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Seagate 3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive

B&H # SEST3000DM00 Mfr # ST3000DM001
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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®

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    Seagate3TB Barracuda 3.5" Internal Desktop Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 59 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large capacity / good size (33)
    • Quiet (29)
    • Easy to set up (20)
    • Easy to install (16)
    • Easy to use (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (28)
      • Back-up (22)
      • Photo storage (20)
      • Video (20)
      • File transfer (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (34), Frequent user (10), Heavy duty user (9), Casual user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (37), Personal (21)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (18), Mac (17)

      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.

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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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          5.0

          Just what we ordered and needed

          By VOLBUNNY

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage

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

              Great in our security DVR!

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Newegg shopper mind blown

              By HeyDudeRadical

              from Spokane, WA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

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

                I never thought I would find B&H beating out [*] pricing on PC parts while maintaining the classic B&H experience. The drive is just as you would expect. I dropped one in my Drobo without issue and another on my motherboard's internal SATA. Both drives are reading and writing like champs.Thanks!

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

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                5.0

                No Complaint

                By ks888photo

                from San Gabriel, CA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High Capacity

                Cons

                • Not Sshd At The Price
                • Wish It Is A Sshd

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Photo Storage

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

                Works as advertised, no issues.

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

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                4.0

                Quality and Timeliness was perfect

                By JAM

                from Manalapan, New Jersey

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Slow

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup

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

                Quality and timeliness of product was excellent.

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

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                5.0

                3TB Barracuda

                By warbonnets

                from Nebraska

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

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

                  I use these drives in a Drobo. Simply insert into a Drobo and forget about it. Drobo will do the rest.

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

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                  5.0

                  Works fine so far

                  By John

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Cost-effective, working fine so far, no complaints.

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

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                      4.0

                      Works as expected so far

                      By Ed the PC guru

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • High Capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

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

                        Installed it into a network video recorder. Was recognized and formatted without issue.

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

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                        4.0

                        Sturdy Drive

                        By swheel

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Power 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:

                          Works as advertised, no issues.

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

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                          4.0

                          Easy install, great upgrade

                          By Chris From Joisey

                          from Central NJ

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • Photo Storage
                            • Video

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

                            Using in a 5 year old Mac - set up two in RAID format and now have plenty of secure memory. Fast delivery, breeze of an install. Very happy.

                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            3.0

                            Works as expected

                            By topdogsho

                            from NJ

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • High Capacity

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

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

                              Use it in a NAS and for the price you cant beat it. Seagate has had some firmware issues in the past but this drive runs well.

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

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                              5.0

                              Raid-1

                              By Dan

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • High Capacity

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

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

                                Have this set up in External enclosure, as a Raid-1. Use it to archive videos from HyperDeck Studio Pro. With eSata, it takes about 30 minutes for 230GB to back up.

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

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                                5.0

                                Wxcellent perfomance

                                By Krishna photo arts

                                from Atlanta Ga

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • File Transfer
                                  • Photo Storage
                                  • Video

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

                                  best for video and photo storage

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Buy! Lots of Space

                                  By mattk993

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

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

                                    Used for a raid 1 enclosure. Works like a charm.

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

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                                    4.0

                                    Not bad, but...

                                    By MadCoder

                                    from Nashville, TN

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage

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

                                      I've ordered 4 of these drives over the past month and 1 out of the 4 came DOA. I guess that's to be expected in today's quick manufacturing. Overall, the drives hold up well and preform very nicely on a 6gbs sata port.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Installed and running in minutes.

                                      By JimagesVid

                                      from Ohio

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Additional Storage
                                        • Backup
                                        • Video

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

                                        Well packed, VERY easy to install in my Mac Pro. I reformatted & partitioned it and was using it within 15 minutes of opening the box.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        Essential

                                        By MinoltaCle_IzDiBest

                                        from Germany, Graf

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • 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:

                                          fast and lots of space for now.

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

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                                          5.0

                                          Lots of space

                                          By Carlos

                                          from Philly Pa

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                Lots of space for audio and video...

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

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