Photo: Red Hill.
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7
The Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 arrived in the middle of 2004 and was very common on the market until about the end of 2005 when it was replaced by the 7200.9.
We didn't sell any 7200.7s new (from about 2000 on we had a Samsung-only policy here) but often saw them in third-party machines and traded a fair number in.
In the workshop we replaced a few dead ones, but no more than seems reasonable for a common drive; the performance was about the same as any other drive of the same generation. The days when hard drives had a distinctive character were pretty much over.
|Data rate||683 Mbit/sec||Spin rate||7200 RPM|
|Seek time||8.5ms||Buffer||2MB or 8MB|
|Platter capacity||80GB||Interface||ATA-100 or SATA|
|ST380011A & ST380013A||80GB||2 heads|
|ST3120022A & ST3120026A||120GB||3 heads|
|ST3160021A & ST3160023A||160GB||4 heads|
|Platter capacity||100GB||Interface||ATA-100 or SATA|
|ST3200021A & ST3200822A||200GB||4 heads|