Seagate ST31000424SS 1TB Hard Disk Drive
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ST31000424SS Seagate SAS 6-GBPS Hard Drive 1TB 7.2K RPM 16MB Refurbished

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ST31000424SS Constellation 7200 RPM 1TB (Terabytes) Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) Gigabits Per Second (6GBPS) 16MB (Megabyte) Buffer Internal Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Refurbished
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Overview of the Seagate ST31000424SS 1TB Hard Drive

In the realm of data storage, Seagate has established itself as a reputable brand, known for producing reliable and high-performance hard disk drives. One notable offering from their Constellation series is the Seagate ST31000424SS SAS 6GBPS, a 1TB (Terabyte) Internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD). In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of this storage solution, exploring its key features, specifications, and how it stands out in the competitive landscape.

Key Features of the Seagate SAS 6GBPS HDDStorage Capacity 1TB

At the core of the Seagate ST31000424SS Constellation is its impressive storage capacity of 1TB 7.2K RPM. Terabytes have become the standard unit for measuring storage, and this 1TB HDD caters to the growing demand for ample storage space, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. The rotational speed of a hard disk drive is a critical factor in determining its performance. With a speed of 7200 RPM, the Constellation model ensures faster data access and retrieval, making it ideal for tasks that demand quick read and write operations.

Revolutions Per Minute 7200

The rotational speed of a hard disk drive is a critical factor influencing its performance. The Seagate ST31000424SS operates at 7200 RPM, signifying that the disk platters inside spin at 7200 revolutions per minute. This higher RPM results in faster data access times, making it well-suited for tasks that demand quick read and write operations.

Serial-Attached SCSI Interface

The Seagate Constellation ST31000424SS employs the Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, distinguishing it from other connectivity options like SATA (Serial ATA). SAS offers advantages in terms of data transfer rates and reliability, making it a preferred choice in enterprise environments where speed and data integrity are paramount.

Data Transfer Speed 6GBPS

In the ever-evolving landscape of data storage, faster data transfer speeds are crucial. The Seagate ST31000424SS Constellation boasts a speed of 6GBPS, denoting its ability to transfer data at a rate of 6 gigabits per second. This feature is particularly beneficial for tasks involving large file transfers and data-intensive applications.

Buffer Size 16Megabyte

The buffer, often referred to as the cache, plays a vital role in enhancing the overall performance of a hard disk drive. The Seagate Constellation ST31000424SS comes equipped with a 16MB buffer, facilitating smoother data access by temporarily storing frequently accessed information. This can contribute to improved system responsiveness and reduced latency.

Form Factor 3.5 Inch

Physical dimensions are a key consideration when selecting a hard disk drive, especially for internal installations. The Seagate ST31000424SS features a 3.5-inch form factor, making it compatible with standard drive bays in desktop computers and many server configurations.

Advanced Format 512E

The Advanced Format technology, denoted by 512E, is implemented in the Seagate Constellation ST31000424SS. This technology enhances storage efficiency by using 4K sectors instead of the traditional 512-byte sectors. This results in increased data density, optimizing storage capacity and performance.

Applications and Use Cases

Understanding the key features of the Seagate ST31000424SS Constellation enables us to explore its diverse applications and use cases. The combination of a sizable storage capacity, high RPM, and advanced technologies positions this hard disk drive for various scenarios.

Enterprise Storage Solutions

The SAS interface and 7200 RPM make the Seagate Constellation ST31000424SS well-suited for enterprise-level storage solutions. In environments where multiple users simultaneously access and modify data, the drive's performance capabilities can contribute to seamless operations.

Data-Intensive Applications

Applications that involve the processing and manipulation of large datasets, such as video editing and 3D rendering, can benefit from the high data transfer speed of 6GBPS. The 1TB storage capacity ensures that these applications have ample space to store and retrieve large files efficiently.

Server Configurations

The 3.5-inch form factor aligns with standard drive bays in servers, making the Seagate ST31000424SS a viable option for server configurations. Its reliability and performance characteristics are well-suited for tasks that servers typically handle, including data storage and retrieval for multiple users.

System Upgrades

For individuals looking to upgrade the storage capacity and performance of their desktop computers, the Seagate Constellation ST31000424SS offers a compelling solution. The 1TB capacity provides a significant boost in storage, and the 7200 RPM ensures a responsive computing experience.

Performance and Reliability

A hard disk drive's performance and reliability are critical considerations, especially in professional and enterprise settings. Let's delve into how the Seagate ST31000424SS Constellation delivers on these fronts.

Performance Benchmarks

Performance benchmarks provide quantitative insights into the capabilities of a hard disk drive. The Seagate Constellation ST31000424SS, with its 7200 RPM and 6GBPS data transfer speed, demonstrates commendable performance in tasks involving read and write operations. Real-world testing scenarios validate its suitability for demanding applications.

Reliability Features

Reliability is paramount, particularly in enterprise environments where downtime can have significant consequences. The Seagate ST31000424SS incorporates various reliability features, including error correction mechanisms, advanced formatting technology, and robust build quality. These features contribute to data integrity and minimize the risk of data loss.

Mean Time Between Failures

The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) metric provides an estimate of a hard disk drive's reliability by indicating the average time it is expected to operate before a failure occurs. The Seagate Constellation ST31000424SS, designed for enterprise use, typically boasts a high MTBF, assuring users of its long-term reliability.

General Information about the Seagate ST31000424SS HDD
  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Model Number or SKU# ST31000424SS
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • HDD Type: SAS-6GBPS Hard Drive
Technical Information of the Seagate SAS Hard Drive
  • Product Line: Constellation
  • Interface: 6GBPS SAS
  • Cache: 16MB
  • Capacity : 1TB (1000-GB)
  • Areal Density (AVG): 347GB/In2
  • Spin Speed (RPM): 7200 RPM
  • Sustained Data Transfer Rate: 150MB/S
  • Average Latency: 4.16MS
  • Random Read Seek Time: 8.5MS
  • Random Write Seek Time: 9.5MS
  • I/O Data Transfer Rate: 600MB/S
  • Unrecoverable Read Errors: 1 IN 1015

Finally, the Seagate ST31000424SS Constellation emerges as a formidable storage solution, combining a robust design with high-performance features. Its 7200 RPM rotational speed, 1TB storage capacity, SAS interface, and 16MB buffer make it a compelling choice for a diverse range of applications. Whether you are a professional seeking reliable storage for critical workloads or a casual user in need of ample space for multimedia content, the Seagate Constellation stands out as a reliable and efficient choice in the ever-evolving landscape of storage technology.

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