The Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB hard disk drive is a storage device that can hold up to 1 terabyte (TB) of data. It has a spindle speed of 7200 revolutions per minute (RPM), a 32MB buffer, and uses a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface. This hard disk drive is designed for use in desktop computers and workstations, and is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. In this article, we will discuss in detail the various features and specifications of the Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB hard disk drive.
Storage Capacity of Seagate 1TB Hard Disk Drive
The Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB hard disk drive has a storage capacity of 1 terabyte (TB). This means that it can hold up to 1 trillion bytes of data. To put this in perspective, 1 terabyte of storage can hold approximately 200,000 songs, 500 hours of high-definition video, or 1 million photos.
Spindle Speed of ST31000528AS Barracuda
The spindle speed of the Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB hard disk drive is 7200 revolutions per minute (RPM). This refers to how quickly the disks inside the hard disk drive spin. A higher spindle speed generally means faster data transfer rates, which can result in improved performance when reading or writing data to the hard disk drive.
Buffer Size of Seagate Hard Disk Drive
The Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB hard disk drive has a 32MB buffer. The buffer, also known as cache, is a small amount of high-speed memory that is used to temporarily store data that is being read from or written to the hard disk drive. This can help to improve overall performance by reducing the amount of time it takes for the hard disk drive to access frequently used data.
Interface of Hard Drive
The Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB hard disk drive uses a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface. SATA is a standard interface that is used to connect storage devices such as hard disk drives, solid-state drives, and optical drives to a computer's motherboard. SATA offers faster data transfer rates than its predecessor, the Parallel ATA (PATA) interface, and is widely used in modern computers.
Form Factor of Seagate Hard Disk Drive
The Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB hard disk drive has a 3.5-inch form factor. This refers to the physical size of the hard disk drive, and is measured in inches. 3.5-inch hard disk drives are commonly used in desktop computers and workstations. The Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB hard disk drive also has a low profile of 1.0 inch, which means it is thinner than standard 3.5-inch hard disk drives.
Native Command Queuing (NCQ) of Seagate ST31000528AS
The Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 1TB hard disk drive supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ). NCQ is a technology that allows the hard disk drive to optimize the order in which it retrieves data from the disk. This can result in improved performance by reducing
General Information about the Seagate ST31000528AS
- Brand Name: Seagate
- Model Number or SKU# ST31000528AS
- Device Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- Interface: SATA-II
Technical Information of 1TB Hard Drive
- Capacity 1 TB
- Interface Type Serial ATA-300
- Buffer Size 32 MB
- Drive Transfer Rate 300 MBPS External / 125 MBPS Internal
- Seek Time 8.5 MS Average
- Track-to-Track Seek Time 1 MS
- Average Latency 4.16 MS
- Spindle Speed 7200 RPM
Dimension and Weight
- Width: 4 Inch
- Depth: 5.8 Inch
- Height: 1 Inch
- Weight: 1.52 LBS
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Serial advanced technology attachment denoted as SATA or Serial ATA, or S-ATA is a computer bus interface mostly connecting host bus adapters to mass storage devices including hard drives. It is the most commonly used technology to connect hard drives to a PC's motherboard.
There have been multiple versions of the SATA interface developed to meet the need for increased storage capacity and bandwidth. The SATA technology was first introduced in 2000 to replace ATA and PATA to provide faster data transfer rates and hot-swapping. Advanced host controller interface (AHCI) is the standard interface for SATA which supports hot swapping and native command queuing (NCQ). Hot swapping refers to the ability to replace components of a computer system without having to shut down the entire system. NCQ allows improved performance through the ability to augment the orders of implementation of reading/writing commands. That means commands will be rescheduled and permits the host to send more commands to the hard drive as it searches data for another command. The 6Gbps data transfer throughout makes it superior to previous technologies such as ATA and PATA. SATA is able to run in IDE emulation mode, but it will not support advanced features.
We have helped all our clients across the board to understand how the technology works with HDDs, SSDs, and modules by knowing the specifications of the different SATA versions. A good grasp of these versions of SATA helps in the identification of the right storage capacity options for your application.
SATA II HDD generation or SATA 2.0 of the SATA technology is part of a series of revisions that happened in 2003, 2004, and 2008 that culminated in SATA III or SATA 3.0. With every revision, there was an increase in speed and additional features that support speed and allow for reliable storage drives. However, the physical appearance of the SATA connector was not altered. SATA III is the most commonly used SATA interface and has been through five revisions from 3.1 to 3.5.
SATA II hard disk was previously referred to as SATA 3Gbps which reflected its speeds. This second generation of the SATA technology has a SATA interface with 3Gbps transfer speed and a bandwidth throughput of 300MB/s. The following are SATA II drives you can choose from depending on specific needs: 2TB-5.4K RPM, 2TB-5.9K RPM, 3TB-7.2K RPM.
Notable features of SATA II include:
- Hot plugging – refers to the ability to change a drive as the computer runs.
- Staggered Spin Up – refers to the ability to start disk drives in sequence to ensure even power load at the start of the system.
- Native command queuing – SATA 2.0 drives have an in-built algorithm that chooses the most efficient order to execute commands to improve performance and efficiency. The feature helps to reduce mechanical overhead and improve performance.
- Port multipliers – this help to connect as many as 15 drives to a SATA controller. This feature facilitates the easier building of disk enclosures using SATA drives.
- Port selectors – the feature allows the connection of two hosts to one drive. It helps create redundancy in the drive connection which is very critical in enterprise environments. That means if one of the hosts experiences failure, the second host will take over thereby ensuring continued access to storage.
All SATA generations are compatible both forward and backward. It, therefore, means that SATA II hard disk is backward compatible to function with SATA I ports. Likewise, SATA III is compatible backward to function with SATA I and SATA II ports. In backward compatibility, the maximum speed of the drive will slow down in line with the speed limitations of the port it is connected to. The same is true for lower SATA generations being compatible with higher SATA generations but are limited to their inbuilt speeds.
For users seeking greater speeds than the SATA III limits at 1.5Gbps, 3Gbps, and 6Gbps, there are M.2 and NVMe drives that offer greater performance. These drives have no limitations and will perform more efficiently and are chosen by users focused on speed and performance above everything else.
We have different motherboards with SATA connections and more particularly with SATA II connections and will come with a few SATA cables for the connections that you will use to build a new rig or do upgrades on a rig. Choose from the wide range of SATA cables dependent on what you need and especially when upgrading an older hard drive or other components on your computer. To ensure that you achieve enhanced speeds and performance, you need to buy SATA cables and adapters for compatibility. It may help to depend on your profile and budget to get the latest SATA III standard.
You can fully trust our team to walk you through the options available with SATA II technology and help you choose the best storage for your applications.
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