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Versatile, Fast, and Dependable

BarraCuda leads the industry with the highest capacities for desktops and mobile computers. With drives available up to 10 TB, the BarraCuda portfolio is a great option for upgrades at any price point. The uncompromising BarraCuda Pro marries industry-leading storage capacity with 7,200 RPM spin speeds for snappy performance and load times when gaming or performing heavy workloads. BarraCuda Pro also comes equipped with a 2 year warranty.

Amazing Versatility

Get the most out of your storage with BarraCuda hard drives. From computers full of photos and memories to gaming PCs that need more room to play, BarraCuda grows with you.

3.5-Inch BarraCuda Hard Drives Deliver!

Rock-solid reliability built on over 20 years of BarraCuda innovation. Versatile mix of capacity and price point options to fit any budget. Multi-Tier Caching technology for excellent hard drive performance.



Specifications                                                               3TB

Standard Model Numbers                                          ST3000DM008

Interface Options (with NCQ)                                    SATA 6Gb/s


Features and Performance

Seagate AcuTrac Technology                                     Yes

SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s)                    6.0/3.0/1.5

Average Data Rate, Read/Write                               156

Max Sustained Data Rate, OD Read (MB/s)           210

Cache, Multisegmented (MB)                                   64


Heads/Disks                                                                 6/3

Bytes per Sector                                                          4096


Reliability/Data Integrity

Contact Start/Stop Cycles                                          -

Load/Unload Cycles                                                   300,000

Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read,          Max 1 per 10E14

Power-On Hours (per year)                                      2400

Workload Rate Limit (TB/year)                                55

Warranty, Limited (years)                                         2


Power Management

Startup Power (A)                                                       2.5

Operating Mode, Typical (W)                                   8.0

Idle Average (W)                                                         5.4

Standby Mode/Sleep Mode, Typical (W)                0.75/0.75

Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (5V)                ±5%

Voltage Tolerance, Including Noise (12V)              ±10 %



Temperature (°C) Operating (ambient, min)            0

Operating (drive case, max)                                       60

Nonoperating (ambient)                                             –40 to 70

Halogen Free                                                                 Yes

RoHS Compliance                                                         Yes



Height (mm/in, max)                                                    2 6.11/ 1.0 2 8

Width (mm/in, max)                                                     101.6/4.0

Depth (mm/in, max)                                                     146.99/5.787

Weight (g/lb, typical)                                                    626/1.38


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Warranty: 2 year return to base

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