Seagate Barracuda ES ST3500630NS 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

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Barracuda ES is a new family of high-capacity enterprise drives, providing 50 percent more storage space than comparable drives in the same system form factor. Barracuda ES drive leverage unparalleled Seagate enterprise technology to deliver the industry's highest 7200-RPM reliability for 24x7 business-critical applications.

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Interface Type: SATA

Internal/External: Internal

Form Factor Width: 3.5"

Drive Type: Hard Drive

normalized-Cache Size: 16

normalized-Capacity: 500000

normalized-Rotational Speed: 7200


Product Title: Seagate Barracuda ES ST3500630NS 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Manufacturer: Seagate

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Power Score: 3.6 | 4 Reviews

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Excellent Drive

Strengths: Fast, Reliable, PRT, Designed to use in RAID

Weakness: None so far

I have 18 of these drives in 3 RAID 5 arrays. Blazing fast - saturates 3Gb channel. Using hardware RAID. Some complain about noise, I can't really hear them over my server fans - 450CFM.

By Jim; - Feb 5, 2008

fast fast fast!

Strengths: 5yr warranty, fast, quiet, seagate disk partioning/management software rocks!

Weakness: none

i purchased this drive to consolidate the data from a 250gb & a 300gb drive. i use a raptor as my boot drive, but i must say that things seem faster when copying to this seagate drive. i decided to go with this version (enterprise edition) rather than the normal as it is supposed to run cooler. this is the 3rd hard drive in my system, and by far the quietest. as the price drops on the 750gb...
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By paazel - Aug 17, 2007

Sounds like a hard drive from 1995

Strengths: None to be seen but I didn't put it through the test

Weakness: This thing is the loudest drive I've heard since about 1995, seems kind of cheaply built. I have a 10,000 rpm WD drive which makes about half the noise these things make.

I didn't put it through the test of time but the sound of it was enough to drive me to returning it within a day of purchase, something may have been wrong though, I wouldn't be surprised. I know it's an enterprise drive but must enterprise drives be excessively loud? I think not considering I've used other's which are nowhere near as loud and I'm sure every bit as dependable and long lasting.

By Technkl; - Jul 21, 2007

ReviewGist for Seagate Barracuda ES 500 GB SATA Hard Drive

Performance is Average according to 2 Hard Drive experts. -- "good overall performance" -- "advantages of this drive include high reliability (1.2M hours MTBF), up to two times improved performance in RAID/JBOD arrays" -- "it allows for high speed, hot swappable storage." Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Technology,...
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