Seagate Pipeline HD.2 - 250GB 5900RPM SATA II 3Gb/s 8MB Cache 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive - ST3250312CS


Warranty1 Year Warranty
AvailabilityYes - Ships in 1 to 2 Days
ManufacturerSeagate Technology
SeriesSeagate Pipeline HD.2
UPC Code763649021880

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity250 GB
Spindle Speed5900 RPM (FDB) Low RPM Power Motor
Cache Buffer8 MB Intelligent Caching
Advanced FormatNo
Form Factor3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfaceSATA II 3Gb/sec (Generation 2)
Interface Speed3Gb/sec - Data Transfer Rate (max) Buffer to Host
Data Transfer Rateup to 120MB/sec Host to/from Drive (Sustained)
Interface ConnectorSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connector)
Recording TechnologyPerpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
Life Expectancy1 Million Hours MTBF (Mean Time Before Failures) / 8760 Power on Hours per year (24x7)
Workload Rating<55 TB/yr (Workload Rate Limit) / 50,000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 30Gs write (2ms) / 70Gs read (2ms) - Non Operating: 350Gs (2ms)
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 5.787 in. x 4.0 in. x 0.795 in.
ClassificationVideo Surveillance Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities up to 1TB
  • Built for 24/7 (always-on) Video Surveillance Applications
  • Supports up to 10 Cameras
  • DVR/NVR Ready Design
  • Tarnish-Resistant Components
  • Power Choice for Selectable Power Savings
  • Annualized Workload Rating of 55TB per Year
  • Full-Track Multiple Sector Transfer Capability
  • Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
  • Seagate AcuTrac Servo Technology
  • Native Command Queuing Technology
  • Thermal Monitoring and Reporting Technology
  • Rotational Vibration Technology
  • State-of-the-Art Cache and On-the-Fly Error-Correction Algorithms
  • Dual Stage Actuator (DSA) Technology
  • Built in Error Recovery Technology
  • Whisper Quiet with Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors

Seagate Pipeline HD.2 Hard Drives

Seagate Pipeline HD.2 hard drives provide manufacturers and system designers with the leading combination of vide streaming and low-power performance. Ideal for consumer DVRs, media centers and even commercial video surveillance recording applications, Pipeline HD.2 drives offer comprehensive value encompassing both practical performance considerations as well as having an eco-friendly footprint.

Think Green Strategies

Pipeline HD.2 drives carry Seagate Think Green certification which provides consumers and system designers assurance they have selected a storage solution with leading environmental stewardship performance. With the lowest overall power consumption performance of any drive in its class, Pipeline HD.2 drives save energy and help enable systems to achieve today’s tough power consumption initiatives like ENERGY STAR. In addition, Pipeline HD.2 drives lead in overall compliance to important environmental issues, including:

  • RoHS compliance
  • PVC-free compliance
  • Low-halogen compliance
  • Pipeline HD drives are 75 percent recyclable, and 50 percent of the materials for production come from recycled sources.

And Beyond Green

In addition to being kind to the environment, Pipeline HD.2 drives provide system designers with uncompromising performance for today’s video streaming applications. Pipeline HD.2 drives spin at a unique speed of 5900 RPM. This was carefully tuned by Seagate engineers to balance performance in video delivery, achieve near-silent operation and deliver leading low-power performance. Pipeline HD.2 drives can support at least 10 simultaneous high-definition (20 Mbps) video streams, enough to support emerging applications such as multi-room DVR. Translated to video surveillance applications, Pipeline HD.2 drives can easily support 16 channels of high-quality video common in embedded video surveillance DVRs. Combine this performance with bedroom-quiet acoustics, an always on, 24x7 workload profile, and a leading predicted failure rate of only 0.55 percent AFR, and it’s easy to see why Pipeline HD.2 drives have become the choice of so many A/V system designers and manufacturers.

    Key Features and Benefits

  • Eco-friendly power savings enable the most energy-efficient and cost-effective system designs.
  • Industry-leading reliability of 0.55% AFR in an always-on environment supports longevity expectations of consumer and commercial video applications.
  • 75°C operating temperature capability for improved system reliability.
  • Video streaming optimized to support at least 10 simultaneous high-definition video streams for multi-room DVR applications.
  • Seagate SoftSonic motor technology enables years of ultra-quiet, worry-free operation with acoustics performance as low as 1.9 bels.
  • Up to 1-TB capacity enabling up to 200 hours of HD storage or 1000 hours of SD television recording.
  • Sweet-spot capacities enable premium television services such as video on demand, high-definition storage and multi-room streaming for DVRs and media centers.
  • Seagate Think Green sustainability goes beyond green with improved reliability, low power consumption, leading recycling programs, RoHS compliance, PVC free, halogen free and brominated flame retardant free.

    Best-Fit Applications

  • Consumer DVR and Media Center Applications
  • Embedded Surveillance DVR (SDVR) Systems
  • Home Theater PCs, Karaoke and Audio Jukeboxes
  • Cable, Satellite and IPTV Set-Top Boxes
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