The Seagate Barracuda Compute series are basic hard disks for desktop personal computers. Some models are known to be drive managed shingled disks and such models are marked s SMR.

  • Standard 3½” form factor
  • up to 190 MB/s internal data rate
  • 1014 bit error rate
  • 55 TB/y workload
  • 4096 byte sectors with 512e support
  • Cost-effective storage upgrade for laptop or desktop computers
  • Store all your games, music, movies and more with up to 8TB of storage
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance
  • Seagate Secure models for hardware-based data security
  • Instant Secure Erase allows safe and easy drive retirement

The Seagate Seagate Barracuda Compute are ideal for media libraries and general storage.

• Compliant with RoHS requirements in China and Europe.
• High instantaneous (burst) data-transfer rates (up to 600MB per second).
• Native Command Queuing with command ordering to increase performance in demanding applications.
• Quiet operation.
• SeaTools diagnostic software performs a drive self-test that eliminates unnecessary drive returns.
• State-of-the-art cache and on-the-fly error-correction algorithms.
• Support for S.M.A.R.T. drive monitoring and reporting.
• Supports latching SATA cables and connectors.
• TGMR recording technology provides the drives with increased areal density.
• Worldwide Name (WWN) capability uniquely identifies the drive.

ST500DM0097200 rpm32 MB
ST1000DM0107200 rpm64 MB$46.49
ST2000DM0067200 rpm64 MB$55.49
ST2000DM0027200 rpm64 MB$55.49
ST2000DM008 (SMR)7200 rpm64 MB$55.49
ST2000DM0057200 rpm256 MB$55.49
ST2000DM0055400 rpm256 MB$55.49
ST3000DM0027200 rpm64 MB$80.00
ST3000DM0075400 rpm256 MB$80.00
ST4000DM004 (SMR)5400 rpm256 MB$85.00
ST6000DM0035400 rpm256 MB$140.00
ST8000DM004 (SMR)5400 rpm256 MB$170.00

Disks labelled as SMR are known to be drive managed shingled hard disks. Ordinarily as media libraries etc this type of disk is ideal as the media tends to not change over time. The disk is transparent in operation but it is much slower with writes as the disk has to lay down layers in large blocks. Conventional perpendicular recording disks are much better suited to operations where larger amounts of writing is needed,

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