Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS (1500 GB)

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Item 1498: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB ST31500341AS
FamilyBarracuda 7200.11
Size1500 GB
Cache32 MB
Form Factor3.5"
Speed3 Gb/s
Warranty3 year
ST31500341AS Reviews5

This Barracuda Generation Brings a Whopping 1.5 TB

This is a drive for the ages, and it will take ages to fill it up. In one bold move, Seagate provides the largest single capacity jump in the history of hard drives—a half-terabyte increase from the previous high of 1 TB—thanks to the capacity-boosting power of perpendicular magnetic recording technology. (

Key Advantages

  • Delivers the industry’s highest capacity—up to 1.5 TB of storage (also 1 TB and 750, 640, 500, 320 and 160 GB)
  • Ships with the industry’s most reliable and proven perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology
  • Delivers high performance
    • up to 120-MB/s sustained data rate
    • 32-, 16- and 8-MB cache buffer
  • Environmentally friendly
    • Consumes up to 43 percent less power during idle than previous products, enabling customers to build low-power systems
    • Meets strict RoHS requirements
  • Leverages best combination of technology (areal density, PMR) and proven components for volume availability
Disk Cache (MB) Size (GB) Warranty Years Best Price Vendor Value (GB/$)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 32 1500 3 0.00

Manufacturer's Specs

InterfaceSATA 3.0Gb/s
Guaranteed Sectors2,930,277,168
Cache32 MBytes
Capacity1500 GB
Random write seek time<10.0 msec
Average latency4.16 msec
Spindle Speed7,200 rpm
Random read seek time<8.5 msec
Maximum start current, DC2.8 amps
Annual Failure Rate0.34%
Width (max)101.6 mm (4.000 inches)
Weight (typical)720 grams (1.587 pounds)
Height (max)26.1 mm (1.028 inches)
Length (max)146.99 mm (5.787 inches)

External links

Seagate ST31500341AS Reviews & Benchmarks

Silent PC Review - Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB: The Perfect Balance? - Feb. 1, 2009

Other Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Reviews & Benchmarks

ExtremeTech - RAID Class Terabyte Hard Drives - Nov. 29, 2007
Hot Hardware - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB Hard Disk - Nov. 7, 2007
Tom's Hardware - The Terabyte Battle - Nov. 5, 2007

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