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Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive

B&H # SEST3000DM00 Mfr # ST3000DM001
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You Pay: $103.00
Product Highlights
  • 3.0TB 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 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive from Seagate is an internal drive with a 3.0TB 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 3.0 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 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive
  • Limited 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Seagate3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 76 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (53)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large capacity / good size (47)
    • Quiet (41)
    • Easy to set up (29)
    • Easy to use (22)
    • Easy to install (16)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (40)
      • Back-up (35)
      • Photo storage (30)
      • Video (28)
      • File transfer (17)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (48), Frequent user (10), Heavy duty user (9), Casual user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (43), Personal (31)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (26), PC (24)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Happy with purchase

      I am starting to do a lot of video editing and needed extra storage to supplement my ssd. I have all my software on my solid state drive and i store all my raw...Read complete review

      I am starting to do a lot of video editing and needed extra storage to supplement my ssd. I have all my software on my solid state drive and i store all my raw & processed video files on this new slave drive. Adobe Premiere/After Affects has no issues reading from the drive while it is rendering and processing. Quiet, smooth, blazing fast speed.Caveat#1. This product does not ship with any cables to attach to mother board.Caveat#2. If you are running windows 7, you will have issues with using the full capacity of this drive. Windows 7 will not let you use drives larger than 2TB. The shipment did not come with any discs or instructions. [*]

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointed

      I'm a fan of Seagate drives. I've had bad experiences with others and usually do not with Seagate. I purchased two of these drives and mirrored them in a Synology NAS in July of...Read complete review

      I'm a fan of Seagate drives. I've had bad experiences with others and usually do not with Seagate. I purchased two of these drives and mirrored them in a Synology NAS in July of 2012. Almost exactly 1 year later, one drive failed. The other appears to be working fine but...I can't say I'm pleased.

      Reviewed by 76 customers

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      4.0

      Fast and reliable

      By zebastian21

      from NYC

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage

          Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

          so far this HD works great, its very fast and great for the price

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          4.0

          Works great in a desktop RAID

          By Gorm

          from Exton, Pa

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High Capacity
          • Inexpensive
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Video

            Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

            Four stars thus far since I've only had these for a couple weeks now, but I purchased 4 of these drives and they've worked wonderfully in updating the storage for my Pegasus R4 Thunderbolt RAID. They're a pinch faster than the OEM 1TB Toshiba drives they're replacing and just as quiet. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase and would easily recommend them for this purpose.

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

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            5.0

            Space and Performance at a great price

            By Lou the Digital Media Manager

            from New York City

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Price
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Media Drive
            • Video

            Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

            I needed a large and reliable drive for my editing system and this drive has performed great. Ease of set up and drive speed is awesome. Runs very quietly.

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

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            4.0

            Works but had to upgrade dock

            By Wakeem

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • Required Upgrade

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

            Apparently this thing is newer than my previous Startech drive dock, it would only let me format it 800ish GBs. After I got a new StarTech drive dock I was able to format it to the full 3TB. Just an FYI if you are using an external enclosure or dock. The drive itself has performed great so far. Transfers fast and keeps cool.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            work perfectly with windows 8.1

            By jose luis

            from Caracas Venezuela

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • File Transfer
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

              windows 8 recognize automactly onluy you have to do the partition and format and worl flawesly

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

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              5.0

              3TB HDD

              By DJIPhantom

              from East Tennessee

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                I bought four of these for my NAS box. Holding up great!

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

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                5.0

                Works great like my other hard drives.

                By Lee

                from Bayonne, NJ

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                  I used this internal hard drive with 3 others for my Four Bay Hard Drive enclosure. Easy to install, didn't give me any hard time. It's fast enough.

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

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                  4.0

                  Good product but....

                  By cendrick

                  from Louisville KY

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                    I like have a large drive like this for backing up large video projects. This drive works great but I was surprised to see it not work properly with my exernal SATA usb reader. The only way I could get it to work properly was to insert it into my Mac Pro tower.

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

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                    5.0

                    great alternative to ssd

                    By justbrowsin

                    from westchester ny

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • High Capacity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                        quick and plenty of space

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

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                        5.0

                        WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        By Driftwood74

                        from TENNESSEE

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • High Capacity
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage

                          Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                          Now I have room to store whatever I want, PLUS my pictures !

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

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                          5.0

                          Great internal harddrive!

                          By ben

                          from Winston Salem, NC

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer
                            • Photo Storage
                            • Video

                            Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                            This hard drive was great for clonign my present hard drive since I am running out of space. I was able to use it as the main hard drive.

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

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                            5.0

                            Surprise!

                            By Ponkys

                            from Washington, DC

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • High Capacity
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup

                              Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                              I bought this Hard drive because my Lacie 3TB Thunderbolt hard drive that I bought in April started making weird noises and my computer wasn't reading it. I lost my entire information and a lot of video projects. I talked with a costumer assistant and she told me that I won't loose the warranty if I open it up to recover the information. When I opened it, Surprise! I realize that Lacie use the same 3TB internal hard drive from barracuda inside this expensive machine. I´m so glad I bought this hard drive!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              4.0

                              Great for the price

                              By Ben

                              from Columbus, GA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • cheap
                              • High Capacity

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage

                                Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                These drives are great for the price. They do tend to wear out after the warranty period, but it all depends on how much use. For backups, and other light use data you will get longer life from them. So it is best for offline or nearline storage. I usually go with these drives over more expensive enterprise grade drives because I can just replace a drive if one goes out when the warranty is up and still save money. I would recommend using this disk in some type of RAID for redundancy.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Does the job

                                By TommyF

                                from Seattle, WA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • High Capacity
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • File Transfer
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                  Lots of space and haven't had any issues with them yet. I don't expect it to last forever, but so far, pretty good.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Works as advertised

                                  By fotomatt1

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • Photo Storage

                                    Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                    I bought this as an additional internal drive for one of my Mac Pro towers. We continually replace the internals as they fill up with raw captures....it minimizes data loss if you never delete anything, and hard drives are inexpensive enough to do this now. The 3TB Barracuda is reliable and quiet, and will hopefully keep on spinning as other Seagate drives have for me for years.

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

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                                    4.0

                                    Works!

                                    By TomF

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy to use
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Backup
                                      • Photo Storage

                                      Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                      Does the job, gives the space.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      Works Fine

                                      By Turquoise

                                      from Nyc

                                      Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                      I've had it in my computer for about two weeks and it works as expected, no strange behavior. Hopefully that doesn't change.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great solution for Drobo

                                      By kek

                                      from Hawaii

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • High Capacity
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Additional Storage
                                        • Backup
                                        • File Transfer
                                        • Photo Storage
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                        Bought these for our Drobo and they work like their suppose to. No issues, just fro and go. Perfect solution

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

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                                        5.0

                                        Early review but working fine

                                        By Harvard dude

                                        from Boston, MA

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy to use
                                        • High Capacity
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage

                                          Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                          This hard drive was installed in a Windows 7 professional 64-bit computer. It was recognized by Windows and after a GUID partition style, formatted quickly. I copied 165GB of data from an internal SSD to this drive and it copied at a rate of 149 MB/s sustained rate. I am very happy, but can't speak to the longevity or durability yet. It is essentially silent.

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

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                                          4.0

                                          Cheap drive, good buy

                                          By atm

                                          from Brooklyn, NY

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy to use
                                          • High Capacity

                                          Cons

                                          • Heavy

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                          I use this drive as storage for video material, and it works great for a much cheaper price. Sure it's heavy and not extremely portable as others, but it's a good compromise if you're looking into saving money.

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

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