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February 2011
Seagate® Constellation™ ES SATA 3Gb/s 500-GB Hard Drive
Seagate® Constellation® ES fourth-generation drives are among the highest-capacity drives available and are the only 6Gb/s SAS nearline hard drives on the market. These drives feature enterprise-class reliability and power and performance efficiencies, making them ideal for business-critical, 24x7 multi-drive server and storage environments.
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  • Reduces design and support costs by building on the Seagate best-in-class enterprise storage foundation
  • Features the maximum capacity available—up to 2TB—in a 3.5-inch enterprise-class hard disk drive
  • Features a traditional 3.5-inch form factor with enhanced rotational vibration tolerance and high data integrity for enterprise-class reliability in a cost-effective drive
  • Delivers proven reliability, with an MTBF of 1.2 million hours
  • Lets you choose a 3Gb/s Enterprise SATA or 6Gb/s SAS interface which eases integration and delivers up to 2x the throughput of traditional 3Gb/s nearline hard drives
  • Reduces energy and cooling costs, with the lowest power consumption of any nearline 3.5-inch drive
  • Includes Seagate PowerChoice™ technology for even greater on-demand power savings during slow or idle periods
  • TCG-compliant, Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) security option (SAS models only) eliminates the need to overwrite or physically destroy drives, enables safe return of drives for warranty or expired lease purposes and allows organizations to securely repurpose or sell hard disk drives**
  • Meets regulatory data security compliance requirements and is FIPS 140-2 Validated™ to protect Sensitive but Unclassified and Protected class data
Model Number ST3500514NS
Interface SATA 3Gb/s
Cache 32MB
Capacity 500GB
Areal density (avg) 347Gb/in2
Guaranteed Sectors 976,773,168
Weight (typical) 585g (1.289 lb)
Spin Speed (RPM) 7200 RPM
Average latency 4.16ms
Random read seek time <8.5ms
Random write seek time <9.5ms
I/O data transfer rate 300MB/s
Unrecoverable read errors 1 in 1015
MTBF 1,200,000 hours
Annual Failure Rate 0.73%
Average idle power 4.6W
Maximum start current, DC 2.8
Ambient Temperature
Operating 5°–60°C
Nonoperating -40°–70°C
Maximum operating temperature change 20°C per hour
Maximum nonoperating temperature change 30°C per hour
Operating Shock (max) Read 70 / Write 40 Gs for 2ms
Nonoperating Shock (max) 350 Gs for 2ms
Acoustics (Idle Volume) 1.9 bels
Acoustics (Seek Volume) 2.7 bels

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