The ST3250310AS Seagate Barracuda 250GB hard drive is a 7.2K RPM hard drive with an 8MB cache. It has a SATA300 interface and is designed for performance. It is suitable for use in a variety of applications, including desktop computers, gaming systems, and servers. It offers fast data transfer rates, high reliability, and low power consumption. With its high-capacity storage and fast access times, the ST3250310AS is an excellent choice for those who need plenty of storage space and fast performance.
The reliability of a hard drive depends on several factors, including the quality of the components used in the drive, the design of the drive, and the operating conditions under which the drive is used. In general, 7200 RPM hard drives are considered to be more reliable than slower 5400 RPM drives because the faster spindle speed allows them to access data more quickly, which can reduce the chances of mechanical failure. However, 7200 RPM drives may also generate more heat and noise than slower drives, which could potentially reduce their lifespan.
SATA hard drives, like the Seagate Barracuda ST3250310AS, are generally reliable and are used in a wide range of applications. However, as with any mechanical device, hard drives are subject to wear and tear and can fail due to a variety of factors, such as physical damage, power surges, or firmware issues. It is always a good idea to back up your important data to protect against the possibility of hard drive failure.
The Seagate Barracuda ST3250310AS is a 3.5-inch hard drive with a SATA 300 interface, which means it should be compatible with most desktop computers that have a SATA 300 or SATA 600 (also known as SATA III) hard drive interface. To determine if this hard drive is compatible with your system, you will need to check the specifications of your computer to ensure that it has a SATA interface and that it has an available 3.5-inch drive bay. You may also need to ensure that your computer has sufficient power to support the drive, as well as any other hardware that you have installed
Main Information about this Seagate ST3250310AS
- Manufacturer: Seagate
- Part Number or SKU# ST3250310AS
- Form Factor: 3.5 Inches
- Interface Type: SATA II
- Type: Hard Disk Drive
Technical Feature of 250GB Hard Disk Drive
- Capacity 250GB HDD
- Interface Type Serial ATA-300
- Buffer Size 8 MB
- Seek Time 11 MS Average
- Track-to-Track Seek Time 1 MS
- Average Latency 4.16 MS
- Spindle Speed 7200 RPM
- Interfaces 1 x Serial ATA-300 - 7 pin Serial ATA
- Compatible Bays 1 x internal - 3.5 Inche
Performance for SATA Hard Drive
- Drive Transfer Rate 300 MBPS External
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 need: 1.5TB-5.4K RPM, 1.5TB-5.9K RPM, 1.5TB-7200 RPM, 160GB-5.4K RPM, 160GB-7.2K RPM, 1TB-5.9K RPM, 1TB-7.2K RPM, 200GB-7.2K RPM, 250GB-5.4K RPM, 250GB-5.9K RPM, 250GB-7.2K RPM, 2TB-5.4K RPM, 2TB-5.9K RPM, 2TB-7200 RPM, 300GB-10K RPM, 300GB-7.2K RPM, 320GB-5.4K RPM, 320GB-7.2K RPM, 3TB-7.2K RPM, 400GB-7.2K RPM and 360GB-7200 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 starting 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 – these 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 to 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 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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