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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM

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Shipping Weight: 2lbs

Part #: ST3500320AS

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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 Specs:
Buffer 32 MB
Storage Capacity 500 GB
Hot Swappable Yes
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 1.20 lb
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 4"
Depth 5.8"
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Width 3.5"
Drive Interface Standard SATA/300
Spindle Speed (rpm) 7200

Specifications [ Edit | History ]

Drive Performance  
     Buffer: 32 MB
     Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300 MB/s (2.3 Gbit/s)
     Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate: 105 MB/s (840 Mbit/s)
     Spindle Speed (rpm): 7200
General Information  
     Brand Name: Seagate
     Manufacturer: Seagate Technology
     Manufacturer Part Number: ST3500320AS
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Barracuda
     Product Model: ST3500320AS
     Product Name: Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS Hard Drive
     Product Series: 7200.11
     Product Type: Hard Drive
     Drive Interface: SATA
     Drive Interface Standard: SATA/300
     SATA Pin: 7-pin
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 5.8" (146.8 mm)
     Drive Height: 1/3H
     Drive Type: Internal
     Drive Width: 3.5"
     Height: 1" (25.9 mm)
     Hot Swappable: Yes
     Weight (Approximate): 544.3 g
     Width: 4" (101.6 mm)
Technical Information  
     Features: Eco-friendly
Perpendicular Magnetic Recording
Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
     Storage Capacity: 500 GB
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Customer Reviews of Seagate ST3500320AS

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Experience: 1 Years


Relatively inexpensive
This hard drive has functioned for over a year now and I haven't encountered any problems with it. It runs quickly and sits at a great price while still being very quiet.

Experience: 1 Months


FAST and RELIABLE!! Runs perect out of box, I didnt have to update  firmware or anything. BEST Gaming HD I have ever had. and what a value even if it is open box for $70 you cant go wrong
NONE to be foundm runs quiet, Fast, downloads 600MB in about 3 minutes.
I have yet to have this fail on me in any way, will probably buy another 1 seeing they have them open box still.

Experience: 2 Months


- Fast and quiet.
No kitchen sink.
I bought this hard drive for my first custom built computer. Works fine- fast and quiet in CM 690 case. Didn't have any problems out of the box, and hasn't crashed since.

Experience: 7 Months


Price, 32Mb cache
Had to update  the firmware due slow performance on small files
Bought 7 like this and nothing to complain exempt i had to update  the firmware on 2 drive due to slow performance on small file. Should be fix to any drive now so don't worry guys. Best performance/price Recommended

Experience: 1 Months


Simple, quiet solid operation
None for me
Bought this drive to replace a drive that was starting to go in one of our Macs. Popped it in, Ghosted the drive over and it has worked without fail. Great drive, great price!

Experience: 3 Months


hopefully it will work fine now.
not knowing if it will stay alive.
This drive failed thought all my data was gone, new I bought one and never notified me of the potential problem of the firmware. I don't come back and read reviews after I buy, I did come back this time because I was going to leave a bad review and discovered the problem with the firmware. It would apear new of the problem and if they didn't they sure should have with all the bad reviews, and they let me risk my data and say nothing. The only saving grace is Seagate applied the firmware patch successfully, no thanks to ncix.
Next time I better come back again and again and see if the hardware I purchased from is garbage or not.

Experience: 1 Years


Reasonably fast
Poor electrical components?
I have four of these drives, and two have failed, with one more giving me problems.

The failures don't appear to be media related. I never got bad sectors. Basically the drive became intermittently unresponsive. It would work for a few hours and then quit. Within a day or two, it would work for a few minutes. I suspect there are quality issues with their passive components.

I also have several Western Digital drives that have given me no problems.

Experience: 2 Weeks


Tons of space
I've been using this brand for a while now and I'll continue to use the same brand since none of them have let me down. It's fast, reliable & quiet.

Experience: 1 Months


easy to install and sturdy (dropped it twice and its fine)
loud, makes buzzing sounds during strong use
This Internal hard drive is a very good product for its price. It is relatively fast and easy too install. However, you might wanna to keep in mind, that this hard drive makes an awkward buzzing sound that is quite noticeable when you are transferring something to or from it. Over all this hard drive is definitely a good product for its price.

Experience: 4 Months


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Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM, Best deal, faster than WD harddrive. even with only 500GB but enough is enough, no need to add more money to get larger HD.

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Messages about Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM

no advanced RMA in canada? (Alan_L- May 01, 09, 10 Replies)
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hard drive wont detect (glenn_p- Feb 20, 09, 4 Replies)
RMA Packaging? (dj-abstract- Feb 13, 09, 4 Replies)
3 Drive failed! Are they realy that bad? (Attila_H- Jan 30, 09, 9 Replies)
Are these affected by the Thailand SD15 firmware p (Fittersman- Jan 22, 09, 12 Replies)
Set at 1.5 GB/s ? (Jaymes_B- Jan 20, 09, 5 Replies)
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Can I raid 0 this with my old 320GB HD (Noob munchie- Dec 27, 08, 4 Replies)
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Comment: Shows the difference in speed and being that i own 3 Seagate 7200.10 320gb and 3 7200.11 500gb on 2 separate rigs let me tell yu the 500gb is about 5 degrees cooler and faster then the 320gb
Posted by: Dashock @06/21/08
Comment: With 250GB platters, 32MB of cache, and a 7,200-RPM spindle speed, the Barracuda 7200.11 should be the fastest high-capacity drive on the market.....
Posted by: Chillman @02/20/08
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