|Used / wiped Hitachi Deskstar 750GB 7200RPM SATA 32MB cache 3.5" HDD no errors|
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|With its massive storage capacity, the Barracuda 7200.11 hard drive is sure to satisfy the increasing storage demands of your home or office. The spindle speed of 7,200 RPM in this Seagate hard drive reads your files and documents faster than ever, improving the overall system performance. The average latency of 4.16 ms in this Seagate hard disk boosts the process of searching files and folders, providing quick access to your data. Thanks to the SATA 3 GB/s interface, this Seagate hard drive provides excellent connectivity with other devices and networks. The predicted failure rates - as low as 0.34 % - of this Seagate hard disk ensures better reliability and consistent performance. The Barracuda 7200.11 is ideal for gaming PCs, mainstream PCs, workstations, and wherever storage hungry applications lurk.|
|UPC||000000002776, 3606508272450, 4040528807947, 4046443012121, 683728186890, 715663213505, 7636490019876, 763649021323, 770901092021, 836367003046, 836367008539, 890552620524, 9858592742850|
|Buffer Size||32 MB|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM|
|Interface||Serial ATA II|
|External Data Transfer Rate||300 Mbps|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||120 Mbit/s|
|Seek Time||8.5 ms|
Average review score based on 65 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Good brand of Hard Drive with good speed and reliability.
But after formatting the hard drive in NTFS it says the capacity is 1.32GB. So even though it is supposed to be a 1.5 TB Hard, it's capacity seems to be less.
Nevertheless, 1.3TB is a LOT of storage. Have to see if it is enough to save all the stuff I have collected over the years but it's a good start.
I would recommend Seagate hard drives as I have had good experience with them so far and they are good value for price.
I bought this hard drive for my old computer. When it came the connection configuration was same as IDE. My computer mother board was replaced because of some problems and new FOX motherboard was installed, which had IDE connections.. I had to buy connector cables and power connectors. Even then it will not work; the disk would not show up. Finally I took computer to the shop. They told me that I could not have fixed it. The shop owner told me the Seagate is not on their approval list any way as he has seen so many problems with this Seagate hard disks. All I can hope I do not have any problems as I am using it as back up
We use a lot of hard drives in our Desktop RAID system, such as Seagate 7200.12 1TB, 7200.11 1.5TB, Caviar Green 1TB, 2TB. Among all these hard drives, Seagate 7200.11 have the highest performance in terms of disk access/transfer or read-write speed that no other can even compete. Based on our test, all green series will be much slower compared to Seagate 1.5tb. And most importantly, its price is almost the most reasonable if you calculate on a $/GB basis. For example, we tested that copying a very large folder 3800 files/7GB from a standalone Seagate 1.5Tb disk to a 3-disk RAID 5 configuration in our Desktop RAID system only takes around 1 minute, but for all green series it will take 3~5 minutes to finish the job. We found Caviar green is almost the slowest hard drives among all our selection since it stop running when idle.
The downside is it's very hot when running non-stop, especially when you put several Seagate 1.5TB together. If you have no cooling system in place, system will begain losing disk one-by-one, which means it's no stable enough without cooling system in place, so our Desktop system has special AI cooling system installed to guarantee their working non-stop. The normal working temperature for Seagate 1.5TB is 0~60 degree in centigrade and if your hard drives has worked more than 5 hours, it may reach much higher than 60 degree. So, our suggestion is if you have only one disk installed, it may be ok without cooling measures, but if several hard drives in one case, you have to install cooling system, otherwise your system would be dead for sure.
Green series like Seagate 7200.12 or Caviar Green has much lower working temperature, so it can work non-stop stably although disk access rate is slower.
In a word, if you want performance, you have no choice but Seagate 1.5TB, but you need to install cooing system to gurantee it can work non-stop stably. But if you have no such mission-critical needs and wish a very quiet desktop, we would suggest you go green, although a little bit slow in reading and writing.
I bought this HD for storage purposes, but what impressed me the most was it´s performance. It reaches 120MB/s of throughput (read speed), almost the same speed as a WD VelociRaptor 10.000RPM!!! This is the fastest 7.200RPM drive I've ever see. The only drawback is the ramdom access time, wich is a little slow. And of course you only get 1.36TB of usable space, but this is normal in every HD. For everyone buying a large HD, I recommed this Seagate drive, lots of space, extreme performance and it costs only a little more than other slower and smaler 1TB drives. Cheers.
I needed a larger capacity replacement drive for an aging computer, and this Seagate drive fit the bill perfectly. At under $0.07/GB, the value was amazing. The drive is fairly quiet and fast enough.
First, the capacity. Most of the 2TB+ drives I found were SATA 3.0, and my motherboard was only 2.0. While this wasn't a big deal, I couldn't justify the extra price for higher performance I wasn't going to see on my system. So, among SATA 2 drives, this was one of the biggest. 5/5 on that.
Second, the price. If you search around, you can find these drives at just over 6 cents per gigabyte at the time of this writing. That's a great price range, better than the smaller drives and most of the larger ones. 5/5 on that.
Now, performance. The drive is faster than the one I replaced, upping my Windows Experience score from 5.2 to 5.9 and feeling faster in response when copying large files and extracting archives. Still, it's nothing close to an SSD, and even pales compared to SATA 3 drives, or the Raptors. It also takes an extra second or two to be recognized by my BIOS, slowing down the boot time. 3/5 on performance.
Drive noise is an issue for some people like me. This drive is pretty quite generally, but it did make a bit of noise when the swap file was used heavily. I didn't notice any vibration at all. 4/5 on that.
So, overall, this is a good drive if you're short on cash and need an upgrade. If you've got the extra money, I would suggest going up to the newer 3.0 drives.