Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review & Specs

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5'' SATA 3 7200RPM NCQ 64MB Cache ST3000DM001

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5'' SATA 3 7200RPM NCQ 64MB Cache ST3000DM001

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  • Barracuda hard drives from Seagate give you with the Power of One. One terabyte per disc technology. One drive platform for every capacity need and every desktop storage application. One hard drive qualification effort. One hard drive platform to choose from. One hard drive with trusted performance, reliability, and simplicity to deliver the lowest total cost of ownership.
  • You no longer need to choose between low power drives, mainstream drives, or performance drives. One hard drive with 7200RPM performance and capacity points from 250GB to 3TB makes it easier than ever to choose the right drive for any need.

Specs Overview

Model ST3000DM001
Release Date November 2013

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Capacity 3000GB
Cache 64MB
RPM 7200
Interface SATA 6 Gb/s
Form Factor 3.5"


  • Reliability
  • Good performance


Seagate Barracuda 3TB Performance comparison with similar Hard Disk Drives

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Sequential read/write speed, Random 4K read/write speed

  • 3TB storage capacity with SATA 6Gb/s NCQ Interface
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance
  • Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance, even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers
  • Seagate OptiCache technology boosts overall performance by as much as 45% over the previous generation.
  • Best Fit Applications include: Desktop or all-in-one PCs, Home servers , PC-based game systems, Desktop RAID, Direct attached external storage devices (DAS), Network attached storage devices (NAS)

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