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Seagate ST1000DM003 3.5 inch 1TB Barracuda Hard Drive

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  • 1TB/disk 7200 RPM platform provides affordable capacity
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance
  • Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance,even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers
  • Seagate OptiCache technology boosts overall performanceby as much as 45% over the previous generation
  • Seagate SmartAlign technology provides a simple, transparentmigration to Advanced Format 4K sectors

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Size Name: 1TB | Style Name: OEM

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Size: 1TB | Style Name: OEM
Technical Details
Item Weight399 g
Product Dimensions10.1 x 14.7 x 2 cm
Item model numberST1000DM003
Form Factor3.5"
Screen Size3.5 inches
Processor Count1
RAM Size1 TB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA-600
Wattage6.2 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 212 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight458 g
Date First Available17 Nov. 2011

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Size Name:1TB  |  Style Name:OEM

Product Description

The Barracuda hard drive gives you one hard drive platform for every desktop storage application. One drive with trusted performance, reliability, simplicity and capacity. New, Seagate 1TB-per-disk technology marks another major milestone for the hard drive industry. To make this happen, Seagate engineers had to pack 340,000 hard drive tracks into the width of a single inch. This means that, when reading and writing data, the read/write head needs to accurately follow a track that is a mere 75 nanometers wide. That’s about 500 times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. Seagate AcuTrac technology helps enable this incredible feat—reliably and accurately following these nano-tracks even in challenging operating environments, like an all-in-one PC with the music turned up. Barracuda 1TB-per-disk hard drives now include a host of refined technologies to further boost performance. Combined, these improvements squeeze even more performance out of storage already known for pushing the envelope! Third-generation dual-core processor with integrated ARM handles more data faster, 40nm chip manufacturing technology delivers more computing power without increasing electrical power requirements, 64MB of DDR2 SDRAM enables the fastest cache yet on Barracuda drives. You Don’t Have to Compromise Performance to Use the Highest CapacitiesUntil now, the highest-capacity desktop drives were most commonly available in reduced RPM models. Now Seagate delivers every capacity point from 250GB to 3TB on our full 7200-RPM performance platform. Why settle for less? We understand that industry changes and limitations can be a hassle. That’s why Seagate has worked hard to deliver solutions to these challenges. Seagate SmartAlign technology offers you an easy, transparent way to make the inevitable transition to Advanced Format 4K sector drives—no extra time, no utilities, no hassles.

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Style Name: OEMSize: 3TB Verified Purchase
Just purchased this drive, received it very quickly it came in a sealed anti-static bag which in turn was inside a bubble wrap bag all packed in a small cardboard box. On receiving the drive I partitioned it to GPT and formatted it to NTFS copied over all my files from a 500gb drive all went well and the drive is working fine but it took some time to do. Now this is the point that I discover the problem. When I go to swap the drives over I noticed the label on the NEW dive that I received and it read.


Nowhere in the description does it say it is a faulty HDD that has been repaired and there is no way of knowing how reliable or how long the drive was used BEFORE it was repaired. If I had known it was a repaired drive I would not have purchased it.

*UPDATE* Just checked the date code 13181 This equates to 02-11-2012 (Over 2 years old), Just requested a refund.
*UPDATE 2* Please note the supplier of this disk was "InvisibleMedia".
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This is currently the best value 2TB 7200RPM drive around, being some £25 cheaper than the nearest competitor. It's also the fastest in most benchmarks, which means if you're after a fast, cheap 2TB drive, it's a no-brainer on the face of it.

The problem is that these drives are also showing some problems. As you'll see from some of the other reviewers here, as well as elsewhere, the two problems are:-

(1) Bad sectors, which can appear very early, and are obviously a very serious problem if they occur, with likely data loss.
(2) A loud clicking sound which occurs periodically, which is the drive starting a load cycle after sleeping. This is a problem because the drives are only rated for 300,000 load cycles, and due to the power settings on the drive, this figure will be reached within a few months on the firmware that most of the drives are shipped with (CC4C). This problem can be fixed by updating the firmware (to CC4H) using Seagate's free utilty, but not all drives are managing to successfully update in this way.

Essentially, it's a lottery. If you get one of the drives made in Thailand, then the chances are it will be fine and you'll have a bargain. If you get one of the drives from the China plant to which production was shifted following the Thailand floods last year, then there seems to be a much greater chance that the drive will exhibit one or both of the above problems. Then it's a case of changing it and hoping for the best. I had a faulty drive from China, and swapped it for one from Thailand, and I'm pleased with the it now. It's a risk, though.
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Style Name: OEMSize: 1TB Verified Purchase
I use an SSD as my main drive, and this one for storage. It is a single platter, giving it less potential points for mechanical failure, and is thinner than most multi-platter drives.

So far it has been working fine, and I have but one complaint: Seagate have made the baffling decision to include an energy saving head-parking feature in the firmware, similar to that found in WD Greens. This means that if the drive is inactive for more than about 30 seconds, the heads park, making an annoying clicking noise and taking a second to move back again when you next access the disk. While the jury seems to be out on whether excessive head parking actually damages the drive, it's certainly damn annoying, and I was forced to download software which turns this feature off every time the computer boots (as you can't save the modified settings).

This isn't a deal-breaker, and if you use this as your OS drive it may be kept busy enough that the head never parks at all, but it is certainly something to bear in mind when considering this drive.

As Philip comments, a firmware update is available which purports to fix the issue. However, when I tried to apply it I received an error message, so your mileage may vary there.
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Style Name: OEMSize: 3TB Verified Purchase
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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Style Name: OEMSize: 4TB Verified Purchase
The Seagate Desktop HDD.15 ST4000DM000 HDD ships in a 4TB capacity and is the company's updated offering in what has been known as their Barracuda line. It provides users with a low power consumption option of just 5W in typical idle operation, 7.5W for an overall average and it runs pretty cool at 31'C. Beyond that, the drive features 180MB/s of sustained throughput (Actual 167/163MB/s) and 5.16ms for an average latency response time. The power and performance figures are achieved by Seagate's implementation of a 5,900 RPM spindle speed, versus the more common 7,200 RPM speed.

The 5,900 RPM speed selection means that the Seagate Desktop HDD.15 will be a reliable performer that doesn't rack up energy costs. While its target users aren't those looking for the most explosive performance, that criterion is still significant to some consumers. This 4TB Seagate HDD.15 performed surprisingly well in group tests of other 7,200RPM hard drives, with the exception of the Hitachi 7K4000 that dominated the group. In mixed workloads the HDD.15 frequently fell into the middle of the pack and sequential read transfer performance came in about 15MB/s below the class leader. With more desktops switching toward flash for boot drives and hosting applications, the demand for faster bulk storage is starting to lean towards lower cost or greater power savings being the big driving factors. In that category, a slightly slower 5,900RPM drive that meets most of the performance requirements can start to compete with 7,200RPM models when it comes to total cost of ownership.


Offered in 4TB capacity
Drops power needs without sacrificing too much performance
Quiet running
Good packaging.


Lower performance due to 5,900 RPM spindle speed
2 year warranty is a bit low.
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