Seagate ST500DM002 500GB Hard Disk Drive
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ST500DM002 Seagate 500GB 7.2K RPM HDD SATA 6GBPS 16MB Dell Refurbished

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ST500DM002 Barracuda 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) 500GB (Gigabyte) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabits Per Second (6GBPS) 16GB (Gigabyte) Buffer 3.5inch Internal Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Refurbished | Dell OEM
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Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda 500GB Internal Hard Drive: A Comprehensive Review

In the fast-paced world of technology, where data storage plays a crucial role, Seagate has consistently been a prominent player in the market. The Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda 500GB Internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is a notable offering from the renowned Barracuda series. This review aims to provide a detailed analysis of this specific model, delving into its key features, performance metrics, and overall value proposition.

Overview of Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda 500GB HDD

The Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda 500GB HDD is a 3.5-inch internal storage solution designed for desktop computers. With a storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, it strikes a balance between space and performance, making it suitable for a wide range of applications, from everyday computing tasks to multimedia storage.

Key Specifications

Let's break down the key specifications of the Seagate ST500DM002 to better understand its capabilities:

  • Storage Capacity (500GB): The 500GB storage capacity is sufficient for users who require a moderate amount of space for their files, documents, and multimedia content. This makes it an ideal choice for general-purpose use.
  • Speed (7200 RPM): One standout feature of the Barracuda ST500DM002 is its 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) speed. This high rotational speed contributes to faster data access and retrieval, resulting in improved overall system responsiveness.
  • Interface (SATA 6GBPS): The HDD utilizes the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface, specifically the SATA 6 Gigabits Per Second (6GBPS). This ensures a high-speed data transfer rate between the hard drive and the motherboard, enhancing system performance.
  • Buffer Size (16GB): The Barracuda ST500DM002 is equipped with a 16GB buffer, also known as a cache. This serves as a temporary storage area for frequently accessed data, further optimizing read and write operations and improving overall efficiency.
Form Factor and Compatibility

The 3.5-inch form factor of the Seagate ST500DM002 makes it suitable for installation in standard desktop computer cases. Users should ensure that their system configurations accommodate 3.5-inch drives. Additionally, the SATA interface ensures broad compatibility with various motherboards, making it a versatile choice for different desktop setups.

Performance Evaluation
  • Data Transfer Speed: The SATA 6GBPS interface, combined with the 7200 RPM speed, contributes to impressive data transfer rates. Users can experience faster file transfers and reduced loading times for applications, enhancing the overall computing experience.
  • Multitasking Capability: The 16GB buffer plays a pivotal role in enhancing the multitasking capabilities of the HDD. It allows the drive to handle multiple read and write requests simultaneously, making it suitable for users who engage in resource-intensive tasks.
  • Reliability and Durability: Seagate is known for producing reliable storage solutions, and the Barracuda series is no exception. The ST500DM002 is designed to withstand the rigors of daily use, providing users with a durable storage option for their valuable data.
  • Noise and Heat Levels: While the Barracuda ST500DM002 operates at a higher RPM, its noise and heat levels are well-managed. The drive is engineered to maintain a balance between performance and user comfort, ensuring a quiet and cool operating environment.
Use Cases and Suitability

The Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda 500GB HDD is well-suited for a variety of use cases:

  • General Computing: For users looking for reliable storage for everyday computing tasks, such as web browsing, document creation, and email, the Barracuda ST500DM002 offers ample space and satisfactory performance.
  • Multimedia Storage: With its 500GB capacity, this HDD is capable of storing a considerable amount of multimedia content, including photos, videos, and music. It serves as a cost-effective solution for users with moderate multimedia storage needs.
  • Gaming: While not as high-capacity as some gaming-specific drives, the Barracuda ST500DM002 can still cater to gamers who need additional storage for game installations. The 7200 RPM speed contributes to faster game loading times.
  • Workstation Tasks: For users engaged in content creation, video editing, and other workstation tasks, the combination of speed and capacity makes the Barracuda ST500DM002 a viable option. The 16GB buffer aids in handling large files efficiently.
General Information about the Seagate ST500DM002
  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Part Number or SKU# ST500DM002
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive(HDD)
  • HDD Type: SATA 6GBPS
Technical Information of 500GB Hard Disk Drive
  • Interface Type: Serial ATA-600
  • Capacity: 500GB-7.2K RPM
  • Buffer Size: 16 MB
  • Bytes per Sector: 512
Performance for this 6GBPS Hard Drive
  • Spin Speed (Rpm): 7200 Rpm
  • Average Latency: 4.16ms
  • Random Read Seek Time: 8.5ms
  • Random Write Seek Time: 9.5ms

Outline, the Seagate ST500DM002 Barracuda 500GB Internal Hard Disk Drive stands out as a reliable and versatile storage solution. Its balance of storage capacity, speed, and features like the 16GB buffer make it suitable for a diverse range of applications. Whether you are a casual user, a multimedia enthusiast, or someone engaged in professional tasks, the Barracuda ST500DM002 offers a cost-effective and performance-driven storage option for desktop computers. As technology continues to evolve, Seagate maintains its commitment to providing innovative and high-quality storage solutions, and the Barracuda ST500DM002 is a testament to that dedication.

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