A hard disk drive (HDD) is a data storage device that stores digital information on a magnetic surface. The ST31500341AS Barracuda is a popular HDD produced by Seagate, one of the leading manufacturers of storage devices in the world. In this article, we will discuss the key features of the ST31500341AS Barracuda, including its storage capacity, rotational speed, form factor, and buffer size.
The ST31500341AS Barracuda has a storage capacity of 1.5 terabytes (TB). This means that it can store up to 1.5 trillion bytes of data. To put this into perspective, this is enough storage to hold approximately 375,000 songs, 1.5 million photos, or 500 hours of high-definition video.
The ST31500341AS Barracuda has a rotational speed of 7200 revolutions per minute (RPM). This means that the disk inside the drive spins at a rate of 7200 revolutions per minute. A higher rotational speed means that data can be accessed and written to the disk more quickly, resulting in faster overall performance.
Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)
The ST31500341AS Barracuda uses the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface to connect to a computer. SATA is a standard interface for connecting storage devices to a computer's motherboard. SATA allows for high-speed data transfer between the hard drive and the computer.
The ST31500341AS Barracuda has a 3.5-inch Large Form Factor (LFF). Form factor refers to the physical size and shape of the hard drive. The 3.5-inch form factor is commonly used in desktop computers, while 2.5-inch form factor is commonly used in laptops. The LFF designation indicates that this hard drive is larger than the typical 3.5-inch form factor, which can impact the compatibility of the drive with certain computer cases.
The ST31500341AS Barracuda has a buffer size of 32 megabytes (MB). The buffer, also known as the cache, is a small amount of high-speed memory on the hard drive that is used to temporarily store data. The larger the buffer size, the faster data can be transferred between the hard drive and the computer.
Internal Hard Disk Drive
The ST31500341AS Barracuda is an internal hard disk drive, which means that it is designed to be installed inside a computer case. Internal hard drives are typically faster and more reliable than external hard drives because they have a direct connection to the computer's motherboard.
Overall, the ST31500341AS Barracuda is a high-capacity, high-performance hard disk drive that is ideal for use in desktop computers. Its 1.5 terabyte storage capacity and 7200 RPM rotational speed make it well-suited for storing large amounts of data and running demanding applications. Its SATA interface allows for fast data transfer, while its 3.5-inch LFF form factor makes it compatible with many desktop computer cases. With a buffer size of 32 megabytes, the ST31500341AS Barracuda is a fast and reliable choice for anyone in need of a high-quality internal hard disk drive.
General Information about the Seagate ST31500341AS
- Manufacturer: Seagate
- Model Number or SKU# ST31500341AS
- Type : Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- Capacity : 1.5 TB
- Interface Type : Serial ATA-300
- Buffer Size : 32 MB
- Drive Transfer Rate : 300 MBPS External
- Internal Data Rate : 120 MBPS
- Seek Time : 8.5 MS Average
- Average Latency : 4.16 MS
- Spindle Speed : 7200 RPM
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces : 1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA
- Compatible Bays : 1 x internal - 3.5 Inches
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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