Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus 200 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - ST3200822A

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Ease of Use
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Performance

This drive has got to be the quietest drives I've ever owned. When I started it up for the first time with the cover still off the case, I thought something was wrong - I didn't even hear it spin up. Even during heavy access you cannot hear the heads moving. One note: Make sure your drive controller supports drives greater than 137Gb. Mine didn't so I ended-up having to purchase a new PCI UATA100 controller card.

-Cleofus quote

Initially, I couldn't get Win2000 to load because it requires SP3 to support a HDD larger than 137GB. I downloaded Seagate Disk Wizard, which allowed me to format the new drive as a boot drive from my existing C: drive. It only formatted to 186GB though (a 7% loss). It turns out the drive is really a 200,000,000,000 byte drive, not a 200GB drive. A 200GB drive is 214,748,364,800 bytes (200*1024*1024*1024). False advertising. I'm still keeping the drive, because it was the best price for a 200GB drive (assuming all of them are falsely advertised), plus I've already had enough hassles with the installation, and it seems to be working, and by the time I miss the 7% of disk space, I'll have forgotten about the eight bucks that it is worth.

-MMM quote

Quiet 'n fast

by Cleofus on 8/26/2004

This drive has got to be the quietest drives I've ever owned. When I started it up for the first time with the cover still off the case, I thought something was wrong - I didn't even hear it spin up. Even during heavy access you cannot hear the heads moving. One note: Make sure your drive controller supports drives greater than 137Gb. Mine didn't so I ended-up having to purchase a new PCI UATA100 controller card.

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186 = 200 ?

by MMM on 10/7/2004

Initially, I couldn't get Win2000 to load because it requires SP3 to support a HDD larger than 137GB. I downloaded Seagate Disk Wizard, which allowed me to format the new drive as a boot drive from my existing C: drive. It only formatted to 186GB though (a 7% loss). It turns out the drive is really a 200,000,000,000 byte drive, not a 200GB drive. A 200GB drive is 214,748,364,800 bytes (200*1024*1024*1024). False advertising. I'm still keeping the drive, because it was the best price for a 200GB drive (assuming all of them are falsely advertised), plus I've already had enough hassles with the installation, and it seems to be working, and by the time I miss the 7% of disk space, I'll have forgotten about the eight bucks that it is worth.

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Product Overview

Superior performance and high capacity make the Barracuda ATA products a perfect solution for users looking for speedy ATA disc drives that can boost the performance of their PCs and even perform jobs traditionally handled by SCSI technology. The drives offer an unprecedented combination of price and performance for applications supported by ATA RAID systems. Corporate workhorse PCs, high-performance PCs, and high-performance consumer gaming and video-editing systems all benefit from the quiet, performance-oriented specifications of Seagate's Barracuda ATA family. Barracuda ATA drives continue to garner industry press accolades and rave reviews worldwide for their superior performance, ruggedness and value. All Barracuda ATA drives include Seagate's comprehensive 3D Defense System for the best data protection in the industry, and sound barrier technology for the quietest performance available.

Specifications

Manufacturer Seagate
Mfg Part# ST3200822A
SKU 10360313
UPC 000048229098
UPC 14 00000048229098
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Features
Product Description - Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus - hard drive - 200 GB - ATA-100
Type - Hard drive - internal
Form Factor - 3.5" x 1/3H
Dimensions (WxDxH) - 4 in x 5.8 in x 1 in
Weight - 1.3 lbs
Capacity - 200 GB
Interface Type - ATA-100
Connector - 40 pin IDC
Data Transfer Rate - 100 MBps
Average Seek Time - 8.5 ms
Spindle Speed - 7200 rpm
Buffer Size - 8 MB
Manufacturer Warranty - 5 years warranty
Tech Specs
Device Type - Hard drive - internal
Width - 4 in
Depth - 5.8 in
Height - 1 in
Weight - 1.3 lbs
Compatibility - PC
Form Factor - 3.5" x 1/3H
Capacity - 200 GB
Interface Type - ATA-100
Connector - 40 pin IDC
Buffer Size - 8 MB
Features - 3D Defense System, Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor, G-Force protection, SeaShield, Enhanced Partial Response Maximum Likelihood (EPRML)
Compliant Standards - S.M.A.R.T.
Drive Transfer Rate - 100 MBps (external) / 85.4 MBps (internal)
Seek Time - 8.5 ms (average)
Average Latency - 4.16 ms
Spindle Speed - 7200 rpm
Non-Recoverable Errors - 1 per 10^14
Start / Stop Cycles - 50,000
Interfaces - 1 x ATA-100 - 40 pin IDC
Compatible Bays - 1 x internal - 3.5" x 1/3H
Service & Support - 5 years warranty
Service & Support Details - Limited warranty - 5 years
Min Operating Temperature - 41 °F
Max Operating Temperature - 131 °F
Shock Tolerance - 63 g @ 2 ms (operating) / 350 g @ 2 ms (non-operating)
Sound Emission - 25 dB

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Solid drive and a good price by John on Feb 04, 2005


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