Hard Drive - SATA-3GBPS

SATA-3GBPS types

SATA 3gb/s HDD (Hard Drive)

Browse through the products under this category for all your SATA 3Gb/s HDD needs. If you are eager to tune up your PC for performance and storage capacity, the replacement of system hardware is the surest way to go. The upgrade to a SATA 3Gbps will actually help you squeeze big performance gains from your system.

The SATA 3Gbps is representative of the second revision of SATA technology that has transfer rates of 3Gbps and can attain a bandwidth throughput of 300MB/s. The 3Gbps hard drives are compatible with the variations of SATA – backward compatible with SATA 1.5 Gb/s and forward compatible with SATA-III.

SATA II Hard drive vs SSD

The big move has been to solid-state drives (SSD) to improve performance. If you've not migrated to an SSD, you are missing out and have not experienced responsiveness. Apps launch faster, Windows boots and file transfers happen faster with SSDs.

With prices having dipped to about $1/GB, you have no reason not to get a SATA 3Gb/s drive to optimize performance. If you have the SATA 3Gbs port, you have no reason not to update to higher-performance hard drive disks. SATA drives are generally high capacity and low cost which gives a good value in terms of low cost per gigabyte of storage.

The most common SATA 3Gb s HDD is the 7.2K SATA but there are many other speed offerings right from 5.4K to 10K RPM. These hard drives are best suited for data storage, home users, and backups. The best way of measuring speed is through inputs outputs per second (IOPS) which defines data throughput – the actual read speed and write speed. The 7.2K SATA 3Gb/s drive will operate at about 80 IOPS. SSDs with SATA ports/connectors have markedly higher speeds and can achieve anything between 4,600 and 75,000 IOPS depending on the type.

SATA 3gbs HDD Options

You can get a wide range of storage capacities for the SATA 3Gbps HDDs right from 500GB and reaching the 8TB mark. We recommend storage capacities between 1 and 3TB since they offer good value for cost and capacity. That said, we have the following options: 1TB-7.2K RPM, 2TB-7.2K RPM, 3TB-7.2K RPM, 4TB-7.2K RPM that are real value for money as well as lower capacity SATA drives for home users and backups such as 300GB-10K RPM, and 750GB-7.2K RPM.

The reliability of SATA is not comparable to that of SAS drives that are designed for high demanding applications. SATA 3Gb/s HDDs are not designed for use in servers and other high demanding applications where high availability and speed requirements are a top priority. These drives are best suited for lower-level demands such as backups and for desktop PCs for home use. The mean time before failure (MTBF) for SATA drives is about 700,000 hours compared to 1.2 million hours for SAS hard drives.

Another outstanding feature is that of power consumption whereby SATA 3 Gb/s drives are power rated at 10 to 12 watts for normal operating conditions and consume 4 to 6 watts of power when idle.

We have SATA-II-rated cables of all lengths up to 1 meter in length. The cables are coupled with SATA connectors with the typical 7 pins for data and 15 pins for power. Check on all other SATA technology including SATA controllers, SATA connectors, and SATA adapters.

You will be courting disaster if SATA 3Gb s HDDs are used for high I/O applications and mission-critical websites. Performance issues, downtime, data corruption, and data loss are some of the challenges you may encounter. Talk to us and we can match you with the right SATA 3gbps hard drive disks to meet your speed and performance needs. SATA 3Gb/s hard drives are the best choice for cheap servers and home use.

Seagate ST3750330NS 750GB Hard Drive
$207.00

ST3750330NS 750 Gigabytes(GB) 7.2K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 3 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Barracuda ES.2...read more

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Seagate ST3750330NS 750GB Hard Drive
$222.00

ST3750330NS 750 Gigabytes(GB) 7.2K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 3 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Barracuda ES.2...read more

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Netapp SP-306A-R5 2TB-7.2K RPM HDD SATA-3GBPS
$192.00

SP-306A-R5 NetApp 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 3GBPS Hard Drive With Tray For Netapp Storage Shelf DS4243. Refurbished.

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Seagate ST31000340SV 1TB Hard Disk Drive
$402.00

ST31000340SV SV35.3 Series 1TB 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 3 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 32MB Buffer 3.5...read more

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Seagate ST320LT014 320GB SATA-3GBPS HDD
$430.00

ST320LT014 Seagate 320GB SATA 3GB/S 7.2K RPM 16MB. Refurbished.

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Seagate ST3500410SV 500GB Hard Disk Drive
$445.00

ST3500410SV v35.5 Series 500GB 72000 RPM Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 3 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 3.5 Inches 16MB Buffer Internal Hard Disk...read more

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Seagate ST3500410SV 500GB Hard Disk Drive
$215.00

ST3500410SV v35.5 Series 500GB 72000 RPM Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 3 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 3.5 Inches 16MB Buffer Internal Hard Disk...read more

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Seagate ST9500530NS 500GB 7.2K RPM SATA-3GBPS
$177.00

ST9500530NS Seagate Constellation 500GB 7.2K RPM Ata 300 sata-ii 32MB Buffer 2.5inch Hard Disk Drive. Refurbished.

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Toshiba MK1637GSX 160GB 5.4K RPM HDD Notebook Drive
$244.00

MK1637GSX 160 Gigabytes(GB) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 3 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 5.4K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) 8MB Cache 2.5-inch...read more

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Toshiba MK1637GSX 160GB 5.4K RPM HDD Notebook Drive
$195.00

MK1637GSX 160 Gigabytes(GB) 5.4K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 3 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 8 Megabytes (MB)...read more

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