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Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive

B&H # SESUK500 Mfr # ST3500641ASRK
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Product Highlights
  • 7200rpm
  • 16MB Buffer
  • 3.5" Form Factor

The 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive from Seagate is a high-capacity internal drive. The drive boasts a SATA II 3Gb/s interface, a large 16MB data buffer, and a rotation speed of 7200rpm. The drive features a 3.5" form factor, ideal for desktop installation.

SATA II 3Gb/s interface supports 300MB/sec bandwidth and Native Command Queuing
No jumper settings to configure
Uses thin data cable
Utilizes perpendicular recording technology
16MB data buffer helps speed access to stored data
7200rpm rotation speed for fast access to data
Simple installation with award-winning DiscWizard software
Built-in self-monitoring technology continuously checks for data safety and drive performance
Whisper-quiet and cool operation thanks to fluid dynamic bearing motor
Superb reliability and fast performance
Windows, Mac, and Linux compatibility
Performance
Capacity 500GB
Interface SATA II 3Gb/s
Connection SATA II 3Gb/s
Drive Speed 7200rpm
Buffer 16MB
Average Seek Time 8.2ms
Latency Average 4.16ms
Sustained Transfer Rate 65MB/sec
Drivers
Supported Not Required
Included Not Required
System Requirements
Mac Mac OS
Windows Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
Hardware SATA II Controller Card
General
Power Requirements Bus-powered
Environmental Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 1 x 5.8" (10.2 x 2.6 x 14.7cm)
Weight 1.6 lb (0.71kg)
Packaging Retail
Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive
  • Interface Cable
  • Serial ATA Power Cable
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Mounting Screws
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Seagate500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (14)
    • Fast (11)
    • Quiet (11)
    • Highly compatible (10)
    • Reliable (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Heavy duty user (10), Frequent user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (9), Personal (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fast, Reliable

      This is an excellent drive, well-built, fast, and very reliable. I used one for a long time in my old G4 with an added SATA card, and it worked great. So,...Read complete review

      This is an excellent drive, well-built, fast, and very reliable. I used one for a long time in my old G4 with an added SATA card, and it worked great. So, I got 2 more for my new Mac Pro and set them up as a RAID 1. A disc speed utility shows that the actual, in-use read/write data transfer speed is over 20MB/sec,more than adequate for DV or HDV. And the price is also great. (I have been using Seagate drives for years with not a single problem, but the 9GB SCSI Barracuda drive I bought years ago for my first nonlinear editing system cost almost $1000). Times change.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Wrong Product! Seagate Is Mislabeling!

      B&H delivered the product in a timely fashion, and I do not fault them, but beware: If you are trying to match this drive for use in a RAID array,...Read complete review

      B&H delivered the product in a timely fashion, and I do not fault them, but beware: If you are trying to match this drive for use in a RAID array, this is not model # ST3500641AS, as is labeled on the manufacturer's box, it is a ST500DM002 - labeled on the drive itself. I needed this drive specifically for use in a matching-drive RAID array, and this will not do. Research the issue very carefully. Seagate appears to be selling drives that do not match the boxes they come in. See the attached image.

      Getting this matching drive was mission-critical for me, as I needed to put it into service asap. I spoke to B&H Customer Service and as of the writing of this review, the best they have been able to offer is an RMA. I asked for three additional matching drives at a discount (all I care is that they match!), with free overnight shipping, and they were willing to ship overnight, but not willing to discount the drives. I understand, It's just not comforting from a professional standpoint.

      Again, I do not fault B&H in this matter, but this inconvenience is a serious matter for me. This review is a warning for anyone who is building or replacing drives in a RAID array. This is not the drive you are looking for.

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      5.0

      Excellen Upgrade

      By willightsm

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Infrequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Highly Compatible
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

          Previously had Seagate SATA 160GB as an OEM drive. This was an easy install and a great upgrade; even for a "computer challenegd" person like myself.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          really good

          By alfj

          from Belo Horizonte, Br

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

            good

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            1.0

            Wrong Product! Seagate Is Mislabeling!

            By HCous

            from Westchester, NY

            About Me Heavy Duty User

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                  B&H delivered the product in a timely fashion, and I do not fault them, but beware: If you are trying to match this drive for use in a RAID array, this is not model # ST3500641AS, as is labeled on the manufacturer's box, it is a ST500DM002 - labeled on the drive itself. I needed this drive specifically for use in a matching-drive RAID array, and this will not do. Research the issue very carefully. Seagate appears to be selling drives that do not match the boxes they come in. See the attached image.

                  Getting this matching drive was mission-critical for me, as I needed to put it into service asap. I spoke to B&H Customer Service and as of the writing of this review, the best they have been able to offer is an RMA. I asked for three additional matching drives at a discount (all I care is that they match!), with free overnight shipping, and they were willing to ship overnight, but not willing to discount the drives. I understand, It's just not comforting from a professional standpoint.

                  Again, I do not fault B&H in this matter, but this inconvenience is a serious matter for me. This review is a warning for anyone who is building or replacing drives in a RAID array. This is not the drive you are looking for.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Hard Drive Purchase

                  By Maryfran

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Multimedia

                    Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                    A technician installed my new hard drive the other day and it is working very well. It is very quiet and runs smoothly. Hopefully, it will last longer than my first one, which was only two and a half years.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Big Space for the Price!

                    By IT Guy

                    from Northern New Jersey

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use

                    Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                    Great Product

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Perfectly Fine

                    By Alex

                    from Westport, CT

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Scratch Disk

                      Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                      Its a perfectly fine harddrive. I have mine in an external esata enclosure to be a scratch disk for some media applications. Works fine for that, no complaints.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By Humberto

                      from Brownsville,Tx.

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Quiet
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                          Excellent product at excellent price.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Great Drive Great Price

                          By Dersh

                          from New York, NY

                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Fast

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                            Used it for OSX startup disk. Works Great

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            The best...

                            By Marvin Rodas

                            from Guatemala

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Fast
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Quiet
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • High-End Multimedia

                              Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                              I easily installed this disc in my PC, and I am not an expert. A fast format was sufficient to initiate to work with him. My PC does not have capacity for Serial ATA, so I bought a card PCI and the subject was solved.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Fast, Reliable

                              By Big Chuck

                              from Fort Lauderdale FL

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Fast
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Quiet
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Video Editing

                              Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                              This is an excellent drive, well-built, fast, and very reliable. I used one for a long time in my old G4 with an added SATA card, and it worked great. So, I got 2 more for my new Mac Pro and set them up as a RAID 1. A disc speed utility shows that the actual, in-use read/write data transfer speed is over 20MB/sec,more than adequate for DV or HDV. And the price is also great. (I have been using Seagate drives for years with not a single problem, but the 9GB SCSI Barracuda drive I bought years ago for my first nonlinear editing system cost almost $1000). Times change.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              great item easy install

                              By jims auto

                              from oakville ct

                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Down loading photos

                                Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                                never installed a hard drive before!! this was a piece of cake .. very easy worked beutifully

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Good Drive

                                By Mr. Ray

                                from Tyler,Tx.

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Fast
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Quiet
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Gaming
                                • High-End Multimedia

                                Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                                This will be my second Seagate SATA. I currently use a 1.5TB and bought this one for my sons computer which I just built. Tried the others and found them seriously lacking, mainly in stability. When I told my son he would have 500GB, he said that is too much. I told him that was not what was important, knowing that the system uses the extra space. The speed of these drives is good and helps utilize the resources available. [...] it worked great. Thank You FRH Jr.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Happy so far!

                                By Will

                                from PA

                                About Me Heavy Duty User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Fast
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High-End Multimedia

                                  Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                                  So far so good. Installed two of these ( 1-500GB and 1-1TB) in my 2008 Mac Pro. The installation could not have been easier. So far the drives seem quiet and fast.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  No problems

                                  By Pete

                                  from California

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install

                                  Cons

                                  • Runs Hot

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                                    Package with installation CD, Sata cable, and instructions hit the mark. Everything's in and running, so far so good.

                                    Give four star because it does seem to run a little hot.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect Match

                                    By Bill the Audiophile

                                    from Scottsdale, AZ

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Fast
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Quiet
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Purpose Storage
                                      • High-End Multimedia

                                      Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                                      I added this drive to an HP Pavilion Elite d5200t ATX PC that is connected to my A/V system to store music and video, and the drive was an exact match to the drive that came installed in the machine. Plug and play with the SATA connection. Power cable was right where it needed to be. No problems whatsoever. Needed to be a very quiet drive, and it is.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      EXCELENT ITEM

                                      By NBISTUDIO

                                      from SANTIAGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

                                      About Me Heavy Duty User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Fast
                                      • Highly Compatible
                                      • Quiet
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • High-End Multimedia

                                        Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                                        I'M NOWEL FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, I RECOMMEND ANYONE BUY THIS DISK GOOD PRICE, FAST DISK WITH THE SATA INTERFACE, I USE IT ON VIDEO EDITING AND FORWARDING PLAY IT REAL GOOD...

                                        RECOMMEND IT...

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Love the drive, just right

                                        By TallGuyRyan

                                        from Greeley, CO

                                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Quiet
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Large Projects
                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about Seagate 500GB Barracuda SATA II 3Gb/s Hard Drive:

                                          Great drive, quiet, easy to install, Wish it was REALLY 500 gigs.. some day maybe!!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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