Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3 GB/s 500GB hard drive was selected as my new system hard drive and I care much about hard drive because it is the bottom neck of the whole system. So what does Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3 GB/s 500GB hard drive can do? Seagate Barracuda Delivers 500-GB capacity, 7200 RPM, 32MB Cache, Ships with the industries most reliable and proven perpendicular magnetic recording technology, Delivers high performance, Environmentally friendly, Consumes almost 15 percent less power during idle than previous products, and enabling customers to build low-power systems.
Seagate has a proven track record of consistently delivering reliable products in volume, and the new Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3 GB/s 500GB family is no exception. Designed with up to four platters and the only second-generation perpendicular recording technology in the industry, the Barracuda 7200.11 drive offers the ideal balance of world-class technology and value, providing customers with an optimal overall solution. The capacity, reliability and performance of this drive, along with its 5-year limited warranty, ensure the longevity of digital content for years to come. This is an OEM Product. Features: Proven second-generation perpendicular recording technology. Massive capacities of 1 TB, 750 GB and 500 GB. Up to 32-MB Cache. Fast SATA 3Gb/s NCQ interface. Speedy performance at 105Mb/s sustained data rate.
Specifications: Model Number: ST3500320AS. Interface: Serial NCQ. Cache: 32 MBytes. Capacity: 500 GB. Guaranteed Sectors: 976,773,168. Height (max): 26.1 mm (1.028 inches). Width (max): 101.6 mm (4.010 inches). Length (max): 146.99 mm (5.787 inches). Spindle Speed: 7,200 rpm. Average latency: 4.16 msec. Random read seek time: <8.5>