Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA III Hard Drive (OEM)

Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA III Hard Drive (OEM)

Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA III Hard Drive (OEM)

B&H # SEST8000AS00 MFR # ST8000AS0002

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  • 8TB Storage Capacity
  • 128MB Cache (Multisegmented)
  • NCQ SATA III Interface
  • 4096 Bytes per Sector
  • 300,000 Load/Unload Cycles
  • 8760 Power-On Hours
  • Designed for 24 x 7 Operation
  • 800K MTBF
  • Seagate AcuTrac Technology
  • Seagate PowerChoice Technology
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Capacity: 8TB




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Seagate ST8000AS0002 overview

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The Archive HDD 8TB SATA III Hard Drive (OEM) from Seagate is a 3.5" internal drive with a 8.0TB storage capacity. The drive is designed for 24 × 7 workloads of 180TB per year. Free Seagate DiskWizard software allows you to install the hard drives in Windows without UEFI BIOS. With Seagate AcuTrac servo technology, it delivers dependable performance. This drive is suitable for cost-effective online archiving, object storage, Big Data cold storage, cloud active archive, and Web-scale archiving.

UPC: 763649058381
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Seagate Archive HDD 8TB SATA III Hard Drive (OEM)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Seagate ST8000AS0002 specs

    Drive Capacity 8.0 TB
    Cache Memory 128 MB
    Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
    Maximum Read Speed 190 MB/s
    Maximum Write Speed 190 MB/s
    Drive Type HDD
    Form Factor 3.5"
    HDD Specs
    Heads 12
    Platters 6
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    Load/Unload Cycles 300,000
    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 0.8 Million Hours
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 in 1014
    Power Draw 1.0 W (Standby)
    5.0 W (Idle)
    7.5 W (Active)
    Supported Voltage 5 VDC, 12 VDC
    Current 2.0 A
    Operating Temperature 32 to 140°F / 0 to 60°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Certifications RoHS, as per Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.0 x 1.0 x 5.7" / 101.6 x 26.1 x 146.9 mm
    Weight 27.5 oz / 780.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.3 x 7.6 x 4.1"

    Seagate ST8000AS0002 reviews

    Archive HDD 8TB SATA III Hard Drive (OEM) is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 42.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Read failures on 2 of 2 drives Purchased two of these to use as a mirror in the server because my 4 TB drives used for archives were getting full. Write performance was fine but inconsistent. At times, the writes speed would drop to 0 but then pop back up to 80-90 MBps. The 4 TB drives never did this. Could not read a large file from the drives so I checked the SMART data. Both drives had many 187 errors (Reported Uncorrect). These are sectors that couldn't be read. I had backups so I am fine but I would never buy these again. I will RMA them to Seagate but will not trust the returned drives so I will replace them with something else.
    Date published: 2015-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits original Mac Pro with new sled bracket. I bought this 8TB drive to get the best bang for my buck. Not only that, it also has a 3-year warranty. Bit slower to write to than regular 7200rpm drives, but fast enough for me. I'm using it mostly to store and play back audio and video files. When filling it SATA-SATA, it started out at around 125MB/s. After 500GB it was down to 100MB/s. And after 2TB the average for the whole copy was 66MB/s. I then copied another 5TB via FW800-eSATA, and average speed started out at 52MB/s and ended with 25MB/s. But read speeds are great, so I don't worry much about a slow initial copy. And since I don't write more than perhaps 100-200GB per week, it works out great for me. Highly recommended. The latest larger drives have a new configuration standard for the screw holes. So to fit it in an original Mac Pro, you need to buy a new sled. Currently only sold by OWC.
    Date published: 2015-11-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for the price got this to replace my 3 other hard drives, initial backup took 2 full days but that is expected when you're moving 8tb of datas around. noise: when buffering above 2mb/s from another computer accessing files the hard drive's clicking noise will kick in, only notifiable when transferring files, watching 1080p movies and such this hdd is silent. if you are running a personal server the less hdd you have the smaller your electric foot print is. this replaced 3 of my hdd so im already saving money on electricity bills. can't say much about reliability but its shows no symptoms of a bad quality hdd so far.
    Date published: 2015-03-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great drive... for long term backup. I intended to use the product for offsite storage for servers. The great thing about this drive is the capacity vs cost. The problem is that I think the technology is just too new or that I was using it in a manner unintended. The drive has very sporadic write speeds (3mb-160mb) and it constantly fluctuates. For instance it would take nearly 4x the amount of time to write large amount of data compared to a standard or even NAS drive. This drive would be great in a set it and forget it environment and I believe that holds true only in datacenters and enterprise level storage spaces.
    Date published: 2015-03-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from High Failure Rate I just received 8 of these 8TB drives. 3 out of 8 are bad. 2 have read failures and report as a 3.86GB drives. Yes GB. The third only gets a link speed of 1.5Gbps. These are SATA III drives the link speed should be 6Gbps. I would not recommend these drives with 3 out of 8 being bad right out of the box. rovpilot
    Date published: 2015-03-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Massive Storage But Very Very Slow These are not your typical working drives. These are for long term storage. They are rated at 5980 rpm but I feel like they are much slower. I purchased 8 from B&H and all 8 are running smooth so good on that front. But while copy 7.49TB from one drive to another through USB 3.0 connections it took: Started 7pm Wednesday. Finished 11am Friday Morning. So you have an idea. 40 hours to copy 7.49TB.... Super slow. But so far all drives are stable. And I feel that my archives are safe and secure. Also tried 4 of them in a RAID 10 and the speed did not increase very much at all. So long term storage and they are great.
    Date published: 2016-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One is not enough One of my hard drives crashed so I decided to get the largest I could on a budget. Realizing that the original problem was going to occur on another drive soon, I got two, thinking one would be backup. The drives arrived quickly and work great. I did some research and came to the conclusion that to avoid this reoccurring problem, I would need to get a third for a RAID5 array. The price went down and I am waiting for the third to arrive in a few days. Once I get this up, I will just be able to swap out one drive when it fails and not lose any data. Problem solved and on a budget. Thanks B&H
    Date published: 2015-08-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great Upgrade I use four of these in two mirrored pairs under Win7 sp1 Pro. No problems. I've had them in and operating approx. two weeks. As I write this, I'm still loading files. When they fill up, I'll order four more. For me, with computer experiance dating back to beyond 1979, it's a much more economical way to preserve data, than purchase a silo or LTO storage.
    Date published: 2015-05-26
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