Today we test the new Seagate 7200.12 (ST3500418AS) that boasts 500GB of storage and retail for just €52 (including VAT).
As usual, the disc comes inside an antistatic plastic enclosure:
The large sticker includes basic information about the device, typically found in HDDs.
Compared with Seagate's previous series of HDD (7200.11), the height of the new 7200.12 is lower, due to the single platter design of the new drive:
The available connectors include the SATAI/II & the power:
|Areal density (avg)||329 Gbits/inch2|
|Height (max)||20.17 mm (0.794 inches)|
|Width (max)||101.6 mm (4.000 inches)|
|Length (max)||146.99 mm (5.787 inches)|
|Weight (typical)||415 grams (0.915 pounds)|
|Spindle Speed||7,200 rpm|
|Average latency||4.16 msec|
|Random read seek time||<8.5 msec|
|Random write seek time||<9.5 msec|
|Annual Failure Rate||0.32%|
|Maximum start current, DC||2.0 amps|