Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

SATA - 7200 rpm - 32 MB Buffer - Hot Swappable - MPN: ST31000340AS
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The Barracuda 7200.11 drive offers the ideal combination of world-class technology and low total cost of ownership. Highly leveraged from award-winning PMR technology, the Barracuda 7200.11 Drive increases capacity per disk without increasing platter or head count. At the same time, it enhances reliability by decreasing internal components and increasing magnetic stability at high areal densities.
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Interface Type SATA
Internal/External Internal
Form Factor Width 3.5"
Drive Type Hard Drive
normalized-Capacity 1000000
normalized-Rotational Speed 7200
normalized-Cache Size 32
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA300 ST3-AS Series
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 99 expert reviews for Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA300 ST3-AS Series and the average expert rating is 88 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Bad drives, bad customer service
1 Star Review   By member dkohrn - Nov 11, 2009   

Strengths: Cheap to buy

Weakness: Very high failure rate

I've had 6 out of 8 drives fail in less than 2 years. The first failure was after 1 month. Warranty service is spotty. Better to not expect good service than to be disappointed when you don't get it.

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7200 Seagates High Drive Failure Rates!
1 Star Review     

Weakness: FAILURE UPON FAILURE!

high failure rates even on the drives that were supposedly not affected by the acknowledged problems. why isn't seagate standing behind these drives and providing data recovery?

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Failed after one month
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Fast, inexpensive

Weakness: Poor reliability, these drives are failing at a very high rate

Second failed Seagate drive in 3 months. First one froze out of blue after barely a month of use. I sent it back, got a used (??) one back from Seagate, which didn't last even couple of weeks before it failed same as the first one. From what I can read on the Internet, these drives have a serious design issue, and are bound to fail relatively quickly and without a warning.

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DO NOT BUY
1 Star Review   By member tjdehya - Jan 9, 2009   

Weakness: Dead after a few weeks, Bad customer service.

I had the drive for a couple weeks and the performance was very bad, after a few weeks of use the drive just stop responding. Its a well know issue. SEARCH THE INTERNET ABOUT THIS DRIVE! Their return policy is terrible and customer service is even worse. Its like Seagate is trying to tell me that it is my fault for buying a Seagate drive. They sold me a piece of crap and their reaction almost sounded like they are saying "oh well too bad, you should have known better. Now deal with it!" I will never buy Seagate crap again.

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1TB of space... 5 Year warranty... SOLD!!!
5 Star Review   By member mfossa - Oct 8, 2008   

Strengths: 5 Year warranty, decent performance, rather low heat, 1TB of space.

Weakness: Energy could be lower (the WD GP's still hold crown for this)... that's about it.

This drive is a great buy for anyone who needs a lot of storage space and want to feel comfortable with the warranty that is provided. EVERYONE who has a drive like this should always be using it in conjunction with some backup system. To store all your data on a big drive like this without any form of backup is just asking for it. I use 6 of these drives in my home for my UnRaid Media Server... they work GREAT!!

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Seagate 1TB Hard Drive
5 Star Review   By member greenbay9999 - Sep 16, 2008   

Strengths: This drive comes with the 5-Year Warranty. A reliable drive you can count on. The SATA II interface and large cache (32MB) provide great transfer speed.

Weakness: The only weakness I can think of is that it is a little bit costly per GB than those small size ones in the market.

To get the SATA II interface working, you have to remove the jumper before installing the drive. Refer to page 20 of Seagate's manual at www.seagate.com/static... 7200.11/100452348b.pdf I have had several Seagate drives and really like them. For the Barracuda 7200.11 SATA line, I am using ST3500320AS (500GB) as a main drive and now this 1TB drive serves as video storage.

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Seagate 1TB SATA Internal Hard Drive
4 Star Review   By member sierra_nevadas - Sep 15, 2008   

Strengths: Great capacity; decent price; good RMA system; 5-year warranty

Weakness: Shaky quality; gets hot

I bought four of these for my Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ NAS device. Unfortunately, one of the four was bad! It made a very loud clicking noise upon insertion, and was really slow. Kind of disappointing to have to deal with an RMA out of the box, but at least Seagate support was good. They shipped me a replacement drive via FedEx ground within 2-days of receiving my defective drive (their center is in Texas). I did have to pay for shipping my drive to them, which was kind of a bummer. The replacement (and the original three) have been working great for the last month. They are relatively quiet and perform fast enough for my NAS box. They do get hot, hovering around 40 degrees Celcius, but that is with so-so airflow. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. The five-year warranty is good, but I hope I don't have to use it again!

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Great storage drive
5 Star Review   By member xdr4gon - Jul 29, 2008   

Strengths: Lots of space ~930GB after formating! Fast Quiet Cool 5 year warranty

Weakness: Could be faster, but this is the fastest at this size

This is an excellent storage drive. I use it to back up my raid 0 array (aid 0) that consists of 2x 640GB WD AAKS drives just in case the worst happens. This drive is great for storing movies, files, music, and pictures. It's much quieter than the 7200.10 series, less hot, and runs faster. This is by far the best Seagate generation. You can't beat the storage for the price. 5 year warranty is great too!

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Great 1TB Harddrive
5 Star Review   By member amethyst15 - Jul 23, 2008   

Strengths: Size, Price, Reliable, 5 Year Warranty

Weakness: Produces a little Heat

I really like the Seagate line of drives. I didn't buy from Seagate in the past, but with the new 5 year warranty, I feel confident that even if it does fail I can recover my data and easily get a new drive. I've been burned in the past on drives with 1 year warranties that have failed and I've been out the money. I haven't had many problems with Seagate drives to begin with. I've had several 500GB and now this 1TB drive, and I'm sold on Seagate unless something changes. Their drives are fast, cheap and reliable and that a good combination for me.

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Lots of Clicking
3 Star Review   By member faris2004 - Apr 19, 2008   

Strengths: Lots of storage space. Good speed

Weakness: Lots of Clicking Noise but I think it seems to be normal on these drives.

I'm using this driver for video storage, more then 400 GB. So I'm afraid from losing my data because the clicking. But it's not meaning it is a bad drive 1 TB is not a small driver.

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The Barracuda 7200.11 drive offers the ideal combination of world-class technology and low total cost of ownership. Highly leveraged from award-winning PMR technology, the Barracuda 7200.11 Drive increases capacity per disk without increasing platter or head count. At the same time, it enhances reliability by decreasing internal components and increasing magnetic stability at high areal densities.
Quick Glance
Interface Type SATA
Internal/External Internal
Form Factor Width 3.5"
Drive Type Hard Drive
normalized-Capacity 1000000
normalized-Rotational Speed 7200
normalized-Cache Size 32
Summary
Product Title Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Manufacturer Seagate
Lowest Price $48.00 from ServerSupply.com
Power Score 4.1 | 13 Reviews
Storage
Capacity: 1 TB
Interface
Interface Connection: Serial ATA - 7 pin
Performance
Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
Cache Size: 32 MB
MTBF: 1200000 hour(s)
Dimensions
Dimensions: 1.02" Height x 4" Width x 5.78" Depth
Weight: 1.40 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Product Series: 7200.11
Product Line: Barracuda
SATA Pin: 7-pin
Sustained Transfer Rate: 105 MBytes/sec
Height: 1.03 in
Access Time: 4.16 ms
Host Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (2.3 Gbps)
Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
Product Model: ST31000340AS
Brand Name: Seagate
Drive Interface: SATA
Included Components: Cabling (Interface)
Drive Height: 1/3H
Drive Width: 3.5"
Cable Connectors: SATA
Width: 4.01 in
Compatible Drive Bay Height: 1/3H
Depth: 5.79 in
Hot Swappable: Yes
Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate: 105 MBps (840 Mbps)
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Expert Reviews
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA300 ST3-AS Series
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 31, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 99 expert reviews for Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA300 ST3-AS Series and the average expert rating is 88 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Bad drives, bad customer service
1 Star Review   By member dkohrn - Nov 11, 2009   

Strengths: Cheap to buy

Weakness: Very high failure rate

I've had 6 out of 8 drives fail in less than 2 years. The first failure was after 1 month. Warranty service is spotty. Better to not expect good service than to be disappointed when you don't get it.

0% of readers found this review helpful.

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7200 Seagates High Drive Failure Rates!
1 Star Review     

Weakness: FAILURE UPON FAILURE!

high failure rates even on the drives that were supposedly not affected by the acknowledged problems. why isn't seagate standing behind these drives and providing data recovery?

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Failed after one month
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Fast, inexpensive

Weakness: Poor reliability, these drives are failing at a very high rate

Second failed Seagate drive in 3 months. First one froze out of blue after barely a month of use. I sent it back, got a used (??) one back from Seagate, which didn't last even couple of weeks before it failed same as the first one. From what I can read on the Internet, these drives have a serious design issue, and are bound to fail relatively quickly and without a warning.

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DO NOT BUY
1 Star Review   By member tjdehya - Jan 9, 2009   

Weakness: Dead after a few weeks, Bad customer service.

I had the drive for a couple weeks and the performance was very bad, after a few weeks of use the drive just stop responding. Its a well know issue. SEARCH THE INTERNET ABOUT THIS DRIVE! Their return policy is terrible and customer service is even worse. Its like Seagate is trying to tell me that it is my fault for buying a Seagate drive. They sold me a piece of crap and their reaction almost sounded like they are saying "oh well too bad, you should have known better. Now deal with it!" I will never buy Seagate crap again.

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1TB of space... 5 Year warranty... SOLD!!!
5 Star Review   By member mfossa - Oct 8, 2008   

Strengths: 5 Year warranty, decent performance, rather low heat, 1TB of space.

Weakness: Energy could be lower (the WD GP's still hold crown for this)... that's about it.

This drive is a great buy for anyone who needs a lot of storage space and want to feel comfortable with the warranty that is provided. EVERYONE who has a drive like this should always be using it in conjunction with some backup system. To store all your data on a big drive like this without any form of backup is just asking for it. I use 6 of these drives in my home for my UnRaid Media Server... they work GREAT!!

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Seagate 1TB Hard Drive
5 Star Review   By member greenbay9999 - Sep 16, 2008   

Strengths: This drive comes with the 5-Year Warranty. A reliable drive you can count on. The SATA II interface and large cache (32MB) provide great transfer speed.

Weakness: The only weakness I can think of is that it is a little bit costly per GB than those small size ones in the market.

To get the SATA II interface working, you have to remove the jumper before installing the drive. Refer to page 20 of Seagate's manual at www.seagate.com/static... 7200.11/100452348b.pdf I have had several Seagate drives and really like them. For the Barracuda 7200.11 SATA line, I am using ST3500320AS (500GB) as a main drive and now this 1TB drive serves as video storage.

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Seagate 1TB SATA Internal Hard Drive
4 Star Review   By member sierra_nevadas - Sep 15, 2008   

Strengths: Great capacity; decent price; good RMA system; 5-year warranty

Weakness: Shaky quality; gets hot

I bought four of these for my Netgear ReadyNAS NV+ NAS device. Unfortunately, one of the four was bad! It made a very loud clicking noise upon insertion, and was really slow. Kind of disappointing to have to deal with an RMA out of the box, but at least Seagate support was good. They shipped me a replacement drive via FedEx ground within 2-days of receiving my defective drive (their center is in Texas). I did have to pay for shipping my drive to them, which was kind of a bummer. The replacement (and the original three) have been working great for the last month. They are relatively quiet and perform fast enough for my NAS box. They do get hot, hovering around 40 degrees Celcius, but that is with so-so airflow. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase. The five-year warranty is good, but I hope I don't have to use it again!

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Great storage drive
5 Star Review   By member xdr4gon - Jul 29, 2008   

Strengths: Lots of space ~930GB after formating! Fast Quiet Cool 5 year warranty

Weakness: Could be faster, but this is the fastest at this size

This is an excellent storage drive. I use it to back up my raid 0 array (aid 0) that consists of 2x 640GB WD AAKS drives just in case the worst happens. This drive is great for storing movies, files, music, and pictures. It's much quieter than the 7200.10 series, less hot, and runs faster. This is by far the best Seagate generation. You can't beat the storage for the price. 5 year warranty is great too!

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Great 1TB Harddrive
5 Star Review   By member amethyst15 - Jul 23, 2008   

Strengths: Size, Price, Reliable, 5 Year Warranty

Weakness: Produces a little Heat

I really like the Seagate line of drives. I didn't buy from Seagate in the past, but with the new 5 year warranty, I feel confident that even if it does fail I can recover my data and easily get a new drive. I've been burned in the past on drives with 1 year warranties that have failed and I've been out the money. I haven't had many problems with Seagate drives to begin with. I've had several 500GB and now this 1TB drive, and I'm sold on Seagate unless something changes. Their drives are fast, cheap and reliable and that a good combination for me.

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Lots of Clicking
3 Star Review   By member faris2004 - Apr 19, 2008   

Strengths: Lots of storage space. Good speed

Weakness: Lots of Clicking Noise but I think it seems to be normal on these drives.

I'm using this driver for video storage, more then 400 GB. So I'm afraid from losing my data because the clicking. But it's not meaning it is a bad drive 1 TB is not a small driver.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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Seagate does it again
5 Star Review   By member baltutit - Feb 15, 2008   

Strengths: Awesome drive! It's fast, very quiet and the price is great for the quality and overall performance of a Barracuda.

Weakness: Runs hot as is expected from Barracudas and from drives this large, so make sure your system has active cooling (fan or water) for it.

Since I first built my system, I've trusted Seagate Barracuda drives. I've used other brands but they don't produce as fast seek times or as quiet operations. Seagate also offers an excellent warranty and solid hard drive construction. I've had other brand's power connectors actually snap off of the drive with minimal force but Seagate uses superior quality terminals to prevent this. This drive will be a stable part of my system for many years to come.

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Glad I bought it
5 Star Review   By member flymach1 - Nov 15, 2007   

Strengths: Huge size, fast, quiet. 1TB in the 3.5" space.

Weakness: A little more cost per GB than smaller drives.

Having one HD that uses less power and produces less heat than two 500GB drives was what made me buy this drive. The performance of this drive is outstanding. On my computer the average read is 85.9 MB per second, according to HD Tach. This compares to 78.2MB per second from my WD 150GB Raptor. Not bad at all for such a large HD. I highly recommend this drive. I'm considering getting another to set up in a RAID configuration.

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