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

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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 | Refurbished
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Introduction of the Seagate ST6000DM003

In the ever-evolving landscape of digital storage, the Seagate ST6000DM003 6TB Hard Drive stands out as a high-capacity solution for diverse storage needs. Designed for users requiring substantial storage space, this hard drive boasts impressive specifications, including a generous 6TB capacity, SATA-6GBPS interface, a 7.2K RPM rotational speed, and a whopping 256MB cache. In this comprehensive review, we will explore the features, performance, and real-world applications of the ST6000DM003, aiming to provide a detailed understanding for potential users.

Unveiling the Specifications

Storage Capacity

The standout feature of the ST6000DM003 is its colossal storage capacity of 6TB. This immense space is ideal for users dealing with large datasets, high-definition multimedia, extensive software libraries, and other storage-intensive applications.

Rotational Speed

Operating at a speed of 7.2K RPM (Revolutions Per Minute), this hard drive ensures swift data access and transfer. The rotational speed is a critical factor influencing performance, and the 7.2K RPM of the ST6000DM003 places it in the high-performance category.

Drive Interface

The ST6000DM003 utilizes a SATA-6GBPS interface, representing the latest standard in data transfer. This interface ensures optimal compatibility with modern systems, facilitating high-speed communication between the hard drive and the rest of the computer components.

Cache Size

An impressive feature of this hard drive is its massive 256MB cache. The cache serves as a high-speed buffer for frequently accessed data, enhancing overall data transfer rates and system responsiveness.

Performance Analysis

Speed and Efficiency

The 7.2K RPM rotational speed contributes significantly to the overall speed and efficiency of the ST6000DM003. This makes it well-suited for tasks that demand quick data access, such as video editing, large file transfers, and database operations.

Storage Capacity and Applications

The 6TB storage capacity positions the ST6000DM003 as a powerhouse for data storage. This makes it an excellent choice for professionals working with extensive media libraries, creative content, or anyone requiring vast storage for backups and archival purposes.

Drive Interface and Compatibility

The SATA-6GBPS interface ensures seamless compatibility with a wide range of systems, from desktop computers to network-attached storage (NAS) devices. Users can take full advantage of the high-speed interface for quick and reliable data transfers.

Cache Benefits

The substantial 256MB cache significantly enhances the drive's performance. Frequently accessed data is stored in the cache, reducing latency and improving overall responsiveness. This is particularly beneficial for applications that involve random access to large datasets.

SATA Interface

The ST6000DM003's utilization of the SATA-6GBPS interface ensures compatibility with modern systems. However, users should verify their system's SATA version to ensure optimal performance. The backward compatibility of SATA ensures that the drive can be used with older systems as well.

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 working in fields such as content creation, video editing, and graphic design can benefit greatly from the massive storage capacity and high-speed performance of the ST6000DM003. The drive's reliability and efficiency contribute to a seamless workflow for demanding applications.

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 who require substantial storage for large game libraries and the increasing size of modern game installations can benefit 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 the Seagate ST6000DM003

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 emerges as a robust and high-performance storage solution, catering to a diverse range of users. Its exceptional specifications, including the colossal 6TB capacity, 7.2K RPM rotational speed, SATA-6GBPS interface, and a substantial 256MB cache, make it a standout choice for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

The drive's compatibility with various systems, straightforward installation process, and real-world performance in applications such as content creation, multimedia storage, backups, and gaming, position it as a versatile storage solution. As the demand for larger and faster storage continues to rise, the ST6000DM003 remains at the forefront, providing a reliable and efficient storage option for users with substantial storage needs.

Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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About Refurbished Products

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