and not brand new, I havent had any re...
90%
Thetechlounge.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:12
I have discussed the perils of storage before. Like with money, the more you get, the more you want! And the storage industry has been all too happy to feed our growing need to stash our digital junk. Personal video players, media PCs, DVRs, and MP3 pl...
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auphanonline.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:12
The Main Event: Hitachi Vs Seagate Got storage? In a head-to-head contest, find out whos 500GB hard drives will be the new heavyweight champions.
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sharkyextreme.com
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2011-09-24 00:44:12
The factors that influenced PATA desktop hard drive performance could be counted on a few fingers. Rotational speed and data cache were the two main factors, but the advent of Serial ATA has really opened up the door. Now, technologies like NCQ have t...
Good 500GB Capacity, Excellent Performance, 16MB Cache, SATA 3.0 Gb/s & NCQ...
Bad Still Expensive, 750GB is now Top Dog...
Bottom line The Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 hard drives are both very impressive from a performance and features standpoint, but the 300GB model stands out as a superb value at this range, as not only do you get SATA 3.0 Gb/s and NCQ, but also the large 16MB of onbo...
85%
hardwareunboxed.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:12
Ever since I can first remember a hard drive has well, pretty much just been a hard drive. Over the past 15 years they have evolved considerably, offering far greater storage capacities and improved speeds. The physical appearance and dimensions of tod...
Bottom line The Barracuda 7200.9 looks to be one of Seagates most impressive hard drive series yet based on what we have just seen from their half a terabyte behemoth. Seagate has been sailing along very smoothly in recent times with their Barracuda 7200.8 being s...
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Bjorn3d.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:12
Storage just gets bigger and bigger, but there are some good reasons for that. For one thing, files keep getting bigger as high-definition programming gains popularity. Also, games are commonly installing at 3GB and larger these days as well. Another...
Good 500GB!!! (only takes two for 1TB), Good performance, Less expensive than competition, 5 year warranty!, 16MB cache...
Bad More expensive per gigabyte than smaller capacity 7,200 RPM drives...
Bottom line From what Ive seen on the Web, the 500GB Barracuda 7200.9 isnt the fastest 500GB drive around, but its also not the slowest performer either. Obviously, I didnt have any other companys 500GB drive on hand to see for sure, so you might want to do...
85%
maximumpc.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:13
Seagate’s new flagship drive is a case of “one step forward, one step back” as it features an increased buffer size (now at 16MB) compared with the previous generation drive, but a lower areal density, if you can believe that. It features a four-platte...
80%
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:13
500GB capacity with plenty of cache...
80%
techwarelabs.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:13
Seagate Here at Techware Labs in the past few months we have had the privilege of examining some of the best, fastest, biggest, and everywhere in-between hard drives on the market today. The best performing hard drive we came across was Western Digi...
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trustedreviews.com
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2011-09-24 00:44:13
Seagate was the first hard drive manufacturer to launch a native SATA hard drive with the Barracuda 7200.7 but truth be told it wasn't particularly fast or impressive. The 7200.8 update was the drive that the 7200.7 should have been, and now we have the 7...
Bottom line The question of compatibility overshadows the 7200.9 as we expect that storage should plug in and behave, and the idea that a hard drive may ‘disappear' at any moment is deeply concerning. The 7200.9 is fast, quiet and good value, but its new SATA2.5 feat...
80%
techgage.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:13
Seagate is a company thats been around for quite a while, but their presence is becoming more and more intact as the days go by. A week doesnt seem to go by without seeing their name in the news. A few months ago, we took a look at their 160GB mobil...
Bottom line Seagate knows what they are doing, because they continue to impress. Its too bad I did not have another S-ATA drive on hand, because it would have been a more accurate comparison, but the Barracuda definitely held its own. Despite coming short in mo...
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techspot.com
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2011-09-24 00:44:13
Processors are incredibly fast, RAM is rocketing its way through our games, and videocards pack more punch than ever. With all these screamingly fast system components available, often the hard drive is neglected. It?s a commonly known fact that despit...
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viperlair.com
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2011-09-24 00:44:14
Five hundred gigs, a five hundred thousand megs, half a terabyte... any way you cut it, Seagates latest should provide plenty of storage.
Bottom line The Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 is a step in the right direction as the extra cache and 3.0Gbps transfer rate will make it more competitive with similar products on the market. The 500GB review drive weve looked at today is not going to win many speed r...
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Techreport.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:14
IN THE HARD DRIVE WORLD, capacity is king. Capacity actually comes in two flavors. The first and most obvious is the storage capacity of a hard drive. The second, and potentially more important, is the capacity of individual platters within a drive. Th...
Bottom line First, we should applaud Seagate for integrating all of the Serial ATA 2.5 draft specs standard and optional features across the entire Barracuda 7200.9 line. This move ensures that users will enjoy a common set of features regardless of which drive c...
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techarp.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:15
Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200.9 Serial ATA Hard DriveSeagate has pushed the capacity of their desktop drives even further with the release of the Barracuda 7200.9 SATA hard drive. Thats half a terabye of storage space in a single drive! The Barracuda 7...
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silentpcreview.com
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2011-09-24 00:44:15
Seagate joins Maxtor and Hitachi in offering a 500 GB hard drive in this era of ever increasing storage capacity. The Barracuda 7200.9 is a 4-platter drive with 16 mb of cache and SATA 2.5 compliance. We take a sample for a spin around our lab.
Bottom line The noise character of the 7200.9 was a bit of a disappointment. The mysterious whine-at-a-distance that only showed up with the drive in certain positions was highly irritating for me, although Mike did not seem to mind it so much. That said, we have...
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planetx64.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:15
After using these drives for over a week I have noticed an increased responsiveness in my system. Games and applications are loading faster; even Windows seems a bit quicker. Then there is the little bit of extra hard drive space that I now have. When...
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bigbruin.com
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2011-09-24 00:44:18
Taking a look at the burst results honestly made me say "WOW"! The Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 not only outscored the RAID 0 array of SATA 1.5 Gb/s drives, but it also blew away the Hitachi SATA 3 Gb/s 500GB drive by over 20 MB/s. Taking a look at the oth...
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anandtech.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:20
IntroductionLast week, Seagate officially announced their 7200.9 desktop hard disk drive line, which brought 3.0Gbps transfer rates, a barrage of SATA features, and a new capacity to bring Seagate to share the top of the mountain with Hitachi. We promi...
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storagereview.com
Updated:
2011-09-24 00:44:20
Seagates new Barracuda 7200.9 essentially rolls the older 7200.8 and 7200.7 lines into one all-encompassing family that delivers a wide range of capacities available in both the PATA and SATA interfaces. Bumping its design to four platters, Seagate ha...
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rage3d.com
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2013-09-23 01:14:54
At my disposal I had three sets of four Seagate Barracuda drives. Representing the 7200.9 era is the ST3250624AS, a 7200rpm 250Gb drive with 16Mb cache and a claimed max sustained transfer rate of 76.6 MB/sec...
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anandtech.com
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2013-09-23 01:14:58
IntroductionWith the announcement and release of Seagates new 160GB 5400.3 2.5" notebook drive, which utilizes the new perpendicular magnetic recording method, we have many questions regarding the performance of these new high density platters being m...
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