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Barracuda 7200 hard drives from Seagate provide a wide range of capacities, fast performance and superb reliability, all at an excellent value. They are top storage choices for any ATA-based applications, including mainstream and high-performance PCs, low-cost servers and RAIDs, PC gaming systems and media PCs.
Seagate Barracuda ES (ST3250620NS) (836367002971) 250 GB SATA Hard Drive
$45.00 - $185.00
pros: Very low price for a 250GB SATA 2 drive. Excellent read/write speed UNTIL IT DIED.
cons: Unreliable. I may never buy another component made in China. Read why in review body.
DON'T BUY SEAGATES made in China
Having built and serviced PCs for 24 years, I've used hard drives with Hitachi, IBM, Maxtor, Samsung... See Full Review
pros: Fairly Durable; Quiet; Slow to heat up; Speedy; Generous manufacturer's warranty
The Barracuda has been around this long for a reason
Seagate's Barracuda line represents some of the best hard drives I've ever used. This particular one... See Full Review
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM|
|HDD Form Factor||3.5' x 1/3H (Low Profile)|
|Sound Emission||25 dB|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||1,030 Mbit/s|
|Special Features||S.M.A.R.T Technology|
|External Data Transfer Rate||300 MBps|
|Seek Time||8.5 ms|
|Buffer Size||16 MB|
|Interface (Detailed)||Serial ATA|
|Average Latency||4.17 ms|