Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit

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Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit

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  • 500 GB SATA NCQ internal hard drive features SATA with 3 Gbps and Native Command Queuing
  • 16 MB cache buffer; 7200 RPM for fast read/write times
  • Whisper-quiet with a 2.5 bels idle and 2.8 bels seek acoustics
  • Includes internal drive, interface cable, serial ATA power cable, DiscWizard installation software, SeaTools diagnostic software

Seagate 500GB Internal SATA 16MB Cache Hard Drive. The blazingly fast, amazingly easy way to store and work with massive amounts of data. With their 3Gb/sec data rate, Serial ATA interface and Native Command Queuing (NCQ) technology, these highly advanced drives improve desktop performance.
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Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit

Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit

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  1. 51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    quiet, fast, reliable, August 19, 2006
    By 
    Diane Wilson (Cary, NC USA) –
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    This review is from: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit (Personal Computers)

    I have two of these drives, one for video editing, one for a server. I’ve been completely satisfied with them; they were easy to install and their performance has been excellent. The SATA cables are a huge improvement over the old ATA ribbon cables, both for ease of installation and for improved airflow inside the computers. Windows recognizes SATA drives without a problem.

    The disk comes with a CD that includes installation software (not needed, for me at least) and Seagate’s BounceBack Express backup software.

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  2. 60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    High Capacity, High Performance, High reliability, March 11, 2008
    By 
    jv (USA) –

    The first thing to be mentioned, is that no one can rightfully complain about not having 1TB of storage, every drive, for the longest time is rated raw. When I formatted mine to NTFS it was 931.5GB, about 20GB more than I even expected.

    The second thing to understand, is every drive model, from every manufacturer, has a pretty standard, and somewhat high, DOA (here I am considering DOA as literally dead on arrival, and 1 week and under) rate. If you receive a DOA, rate the replacement, or the service you received. If you get two DOA’s, or get a replacement that is DOA; complain freely.

    I have my drive (I have the exact drive, except I purchased it OEM) inside a Nexstar 3 enclosure (capable of recognizing all 1TB) via esata (you can use USB 2.0 with this enclosure as well). The esata run into my Asus G2S-B2 via a Rosewill Expresscard32 2-port esata expansion. In short, the performance I received, will reflect SATAII internal performance Identically.

    The first thing to do, if your sata controller can handle auto-negotiation, is to remove the tiny gray jumper entirely, this will increase your burst performance.

    Seq. Write – 70 MB/s Seq. Read – 105 MB/s Buffered Write – 59 MB/s Buffered Read – 62 MB/s Random Reading – 54 MB/s This drive is faster than the kin Seagate inside my laptop as the main disk. For those of you who can’t use it internally or through esata, you will not see this kind of performance, the theoretical throughput of USB 2.0 is almost half the seq. read.

    These tests are run through PC Wizard 2008, important, with the jumper installed. I didn’t wish to assume people know what it is and know if their sata controller can use it removed. The performance is slightly better, but nothing substantial, without the jumper (it effectively dubs the drive down to sata 1).

    I’ve basically torture tested this drive since I received it almost a month ago, it is perfect. Generally, I’ve found, drives fail sooner than later; this drive will most likely serve me for quite some time.

    I recommend this drive over any other, if the performance is not higher (Hitachi’s are snoozfest), then the fail rate is much much lower (Samsung’s new 1TB is notoriously bad, unacceptably high fail rate). etc.

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  3. 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent HD for an awesome price, December 12, 2007
    By 
    Sahidul Limon “mistamoni” (raleigh nc) –
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    This review is from: Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA NCQ 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Desktop Hard Drive ST3500641AS-RK-Retail Kit (Personal Computers)

    After my WD My Book crashed with all my major files, I wanted to get a good harddrive that was reliable, fast, large capacity, quiet, and did I say reliable? I read many reviews on this Seagate 500GB Barracuda model, and decided to go with it. After getting 2 duds (OEM HD’s) from another “eggcelent” online store, I basically gave up on it. I tried a 3rd time, and got it from here… and could not be happier with my choice. For the extra $10, I got a brand new, sealed haddrive with the full 5 year warranty. The harddrive itself is excellent and quite small. The SATA is super fast compared to ATA. Not only does it transfer my files in a flash, but the noise is whisper quiet. I read some reviews that this particular model is quite noisy when it writes, but I think those are just bad models, because mine is barely noticeable even when I’m transferring Gigs worth of data. I partitioned my drive in 2 parts, and have not had any problems with it thus far. If you’re looking for a large storage HD with a small price, I highly recommend you go with this one.

    I haven’t shopped much on Amazon before, but I was blown away by their service. Free super saving, which stated it would arrive in 9-15 days or something, delivered to my door in 2! I am very satisfied with the product and the service.

    PS. I don’t work for Amazon nor am I trying to suck up to them… I was just really impressed with their speedy service.

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