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250GB 7200.12 Barracuda Hard Disk Drive

3.5-Inch | SATA 6.0Gb/s | 7200RPM | 8MB Cache
Eco-friendly, high-performance storage for your digital life.
Combining state-of-the-art technology and industry-leading manufacturing expertise, the Seagate® Barracuda® 7200.12 drive-the 12th generation of this award-winning desktop hard drive family-delivers high-performing, eco-friendly digital storage. Designed with industry-leading acoustics and low power levels.
Key Advantages
  • Seagate technology leadership now yields the industry's first one-disk 500GB and two-disk 1TB hard drives-simultaneously lowering storage costs and improving performance.
  • Now delivering predicted failure rates of 0.34%, the Barracuda hard drive continues to provide industry-leading reliability.
  • Produced in the most sophisticated and automated manufacturing process in the hard drive industry, customers can feel confident that Barracuda hard drives will deliver the same rock-solid performance and reliability every time.
  • With capacity points of 1TB, 750GB, 500GB, 320GB, 250GB and 160GB, there is a Barracuda hard drive to meet every desktop storage need.

250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 Specifications:

Specifications

Form Factor
3.5″ HDD
Interface
SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity1
250GB
Formatted Capacity2
232GiB
Rotational Speed
7200 RPM
Cache / Data Buffer
8MB
Manufacturer Model Number
ST3250312AS
RoHS Compliant
Yes
Format

Physical

Height (max)
20mm (0.78″)
Width (max)
101.6mm (4.000″)
Length (max)
146.99mm (5.787″)
Weight (typical)
540g (1.2 lbs.)
Data Heads
1
Number of Disks
1
Guaranteed Sectors
488,397,168
Bytes per Sector
512
Areal Density
329Gb/in2

Reliability3

MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)
750,000 hours
Contact Start-Stops
50,000
Annual Failure Rate
0.34%
Nonrecoverable Read Errors
1 per 1014 bits read
Warranty
3 Year Seagate Warranty

Performance

Transfer Rate (Max)
6.0 Gb/s
Track-to-track Seek
1.2ms
Average Seek Time
8.5ms
Average Latency
4.16ms

Power

Maximum Start Current, DC
2.0 Amp
Seek Power
6.19 Watts
Read Power
6.19 Watts
Write Power
6.19 Watts
Idle Mode
4.6 Watts
Idle Mode, Active
4.5 Watts
Standby Mode
0.79 Watts
Sleep Mode
0.79 Watts

Environmental (Operating)

Shock
70 G max at 2ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
32°F to 140°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
0°C to 60°C
Vibration
2Hz to 22Hz: 0.25 Gs, Limited displacement
22Hz to 350Hz: 0.50 Gs
350Hz to 500Hz: 0.25 Gs
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Altitude
-304.8 m to 3,048 m (-1,000 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Environmental (Non-Operating)

Shock
350 G max at 1ms
Ambient Temperature (°F)
-40°F to 158°F
Ambient Temperature (°C)
-40°C to 70°C
Vibration
5Hz to 22Hz: 3.0 Gs
22Hz to 350Hz: 3.0 Gs
350Hz to 500Hz: 3.0 Gs
Relative Humidity (non-condensing)
5% to 95%
Altitude
-304.8 m to 12,192 m (-1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)

Acoustics

Idle (Typical)
2.6 bels
Seek (Typical)
2.7 bels
  1. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.
  2. In terms of standard gigabytes, 1GiB ≈ 1.074GB and refers to the actual formatted capacity of shown under Mac OS 10.5 or earlier and Microsoft Windows OS.
  3. Specific application environments such as temperature and duty cycle will affect the overall reliability rates.
Manufacturer provided specifications for Seagate p/n ST3250312AS UPC#: 715663214830
Seagate 250GB Barracuda 7200.12 Mfr P/N: ST3250312AS OWC SKU: SEAST3250312AS Internal 3.5" Hard Drive 30 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty Ships: Out of Stock