Seagate 500GB Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012 2.5" Internal Hard Drive (OEM)

Seagate 500GB Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012 2.5" Internal Hard Drive (OEM)

Seagate 500GB Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012 2.5" Internal Hard Drive (OEM)

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Seagate 500GB Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012 2.5" Internal Hard Drive (OEM)

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Product Highlights

  • 500GB Storage Capacity
  • SATA II 3 Gb/s Interface
  • 5400 RPM Spin Speed
  • SilentSeek and NoiseGuard

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The 500GB Spinpoint M8 ST500LM012 2.5" Internal Hard Drive (OEM) from Seagate offers 500GB of storage space, and it can be installed inside a desktop or notebook with a SATA II or I interface. This drive spins at a rate of 5400 rpm to provide performance. It features SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies to prevent and reduce the drive's noise level to help you work in peace. To offer a 500GB capacity, Seagate has utilized Perpendicular Magnetic Recording and Tunneling Magneto Resistive technologies to provide ample space to store your valuable digital content.

500GB formatted capacity
SATA native command queuing
TuMR/PMR head with FOD technology
Serial ATA 3 Gb/s interface support
Load/unload head technology
ATA Security Mode
ATA S.M.A.R.T.
SilentSeek - Minimizes the generation of acoustic noise by slowing down the seek speed
NoiseGuard - Includes noise dampers and re-designed spindle motors that reduce the noise level
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Capacity 500 GB
Interface SATA II 3 Gb/s (backwards compatible with 1.5 Gb/s)
Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
Average Seek Time Typical: 12 ms
Average Latency 5.6 ms
Drive Ready Time (typical) 4 sec
Data Transfer Rate Media to/from Buffer (Max.): 145 MB/s
Buffer to/from Host (Max.): 300 MB/s
Reliability Non-recoverable Read Error: 1 sector in 10E14 bits
Controlled Ramp Load/Unload: 600,000
Acoustics Idle: 2.4 bel
Performance Seek: 2.6 bel
Power Requirements Voltage: +5 V ± 5%
Spin-up Current (Max): 1000 mA
Seek (AVG): 2 W
Read/Write (AVG): 2.3 W
Low Power Idle (AVG): 0.7 W
Standby (AVG): 0.2 W
Sleep (AVG): 0.2 W
Temperature Operating: 41 to 131°F / 5 to 55°C
Non-operating: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
Humidity (Non-condensing) Operating: 5 to 90%
Non-operating: 5 to 95%
Shock Linear Shock (1/2 sine pulse, 2 ms)
Operating: 325 G
Non-operating: 750 G
Vibration Operating (swept sine, 1/4 octave per minute): 1.5 Grms
Altitude (Relative to Sea Level) Operating: -984.3 to 9,842.5' / -300.0 to 3,000.0 m
Non-operating: -1,312.3 to 49,212.6' / -400.0 to 15,000.0 m
Dimensions (HxWxL) 0.4 x 2.7 x 3.9" / 9.5 x 69.8 x 100.3 mm
Weight 3.8 oz / 107.0 g

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