Computer Storage Media

The computer storage media is represented in our days by the hard drives. We tend to use solid-state drives as well or external hard drives or other types of storage devices, but the hard drive remains the main item where we store our personal and professional information. And because I don’t want to speak about a certain product without presenting its technical specification (in this way you, our readers, can understand better how that product works), I have decided to present the Seagate Barracuda green hard drives. In fact, I have started to present a little bit of the features of this product in my previous articles, but I have plenty more, information taken directly from the site of the manufacturer, Seagate.com.

First of all, let me say something that I have never said in the previous articles where I have discussed about the Seagate hard drives; this is an eco friendly product, which has received the status of being a green product. In fact, if you look closely at the images presented in this article, you will see that this is indeed a green product. But let’s also read some information, not only look at the images.

The I/O data transfer rate is of 600 MB/s. The unrecoverable read errors are of 1 in more than 10 millions (in fact, this number is way bigger). The reliability of the hard drive is of 750000 hours. The annual failure rate is of 0.34% and the power requested by this device in order to work is of 12V. The average idle power is of 4.5W and the average operating power is of 5.8W. Once again I have to say that the information are taken directly from the site the manufacturer, so you have to trust them. I did not take the information from sites that sell this type of hard drives, but directly from the site of manufacturer, Seagate.com.

Let’s see what should be the environmental conditions and the ambient temperature in order to use this hard drive. It is considered that you can use the hard drive in harsh conditions, but I recommend to not try this. If you want to protect your computer and the information stored in your hard drive, you better not try to see if the computer runs okay in these conditions. The operating temperature is somewhere between 0°C – 60°C. You should not use your hard drive at temperatures lower than 0°C, neither at temperatures higher than 60°C. It is considered that the hard drive will be damaged if you will try to use it at -40°C or + 70°C. I believe that you can hardly breathe in those conditions, so I guess that you don’t have too much time for running the computer, as long as you want to keep breathing. The operating shocks after which this hard drive can still function is of 80 Gs for 2 ms. Also, another important thing related to the operating temperature, when you move from a location with a certain temperature to another location where you will find other temperature, make sure that the difference of temperatures between those two rooms is not higher than 20°C per hour.