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Seagate HDD SATA/600 500GB 16MB Print
February 2011
Barracuda 7200.12 SATA 6Gb/s 500GB Hard Drive
Key Features and Benefits
  • Sustainable technology for a green world:
    • Typically 70 percent or more of the materials used to build the drive is recycled.
    • Complies with the RoHS directive
  • 12th generation of the world’s most popular desktop hard drive
  • Ships with the most reliable and proven perpendicular magnetic recording technology
  • Delivers high performance:
    • 160-MB/s maximum sustained data rate
    • Up to 3 Gb/s instantaneous burst
      • 32-MB cache on 1-TB and 750-GB drives, 16-MB cache on 500-GB drives, 8-MB cache on 320, 250- and 160-GB drives
Model Number ST500DM002
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Cache 16MB
Capacity 500GB
Areal density (avg) 329Gb/in2
Guaranteed Sectors 976,773,168
Height 19.98mm (0.787 in)
Width 101.6mm (4.000 in)
Length 146.99mm (5.787 in)
Weight (typical) 415g (0.915 lb)
Spin Speed (RPM) 7,200 RPM
Average latency 4.16ms
Random read seek time <8.5ms
Random write seek time <9.5ms
Maximum start current, DC 2.0

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