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Seagate Desktop HDD 200GB HDD 200GB Serial ATA 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 Desktop HDD 200GB HDD 200GB Serial ATA hard disk drive :
The short editorial description of Seagate Desktop HDD 200GB HDD 200GB Serial ATA hard disk drive

200GB HDD, SATA, 8.89 cm (3.5 ") , 7200rpm, 8MB

Seagate Desktop HDD 200GB HDD 200GB Serial ATA hard disk drive:
The official marketing text of Seagate Desktop HDD 200GB HDD 200GB Serial ATA hard disk drive as supplied by the manufacturer
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 drives with SATA and native command queuing (NCQ) provide top-performing, reliable storage for high-end PCs and advanced applications, backed up by an industry-leading five-year warranty. Their best-in-class combination of capacity, performance and support ideally suit them for ATA-based servers, low-cost NAS, and digital enthusiast PC systems. Seagate's proven NCQ technology enhances system performance and reliability while also making system integration easier.
Short summary description Seagate Desktop HDD 200GB HDD 200GB Serial ATA hard disk drive:
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Seagate Desktop HDD 200GB HDD, 200 GB, Serial ATA, 7200 RPM, 3.5", HDD, 8 MB
Long summary description Seagate Desktop HDD 200GB HDD 200GB Serial ATA hard disk drive :

Seagate 200GB HDD, Desktop HDD. Hard drive capacity: 200 GB, Hard drive interface: Serial ATA, Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM. Power consumption (typical): 9.9 W, Power consumption (standby): 1.2 W, Power consumption (read): 9.2 W. Width: 4.01" (101.8 mm), Height: 1.03" (26.1 mm), Depth: 5.79" (147 mm)

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Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
200 GB
Hard drive interface *
Serial ATA
Hard drive speed *
7200 RPM
Hard drive size *
Device type *
Drive device, buffer size
8 MB
Write seek
9 ms
Read seek
8 ms
Average latency
4.16 ms
Track to track seek time (read/write)
1 ms
Bytes per sector
Drive ready time
10 s
Start/stop cycles
Power consumption (typical)
9.9 W
Power consumption (standby)
1.2 W
Power consumption (read)
9.2 W
Power consumption (write)
9.2 W
Power consumption (idle)
7.2 W
Input voltage
5, 12
Start-up current
2.8 A
Operational conditions
Operating temperature (T-T)
0 - 60 °C
Storage temperature (T-T)
-40 - 70 °C
Operating relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 90%
Storage relative humidity (H-H)
5 - 95%
Operating vibration
0.5 G
Non-operating vibration
5 G
Operating altitude
-2400 - 120000" (-61 - 3048 m)
Non-operating altitude
-2400 - 480000" (-61 - 12192 m)
Operating shock
63 G
Non-operating shock
300 G
Weight & dimensions
4.01" (101.8 mm)
1.03" (26.1 mm)
5.79" (147 mm)
22.4 oz (635 g)
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 12 expert reviews for Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 200GB 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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Seagate has been in the hard disk drive business for a long time and they know how to make a solid hard drive for any particular market. So much so that they claim they are the world’s largest manufacturer of disc drives.Recently the company launche...
Bottom line As far as noise levels go, the 7200.8 is a good deal quieter than the older generation. Idle levels are pretty much identical but when the drive is under heavy access it is much quieter than the older version. The older version made an audible “chug...
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 Good performance, Big time storage!, Affordable at $0.75/GB, 5-year warranty, Relatively quiet...
Bad Would be nice to see 16MB cache versions...
Bottom line 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...
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...
Good Serious 400GB Capacity, UltraQuiet Operation, Surprising Highend Performance...
Bad Only 8MB Data Cache, Needs NCQcompatible System for Top Performance...
Bottom line 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...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
Games, applications, and media files are using up more space than ever. We look at Seagates answer to that problem.
Bottom line 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...
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