Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) are the most common type of storage device used in personal computers and laptops. They are responsible for storing all of the data on a computer, including the operating system, programs, documents, pictures, videos, and more. The ST31500541AS is a specific model of HDD manufactured by Seagate, which is designed for internal use in desktop computers and workstations.
The ST31500541AS has a storage capacity of 1.5 terabytes (TB), which is equivalent to 1,500 gigabytes (GB). This is a significant amount of storage space and is more than enough for the average computer user. The drive operates at a rotational speed of 5,900 revolutions per minute (RPM), which means it can read and write data relatively quickly.
The drive connects to the computer's motherboard using a Serial ATA (SATA) interface, which allows for data transfer speeds of up to 3 gigabits per second (Gbps). This is the maximum speed that the interface can handle, and it is sufficient for most users. However, if you require faster data transfer speeds, you may want to consider a Solid State Drive (SSD) instead.
The drive has a 32 megabyte (MB) cache, which is a small amount of high-speed memory that is used to temporarily store frequently accessed data. This allows the drive to access frequently used data quickly, which can improve overall system performance.
The ST31500541AS is a 3.5-inch form factor drive, which means it is designed to fit inside a desktop computer or workstation. It measures 147mm x 101.6mm x 26.1mm (L x W x H) and weighs approximately 690 grams. The drive is relatively lightweight, which makes it easy to install and remove from the computer.
The drive consumes approximately 6.8 watts of power when operating, which is a relatively low amount of power compared to other HDDs on the market. When the drive is idle, it consumes only 2.7 watts of power, which makes it an energy-efficient option for those who are concerned about their electricity bill or the environment.
The ST31500541AS is compatible with most modern desktop computers and workstations that have a SATA interface. It is important to note that the drive requires a power supply of 12 volts and 2 amperes (A) to operate. If your computer's power supply does not meet these requirements, you may need to upgrade it before installing the drive.
The ST31500541AS has a mean time between failures (MTBF) rating of 1.2 million hours. This means that the drive is expected to function correctly for 1.2 million hours before it fails. While this is an impressive rating, it is important to note that it is not a guarantee that the drive will last this long. The actual lifespan of the drive can vary depending on a variety of factors, including usage, temperature, and environmental conditions.
In summary, the ST31500541AS is a high-capacity HDD manufactured by Seagate that is designed for internal use in desktop computers and workstations. It has a storage capacity of 1.5TB, a rotational speed of 5.9K RPM, and a SATA interface that allows for data transfer speeds of up to 3Gbps. The drive has a 32MB cache, is lightweight, consumes low power, and is compatible with most modern desktop computers and workstations. While the drive has a high MTBF rating, its actual lifespan can vary depending on usage and environmental conditions.
Main Information about the Seagate ST31500541AS
- Manufacturer: Seagate
- Part Number or SKU# ST31500541AS
- Product Type: SATA 3GBPS
- Cache : 32MB
- Capacity : 1.5 TB
- SKU : ST31500541AS
- Areal Density (AVG) : 341.5 GBits/Inch2
- Spindle Speed : 5900 RPM
- Average Latency : 5.1 Msec
- Random Read Seek Time : 16.0 Msec
- Random Write Seek Time : 16.0 Msec
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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