Seagate ST3250318AS 250GB Hard Disk Drive
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Seagate ST3250318AS 250GB SATA 3GBPS Hard Drive 7.2K RPM Refurbished

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ST3250318AS 250 Gigabytes(GB) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 3 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) 7.2K Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Barracuda 7200.12 8 Megabytes (MB) Cache 3.5-inch Internal Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Refurbished | Dell OEM
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Product overview for the Seagate ST3250318AS

The Seagate ST3250318AS is a computer hardware component that plays a crucial role in storing and retrieving data on a computer. In this article, we will explore the features and specifications of 250GB SATA 3GBPS Hard Drive 7.2K RPM, commonly known as the Barracuda 7200.12. Understanding its key characteristics, such as capacity, interface type, rotational speed, and cache size, is essential for making informed decisions when it comes to upgrading or replacing your computer's storage.

Capacity: 250GB is Capacity

Capacity refers to the amount of data that a hard drive can store. In the case of the Seagate ST3250318AS, it has a capacity of 250 gigabytes (GB). This is equivalent to 250 billion bytes of data. To put it into perspective, this 250GB SATA 3GBPS Hard Drive can store a substantial amount of information, including documents, photos, videos, and applications.

Ideal Usage Scenarios

A 250GB capacity is suitable for a variety of use cases, including:

  • Everyday Computing: This capacity is sufficient for typical tasks like web browsing, word processing, and email.
  • Media Storage: It can hold a collection of photos, music, and a moderate number of videos.
  • Light Gaming: If you enjoy casual gaming, this capacity can store a few games and their associated files.

Interface Type: SATA 3Gbps Understanding the Interface

The interface type determines how the hard drive connects to the motherboard of your computer. The Seagate ST3250318AS uses the SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) interface, specifically SATA 3Gbps.

SATA 3Gbps Explained

SATA 3Gbps, also known as SATA II, provides a data transfer rate of 3 gigabits per second (Gbps). This interface type is a common standard for connecting storage devices to modern computers. It offers a good balance between speed and compatibility. However, it's important to note that the interface speed should match the capabilities of the motherboard to fully utilize the drive's potential.

Rotational Speed: 7.2K RPMThe Importance of Rotational Speed

The rotational speed of a hard drive is a critical factor that impacts its performance. In the case of the Seagate ST3250318AS, it operates at 7,200 revolutions per minute (RPM).

How RPM Affects Performance

The rotational speed determines how quickly the hard drive can read and write data. Higher RPM drives generally offer better performance. A 7.2K RPM drive, like the Barracuda 7200.12, is well-suited for a wide range of tasks, from booting up the operating system to running applications and accessing files.

Use Cases for 7.2K RPM

The 7.2K RPM speed is suitable for:

  • General Use: Everyday computing tasks, such as browsing the internet, working with documents, and sending emails.
  • Gaming: It provides acceptable loading times for games and in-game asset loading.
  • Media Editing: Video and audio editing benefit from faster data access times.
Cache Size: Internal The Role of Cache

The cache is a small, high-speed storage area within the hard drive that temporarily holds frequently accessed data. In the case of the Seagate ST3250318AS, the cache size is labeled as "Internal."

Benefits of Internal Cache

An internal cache is an integral part of the hard drive and helps improve its overall performance. It ensures that frequently requested data is readily available, reducing the time it takes for the hard drive to retrieve information. While the specific size of the internal cache is not mentioned, it's a valuable component that enhances the drive's responsiveness.

General Information about Seagate ST3250318AS

  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Model Number or SKU# ST3250318AS
  • Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Product Type: SATA 3GBPS

Performance Specifications 250GB SATA 3GBPS HDD

  • Product Type: Internal Hard Drive
  • Form Factor: 3.5-inch
  • Capacity: 250 GB
  • Cache: 8 MB
  • Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Average Seek Time: 8.5 ms
  • Drive Interface Type: SATA 3.0 Gbps

In summary, the Seagate ST3250318AS, also known as the Barracuda 7200.12, is a 250GB SATA 3Gbps hard drive with a 7.2K RPM rotational speed and an internal cache. This hard drive is suitable for various computing needs, from everyday tasks to light gaming and media storage. Understanding its capacity, interface type, rotational speed, and cache size is crucial when choosing the right storage solution for your computer. Whether you're upgrading your existing hardware or building a new system, the Barracuda 7200.12 offers a reliable and efficient storage option.

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