Product Specification of the Seagate ST3320310CS
In the realm of storage solutions, the Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline 320GB Hard Disk Drive stands out as a reliable and efficient option. This internal hard drive boasts a capacity of 320 gigabytes, operates at 5900 revolutions per minute (RPM), utilizes Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA)-II, features an 8-megabyte (MB) buffer, and fits seamlessly into a 3.5-inch form factor. In this comprehensive exploration, we will delve into the key specifications, performance, and notable features of the Seagate ST3320310CS HDD.
- Storage Capacity: The Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline has a storage capacity of 320GB. This means that it can store up to 320 gigabytes of data, which is equivalent to approximately 64,000 MP3 files or 640 hours of standard-definition video. The storage capacity of a hard drive is an important factor to consider when choosing a hard drive, as it determines how much data you can store on the drive.
- Speed: The Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline has a speed of 5900 revolutions per minute (RPM). This means that the platters inside the hard drive spin at a rate of 5900 rotations per minute, allowing for faster read and write speeds. While the speed of the Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline is slightly slower than some other hard drives, it is still considered to be fast enough for most users.
- Interface: The Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline features a SATA-II interface. SATA-II is a type of interface that allows for faster data transfer between the hard drive and the computer's motherboard. This means that the hard drive can transfer data at a faster rate than older interfaces such as IDE or SCSI. SATA-II also allows for hot-swapping, which means that the hard drive can be removed and replaced while the computer is still running.
- Buffer: The Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline has an 8MB buffer. A buffer is a small amount of memory that is used to temporarily store data while it is being transferred between the hard drive and the computer. This helps to speed up data transfer and can improve overall performance. An 8MB buffer is considered to be a standard amount for a hard drive of this size.
- Form Factor: The Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline has a form factor of 3.5 inches. This means that it is designed to be used in desktop computers rather than laptops or other portable devices. The 3.5-inch form factor is the most common size for desktop hard drives and is compatible with most desktop computer cases.
- Noise: The Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline is a relatively quiet hard drive. When in use, it produces a noise level of approximately 2.3 belts. This is considered to be a relatively low level of noise, which is desirable for use in a home or office environment. The noise level of a hard drive is an important consideration, particularly in environments where noise levels need to be kept to a minimum.
- Reliability: The Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline is a reliable hard drive that is designed to last for many years. Seagate is a well-known and respected brand in the hard drive industry and is known for producing high-quality and reliable products. The hard drive also comes with a manufacturer's warranty, which provides additional peace of mind.
- Usage: The Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline is designed for use in desktop computers. It can be used as the primary storage device for the operating system and other programs, or as a secondary storage device for storing files and other data. The hard drive is also suitable for use in network-attached storage (NAS) devices, which are used to provide shared storage to multiple computers on a network.
- Energy EfficiencyThe 5900 RPM rotational speed not only contributes to performance but also aids in energy efficiency. Lower rotational speeds generally result in reduced power consumption, making the ST3320310CS an eco-friendly option for users conscious of their energy footprint.
- The rotational speed of 5900 RPM, coupled with the SATA-II interface, contributes to commendable data transfer rates. Users can expect efficient read and write operations, making this hard drive suitable for both everyday computing tasks and more demanding applications.
Pipeline Series Design
As part of the Pipeline series, this hard drive is engineered to meet the specific needs of applications like digital video recorders (DVRs) and surveillance systems. The design considerations make it suitable for scenarios where continuous and reliable data recording is paramount.
The ST3320310CS features Seagate's AcuTrac technology, enhancing the accuracy of read and write operations. This technology ensures that data is reliably accessed and stored, contributing to the overall performance and longevity of the hard drive.
General Information about this Seagate ST3320310CS
- Manufacturer: Seagate
- Model Number or SKU# ST3320310CS
- Product Type: 320GB-7.2K RPM
- Product Name: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
- Average Latency: 5.1MS
- Random Read Seek Time: <14.0MS
- Random Write Seek Time: <15.0MS
- Unrecoverable Read Errors: 1 In 1014
- Average Idle Power: 3.03W
- Standby Power: 0.577w
- Sleep Power: 0.574null
- Maximum Start Current, Dc: <2.0
In short, the Seagate ST3320310CS Pipeline 320GB Hard Disk Drive emerges as a commendable storage solution, offering a balance of capacity, performance, and reliability. From its robust specifications to the implementation of advanced technologies, this hard drive caters to the diverse needs of users, whether they are seeking additional storage for their multimedia files or a dependable solution for surveillance applications. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, the ST3320310CS remains a steadfast option in the realm of internal hard drives.
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