The ST3400633AS Seagate Barracuda 400GB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive is a hard disk drive (HDD) manufactured by Seagate. The drive has a storage capacity of 400GB and a rotation speed of 7,200 RPM. It uses the Serial ATA (SATA) interface with a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps. The Barracuda family of hard drives is designed for use in desktop computers, home servers, and entry-level to mid-range external storage devices.
The 7,200 RPM rotation speed allows for improved performance and faster data access times, compared to drives with slower rotation speeds. The SATA interface provides a fast data transfer rate of 3 Gbps, which is standard for most desktop hard drives.
It's important to check the compatibility of the specific system you are using before installing the drive. It's also important to check the number of hard drive bays available in the system, if it's equipped with the right number of bays to fit the drive and it supports SATA interface. Furthermore, it's recommended to check the system's firmware version, the drive may require a firmware update in order to be fully compatible.
Performance and Reliability
The ST3400633AS Seagate Barracuda 400GB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive is designed to provide good performance for desktop computers, home servers, and entry-level to mid-range external storage devices.
One factor that contributes to the drive's performance is its rotation speed of 7,200 RPM. This speed is faster than a typical desktop hard drive that spins at 5,400 RPM. This faster rotation speed allows for improved performance and faster data access times, which can improve the performance of the system.
The drive also uses the Serial ATA (SATA) interface, which supports a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps. This is the standard interface for most desktop hard drives. The interface allows for fast data transfer rates between the hard drive and the host system, resulting in improved system performance.
Furthermore, the Seagate Barracuda family of hard drive is known for its reliability and consistent performance, which makes it a good choice for desktop computers and external storage devices that require large storage capacity and dependable performance.
It's important to note that the drive's performance will also depend on the capabilities of the host system, the SATA controller that is used and also the workload.
In conclusion, the HDD Seagate Barracuda 400GB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive is designed to provide good performance for desktop computers, home servers, and entry-level to mid-range external storage devices, thanks to its fast rotation speed, fast data transfer rate of 3 Gbps provided by the SATA interface and consistent performance of Seagate Barracuda family of hard drive. However, the drive's performance will also depend on the capabilities of the host system, the SATA controller that is used and also the workload.
The ST3400633AS Seagate Barracuda 400GB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive is compatible with a wide range of desktop computers, home servers, and entry-level to mid-range external storage devices that support Serial ATA (SATA) interface with a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps. Most of the modern computers and servers have a SATA interface, which makes this drive compatible with the majority of them. It is important to check the specific model of your system to ensure that it is compatible with this hard drive and also check for firmware updates for full compatibility.
It's also important to check the number of hard drive bays available in the system, if it's equipped with the right number of bays to fit the drive and it supports SATA interface.
In summary, the HDD Seagate Barracuda 400GB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive is compatible with a wide range of desktop computers, home servers, and entry-level to mid-range external storage devices that support Serial ATA (SATA) interface with a data transfer rate of 3 Gbps. It is recommended to check the specific model of your system to ensure that it is compatible with this hard drive and also check for firmware updates for full compatibility.
General InformationManufacturer: Seagate Technology
Product Line: Barracuda
Product Name: Barracuda 7200.9 Hard Drive
Storage Capacity: 400 GB
Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
Data Transfer Rate: 300mbps External Maximum Serial ATA - II
Seek Time: 8.2 MS Average Read Typical
Seek Time: 9.0 MS Average Write Typical
Latency: 4.16 MS Average
Interfaces/Ports: 1 X 7-Pin Serial ATA/300 Serial ATA
Dimension and Weight
Width : 4 Inch
Depth : 5.8 Inch
Height : 1 Inch
Weight : 1.52 LBS
About Refurbished Products
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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