Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3TB Hard Drive (7200rpm) SATA 64MB (Internal) for £118.80 @ CCLOnline
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 3TB Hard Drive (7200rpm) SATA 64MB (Internal) for £118.80 @ CCLOnline

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Found 25th Jun 2012
Cracking good price for this bit of 3TB kit

Seagate 1TB-per-disk technology marks another major milestone for the hard drive industry. To make this happen, Seagate engineers had to pack 340,000 hard drive tracks into the width of a single inch. This means that, when reading and writing data, the read/write head needs to accurately follow a track that is a mere 75 nano meters wide. That's about 500 times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. Seagate AcuTrac technology helps enable this incredible feat-reliably and accurately following these nano tracks even in challenging operating environments, like an all-in-one PC with the music turned up. Barracuda 1TB-per-disk hard drives now include a host of refined technologies to further boost performance. Combined, these improvements squeeze even more performance out of storage already known for pushing the envelope.

Best-Fit Applications: Desktop or all-in-one PCs; Home servers; PC-based gaming systems; Desktop RAID; Direct-attached external storage devices (DAS); Network-attached storage devices (NAS).
Main Features:

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Disk Drive
3TB Capacity
SATA 6Gb/s NCQ interface
64MB cache
12th generation of the world’s most popular desktop hard drive
Reliability demonstrated by low predicted annualized failure rates of less than 1%
Seagate SmartAlign technology means a transparent, no-hassle transition to Advanced Format 4K sector hard drives
Seagate OptiCache Technology and AcuTrac Technology

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This drive is the best bang for buck in the 3TB arena by far - actually cheaper and *much* faster than the WD Caviar Green equivalent (yes, I know the WD uses less power and often comes with a 2 year warranty, but the performance gap is so large, the Seagate is the better buy, IMHO). This Seagate is 114.99 at Ebuyer at the time of writing though, so this deal isn't that hot.
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