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Seagate Barracuda 1TB Desktop Hard Drive - 3.5", 7200RPM, 32MB - ST310005N1A1AS-RK
Seagate Barracuda 1TB Desktop Hard Drive
The Seagate Barracuda 1TB Desktop Hard Drive is big on capacity and performance to offer the ultimate desktop computing performance. This 3.5" Internal Hard Drive offers 1TB of storage, so youll have plenty of space to store your digital data. Additionally its 7200RPM spindle speed and 32MB Cache make this hard drive ready for heavy workloads. So make sure your new rig is equipped with the best hardware. Pick up the Seagate Barracuda 1TB Desktop Hard Drive Drive today!
What It Is and Why You Need It:
- AcuTrac technology; helps to maximize storage densities
- OptiCache technology; improves performance by up to 45% over the previous generation
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.35|
|Assembled in Country of Origin:||USA and/or Imported|
|Origin of Components:||USA and/or Imported|
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Q. I have a emachine t3306,. will the Seagate Serial ATA/300 Internal Hard Drive, 1TB work on my computer. Hard drive crashed need 3.5 to replace.
- jump on it ! All you must have is a serial connection.by soundsmith8/8/2013Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- yes it is backward compatibleby thatroolz12/17/2012Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- Short answer is: Probably. It depends on if you have SATA ports or an add-in card for SATA drives. I do not know every brand's naming and numbering system. But, if the old drive was SATA, and this one is, then yes. And it won't matter if the old drive was SATA 1.5 or 300, all SATA drives are backwards compatible, though you won't get any extra speed out of it, other than if the RPM's of new drive are significantly faster. (Quite possible) In the real world, older SATA (1.5) and newer SATA 300 are hard to tell apart when working. Even the newest SATA 600 (Same is true of the soon to come SATA 1200) The number's I'm using, by the way, refer to the theoretical throughput, 1.5 being 150 MB/sec, barely faster than the best PATA, [better known as IDE] drives it replaced, which ran at 133 MB/sec. It is almost impossible to tell them apart (when used as a replacement drive), while running applications. You might see some improvement due to other factors. Such as spindle speed, (RPM's) and the amount of on board cache. RPM will have more impact on speed than any other single factor. Period. The throughput of data has much less to do with the SATA revision number (150 aka 1.5, vs 300, 600, etc) than other things, like the chipset on motherboard, amount of RAM, and other considerations, such as the OS. (64 bit vs 32 bit, etc) In short, if one replaces an older SATA drive with a newer one, it WILL work, just don't expect to see any boost in speed, regardless of what the box says. If you do, it will be modest at best. SOME older chip-sets wouldn't take a drive of 1TB unless the drive was partitioned. This was often due more to the OS, though, than the chipset. If in has a built in SATA port, you should be fine. Some add-in cards on older computers could give you a headache, though. However, you stated your computer will take a 1tb drive, so that only leaves the OS. ANY version of WIN XP onwards, (and ANY NT operating system from Win 2000 with the latest service packs onwards) all will. I know nothing of Mac's or their OS, so I'll leave that to someone else. When in doubt, check the manufacturer's website. (Or maker of your motherboard/chipset. Some older BIOSes may need flashed) Hope that settles it for you. Personally, I'd use it without hesitation. The included SEAGATE software for setting up the disk has two parts: One part is an ISO for making a DOS-like boot disk. USE THIS!! (Or one of the dedicated software suites, like Paragon... the one I use is version 8.0) Forget the Windows setup, it does NOT work! This is a (well) known issue. Might be fixed under Win 7, but don't bet on it. Just make the boot disk, label it, use it, then put it away for later use. I've found a lot of these disk drives for CHEAP lately, no need to burn a new CD disk for each one. I like Seagate drives more than any other brand now. Western Digital used to be my top pick, and Maxstor close behind just because of price to size. (But more failures, the infamous Maxstor click!, see Utube) Seagate bought out Maxstor. I used to have a lot of those too. BTW, Seagate software will also work on(and with) a Maxstor drive. Once in a while, the software will complain it must see at least ONE Seagate drive to work, (like cloning) A Maxstor drive usually will do in a pinch. (Even an old one you do not plan to actually use)by Junkman12/16/2011Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- According to this document: http://downloads.emachines.com/userguides/8511279_eM_NG3_chassis_HW_ref_en.pdf page 171 of 214 There is a graphic that shows a Serial ATA drive, so that would mean this drive WOULD work. The interface matches, so you are in good shape. Happy to help!by SeagateAlan7/30/2010Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- it's 7200by soundsmith8/8/2013Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- I have used both. Fact is, you can upgrade the firmware exactly like the BIOS in a computer. So if the price is right, I would buy it. I have not had ANY problems with the .11 version, and, in fact, this was written on a computer running on exactly that drive. (Gateway Pentium 'D' 2.8ghz, 2 GB ram, Win XP MCE edition, (Which is Pro) and a ton of extra stuff added in, on, and connected to it) Entire home network, (I have 3 school age daughters, each has their own laptop) and home entertainment center all run through me. (Uh, I mean, this computer) Been running flawlessly for nearly a year now. I paid just $60.00 for it. (The drive, I mean, and two others like it I found at various times) BTW, see my other answers for a description of the software that Seagate includes. Beware of the Windows version!by Junkman12/16/2011Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 7200.12by GMoon11/6/2009Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- stop driveing yourself nuts, it's standard width and pretty thin.by soundsmith12/12/2014Was this answer helpful? (1) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- It is a 3.5" driveby Dconaway5/23/2010Was this answer helpful? (0) (0)Was this answer helpful?
- 3.5by clayb915/9/2010Was this answer helpful? (2) (0)Was this answer helpful?