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Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST3500418AS-Bare Drive

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: Quiet, Reliable, Well priced.

Cons: None.

I bought this hard drive in my very first build. It was a very good price, and offered easy reliable storage for my OS and games. At just 500gb I did run out of free space fairly quickly though.


I bought it before the big flooding crisis that saw hard drive prices sky rocket. It was originally just going to be used as a temporary hard drive, until I had the money to afford a slightly bigger 1tb hard drive.
Once the floods happened however, I saw myself using this drive for quite a few months longer than I first planned.

Timing about how long it takes to boot into Windows 7 off this drive, I got a time of roughly 50~ seconds, so not the fastest mechanical hard drive around and a far cry from even a slow solid state drive. This never bothered me alot remembering the price of the unit. Waiting on applications and games to load did get tiresome however.
After around a year of ownership, buying new games and installing new applications I completely filled the drive save 10~gb. Even at this point it performed well enough, and had no issues in this regard.


I think this is a good hard drive for those perhaps building their first computer, who don't have alot of money left over for larger storage solutions. It's very reliable and quiet.

Update: I sold this hard drive with my first computer, after roughly 2~ of use, with no issues to speak of. Very reliable indeed.

Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST3500418AS-Bare Drive
Description:

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 drive delivers excellent power savings without sacrificing performance, giving customers the ability to manufacture PC systems and external storage systems that meet energysavings requirements. The drive combines proven technology with expert manufacturing to deliver up to 1 TB of desktop storage. With the Barracuda 7200.12 drive, our customers can have the best of both worlds—top hard-drive performance and a high-capacity drive with a very small eco-footprint. Seagate is committed to Minimizing the impact of our products and operations on the environment. We have implemented production efficiency measures, such as replacing or renovating less-efficient equipment, resulting in a 20 percent increase in production efficiency on a per-hard-drive basis. In just six months this delivered a savings of 158.93 million kWh, or enough energy to power nearly 15,000 U.S. homes for one year. Seagate also has deployed aggressive waste minimization and recycling programs in facilities worldwide. The Barracuda product family complies with the Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) directive that limits the use of hazardous materials in electronic goods.

Details:
DetailValue
BindingPersonal Computers
BrandSeagate
EAN0102645995151
FeatureBest-in-class rotational vibration tolerance ensures unrivalled performance in high spindle-density applications.
Hardware PlatformPC
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Height1.02 inches
Length5.78 inches
Weight0.91 pounds
Width4 inches
LabelSeagate
List Price$69.99
ManufacturerSeagate
ModelST3500418AS
MPNST3500418AS
Package Quantity1
Product GroupCE
Product Type NameCOMPUTER_DRIVE_OR_STORAGE
PublisherSeagate
SKUKPFPPNFNLQPI
StudioSeagate
TitleSeagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST3500418AS-Bare Drive
UPC102645995151
Number Of Items1
Warranty3 Year Limited Warranty
Size500 GB
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