Drive noise is an issue for some people like me. This translates into lower seek times. In that last case, the difference is only 24 per kilobyte, but by the time you get up into terabytes, the differen ce is over In a word, if you want performance, you have no choice but Seagate 1. Seagate was able to recover it for me once they upgraded the firmware.

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Plus, it generates less heat and consumes less energy when running. Most motherboards will recognize this drive instantly without any issue or glitch.

You can make your desktop computer much quieter with this fast and efficient drive.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB Internal 7200RPM 3.5″ (ST31500341AS) HDD

A MB cache makes this drive a great choice for anyone doing high-end gaming. Drive noise is an issue for some people like me.

Seagate was able to recover it for me once they upgraded the firmware. Pros and Cons of Seagate 1. Show less Show more. In binary, that converts to about 1. This is a 3. This level of noise typically occurs when the drive is searching for data. Reliable disk, requires fan cooling, has severe write performance issues.


While you might think that it would take a longer time to write to large volumes, this isn’t the case with the Barracuda STAS. Show More Show Less. This problem can be patched, but you must know about it!

Hard Disk Sentinel – Technical details for disk SEAGATE STAS

The good news is that Seagate will fix it for you free of charge including shippingand in my case, I did not lose the data. This translates into lower seek times.

If you’re looking for a drop-in replacement for an existing hard drive, you might want to try this device. So, among SATA 2 drives, this was one of the biggest.

But if you have no such mission-critical needs and wish a very quiet desktop, we would suggest you go green, although a little bit slow in reading and writing. So, our suggestion is if you have only one disk installed, it may be ok without cooling measures, but if several hard drives in one case, you have to install cooling system, otherwise your system would be dead for sure.

Trending Price St31050341as. In Win7, just click Start. See details for additional description. This disk does not have rotational vibration correction. I would not recommend this disk for fanless enclosures. That’s more than enough storage for most people.


If you’re currently running games off st315000341as USB stick, then you’ll see a huge performance increase when you move the files over to this drive. So, overall, this is a good drive if you’re short on cash and need an upgrade.

The drive is faster than the one I replaced, upping my W indows Experience score from 5. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Click here to see description. If you have no cooling system in place, system will begain losing disk one-by-one, which means it’s no stable enough without cooling system in place, so our Desktop system has special AI cooling system installed to guarantee their working non-stop.

It also works great as a secondary backup device for storing your movies, music, photos, software, and documents. If you’ve got the extra money, I would suggest going up to the newer 3. Seagate Hard Drive Barracuda 8tb Desktop 3.