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Seagate 6TB STBD6000100 3.5" Desktop Internal Hard Drive

B&H # SESTBD600010 Mfr # STBD6000100
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Product Highlights
  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • 1TB Per Disk Technology
  • 5900 rpm Drive Speed
  • 128MB Cache
  • 6 Gb/s SATA Interface
  • Perpendicular Recording Technology
  • Seagate OptiCache Technology
  • Seagate AcuTrac Technology
  • Free DiscWizard Software
  • Windows, Mac, & Linux Compatible

The 6TB STBD6000100 3.5" Desktop Internal Hard Drive from Seagate allows you to store and access up to 6TB of your files when installed in a desktop computer, NAS device, or RAID array. 6TB will allow you to store movies, photos, music, documents, and much more. Compatible with systems running Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, this hard drive connects to your system's 3.5" bay via the SATA 6 GB/s interface. In terms of speed, this drive operates at 5900 rpm and the 128MB cache helps ensure uninterrupted data transfers.

While certain versions of Windows don't recognize drives larger than 2TB, Seagate overcomes this with their free DiscWizard software. Using this software, hard drives larger than 2TB can be used on Windows systems that do not natively support those drive capacities. In addition to the DiscWizard software, this drive comes with support for Seagate's Perpendicular Recording Technology, OptiCache Technology, and AcuTrac Technology.

Included with this hard drive are SATA cables, as well as mounting screws.

SATA Interface
The hard drive connects via the SATA 6 Gb/s interface (Rev. 3.0). The SATA interface is also backwards compatible with SATA Rev. 2.0 (3 GB/s).
1TB Per Disk Technology
Internally, this drive uses 6 1TB disks, incorporating 340,000 tracks in the width of a single inch
Perpendicular Recording Technology
Perpendicular Recording Technology increases performance and reliability by aligning the data bits vertically on the disk within individual disk platters. This allows bits of data to be placed closer together without risk of the bit changing polarity, since perpendicular bits hold polarity better when they are closer together. Perpendicular Recording Technology allows higher capacity through higher areal density and improved reliability through better polarity stabilization.
Seagate OptiCache Technology
Helps boost overall performance by as much as 45% over the previous generation of Seagate drives. The main gain is for misaligned 4K drives where the media cache (a sub-set of OptiCache) helps offset any performance degradation that would occur from having to read an existing 4K sector, modify the contents, and then write to add a section of 512 bytes of data that ended up in the middle of a 4K physical sector. The drive can write to the cache and then later migrate that data to the appropriate location on the drive when activity is less intense.
Seagate AcuTrac Technology
Helps ensure smooth performance, even in tough environments. AcuTrac allows better track alignment making the drive more resistant to vibrations and therefore more robust.
Seagate DiscWizard Software
This free software allows you to install drives larger than 2TB in Windows, including XP, without the Universal Extensible Firmware Interface BIOS. Only 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Vista allow native boot and data disk usage of drives larger than 2TB. While 32-bit versions of Windows 7 and Vista support drives larger than 2TB for data use, DiscWizard Software is required to use the drive as a boot disk. When using Windows XP, DiscWizard is required for boot and data disk usage.
Capacity 6 TB (512 bytes/sector)
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Recording Method TGMR
RPM 5900 rpm
Cache 128 MB
Guaranteed Sectors 11,721,045,168
Heads 12
Disks 6
Bytes per Sector 4096 (4K physical emulated at 512-byte sectors)
Default Cylinders 16,383
Default Read/Write Heads 16
Default Sectors Per Track 63
Recording Density (Max) 1941 kFCI
Track Density (avg) 340,000 tracks/in
Areal Density (avg) 642 Gb/in2
Internal Data Transfer Rate (max) 2347 Mb/s
Maximum Sustained Data Rate, OD Read (MB/s) 216 MB/s
Average Data Rate, Read/Write (MB/s) 154 MB/s
ATA Data-Transfer Modes Supported PIO modes: 0 to 4
Multiword DMA modes: 0 to 2
Ultra DMA modes 0 to 6
I/O Data Transfer Rate (Max) 600 MB/s
Average Latency 4.0 ms
Power-on to Ready (max) <24.0 sec
Standby to Ready (max) <20.0 sec
Ready to Spindle Stop 10 sec (typical), 11 sec (max)
Average Seek, Read (typical) <8.5 µs typical
Average Seek, Write (typical) <9.5 µs typical
Track-to-Track Seek Times Read: 1.0 µs
Write: 1.2 µs
Startup Current (typical) 12 V 2.0 A
Voltage Tolerance (including noise) 5 V: ±5%
12 V: +10% / -7.5%
Ambient Temperature Operating: 32 to 140°F / 0 to 60°C
Non-Operating: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
Temperature Gradient Operating: 68°F / 20°C per hour max, without condensation
Non-Operating: 86°F / 30°C per hour max
Relative Humidity Operating: 5 to 90%, non-condensing
Non-Operating: 5 to 95%, non-condensing
Relative Humidity Gradient (max) 30% per hour, non-condensing
Wet Bulb Temperature (max) Operating: 99.9°F / 37.7°C
Non-Operating: 104°F / 40°C
Operating Altitude -1000 to 10,000 ft / -304 to 3048 m
Non-Operating Altitude (below mean sea level, max) -1000 to 40,000+ ft / -304 to 12,192 m
Operational Shock (max) Read: 70 Gs at 2 µs
Write: 40 Gs at 2µs
Non-Operational Shock (max) 300 Gs at 2 µs
Vibration, Operating 2 to 22 Hz: 0.25 Gs, Limited displacement
22 to 350 Hz: 0.50 Gs
350 to 500 Hz: 0.25 Gs
Vibration, Non-Operating 5 to 22 Hz: 3.0 Gs
22 to 350 Hz: 3.0 Gs
350 to 500 Hz: 3.0 Gs
Drive Acoustics (Sound Power) Idle: 2.5 bels (typical), 2.6 bels (max)
Seek: 2.6 bels (typical), 2.7 bels (max)
Non-Recoverable Read Errors 1 per 1015 bits read
Rated Workload Average rate of <55 TB/year. The MTBF specification for the drive assumes the I/O workload does not exceed the average annualized workload rate limit of 55 TB/year. Workloads exceeding the annualized rate may degrade the drive MTBF and impact product reliability. The average annualized workload rate limit is in units of TB per year, or TB per 8760 power-on hours. Workload rate limit = TB transferred x (8760/recorded power-on hours).
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000 at 77°F / 25°C, 50% rel. humidity
Hotplug Operation Supports hotplug operation per the Serial ATA Revision 3.0 specification
Power Specifications The drive receives DC power (+5 or +12 V) through a native SATA power connector
Power Dissipation Avg (77°F / 25°C)
Spinup: -
Idle: 8.00 W
Operating: 10.60 W
Standby: 0.87 W
Sleep: 0.87 W

Avg 5 V typ
Spinup: -
Idle: 0.19 A
Operating: 0.22 A
Standby: 0.15 A
Sleep: 0.15 A

Avg 12 V typ
Spinup: 2.0 A
Idle: 0.59 A
Operating: 0.79 A
Standby: 0.01 A
Sleep: 0.01 A
Power Management Modes Heads
Active: Tracking
Idle: Tracking
Standby: Parked
Sleep: Parked

Active: Rotating
Idle: Rotating
Standby: Stopped
Sleep: Stopped

Active: Enabled
Idle: Enabled
Standby: Enabled
Sleep: Disabled
Electromagnetic Immunity Electrostatic Discharge
Description: Contact, HCP, VCP: ±4 kV; Air: ± 8 kV
Performance Level: B
Reference Standard: EN61000-4-2: 95

Radiated RF Immunity
Description: 80 to 1,000 MHz, 3 V/m; 80% AM with 1 kHz sine; 900 MHz, 3 V/m, 50% pulse modulation @ 200 Hz
Performance Level: A
Reference Standard: EN61000-4-3:96; ENV50204: 95

Electrical Fast Transient
Description: ±1 kV on AC mains, ±0.5 kV on external I/O
Performance Level: B
Reference Standard: EN61000-4-4: 95

Surge Immunity
Description: ±1 kV differential, ± 2 kV common, AC mains
Performance Level: B
Reference Standard: EN61000-4-5: 95

Conducted RF Immunity
Description: 150 kHz to 80 MHz, 3 Vrms, 80% AM with 1 kHz sine
Performance Level: A
Reference Standard: EN61000-4-6: 97

Voltage Dips, Interrupts
Description/Performance Level: 0% open, 5 seconds / C; 0% short, 5 seconds / C; 40%, 0.10 seconds / C; 70%, 0.01 seconds / B
Reference Standard: EN61000-4-11:94
System Requirements Operating System: Windows: 8, 7, Vista, XP Service Pack 3
Mac: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or higher

RAM: 1 GB and higher for 32-bit systems; 2 GB and higher for 64-bit systems

Interface: 6 Gb/s SATA interface connector on motherboard of add-in card (backwards compatible to SATA 3 Gb/s)
Height (max) 1.028" / 26.1 mm
Width (max) 4.0" (±0.010") / 101.6 mm
Length (max) 5.787" / 146.99 mm
Weight (typical) 1.72 lb / 780 g
Seagate 6TB STBD6000100 3.5" Desktop Internal Hard Drive
  • Interface Cable
  • Power Cable
  • Mounting Screws
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Cables & Adapters

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    Required item: A SATA cable (not included) is required to connect this drive to a computer's motherboard.

    Pearstone -  18" 7-pin Internal Serial ATA Cable (Red)
    • You Pay: $3.39


    OWC / Other World Computing -  5 Piece Mini Toolkit
    • You Pay: $5.99

    Anti-Static Protection

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    Belkin -  Anti-Static Wristband for Maintenance and Repairs
    • You Pay: $4.49

    Hard Drive Protector

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    Xcellon -  3.5" / 2.5" Hard Drive Case (Gray)
    • You Pay: $7.99

    Hard Drive Enclosures

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    Xcellon -  HDD-01 SATA Hard Drive Dock
    • You Pay: $64.99

    Hard Drive Duplicator

    Aluratek -  External SATA Hard Drive Duplicator
    • You Pay: $51.99
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