Seagate ST8000DM004 8TB Internal Hard Drive
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ST8000DM004 Seagate 8TB 7.2K RPM Hard Drive SATA 6GBPS 256 New

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ST8000DM004 Barracuda 8 Terabytes (TB) 7200 RPM Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 256 Megabytes (MB) Buffer 3.5Inch Large Form Factor (LFF) Internal Hard Disk Drive | Made by Seagate | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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Overview of the Seagate ST8000DM004 SATA 6GBPS Hard Drive

The ST8000DM004 Barracuda is an internal hard disk drive made by Seagate that is known for its large storage capacity, fast speed, and high reliability. The ST8000DM004 is a Seagate hard drive that boasts an impressive 8TB of storage capacity, operates at a speed of 7.2K RPM (Revolutions Per Minute), utilizes the SATA interface, and includes a generous 256 MB buffer.

Storage Capacity

The ST8000DM004 Barracuda is an 8 terabytes (TB) internal hard disk drive, which means it has a storage capacity of 8 trillion bytes. This is a huge amount of storage space, and it makes the ST8000DM004 Barracuda ideal for users who need to store large files such as videos, photos, and music. With 8TB of storage, users can store up to 1.6 million photos, 2,000 hours of video, or 2 million songs. One of the standout features of the Seagate ST8000DM004 Barracuda HDD is its colossal storage capacity of 8 terabytes (TB). This makes it an ideal choice for those who need ample storage space for their digital files, whether it's for personal use, gaming, multimedia content, or professional data storage needs.

With 8TB of storage, you can store an extensive collection of photos, videos, music, documents, and applications without worrying about running out of space. It's also suitable for content creators, professionals, and businesses that deal with large data sets and require reliable storage for their valuable information.

Speed 7.2K RPM

The rotational speed of a hard drive, measured in RPM, plays a significant role in determining its performance. The ST8000DM004 operates at a speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, or 7.2K RPM. This rotational speed directly impacts the data access time, which is crucial for tasks that require quick data retrieval.

Here's why the 7.2K RPM speed is a notable feature of this Seagate hard drive:

Faster Data Access

A higher RPM means that the hard drive's platters (the spinning disks inside the drive) make more rotations per minute. This, in turn, results in faster data access times, reducing the time it takes for the drive's read/write heads to reach the desired data location. As a result, you'll experience quicker access to your files and applications.

Suitable for Performance-Critical Tasks

The 7.2K RPM speed makes the ST8000DM004 an excellent choice for applications that demand high-speed data access. This includes tasks like running operating systems, loading applications, and accessing databases where quick response times are essential.

Balanced Performance

While solid-state drives (SSDs) are known for their blazing-fast data access speeds, hard drives like the ST8000DM004 offer a balance between capacity and performance. If you need ample storage space along with good speed, this hard drive provides a cost-effective solution.


The ST8000DM004 Barracuda uses a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) interface. The SATA interface is a common interface used for connecting hard disk drives to a computer's motherboard. The 6 GBPS speed of the SATA interface means that the ST8000DM004 Barracuda can transfer data at a very fast rate.

256 MB Buffer

The buffer, also known as the cache, is a small, high-speed storage area within the hard drive. It acts as a temporary data holding area, allowing the drive to process data more efficiently. The ST8000DM004 is equipped with a 256 MB buffer, which offers several advantages:

Data Transfer Efficiency

The buffer temporarily stores data that is being read from or written to the hard drive. This means that when the computer requests data from the drive, it can be delivered more quickly from the buffer, rather than waiting for the physical read/write heads to access the data from the spinning disks. As a result, data transfer operations become more efficient and responsive.

Reduced Latency

Latency refers to the delay or lag in data access. With a larger buffer, the ST8000DM004 can reduce latency, allowing for faster data retrieval. Reduced latency is especially important for tasks that require real-time data access, such as video editing or gaming.

Improved Multitasking

The generous buffer size allows the hard drive to handle multiple data requests simultaneously. This is beneficial when the drive is under heavy use, as it can efficiently manage data requests from various applications and processes without significant performance degradation.

Large Form Factor (LFF)

The ST8000DM004 is categorized as a Large Form Factor (LFF) hard drive. LFF drives are physically larger than Small Form Factor (SFF) drives and are designed for specific applications, such as desktop PCs, workstations, and servers. The LFF form factor offers several advantages:

Ample Internal Space

LFF drives are larger, which means they have more physical space for components and platters. This can contribute to better heat dissipation and potentially longer drive lifespan. In addition, the extra space can accommodate more storage capacity, as demonstrated by the 8TB capacity of the ST8000DM004.

Suitable for Desktop PCs

For desktop PCs, which have more internal space compared to laptops or compact form factor systems, LFF drives are a natural choice. They fit comfortably within the standard drive bays of desktop computer cases.

Ideal for Workstations and Servers

In workstations and servers, LFF drives are often preferred due to their larger capacity and better airflow management. They can handle the demands of data-intensive applications and large-scale storage requirements.

Now that we've explored the key features of the ST8000DM004 Seagate hard drive in detail, let's turn our attention to the various use cases where this drive can shine.


The ST8000DM004 Barracuda is known for its high reliability. Seagate is a well-known manufacturer of hard disk drives, and they are known for producing high-quality products that are reliable and durable. The ST8000DM004 Barracuda is no exception, and it has a rating. This means that users can rely on the hard disk drive to store their data safely and securely.

The ST8000DM004 Barracuda is a high-quality internal hard disk drive that is known for its large storage capacity, fast speed, and high reliability. It is an ideal choice for users who need to store large amounts of data and need fast access to their data. The ST8000DM004 Barracuda is a great investment for anyone who needs a high-quality internal hard disk drive for their desktop computer.

Advantages of the ST8000DM004 Hard Drive

High Storage Capacity

The primary advantage of the ST8000DM004 is its substantial storage capacity of 8TB. This capacity is more than enough to accommodate a wide range of data, from personal files to extensive business databases. It is an excellent choice for individuals or organizations that deal with large volumes of data and require long-term storage solutions.

Performance Enhancement with RPM

The 7.2K RPM rotational speed of this hard drive significantly enhances its performance. A higher RPM allows for quicker data access, which is especially beneficial for applications that demand fast read and write speeds. Tasks such as video editing, gaming, and running virtual machines can greatly benefit from the faster data retrieval enabled by the 7.2K RPM.

Fast Data Transfer with SATA 6GBPS

The SATA 6GBPS interface ensures that data transfer rates are optimized for speed and efficiency. Whether you are transferring files to and from the drive or running resource-intensive applications, the 6GBPS interface minimizes bottlenecks and accelerates data flow. This is particularly valuable for professionals who rely on swift data access and manipulation.

Enhanced Data Access with a Large Buffer

The 256 MB buffer size of the ST8000DM004 acts as a data accelerator, improving data access times by temporarily storing frequently used information. This feature benefits users who engage in multitasking, as it helps maintain smooth and responsive performance even when dealing with multiple applications and data requests.

Accommodating Larger Drives with LFF

The LFF design of the ST8000DM004 allows it to physically fit larger storage components, contributing to the drive's generous 8TB capacity. In addition, the increased physical size aids in dissipating heat more effectively, which is crucial for prolonged drive lifespan and reliable performance.

Main Information about the Seagate ST8000DM004

  • Manufacturer: Seagate
  • Part Number or SKU# ST8000DM004
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive
  • Interface: SATA 6GBPS

Technical Information for 8TB Hard Disk

  • Number of Heads: 8
  • Capacity: 8TB
  • Number of Disks: 4
  • Bytes Per Logical Sector: 512e
  • Bytes Per Physical Sector: 4096

Performance of SATA 6GBPS Hard Drive

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

In summary, the Seagate ST8000DM004 Barracuda is a standout product in the world of internal hard disk drives. With its massive 8TB storage capacity, fast 7200 RPM rotational speed, SATA 6GBPS interface, large 256MB buffer, and 3.5-inch form factor, it excels in various use cases. Whether you need it for data storage, media and entertainment, home servers, productivity, or any other application, the Barracuda delivers reliable and efficient performance.

This HDD is designed for continuous operation, backed by Seagate's reputation for reliability, and offers compatibility with various operating systems and use scenarios. It operates quietly and manages its temperature well, ensuring a comfortable user experience. Moreover, its competitive pricing and long-term value make it an attractive choice for users seeking a cost-effective and high-capacity storage solution.

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