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Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive

B&H # SEST2000DM00 Mfr # ST2000DM001
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Product Highlights
  • 2.0TB Storage Capacity
  • 7200 RPM Spindle Speed
  • 64MB Cache
  • 6Gb/s NCQ SATA Interface
  • 4096 Bytes per Sector
  • 300,000 Load/Unload Cycles
  • 2,400 Power On Hours
  • Seagate OptiCache Technology
  • Seagate AcuTrac Technology
  • Seagate SmartAlign Technology

The 2TB Barracuda Desktop Hard Drive from Seagate is an internal bare drive with a 2.0TB storage capacity. This amount of storage provides the necessary space to store large files, as well as a variety of multimedia content. The Barracuda hard drive serves a variety of purposes including desktop or all-in-one PCs, home servers, PC-based gaming systems, desktop RAID configurations, direct-attached external storage devices (DAS), and network-attached storage devices (NAS).

The 6Gb/s SATA revision 3.0 interface allows for native hot swapping and faster data transfers, when compared to the previous SATA revision 2.0, through higher signaling rates while the 64MB cache ensures uninterrupted data transfer. With the 7200 RPM spindle speed, the time it takes to read and write data is greatly improved over the previous 5400 RPM standard. Reliability and data integrity are also a major area of concern with most hard drives, as a result the Barracuda hard drives come with 300,000 load/unload cycles, an annualized failure rate of <1% and up to 2,400 power on hours. Each of these characteristics of the Barracuda hard drives helps to provide piece of mind your data will remain safe and secure.

1TB/disk 7200 RPM platform provides affordable capacity
Seagate OptiCache technology improves performance by up to 45%
Seagate AcuTrac Technology enables reliable read/write performance even in high touch operating environments
Seagate SmartAlign technology for no-hassle transition to Advanced Format 4K sector technology
Free DiscWizard software enables 3TB drive use on legacy PC BIOS as well as Windows XP-based systems
Performance
Capacity 2.0 TB
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Cache 64 MB (Multisegmented)
Interface SATA 6.0 Gb/s NCQ
SATA Transfer Rates Supported 6.0/3.0/1.5
Seek Time, Average Read/Write Read: <8.5 ms
Write: <9.5 ms
Data Rate (read/write) 156 MB/s
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Maximum Sustained Data Rate, OD Read: 210 MB/s
Configuration
# of Heads Heads/Disks: 6/3
Bytes per Sector 4096
Voltage
Voltage Tolerance Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (5.0 V): +10%/-5.0%
Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (12 V): +10%/-7.5%
Reliability / Data Integrity
Load/Unload Cycles 300,000
Nonrecoverable Read Errors Per Bits Read, Max: 1 per 10E14
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) <1%
Power-On Hours 2400
Special Features Seagate OptiCache Technology
Seagate AcuTrac Technology
Seagate SmartAlign Technology
Power Management Startup Power (A): 2.0
Operating Mode, Typical (W): 8.0
Idle2 Average (W): 5.40
Standby Mode (W): 0.75
Sleep Mode (W): 0.75
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature (ambient Min): 32° F (0° C)
Operating Temperature (drive case max): 140° F (60° C)
Nonoperating Temperature (ambient): -40 to 158° F (-40 to 70° C)
Board Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.0 x 4.0 x 5.8" (26.1 x 101.6 x 147 mm)
Weight 1.38 lb (626 g)
Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Seagate2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 82 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (55)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast (50)
    • Highly compatible (39)
    • Easy to install (32)
    • Quiet (26)
    • Easy to set up (24)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (25)
      • High volume (12)
      • Home (7)
      • Additional storage (5)
      • Back-up (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (29), Heavy duty user (26), Frequent user (11), Casual user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (41), Personal (32)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (20), PC (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great drives for uncompressed video

      We're using them to download huge uncompressed 4:4:4 video files shot on a Sony F3 and recorded to SSD's on a Convergent Designs Gemini Recorder.
      We transfer to them through an...Read complete review

      We're using them to download huge uncompressed 4:4:4 video files shot on a Sony F3 and recorded to SSD's on a Convergent Designs Gemini Recorder.
      We transfer to them through an eSATA xfer station and are getting good throughput.
      To date, we've filled about 16 -2TB drives with uncompressed video footage and they've been fast and robust and reliable. (I expect we'll go through another 16 - 2TB drives before we wrap.)

      We're shooting between 1 & 2 TBs a day and downloading the SSD's from the camera to the Barracuda's, which are working flawlessly, through Macbook Pro and Windows Laptops.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      For me Seagate is dead

      It was my favorite brand and i still have 3 internal HDDs and 1 external. All old and working. But this one I have bought worked only for two days. Immediately after installation...Read complete review

      It was my favorite brand and i still have 3 internal HDDs and 1 external. All old and working. But this one I have bought worked only for two days. Immediately after installation I have noticed that windows became very slow, than I tried to use seagate tools for windows (I have win 8) and it showed me "compatibility issues" and installation failed. Hm, great support isn't it? I downloaded DOS version and it shows me a lot of mistakes. If you want save your time and money check for other brands. (by the way I quote another review from this site: "Used to buy Seagate but they keep on crashing on me right before the warranty ends." From today Seagate for me is DEAD as UNRELIABLE and LOW QUALITY

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      1.0

      Doesn't Last

      By Fisheyland

      from California

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            Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

            Lasted about a year. Won't be buying this brand ever again

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Quiet and cool

            By H.T.K.

            from Davenport, IA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cool And Quiet
            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

              Got this one as a direct replacement for a failed unit, so it fit perfect.
              I like the low sound level of the drive since it is in a soundstudio
              Installed quick, and system restore went quickly, not having to resize partitions. Only time will determine life expectancy here, but for now cool temperature and quiet meet the requirements plus you can not beat the B&H Prices and service

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              So far so good!

              By Dominick

              from New York, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                  Bought a bunch of these for archival backups of video projects. So far so good. I spin them up every couples of months to keep them moving. Good speeds.

                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Good and Cheap!

                  By stolkl

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Highly Compatible

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                      Great capacity
                      So far, I have had no problems with it.
                      I upgraded from a 500gb to this one by cloning the older one.
                      Running smoothly.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Excellent hard drive and great service

                      By Capt.Michaels

                      from katy,TX

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Manage
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Fast
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Surprisingly Fast For 2tb

                      Cons

                      • None Unless It Arrivesdoa

                      Best Uses

                      • Good Drive For Pc Use

                      Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                      After fighting with extreme slowness for data write/transfers/interaction, swapping of 3 motherboards, and other components. I determined the WD green drive,(yuck)was the problem. I read the reviews on this drive first and then B&H beat the competition as usual when it comes to price.

                      As a Sr. Network Administrator I, like most others in the same field tend to want a specific and precise answer for trouble shooting. So when I read the negative reviews of this hard drive. I felt like the people complaining did not have a complete and detailed understanding of what they were doing. Therfore, they posted a negative review. Or least the trouble shooting was not truly listed showing "why" they thought the drive was bad. Others, unfortunately received a bad hard drive. It happens on ALL products and if mine was DOA. I would have just replaced it.

                      The shipping was smooth and quick from B&H. This drive was simple to install the SATA connections as usual. The pc fired up immediately, the drive performed flawlessly, and I was suprised how quickly Win7 Ultimate 64-bit was installed on a 2TB drive.It is then I suddenly realized I love Seagate products and do not like WD much. What makes this product great is Seagates support, reliability, and customer service. Also, you guys should know by now this is listed as "bare bones". This means it does not come with SATA cables or anything else.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Excellent drives

                      By JohnL

                      from Houston TX

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                            Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                            I have been using these in first and second generation DROBOs for years and just purchased 4 more for a Drobo 5D for use with a new Mac Pro

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Great for video editing

                            By WI Editor

                            from Milwaukee, WI

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Fast

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                Own 20+ off these drives for video editing. Tried the WD Caviar Black but these Seagate Barracudas have performed faster during
                                editing.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Great dependable drive

                                By Jennie

                                from Saginaw, Texas!

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                    Super Dependable workhorse

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Best drives ever

                                    By Jacob

                                    from Nashville, TN

                                    Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                    I have been using Seagate drives for about 7 years. I have had around 12 of them in varying capacities. I have never had problems or had one fail.

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                                    5.0

                                    Does what it's supposed to do.

                                    By JimSteele

                                    from Provo, Utah

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Manage
                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Small Networks

                                      Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                      I'm using the drive to edit hours of ProRes footage. Has been working just as advertised.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      4.0

                                      2TB Drive

                                      By Benh

                                      from NY

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Manage

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                          This is a 2TB drive. It holds 2TB of information. It does that well, but I would never trust it, and double all of my info. Good price

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                                          5.0

                                          Unbeatable Value

                                          By Erik

                                          from OC, CA

                                          About Me Power user

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                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy To Manage
                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Fast
                                          • Highly Compatible

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • High Volume
                                            • Home
                                            • Sensitive Materials
                                            • Small Networks

                                            Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                            I use it to record and playback audio from Pro Tools 10 on Windows 7. What can I say, Its a really really fast Barracuda 2TB at a price NO ONE WILL BEAT!

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            5.0

                                            great value

                                            By jpw

                                            from France

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                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Set Up
                                            • Fast
                                            • Highly Compatible

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • High Volume

                                              Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                              exactly what I needed

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business
                                              • Computer Platform:
                                              • Mac

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                                              5.0

                                              Inexpensive solution for storage

                                              By joeski

                                              from Oak Park, IL

                                              About Me Power user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy To Manage
                                              • Easy To Set Up
                                              • Fast
                                              • Highly Compatible

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                                  Inexpensive option for a fast and high capacity requirements.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • Mac

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Affordable storage

                                                  By Travis R

                                                  from Roswell, GA

                                                  About Me Power user

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Highly Compatible

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Loud

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • High Volume

                                                  Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                                  I use this drive as a backup local copy of all of my images and work. It is not a primary drive, and I am glad. While it was affordable, and has large capacity, it is loud. I can hear it spin up when I access it. I had to use as many mounting points in my computer chassis for this drive as I could to reduce vibrations.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal
                                                  • Computer Platform:
                                                  • PC

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Need space!?

                                                  By Originate Lab

                                                  from Columbus, Ohio

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                                  • Fast
                                                  • Highly Compatible

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • High Volume

                                                    Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                                    Not much to say on these! They do what they need to do; store the data I need stored and allow me fast access to them on my new Drobo 5N.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business
                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • Mac

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Good deal

                                                    By steven

                                                    from new haven, ct

                                                    About Me Power user

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Fast
                                                    • Highly Compatible

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                                        I use the drive for video production and another one for backup on my mac pro. I edit on the one that is in one of the bays inside the computer. I back up to the one on my external esata drive. I haven't encountered any problems with them yet. They're fast enough for music and video production ( 7200 rpm) and have enough space do substantial work.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business
                                                        • Computer Platform:
                                                        • Mac

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Drobo Drives

                                                        By Imageman

                                                        from Hollywood, CA

                                                        About Me Casual User

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                                        • Fast
                                                        • Highly Compatible

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                                            Very efficient drives in my Drobo Unit

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Business
                                                            • Computer Platform:
                                                            • Mac

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                                                            4.0

                                                            Easy in and out

                                                            By B

                                                            from New York City

                                                            Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                                            The staff was helpful, and since I knew what I wanted they had my hard drive out for in just a few minutes.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            great price

                                                            By Steve

                                                            from new Haven

                                                            Comments about Seagate 2TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                                            Works like it is supposed to. I bought 2.

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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
                                                             

                                                            Tools

                                                            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
                                                             

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

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                                                            Xcellon -  SATA 3.5" / 2.5" Hard Drive Dock
                                                            • You Pay: $64.99
                                                             

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                                                            Aluratek -  External SATA Hard Drive Duplicator
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