Seagate ST6000DM003 6TB Hard Disk Drive
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Seagate ST6000DM003 6TB Hard Drive SATA-6GBPS 7.2K RPM 256MB New

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ST6000DM003 Barracuda 6 Terabytes (TB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 256MB Buffer 3.5Inch Large Form Factor (LFF) Internal Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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3 Years from the Manufacturer
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Introduction of the Seagate ST6000DM003

As the demand for digital storage solutions continues to grow, the Seagate ST6000DM003 6TB Hard Drive emerges as a formidable contender in the market. Boasting a colossal storage capacity of 6TB, a SATA-6GBPS interface, a rapid 7.2K RPM rotational speed, and an expansive 256MB cache, this hard drive is designed to meet the storage needs of a diverse range of users. In this comprehensive review, we will delve into the features, performance metrics, and real-world applications of the ST6000DM003, offering valuable insights for potential users.

Unveiling the Specifications

Storage Capacity

At the heart of the ST6000DM003 is its massive storage capacity of 6TB. This generous space is a game-changer for users dealing with extensive data sets, high-definition multimedia, and demanding applications that require significant storage resources.

Rotational Speed

The 7.2K RPM (Revolutions Per Minute) rotational speed is a key feature influencing the overall performance of the hard drive. This speed ensures swift data access and transfer, making it particularly suitable for tasks that demand quick read and write operations.

Drive Interface

Equipped with a SATA-6GBPS interface, the ST6000DM003 adheres to the latest standards in data transfer. This high-speed interface facilitates seamless communication between the hard drive and the rest of the system, ensuring efficient and rapid data transfers. Cache Size

One of the standout features of the ST6000DM003 is its substantial 256MB cache. Acting as a high-speed buffer, the cache stores frequently accessed data, minimizing latency and enhancing overall data transfer rates.

Performance Analysis

Speed and Efficiency

The 7.2K RPM rotational speed is a key contributor to the ST6000DM003's impressive speed and efficiency. This makes it well-suited for applications that require quick access to data, such as video editing, large file transfers, and database operations.

Storage Capacity and Applications

The mammoth 6TB storage capacity positions the ST6000DM003 as a workhorse for storage-intensive applications. Professionals dealing with extensive media libraries, large-scale data processing, and users requiring substantial storage for backups will find the capacity of this hard drive to be a significant advantage.

Drive Interface and Compatibility

The SATA-6GBPS interface ensures optimal compatibility with modern systems. Users can take full advantage of the high-speed interface for quick and reliable data transfers. The backward compatibility of SATA also ensures that the hard drive can be used with older systems, offering flexibility to users with various setups.

Cache Benefits

The large 256MB cache plays a crucial role in enhancing the drive's overall performance. By storing frequently accessed data in the cache, the hard drive reduces the time it takes to retrieve information, resulting in improved responsiveness and speed.

SATA Interface

The utilization of the SATA-6GBPS interface ensures broad compatibility with modern systems. However, it is advisable for users to verify their system's SATA version to ensure optimal performance. The backward compatibility of SATA ensures that the hard drive can be used with older systems, providing versatility to a wide range of users.

Installation Process

Installing the ST6000DM003 is a straightforward process. Most desktop computer cases are designed to accommodate 3.5-inch hard drives, and Seagate typically provides clear installation guidelines. The SATA interface simplifies the connection process, making it accessible for users with varying levels of technical expertise.

User Experience and Real-world Applications

Professional Applications

Professionals engaged in content creation, video editing, graphic design, and other resource-intensive applications will find the ST6000DM003 to be a valuable asset. The combination of high storage capacity and speed ensures a seamless workflow for demanding professional tasks.

Multimedia Storage

For users with extensive multimedia collections, including high-definition videos, large photo libraries, and high-bitrate audio files, the 6TB capacity provides ample space for storage. The quick access times due to the 7.2K RPM speed ensure smooth playback and editing experiences.

Backup Solutions

The ST6000DM003 is an ideal candidate for backup solutions, offering enough space to accommodate regular backups of multiple devices. The high-speed interface facilitates quick data transfers, crucial for efficient backup processes.

Gaming Environments

Gamers with a vast library of games and those dealing with the increasing size of modern game installations can benefit significantly from the ST6000DM003. The combination of high capacity and speed ensures minimal loading times and a seamless gaming experience.

Server and NAS Integration

The ST6000DM003 is a suitable choice for server environments and Network-Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. The large capacity allows for extensive data storage, and the high-speed SATA interface ensures efficient data access, critical for server operations.

General Information about this Seagate ST6000DM003

  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Part Number or SKU#: ST6000DM003
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Sub-Type: SATA-6GBPS

Key Features of SATA-6GBPS

  • Storage Capacity: 6 TB
  • Number Of Heads: 6
  • Number Of Disks: 3
  • Interface: 6GBPS SATA
  • Bytes Per Logical Sector: 512E
  • Bytes Per Physical Sector: 4096


  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Buffer: 256 MB
  • External Data Transfer Rate (Maximum): 600 MBPS
  • Max Sustainable Transfer Rate: 190 MBPS

In summary, the Seagate ST6000DM003 6TB Hard Drive stands out as a robust and high-performance storage solution. Its impressive specifications, including the massive 6TB capacity, 7.2K RPM rotational speed, SATA-6GBPS interface, and substantial 256MB cache, make it a compelling choice for users with demanding storage needs.

The hard drive's compatibility with various systems, straightforward installation process, and real-world performance across a spectrum of applications make it a versatile storage solution. Whether you are a professional in need of extensive storage for resource-intensive tasks, a multimedia enthusiast with a vast collection, or a gamer looking for seamless gameplay, the ST6000DM003 offers a compelling combination of capacity and speed.

As the demand for larger and faster storage solutions continues to rise, the Seagate ST6000DM003 6TB Hard Drive stands as a reliable and efficient option. In a digital landscape where data storage is a critical consideration, this hard drive addresses the evolving needs of users, providing a storage solution that aligns with the requirements of modern computing.

Brand Warranty:
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Product Condition:
New Factory Sealed
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