Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 1 Pack

SATA - 7200 rpm - 8 MB Buffer - MPN: ST3120026AS
Product Details
Description
The World's Toughest and Quietest High-Performance Desktop Drive With Record-Setting Storage Density.
Quick Glance
Internal/External Internal
Interface Type SATA
Form Factor Width 3.5"
Drive Type Hard Drive
normalized-Cache Size 8
normalized-Capacity 120000
normalized-Rotational Speed 7200
Expert Reviews
ReviewGist for Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120 GB SATA Hard Drive
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - May 2, 2010

Performance is Excellent according to 37 Hard Drive experts. -- "superior performance"-tigerdirect.com -- "This 7200RPM, 500GB internal drive features a whopping 16MB cache and whisper-quiet acoustics."-circuitcity.com -- "Its speed was especially notable on the PC World Test Centers write tests"-pcworld.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Technology, Noise, etc.

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User Reviews
Seagate Barracuda 120gb SATA @ 7200rpm & 8mb cache
5 Star Review   By member bama19642 - Aug 7, 2007   

Strengths: Product reputation for reliablity and customer service. Although this HDD has not been used yet I do have other drives of this model which have worked well, consistently show good to great marks on te

Weakness: None so far.

I bought this drive because of the price, about $50 for a Seagate Barracuda 120 GB (OEM) delivered. I will use it to build a pc for my nephew, which will cost under $300 using Pricegrabber to find geat deals for almost all the parts. That includes Vista Home Basic (OEM), not the upgrade, for $75, a Biostar mb for about $60, and an Nvidia 7300 256mb PCIE video card for about $70. Pricegrabber is a great way to evaluate true values of products I consider buying through auction sites. Unless I can save 35% or more I use merchants featured on Pricegrabber for fast delivery and customer service.

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5 Star Review   By member fuggle - Oct 29, 2005   

Strengths: reliable, quiet, and fast SATA connection

Weakness: Cost

I bought this 3 years ago and price has not come down very much; looking to do a RAID 0 config with it, but still a spendy drive. Still, I have no problems with it and recommend Seagate drives to anyone looking for a reliable drive.

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1 Star Review   By member BigSkyRaider - Mar 21, 2005   

Strengths: Serial ATA is the best. Quiet, fast.

Weakness: Seagate Warranty.

Thirteen months after purchase, this drive developed bad sectors. Not a big deal except my backup was Norton Ghost so the reload would not capture all registry files. When I went to Seagate to get a replacement drive, they said the warranty was only one year. My new WD 160 SATA-150 has a three-year warranty. It runs just as fast and is just as quiet as the Seagate. Obviously, this is my last Seagate purchase.

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5 Star Review   By member natskvi - Feb 28, 2005   

Strengths: Fast seek time, high throughput, totally quiet

I've had this 120GB Seagate SATA drive for over a year now, and it has performed spectacularly. The hard drive is usually the "weakest link" in terms of overall system performance, and when I installed this drive as my main storage device, performance improved tenfold. My configuration is Abit KV7 + 512MB DDR RAM + Windows 2000. In the future I plan to buy another 120GB Seagate SATA and set up a RAID 0 configuration to (hopefully) double throughput.

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5 Star Review   By member lemdog_00_98 - Jan 29, 2005   

Strengths: Quiet operation, incredibly fast, excellent manufacturers warantee.

Weakness: Slightly more expensive per GB compared to Maxtor/Western Digital drives.

IF you're thinking about buying a serial ata hard drive, I would highly recommend buying a seagate drive. I used to be a huge fan of western digital drives, but since using 2 80 GB Seagate drives, I have not gone back. The reason seagate provides a long warantee on their products is because they will last much longer than the guarantee that they give. They make extremely high quality products and I would definitely purchase seagate drives over any other manufacturer. This drive is no exception...nothing but the highest quality parts and is a true serial ata, no bridge from a serial interface to an ide drive. Great speed and product. I will be purchasing another soon for backup after being so satisfied with this drive.

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5 Star Review   By member quiquecamacho - Dec 5, 2004   

Strengths: Fast & Quiet

Weakness: Not cheapest.

I bought (OEM)2 of these to set up in a RAID 1 configuration. After a month of working fine, one of them is not working properly. Don't know yet if that's a drive defect or some RAID malfunction. Will update when I get a result. Otherwise, drives are really quiet.

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5 Star Review   By member quantumlotus - Dec 1, 2004   

Strengths: Quiet, low temperature, and fast - "Seagate Quality"

Weakness: It is a little on the pricey end of the spectrum and slow to come down, but in this case you definitely get what you pay for.

This is the second one of these I have bought. I set up a RAID 0 configuration, and easily wrote uncompressed video (DV-NTSC) and audio with only 256MB of ram (no buffer needed). I am running a liquid cooled system with hardly any dB noise, and I cannot hear even a whisper click from the drives. I have another SATA drive from WDC, and there is no comparison. Seagate wins hands down, as always.

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5 Star Review   By member takido - Nov 23, 2004   

Strengths: VERY CHEAP!!! Serial ATA is very easy to use

Weakness: None that I am aware of yet.

The 7200 rpm speed is very functional and is great, the 8meg of cache makes it seem like i'm using a much smaller drive. For the price (49.99 after rebate) you can't get a much better hard drive. I am very happy in my decision to buy this and hope it continues to provide me with performance.

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5 Star Review   By member shooty - Oct 24, 2004   

Strengths: fast, quiet

I bought this drive when i built my computer very pleased with it - fast and quiet just bought a second one for raid 0 it fills up fast seagate makes good hard drives

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5 Star Review   By member Iron84 - Oct 2, 2004   

Strengths: VERY quiet; speedy and uses SATA interface.

Weakness: May not have a high enough capacity for some users. A 120GB drive isn't as big as it used to be.

After my experience with this drive, I’ve equipped out other two computers with Seagate drives. They’re fast, deathly silent, and blow away the clunky Western Digital drives I’ve used previously. After switching out my WD drive, I didn’t think this one was working; no hard drive grunts at startup. The 8mb cache and 7200 RPM speed make a noticeable difference. The only reason not to get this drive is if you need more room, but any Barracuda drive will serve you well.

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Product Details
Description
The World's Toughest and Quietest High-Performance Desktop Drive With Record-Setting Storage Density.
Quick Glance
Internal/External Internal
Interface Type SATA
Form Factor Width 3.5"
Drive Type Hard Drive
normalized-Cache Size 8
normalized-Capacity 120000
normalized-Rotational Speed 7200
Summary
Product Title Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 1 Pack
Manufacturer Seagate
Lowest Price $28.00 from ServerSupply.com
Power Score 4.4 | 14 Reviews
Storage
Capacity: 120 GB
Interface
Interface Connection: Serial ATA - 7 pin
General
Category: > 5.0gb IDE/EIDE
Class: Hard Drive
Performance
Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
Cache Size: 8 MB
Dimensions
Dimensions: 1" 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: 7200.7
Product Line: Barracuda
SATA Pin: 7-pin
Height: 1 in
Access Time: 8.5 ms
Host Transfer Rate: 150 MBps (1.2 Gbps)
Drive Interface Standard: SATA/150
Brand Name: Seagate
Shipping Weight: 2 lb
Drive Interface: SATA
Average Latency: 4.16 ms
Drive Height: 1/3H
Drive Width: 3.5"
System Type: PC
Width: 4 in
Compatible Drive Bay Height: 1/3H
Depth: 5.78 in
Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate: 85.4 MBps (683 Mbps)
Frequency Band: Key Advantages: Highest storage density in the world for efficient system designsA proven rugged design for increased reliabilityThe industry's only sixth-generation FDB motor3D Defense System for comprehensive protection against handling damage and data loss Best-Fit Applications:Mainstream and High-Performance PCsEntry-Level ATA Servers, including RAIDCost-Effective Network Attached StoragePC Gaming SystemsHome Media ServersNear-Line Storage
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Expert Reviews
ReviewGist for Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 120 GB SATA Hard Drive
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - May 2, 2010

Performance is Excellent according to 37 Hard Drive experts. -- "superior performance"-tigerdirect.com -- "This 7200RPM, 500GB internal drive features a whopping 16MB cache and whisper-quiet acoustics."-circuitcity.com -- "Its speed was especially notable on the PC World Test Centers write tests"-pcworld.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Technology, Noise, etc.

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User Reviews
Seagate Barracuda 120gb SATA @ 7200rpm & 8mb cache
5 Star Review   By member bama19642 - Aug 7, 2007   

Strengths: Product reputation for reliablity and customer service. Although this HDD has not been used yet I do have other drives of this model which have worked well, consistently show good to great marks on te

Weakness: None so far.

I bought this drive because of the price, about $50 for a Seagate Barracuda 120 GB (OEM) delivered. I will use it to build a pc for my nephew, which will cost under $300 using Pricegrabber to find geat deals for almost all the parts. That includes Vista Home Basic (OEM), not the upgrade, for $75, a Biostar mb for about $60, and an Nvidia 7300 256mb PCIE video card for about $70. Pricegrabber is a great way to evaluate true values of products I consider buying through auction sites. Unless I can save 35% or more I use merchants featured on Pricegrabber for fast delivery and customer service.

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5 Star Review   By member fuggle - Oct 29, 2005   

Strengths: reliable, quiet, and fast SATA connection

Weakness: Cost

I bought this 3 years ago and price has not come down very much; looking to do a RAID 0 config with it, but still a spendy drive. Still, I have no problems with it and recommend Seagate drives to anyone looking for a reliable drive.

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1 Star Review   By member BigSkyRaider - Mar 21, 2005   

Strengths: Serial ATA is the best. Quiet, fast.

Weakness: Seagate Warranty.

Thirteen months after purchase, this drive developed bad sectors. Not a big deal except my backup was Norton Ghost so the reload would not capture all registry files. When I went to Seagate to get a replacement drive, they said the warranty was only one year. My new WD 160 SATA-150 has a three-year warranty. It runs just as fast and is just as quiet as the Seagate. Obviously, this is my last Seagate purchase.

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5 Star Review   By member natskvi - Feb 28, 2005   

Strengths: Fast seek time, high throughput, totally quiet

I've had this 120GB Seagate SATA drive for over a year now, and it has performed spectacularly. The hard drive is usually the "weakest link" in terms of overall system performance, and when I installed this drive as my main storage device, performance improved tenfold. My configuration is Abit KV7 + 512MB DDR RAM + Windows 2000. In the future I plan to buy another 120GB Seagate SATA and set up a RAID 0 configuration to (hopefully) double throughput.

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5 Star Review   By member lemdog_00_98 - Jan 29, 2005   

Strengths: Quiet operation, incredibly fast, excellent manufacturers warantee.

Weakness: Slightly more expensive per GB compared to Maxtor/Western Digital drives.

IF you're thinking about buying a serial ata hard drive, I would highly recommend buying a seagate drive. I used to be a huge fan of western digital drives, but since using 2 80 GB Seagate drives, I have not gone back. The reason seagate provides a long warantee on their products is because they will last much longer than the guarantee that they give. They make extremely high quality products and I would definitely purchase seagate drives over any other manufacturer. This drive is no exception...nothing but the highest quality parts and is a true serial ata, no bridge from a serial interface to an ide drive. Great speed and product. I will be purchasing another soon for backup after being so satisfied with this drive.

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5 Star Review   By member quiquecamacho - Dec 5, 2004   

Strengths: Fast & Quiet

Weakness: Not cheapest.

I bought (OEM)2 of these to set up in a RAID 1 configuration. After a month of working fine, one of them is not working properly. Don't know yet if that's a drive defect or some RAID malfunction. Will update when I get a result. Otherwise, drives are really quiet.

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5 Star Review   By member quantumlotus - Dec 1, 2004   

Strengths: Quiet, low temperature, and fast - "Seagate Quality"

Weakness: It is a little on the pricey end of the spectrum and slow to come down, but in this case you definitely get what you pay for.

This is the second one of these I have bought. I set up a RAID 0 configuration, and easily wrote uncompressed video (DV-NTSC) and audio with only 256MB of ram (no buffer needed). I am running a liquid cooled system with hardly any dB noise, and I cannot hear even a whisper click from the drives. I have another SATA drive from WDC, and there is no comparison. Seagate wins hands down, as always.

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5 Star Review   By member takido - Nov 23, 2004   

Strengths: VERY CHEAP!!! Serial ATA is very easy to use

Weakness: None that I am aware of yet.

The 7200 rpm speed is very functional and is great, the 8meg of cache makes it seem like i'm using a much smaller drive. For the price (49.99 after rebate) you can't get a much better hard drive. I am very happy in my decision to buy this and hope it continues to provide me with performance.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member shooty - Oct 24, 2004   

Strengths: fast, quiet

I bought this drive when i built my computer very pleased with it - fast and quiet just bought a second one for raid 0 it fills up fast seagate makes good hard drives

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5 Star Review   By member Iron84 - Oct 2, 2004   

Strengths: VERY quiet; speedy and uses SATA interface.

Weakness: May not have a high enough capacity for some users. A 120GB drive isn't as big as it used to be.

After my experience with this drive, I’ve equipped out other two computers with Seagate drives. They’re fast, deathly silent, and blow away the clunky Western Digital drives I’ve used previously. After switching out my WD drive, I didn’t think this one was working; no hard drive grunts at startup. The 8mb cache and 7200 RPM speed make a noticeable difference. The only reason not to get this drive is if you need more room, but any Barracuda drive will serve you well.

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5 Star Review   By member babytaz - Aug 19, 2004   

Strengths: I've had a Seagate drive before, loved the speed. Upgraded to the 120, love this one more, very fast easy to install.

I had a seagate 40 gig hard drive. Upgraded to the 120, very fast. The drive was very easy to install. I'd tell anyone looking to buy to get his bericuda drive it's awesome.

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4 Star Review   By member tanknd - Jul 26, 2004   

Strengths: Very quiet. Very Fast. Convenient SATA format.

Weakness: VERY difficult to have as a primary hard drive if you arn't installing Windows XP SP1. If you don't have windows XP SP1, I wouldn't suggest using this hard drive as a primary drive.

I got this hard drive in order to have a quiet drive for a small form factor system I am building. I looked for a SATA drive in order to minimize the clutter in the small case and improve air flow. The only problem was the difficulty in installing this hard drive as my primary drive for Windows XP. Be sure your hard drive has good support of SATA and you know what you need!

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5 Star Review   By member Juano11 - Jun 10, 2004   

Strengths: Speed, Price, Low Noise Level, Reliable

Weakness: Haven't found any so far...

This is the second of these drives that I have bought, I was so pleased with the first that I actively sought out an identical drive. I've been very happy with it so far.

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