Seagate Barracuda ES ST3500630NS 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

SATA - 7200 rpm - 16 MB Buffer - Hot Pluggable - MPN: ST3500630NS
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Description
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.
Quick Glance
Internal/External Internal
Interface Type SATA
Form Factor Width 3.5"
Drive Type Hard Drive
normalized-Capacity 500000
normalized-Rotational Speed 7200
normalized-Cache Size 16
Expert Reviews
ReviewGist for Seagate Barracuda ES 500 GB SATA Hard Drive
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - May 24, 2010

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

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User Reviews
Excellent Drive
5 Star Review   By Jim on Mwave.com - Feb 5, 2008   

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.

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fast fast fast!
5 Star Review   By member paazel - Aug 17, 2007   

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

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 version of this drive, i plan to pick one up due to my addiction to shooting photo's in RAW format. if you are buying this drive to replace an old drive, check out seagate's excellent free software to setup & copy over your data. i'm usually not a fan of the free tools from hard drive manufacturer's but this product is very nice.

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Sounds like a hard drive from 1995
2 Star Review   By Technkl on Mwave.com - Jul 21, 2007   

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.

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Product Details
Description
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.
Quick Glance
Internal/External Internal
Interface Type SATA
Form Factor Width 3.5"
Drive Type Hard Drive
normalized-Capacity 500000
normalized-Rotational Speed 7200
normalized-Cache Size 16
Summary
Product Title Seagate Barracuda ES ST3500630NS 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Manufacturer Seagate
Lowest Price $35.00 from ServerSupply.com
Power Score 3.6 | 4 Reviews
Storage
Capacity: 500 GB
Interface
Interface Connection: Serial ATA - 7 pin
Performance
Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
Cache Size: 16 MB
MTBF: 1200000 hour(s)
Dimensions
Dimensions: 1.03" Height x 0.46" Width x 5.79" Depth
Weight: 1.40 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 5 Year Limited
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Product Series: ES
Product Line: Barracuda
SATA Pin: 7-pin
Sustained Transfer Rate: 72 MBytes/sec
Height: 1.03 in
Access Time: 8.5 ms
Host Transfer Rate: 300 MBps (2.3 Gbps)
Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
Product Model: ST3500630NS
Brand Name: Seagate
Drive Interface: SATA
Included Components: Cabling (Interface)
Drive Height: 1H
Drive Width: 3.5"
Green Compliance: RoHS
Width: 4 in
Compatible Drive Bay Height: 1H
Depth: 5.79 in
Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate: 128.8 MBps (1 Gbps)
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Expert Reviews
ReviewGist for Seagate Barracuda ES 500 GB SATA Hard Drive
3 Star Review  reviewgist.com - May 24, 2010

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

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Excellent Drive
5 Star Review   By Jim on Mwave.com - Feb 5, 2008   

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.

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fast fast fast!
5 Star Review   By member paazel - Aug 17, 2007   

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

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 version of this drive, i plan to pick one up due to my addiction to shooting photo's in RAW format. if you are buying this drive to replace an old drive, check out seagate's excellent free software to setup & copy over your data. i'm usually not a fan of the free tools from hard drive manufacturer's but this product is very nice.

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Sounds like a hard drive from 1995
2 Star Review   By Technkl on Mwave.com - Jul 21, 2007   

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.

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