Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB Hard Disk Drive
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Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB 7.2K RPM HDD SATA-300 8MB Refurbished

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ST3160318AS 160 Gigabyte (GB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)-300 3.5inch Large Form Factor (LFF) 8 Megabytes (MB) Buffer Internal Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Refurbished
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Overview of Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB 7.2K RPM
In the rapidly evolving landscape of computer technology, storage solutions play a pivotal role in determining system performance and reliability. One such component that has gained prominence is the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB SATA Internal Hard Disk Drive. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the various aspects of this storage device, exploring its specifications, features, and the role it plays in enhancing overall system functionality.
  • Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)-300
  • The SATA-300 interface represents the method through which the hard disk communicates with the rest of the computer. SATA-300, in this context, signifies a data transfer rate of up to 300 megabytes per second (MB/s), ensuring efficient data exchange between the hard disk and the motherboard.
  • 160 Gigabytes (GB)
  • The term 'capacity' refers to the amount of data the hard disk can store. In this case, the Seagate ST3160318AS boasts a capacity of 160GB, providing ample space for a variety of digital content.
  • 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
  • The rotational speed, measured in revolutions per minute, is a critical factor in determining how quickly data can be accessed. With a speed of 7200 RPM, the Seagate ST3160318AS offers a balance between performance and energy efficiency.
Form Factor
  • 3.5-inch Large Form Factor (LFF)
  • The form factor determines the physical size and shape of the hard disk. The Seagate ST3160318AS adheres to the 3.5-inch LFF standard, making it suitable for desktop computers where space is less constrained compared to laptops.
Buffer Size
  • 8 Megabytes (MB)
  • The buffer, also known as cache, is a small, high-speed memory space that temporarily stores frequently accessed data. With an 8MB buffer, the Seagate ST3160318AS enhances overall performance by accelerating data retrieval.
Internal Architecture and Construction

Beyond its specifications, understanding the internal architecture of the Seagate ST3160318AS sheds light on its durability and reliability. The drive is composed of precision-engineered components housed within a rugged casing, designed to withstand the rigors of continuous operation. The utilization of advanced materials ensures not only longevity but also efficient heat dissipation, contributing to stable performance over extended periods.

Performance and FunctionalityData Transfer Speeds and Responsiveness

The 7200 RPM speed of the Seagate ST3160318AS translates into impressive data transfer rates. This is particularly advantageous for tasks that demand rapid access to large files, such as video editing, gaming, and other data-intensive applications. The SATA-300 interface further enhances data transfer efficiency, ensuring a seamless interaction between the hard disk and the other components of the computer system.

Storage Capacity for Diverse Applications

The 160GB storage capacity of the Seagate ST3160318AS caters to a wide array of user needs. From storing the operating system and software applications to housing a vast collection of multimedia files, the drive offers sufficient space for users with diverse requirements. This makes it an ideal choice for both casual users and professionals who rely on substantial storage for their work.

Buffer Optimization for Smooth Operation

The 8MB buffer plays a pivotal role in optimizing the read and write operations of the hard disk. By temporarily storing frequently accessed data, the buffer minimizes latency and ensures a smooth user experience. This becomes particularly noticeable during multitasking scenarios or when dealing with applications that demand rapid data retrieval.

Reliability and DurabilityAdvanced Error Correction and Prevention

Seagate, as a renowned manufacturer of storage solutions, incorporates advanced error correction technologies into the ST3160318AS. This ensures the integrity of stored data by detecting and correcting errors that may occur during read and write-operations. The result is a highly reliable storage solution that minimizes the risk of data corruption.

Robust Design for Longevity

The physical design of the Seagate ST3160318AS contributes to its longevity and reliability. Built to withstand the mechanical stresses of constant operation, the drive is equipped with features such as shock resistance to protect against physical impacts. This makes it suitable for environments where stability and durability are paramount, such as in business and industrial settings.

Energy Efficiency and Environmental ImpactPower Management for Reduced Consumption

The Seagate ST3160318AS incorporates power management features to optimize energy consumption. When the drive is not actively in use, it can enter low-power modes, reducing both energy consumption and heat generation. This not only contributes to a more eco-friendly operation but also prolongs the lifespan of the drive.

Compliance with Environmental Standards

In an era where environmental sustainability is a growing concern, Seagate takes strides to ensure its products comply with relevant environmental standards. The manufacturing process of the ST3160318AS adheres to regulations aimed at minimizing environmental impact, including restrictions on hazardous materials and energy-efficient production practices.

High Performance

The Seagate ST3160318AS is a 160 GB hard drive that operates at a speed of 7,200 RPM and has a SATA (Serial ATA) interface. It has an 8 MB buffer and a data transfer rate of 300 MB/s. The drive has a 3.5-inch form factor and is suitable for use in desktop computers and other systems that have space for a larger hard drive. The hard drive is a standard hard drive that is designed for use in a variety of general-purpose computing applications. It is not designed for use in demanding environments that require fast data access, such as servers or high-performance computing systems.


To use the Seagate ST3160318AS hard drive, your system must have a SATA interface and be compatible with 3.5-inch hard drives. It is also important to check that the system can support the physical dimensions and power requirements of the drive. The hard drive should be compatible with any system that meets these requirements and is designed to work with SATA hard drives.

General Information about this Seagate ST3160318AS
  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Model Number or SKU# ST3160318AS
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive
  • Interfaces Type: SATA-300
Technical Information for 160GB Hard Disk Drive
  • Capacity: 160 Gigabytes (GB) Storage
  • Rotational Speed: 7,200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)
  • Data Transfer Rate: 300 Megabytes Per Second (MBPS)
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inches X 1/4 height (X1/4H)
  • Interface Type: SATA (Serial ATA)

In short, the Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB SATA Internal Hard Disk Drive stands as a reliable and versatile storage solution for a broad spectrum of users. From its impressive specifications, including a 7200 RPM speed, SATA-300 interface, 3.5-inch LFF form factor, and an 8MB buffer, to its robust internal construction and advanced features, this hard disk caters to the demands of modern computing. Whether used for everyday computing tasks, multimedia storage, or demanding applications that require high-speed data access, the Seagate ST3160318AS delivers a balance of performance, reliability, and efficiency. Its compatibility with a variety of systems, ease of installation, and energy-efficient operation further solidify its position as a dependable choice in the realm of internal hard disk drives. As technology continues to advance, the Seagate ST3160318AS stands as a testament to the evolution of storage solutions, providing users with the capacity and performance needed to meet the demands of an ever-expanding digital landscape.

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