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Seagate MaXLine 500GB HDD 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

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Hard disk drives are today\'s fastest permanent storage media and have a large capacity. For this two reasons they are the most used storage medium in computers and servers. When buying a new hard disk, there are three important things to consider:\
- The connection of the disk to the computer or other device you will be using it with has a big influence on the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk. Make sure the connection of the disk you buy is compatible with your computer!\
- The rotational speed is also important for the speed with which data can be read from/written to the disk and determines the time it takes to find a file on the disk.\
- Last but not least, the storage capacity of the disk, i.e. the amount of data that can be stored on the disk.
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Long product name Seagate MaXLine 500GB HDD 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :
The short editorial description of Seagate MaXLine 500GB HDD 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

500GB HDD, Serial ATA II, 7200rpm, 16MB

Seagate MaXLine 500GB HDD 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive

The official marketing text of Seagate MaXLine 500GB HDD 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Native 3.0Gb SATA, large capacity, highly reliable hard drives
for reference storage and data protection.

MaXLine Pro 500 drives are designed to serve the capacity-sensitive portion of the enterprise market. These drives deliver the best value on a per gigabyte basis while offering advanced features, placing the MaXLine Pro 500 drive at the forefront in secondary online storage applications.
The advanced features designed into the MaXLine Pro 500 drive separate it from other drives built for nearline storage. With rotational vibration protection up to 25 radians/sec2 and accelerated error recovery, the MaXLine Pro 500 drive delivers the capacity, performance, and data integrity required by the most demanding nearline applications.
Users are implementing enhanced data protection solutions such as disk-to-disk backup, point-in-time copies, snapshot clones and remote replication or managing reference data, MaXLine Pro 500 drives are an ideal choice. They offer 500GB of storage capacity, 3.0Gb SATA and ATA/133 interfaces, and have been designed for a mean time to failure of 1 million hours in medium-I/O duty cycle applications.
MaXLine Pro 500 drives provide new features to better serve the enterprise ATA market, such as:
- Rotational Vibration Compensation—enables the drive to withstand higher rotational vibration (25 rads/sec2) from adjacent drives, minimizing performance degradation caused by excessive vibration in multi-drive environments.
- Accelerated Error Recovery, for improved performance in RAID environments, without reduction in data integrity.
- Internal EDC that protects data integrity within the drive.
- Fly Height Adjust Technology—optimizes performance by maintaining an ideal head-to-disk clearance across the drives’ specified operating temperatures.
- Easy Code Load, which provides a simple firmware download process with compatibility safeguards and ease of use.
- Pattern Fill, is a RAID initialization feature which allows a known data pattern to be written to the drive.
- Expanded Drive Self Test is a more extensive self-test to help customers eliminate false failures and validate good drives
Short summary description Seagate MaXLine 500GB HDD 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive:
This short summary of the Seagate MaXLine 500GB HDD 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Seagate MaXLine 500GB HDD, 500 GB, Serial ATA II, 7200 RPM, 3.5", HDD, 16 MB
Long summary description Seagate MaXLine 500GB HDD 500GB Serial ATA II hard disk drive :

Seagate 500GB HDD, MaXLine. Hard drive capacity: 500 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA II, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (idle): 9.97 W, Input voltage: 5, 12. Width: 4.01" (101.8 mm), Height: 1.03" (26.1 mm), Depth: 5.76" (146.3 mm)

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 GB
Hard drive interface *
The way that a hard disk drive (HDD) is connected to the rest of the computer through a 'bus' such as ATA or SCSI.
Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Hard drive size *
The amount of data that the hard drive can store.
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
16 MB
Hard disk average seek time
8.5 ms
Full stroke seek
The “full stroke seek” is the time required to travel from the first to the last track of the disk.
17 ms
Average latency
The average duration before a device can start with a job (for example reading a file from a hard disk).
4.17 ms
Device type *
Type or category of the device.
Track to track seek time (read/write)
0.9 ms
Bytes per sector
Hard disk number of heads
Start/stop cycles
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
1000000 h
Power consumption (idle)
9.97 W
Input voltage
The voltage (V) which is required to power the product.
5, 12
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely operated.
0 - 60°C
Storage temperature (T-T)
The minimum and maximum temperatures at which the product can be safely stored.
-40 - 71°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operating vibration
Environmental requirements for vibration in operating mode
0.86 G
Non-operating vibration
Environmental requirements for vibration in non-operating mode
1.5 G
Operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in operating mode
25 G
Non-operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in non-operating mode
300 G
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
4,01" (101,85 mm)
The distance from the front to the back of something.
5,76" (146,35 mm)
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
1,03" (26,10 mm)
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
25,3 oz (718 g)
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