Seagate Barracuda 300 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - ST3300831AS

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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I received my drive last night. Eager to install it, I was very disappointed to find the shipment did NOT include a SATA cable. Nor did it include installation instructions, or a warranty card. A quick trip to a local computer store (and $10) later, I had the drive install. After adjusting the bios settings to recognize the drive, I hit my next problem: the package did not contain the installation software either! Luckily it's availabe as a (10MB) download from Seagate. I suspect I was shipped a unit pulled from a multi-pack, intended to be sold to corporation. The 3 for value is for the missing SATA cable. The 2 for ease of use is for the missing instructions and installation disc. The drive itself seems great! Just be prepared for the problems.

-Dave quote

This is a great drive, and should have been given all 5's. The first reviewer just obviously doesn't understand the difference between an OEM drive and a retail drive. OEM drives are sold as just the drive in a plastic case, nothing more. They are meant for people that don't need/want all the extras that make the drive cost significantly more, when you can but SATA cables for a few $ a piece, and aside from useless paperwork and a few screws, that is really the only extra thing you get when you buy a retail drive. If you don't want to spend the extra few dollars on the cables at a local store or buying them seperately when you purchase the drive, then pay the extra (usually) $50+ more for the retail drive.

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Drive is fine, if you are ready for it

by Dave on 8/25/2005

I received my drive last night. Eager to install it, I was very disappointed to find the shipment did NOT include a SATA cable. Nor did it include installation instructions, or a warranty card. A quick trip to a local computer store (and $10) later, I had the drive install. After adjusting the bios settings to recognize the drive, I hit my next problem: the package did not contain the installation software either! Luckily it's availabe as a (10MB) download from Seagate. I suspect I was shipped a unit pulled from a multi-pack, intended to be sold to corporation. The 3 for value is for the missing SATA cable. The 2 for ease of use is for the missing instructions and installation disc. The drive itself seems great! Just be prepared for the problems.

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on 1/22/2006

This is a great drive, and should have been given all 5's. The first reviewer just obviously doesn't understand the difference between an OEM drive and a retail drive. OEM drives are sold as just the drive in a plastic case, nothing more. They are meant for people that don't need/want all the extras that make the drive cost significantly more, when you can but SATA cables for a few $ a piece, and aside from useless paperwork and a few screws, that is really the only extra thing you get when you buy a retail drive. If you don't want to spend the extra few dollars on the cables at a local store or buying them seperately when you purchase the drive, then pay the extra (usually) $50+ more for the retail drive.

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Product Overview

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 drives with SATA and native command queuing (NCQ) provide top-performing, reliable storage for high-end PCs and advanced applications, backed up by an industry-leading five-year warranty. Their best-in-class combination of capacity, performance and support ideally suit them for ATA-based servers, low-cost NAS, and digital enthusiast PC systems. Seagate's proven NCQ technology enhances system performance and reliability while also making system integration easier.

Specifications

Manufacturer Seagate
Mfg Part# ST3300831AS
SKU 10389076
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Features
Drive Interface SATA
Drive Interface Standard SATA/150
Buffer 8 MB
Spindle Speed (rpm) 7200
Product Type Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number ST3300831AS
Manufacturer Seagate Technology
Product Model ST3300831AS
Product Name Barracuda 7200.8 Hard Drive
Product Line Barracuda
Brand Name Seagate
Weight (Approximate) 1.40 lb
Drive Type Internal
Height 1"
Width 0.5"
Depth 5.8"
Drive Width 3.5"
Storage Capacity 300 GB
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
Form Factor Internal
Height 1.03"
Width 0.46"
Depth 5.79"
Compatible Drive Bay Width 3.5"
Compatible Drive Bay Height 1/3H
Storage Capacity 300 GB
Platform Support PC
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
Buffer 8 MB
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate 150 MBps
Maximum Internal Data Transfer Rate 95 MBps
Product Type Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number ST3300831AS
Manufacturer Website Address www.seagate.com
Manufacturer Seagate Technology
Product Name Barracuda 7200.8 Hard Drive
Product Line Barracuda
Brand Name Seagate
Additional Information Native Command Queuing (NCQ) SoftSonic motor RoHS-compliant Enhanced G-Force Protection Recording Method: 16/17 EPRML Available Sectors: 586072368 Best Fit Applications: Mainstream and high-performance PCs Small workgroup servers in businesses, education and government Video, digital photo and e-mail storage on PC-based home media servers Storage of fixed-content information that is actively referenced but changed infrequently (medical records, active data archives, financial statements, videos, digital photos) PCs optimized for gaming
Certifications & Standards S.M.A.R.T
Weight (Approximate) 1.40 lb
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