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Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive

by Seagate
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  • 7200 RPM performance–from 250GB all the way up to 3TB
  • OptiCache™ technology further exploits big 64MB cache sizes and improved micro processor capabilities
  • SATA 6Gb/s technology to further maximize performance
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Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive + 2 x Gigabyte High Quality Original Light Blue SATA 3 6GB/s Cable (46cm) + Molex to 2 SATA Internal Power Splitter Cable
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandSeagate
Item Weight635 g
Product Dimensions14.7 x 10.1 x 2.6 cm
Item model numberST3000DM001
Screen Size3.5 inches
Hard Drive Size3 TB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA-600
Wattage8 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB006KCX0UE
Best Sellers Rank 1,220 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight739 g
Date First Available24 Nov 2011
  
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Product Description

Combining state-of-the-art technology and industry-leading manufacturing expertise, the Seagate® Barracuda® 7200.12 drive—the 12th generation of this award-winning desktop hard drive family—delivers 3000 GB of high-performing, eco-friendly digital storage. Designed with industry-leading acoustics and low power levels.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Psyper on 8 Feb 2013
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Brought 2 drives. Both arrived in one box and were wrapped up in plenty of bubble-wrap to secure them. Each drive was sealed in their original anti-static bags which was great. Installed as secondary drives and was visible in windows7 straight away. They are already formatted into to two partitions (2TB and 1TB) due to a 2TB limitation in MBR but in windows 7 you can go in to disk manager and reformat them to GPT (google it if you need instructions) and get the full 3,000GB on one drive. I needed 1 drive split in to two and the other split in to three which gave me 2 x 2.5TB & 3 x 1TB drives on windows explorer!
The drives take a little while to start up from being parked but its not much of an inconvenience and they do make a sound which you have to expect from the speed and size they are after all. Some comments here about them making cases rattle loudly but this is a problem with the case not the drives - I can just about hear them when they spin up as everything including the drives are pretty much securely fitted in my case. You can always purchase dampners (rubber rings that you place between the drive and the case) to stop this they are only a couple of quid and can purchase them from Amazon too.
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Dad TOP 500 REVIEWERTOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 May 2012
Worked fine right out of the box; installed and configured with no hassles.

I was able to easily configure it as a single partition. I configured it for GPT instead of MBR; and thus I have access to full 3TB (formatted as 2.72TB) without breaking it up into partitions. No extra software or hardware was needed.

I have a new PC the configuration made this install very straightforward: Asus P8P67 Pro REV 3.0 mobo, Intel i7-2600K CPU, 16GB RAM, two Intel 510 SSDs, 5 additional internal Seagate Barracuda HDs, two 3TB eSATA HDs Win 7 Pro 64-bit SP1, Antec P183 v3 case, Antec CP1000 power supply,

It runs just slightly warm to the touch, about the same as my other non-SSD HDs. Note: I have a 120mm fan dedicated to my (lower) HD bay where these drives are installed.

I scanned the whole drive for bad spots without significant findings or problems.

I needed the 3TB of space for my digital photography hobby, so easy access to this much space is very welcome.
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55 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Dark-Legend on 24 May 2012
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Length: 0:26 Mins
45cm SATA internal Hard Drive Cable with Angled Connector

As soon as you install the HDD make sure you conver it from MBR disk to GPT disk. This is because the product arrives as a mbr disk meaning that the maximum data it holds is 2TB, but after converting it to GPT "you can use up all 3TB as 1 partition".

The following link will guide you through each step. Make sure you run command prompt as an Administrator.

From the link below follow solution 3 as it is more reliable and no need to download any 3rd party software.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Al on 25 Aug 2012
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Note that this comes as a bare drive; no screws, cable, or fancy packaging. But didn't need any of that, as it was used to upgrade a Time Capsule (first generation) from 500GB. From reading online about TC upgrades, I was aware of 2 potential problems; 1) the full HDD capacity not being recognised, and 2) the disk not spinning down when inactive. The spin-down problem appears to be commoner with some of the WD "Advanced Format" drives, and probably with later generations of TC. Replacing the HDD was easy (once the rubber base of the TC was removed!!), the full capacity was instantly recognised, and no spin-down problem. So far all working fine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 July 2012
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dispached in two days.
plugged in.
no problems at all.
I moved all the 1Tb content from the old har disk in one hour and now I'm ready to rumble!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gasur on 21 Feb 2014
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I got this drive, installed it in my case & made sure I didn't have static electricity (wristband), I then installed it very carefully and booted up my computer. The drive was recognized and everything was fine. After a week of usage, I then watched a movie that was stored on it. It then started to skip frames, lag out, cut out etc. I did a S.M.A.R.T test & to my surprise there was A LOT of bad sectors. I asked people on Tomshardware & SpeedFan said that I needed to replace the drive immediately.

I asked for a refund and Amazon was very helpful. I know have bought a WDC 3TB one instead, waiting for it to arrive.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Launchpad on 23 April 2012
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I'm using this in a Synology NAS, out of the box not a problem, the drive runs quiet and relatively cool. Transfer speeds are good too.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Andy_atGC TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 May 2012
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I bought my first 3TB Seagate to reorganise and consolidate the contents of several older and smaller HDDs previously used. Using a single drive rather than 3 or 4 offers a significant saving in space and power usage plus, used in a USB 3.0 enclosure, it offers faster data access than the older USB 2.0 enclosures ever could.

The price is significantly lower than other similar capacity drives with a similar spindle speed which makes it quite a bargain. It appears to be essentially silent even under long, continuous writes and has subsequently varied in price at different times (at the lowest price seen during March 2013).

I had since purchased 6 more, in pairs but not all at once, for use in RAID enclosures but in BIG mode where the capacities are merged, for my own use where they perform brilliantly with only the noise from the enclosures' internal fans being apparent. I have never yet experienced any other noise from one of these units so cannot explain how some reviewers claim them to be extremely noisy unless they are improperly secured in their respective housings or enclosures. I have also purchased at least two further pairs for assembly and use in RAID enclosures on behalf of others, set-up in an identical fashion to my own examples, and again I have yet to hear of any adverse issues.

As a good all-rounder and with the faster 7200RPM spindle speed, if you can get them for below £100 (they were well below that in April 2013), it makes little sense to opt for a 5400RPM alternative which may have a similar or higher price.

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