Seagate BarraCuda 7200.9 - 160GB 7200RPM Ultra ATA-100 8MB Cache 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive - ST3160812A


Warranty90 Day Warranty
AvailabilityYes - Ships in 1 to 2 Days
ManufacturerSeagate Technology
SeriesSeagate BarraCuda 7200.9
UPC CodeDoes Not Apply

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity160 GB
Spindle Speed7200 RPM Fluid Dynamic (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer8 MB Multi-Segmented Caching
Advanced FormatNo
Form Factor3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfacePATA (EIDE Ultra ATA-6)
Interface SpeedUltra ATA 100MB/s
Data Transfer Rate65MB/sec up to 83MB/sec Host to/from Drive (Sustained)
Interface ConnectorPATA (40-Pin Signal and 4-Pin Power Connector)
Recording TechnologyPerpendicular Tunneling Magnetoresistive Recording (TMR) Technology
Life Expectancy600,000 Hours MTBF (Mean Time Before Failures)
Workload Rating<55 TB/yr (Workload Rate Limit) / 50,000 (Start/Stop Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 83Gs (2ms) / Non Operating: 300Gs (2ms)
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 5.787 in. x 4.0 in. x 1.028 in.
ClassificationHigh Performance Drives

Key Features

  • Capacity's up to 500GB
  • 7200 RPM Rotational Speed Motor
  • Low Power Consumption
  • Read Multiple and Write Multiple Command Support
  • Multi-Segmented Caching Technology
  • Full-Track Multiple-Sector Transfer Capability
  • State-of-the-Art Cache and On-the-Fly Error-Correction Algorithms
  • Seagate AcuTrac Servo Technology
  • Seagate SilentSeek Technology
  • Perpendicular Tunneling Magnetoresistive Recording (TMR) Technology
  • Seagate SmartAlign Technology
  • Dual Stage Actuator (DSA) Technology
  • Staggered Spin-up Technology
  • Whisper Quiet with Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.9 Hard Drives

Barracuda 7200.9 is the latest in the Seagate 3.5-inch family of high-capacity desktop drives targeted at mainstream and high-performance PCs and advanced storage applications. The product enables OEMs and system builders to qualify one family of drives from a premier provider for a wide range of storage applications.

The Seagate Advantage

High capacity Barracuda 7200.9 disc drives, from the world’s premier provider of high-capacity storage, provide our customers years of reliable service and high performance. Using advanced manufacturing techniques and extensive design experience, Seagate engineers have built the world’s only ninth-generation 7200-RPM desktop disc drive. In addition, Seagate Barracuda Ultra ATA/100 disc drives enable bigger profit margins for system builders with enhanced reliability, higher performance and innovative features..

Advantages of Perpendicular Recording

After years of pioneering research at Seagate, perpendicular recording is now a proven technology. It increases capacity and dependability by storing data vertically, rather than horizontally. And vertically stored data bits mean increased data density—which means higher performance to increase productivity.

   Key Features and Benefits

  • Highest available capacity: 40GB up to one-half terabyte (500GB), enabling OEMs and system builders to qualify one family of drives from a trusted supplier.
  • Ultra ATA/100 provides coverage of all applications.
  • A proven design for shorter qualification times and top reliability.
  • Enhanced G-Force Protection defends against handling damage.
  • Whisper-quiet acoustics for a nearly silent drive.
  • Seagate SoftSonic motor enables whisper-quiet operation.
  • Enhanced G-Force Protection defends against handling damage.
  • Advanced manufacturing and latest technology for the most reliable storage solutions ever.
  • The industry’s most comprehensive compatibility and benchmark testing.
  • Unprecedented five-year warranty.

   Key Applications

  • Gamer PCs
  • Workstations
  • High-End PCs
  • Desktop RAID
  • Mainstream PCs
  • Entry-Level PCs
  • Low-Cost Servers
  • Entry-Level Servers
  • USB/FireWire/eSATA External Storage
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