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Seagate Desktop HDD 120GB HDD 120GB Ultra-ATA/100 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.
internal hard drives
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Long product name Seagate Desktop HDD 120GB HDD 120GB Ultra-ATA/100 hard disk drive :
The short editorial description of Seagate Desktop HDD 120GB HDD 120GB Ultra-ATA/100 hard disk drive

120GB HDD, 7200rpm, 2MB, 635g

Seagate Desktop HDD 120GB HDD 120GB Ultra-ATA/100 hard disk drive

The official marketing text of Seagate Desktop HDD 120GB HDD 120GB Ultra-ATA/100 hard disk drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 IDE drive delivers the best combination of performance, acoustics and robustness. This drive features a 120GB capacity, 7200RPM spindle speed, a 8.5 ms average seek time, a 2MB cache and a 1 year manufacturer warranty.

- Best combination of performance, acoustics and robustness.
- Best-in-class non-operating shock for excellent reliability.
- Idle acoustics of 2.5 bels- the industry's best.
Short summary description Seagate Desktop HDD 120GB HDD 120GB Ultra-ATA/100 hard disk drive:
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Seagate Desktop HDD 120GB HDD, 120 GB, Ultra-ATA/100, 7200 RPM, 3.5", HDD, 2 MB
Long summary description Seagate Desktop HDD 120GB HDD 120GB Ultra-ATA/100 hard disk drive :

Seagate 120GB HDD, Desktop HDD. Hard drive capacity: 120 GB, Hard drive interface: Ultra-ATA/100, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (typical): 12.5 W, Power consumption (standby): 0.9 W, Power consumption (read): 12 W. Width: 4" (101.6 mm), Height: 1.02" (26 mm), Depth: 5.79" (147 mm)

This is an auto-generated long summary of Seagate Desktop HDD 120GB HDD 120GB Ultra-ATA/100 hard disk drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
120 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.
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.
2 MB
Write seek
9.5 ms
Read seek
8.5 ms
Average latency
The average duration before a device can start with a job (for example reading a file from a hard disk).
4.16 ms
Device type *
Type or category of the device.
Track to track seek time (read/write)
1.2 ms
Hard disk number of heads
Start/stop cycles
Drive ready time
10 s
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.
600000 h
Power consumption (typical)
Amount of power consumed by this model, often expressed in watts (W). Typical values that manufacturers give are power consumption when off, standby/suspended mode, typical use, maximum usage.
12.5 W
Power consumption (standby)
The amount of electricity that is consumed when the product is on standby.
0.9 W
Power consumption (idle)
7.5 W
Power consumption (write)
12 W
Power consumption (read)
12 W
Input voltage
The voltage (V) which is required to power the product.
5, 12
Start-up current
2.8 A
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 - 70°C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 90%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operating altitude
-2400 - 120000,1" (-61 - 3048 m)
Non-operating altitude
-2400 - 480000,3" (-61 - 12192 m)
Operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in operating mode
63 G
Non-operating shock
Environmental requirements for optimal protection from impact in non-operating mode
350 G
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
4" (101,6 mm)
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
1,02" (26 mm)
The distance from the front to the back of something.
5,79" (147 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.
22,4 oz (635 g)
Other features
Sustained data rate
58 MB/s
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 12 expert reviews for Seagate BARRACUDA 7200.7 120GB and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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The desktop market for hard drives used to be one of choosing between either high-end performance or top-level data capacity. The 10K RPM Western Digital Raptors literally ruled the desktop performance world, but their 36GB and 74GB capacities left so...
Serious 400GB Capacity, UltraQuiet Operation, Surprising Highend Performance...
Only 8MB Data Cache, Needs NCQcompatible System for Top Performance...
Seagate hard drives never fail to impress us, but although Barracuda drives are competitive performers, the kudos are usually for their incredibly low drive noise and great dependability. This time out, Seagate is really hitting on all cylinders, as n...
When its time to shop for hard drives, one of the several names that comes to mind right away is Seagate. And when it comes time to recommending a disc drive, warranty is always one of the top concerns. Seagate has the longest warranty around right n...
Good performance, Big time storage!, Affordable at $0.75/GB, 5-year warranty, Relatively quiet...
Would be nice to see 16MB cache versions...
Overall, I was quite pleased by the 7200.8s performance. The RAID performance came in right around where I expected it to. Since I didnt have competing drives to test in RAID, I paid particular attention to the single drive performance. For the most...
It draws blood but misses the takedownMonth Reviewed: April 2005Verdict: 8URL: It’s been all quiet on the Seagate front for more than a year, but the world’s largest hard drive manufacturer is back on the offensive with its new, eighth-...
Seagate 400GB Barracuda 7200.8 Serial ATA Hard DiskThe Seagate 400GB Barracuda 7200.8 not only comes with a remarkable 400GB of storage space, its also a fast hard disk. Even though its platters spin at the same speed (7200 RPM) as those of the Barrac...
The 200GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 SATA NCQ drives earn praise for several reasons. The results from the various tests show that this generation of drives provides a performance boost over the previous generation, whether the system is capable of imple...
Games, applications, and media files are using up more space than ever. We look at Seagates answer to that problem.
Those of you looking for an obscene amount of storage with good hard drive performance will want to keep an eye out for the Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 400GB. While we didnt test the lesser capacity versions of the drive, we suspect performance should b...
Introduction Though the technology seems fairly new to many of us end users, command queuing has been around for years. The idea of reordering the list of requests given to the hard disk drive was first introduced in the SCSI-2 standard and implemented...
The Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 is the first drive to hit a 133 GB/platter density. Its also the first Barracuda to utilize a three-platter design since the ATA III! Together, the result is a huge 400 GB flagship capacity and the potential for great perf...
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