Seagate ST6000NM0115 SATA-6GBPS Hard Drive
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ST6000NM0115 Seagate Exos 7E8 6TB Hard Drive 7.2K RPM Refurbished

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ST6000NM0115 Exos 7E8 6 Terabytes (TB) 7200 RPM Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 512E 256MB Buffer 3.5inch Large Form Factor (LFF) Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Refurbished | Dell OEM
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Overview of the Seagate ST6000NM0115 SATA-6GBPS HDD

The ST6000NM0115 Seagate Exos 7E8 6TB 7.2K RPM SATA-6GBPS 512E 256MB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is a high-capacity storage device that is widely used in enterprise-level data centers, cloud storage systems, and other large-scale computing environments. They provide reliable and cost-effective storage solutions for both personal and business users. The Seagate ST6000NM0115, part of the Exos 7E8 series, is a notable 6-terabyte (TB) HDD with numerous features that make it a worthy option for those in need of large-scale data storage.

Storage Capacity

The ST6000NM0115 Seagate Exos 7E8 HDD has a storage capacity of 6 terabytes (TB), which is equivalent to 6,000 gigabytes (GB). This makes it suitable for storing large amounts of data, including multimedia files, databases, and other critical information.

Interface Type

The ST6000NM0115 Seagate Exos 7E8 HDD uses the Serial ATA-6Gbps-SATA interface, which is a standard interface used in most modern computers and servers. This interface provides a high-speed data transfer rate of up to 6 gigabits per second (Gbps), which ensures fast data access and transfer.

Rotational Speed

The Seagate Exos 7E8 HDD has a rotational speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute (RPM), which means that it can access data quickly and efficiently. This makes it ideal for applications that require high-speed data access, such as video editing, audio production, and gaming.

512e Format

The ST6000NM0115 Seagate Exos 7E8 HDD uses the 512e format, which stands for 512-byte emulation. This means that the hard disk drive emulates a sector size of 512 bytes, even though it uses a larger physical sector size of 4 kilobytes (KB). This format is designed to improve the compatibility of the hard disk drive with older operating systems and applications that were designed to work with 512-byte sector sizes.

256MB Cache

The Seagate Exos 7E8 HDD has a cache size of 256 megabytes (MB), which is a type of high-speed memory used to store frequently accessed data. This cache helps to speed up data access and transfer by providing quick access to frequently used data.

Advanced Technology of SATA 6 Gbps and 512e Format

The Seagate ST6000NM0115 features a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) with a data transfer rate of 6 gigabits per second (Gbps). SATA is a widely used interface in the world of data storage, known for its simplicity and compatibility with a wide range of devices. The 6 Gbps speed allows for efficient data transfer, making it suitable for various applications, including desktop computers, servers, and network-attached storage (NAS) systems.

The 512e format is another key feature of this HDD. 512e stands for 512-byte emulation, which means that the drive presents itself to the operating system as if it has 512-byte sectors, even though it physically uses 4K sectors. This format is important for ensuring compatibility with older systems and software that may not support the newer 4K sector size. It strikes a balance between modern storage technology and backward compatibility.

Performance at 7200 RPM

The rotational speed of a hard disk drive is a crucial factor in determining its performance. The Seagate ST6000NM0115 operates at 7200 RPM, which is considered the standard speed for enterprise-class HDDs. The higher the RPM, the faster the drive can read and write data, which results in improved performance. This makes the Exos 7E8 series suitable for various tasks, such as data backup, content archiving, and server storage.

The 7200 RPM speed ensures that data can be accessed quickly, reducing latency and enhancing overall system performance. This makes the HDD a viable choice for applications where speed and responsiveness are critical.

Large Form Factor 3.5-inch Design

The Seagate ST6000NM0115 Exos 7E8 HDD is designed with a 3.5-inch large form factor (LFF). This form factor is commonly used in enterprise environments and provides several advantages, including increased storage capacity and enhanced cooling.

The larger physical size of the 3.5-inch drive allows for more data platters to be housed within the drive, resulting in higher storage capacities. The additional space also facilitates better heat dissipation, which is important for drives operating at higher RPMs like the Seagate ST6000NM0115.

Additionally, the 3.5-inch form factor ensures compatibility with standard drive bays and enclosures in enterprise-grade servers and storage arrays. This makes it easy to integrate the HDD into existing infrastructure.

Impressive 256MB Buffer

A significant factor that influences the performance of a hard disk drive is its cache buffer. The Seagate ST6000NM0115 is equipped with a sizable 256MB cache buffer. The cache buffer acts as a temporary storage area for frequently accessed data, reducing the time it takes to read or write information.

The large buffer size allows the HDD to better handle data-intensive tasks, such as running applications, transferring large files, or accessing databases. This results in improved overall system performance, especially in scenarios where rapid data access is essential.

Use Cases and Compatibility

The Seagate ST6000NM0115 Exos 7E8 HDD is a versatile storage solution with a wide range of use cases:

  • Data Centers: Enterprise-class HDDs like the Exos 7E8 series are commonly used in data centers for storing critical business data, backups, and archives.
  • Server Storage: Servers that require large amounts of data storage for applications, databases, and virtual machines benefit from the high capacity and performance of this HDD.
  • Network-Attached Storage (NAS): The 6TB capacity and reliable performance make this drive suitable for NAS systems that serve as a central storage repository for multiple users or devices.
  • Video Surveillance: The high storage capacity and reliable operation at 7200 RPM make this HDD ideal for video surveillance systems that require long-term video recording and data retention.
  • Content Archiving: Businesses and organizations that need to archive large amounts of data, such as media files, documents, and records, can rely on the Exos 7E8 series for long-term data retention.
  • Desktop Computers: While primarily designed for enterprise use, the Seagate ST6000NM0115 can also be used in high-capacity desktop computers for tasks that require a substantial amount of storage.

Compatibility is a critical factor when selecting a hard drive, and the Seagate ST6000NM0115 is designed to be compatible with a wide range of systems and applications. Its SATA interface ensures broad compatibility with desktops, workstations, and servers. The 512e format further enhances its compatibility, allowing it to work seamlessly with both legacy and modern systems.

Reliability and Durability

For enterprise-class storage solutions, reliability and durability are paramount. The Seagate ST6000NM0115 Exos 7E8 HDD is built with features that ensure it can withstand the rigors of continuous operation and data-intensive tasks.

  • Workload Rating: The drive is designed to handle a high workload rating, making it suitable for 24/7 operation in data center and enterprise environments.
  • Advanced Error Correction: Seagate's advanced error correction technology helps protect your data by reducing the risk of data corruption or loss.
  • Power Efficiency: The drive is engineered for power efficiency, ensuring it operates with minimal power consumption while delivering the expected performance.
  • Data Security: For data security, the drive supports secure data erasure, making it suitable for environments with strict data disposal policies.
  • Long-Term Reliability: Seagate's reputation for producing reliable storage solutions is backed by rigorous testing and quality assurance processes.

Power Consumption

The Seagate Exos 7E8 HDD has a relatively low power consumption compared to other high-capacity hard disk drives. It has an average power consumption of 10.7 watts (W) during operation, and 8.0 W during idle mode. This low power consumption makes it ideal for use in large-scale data centers and other environments where energy efficiency is important.

The ST6000NM0115 Seagate Exos 7E8 6TB 7.2K RPM SATA-6GBPS 512E 256MB Hard Disk Drive is a high-capacity storage device that is designed to provide fast and reliable access to large amounts of data. It is suitable for use in enterprise-level data centers, cloud storage systems, and other high-availability computing environments. Its key features include a 6TB storage capacity, a 7,200 RPM rotational speed, a SATA-6Gbps interface, a 512e format, a 256MB cache, and low power consumption.

Main Information about the Seagate ST6000NM0115

  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Part Number or SKU# ST6000NM0115
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive
  • Interface: SATA-6GBPS

Technical Information

  • Storage Capacity: 6TB
  • Enclosure: Internal
  • Bytes Per Sector: 512 E
  • MTBF: 1.4 Million Hours
  • Humidity Sensor: Yes
  • Low Halogen: Yes
  • Powerchoice™ Technology: Yes
  • Hot-Plug Support: Yes

Drive Performance

  • Max. Sustained Transfer Rate Od: 226 Mbps
  • Average Latency: 4.16 Ms
  • Interface Ports: Single
  • Rotation Vibration @ 1500 Hz (Rad/S²): 12.5
  • Buffer: 256 Mb
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

In summary, the Seagate ST6000NM0115 Exos 7E8 6TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD is a powerful and versatile storage solution designed for enterprise and data-intensive applications. With its high capacity, excellent performance at 7200 RPM, advanced SATA interface, 512e format, large cache buffer, and compatibility with various systems, it meets the demands of data centers, servers, network-attached storage, and more.

The 3.5-inch large form factor enhances storage capacity and cooling, while the substantial 256MB buffer contributes to swift data access. Its reliability and durability features make it a trustworthy choice for continuous operation in demanding environments.

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