Seagate Barracuda 250GB IDE 3.5in ST3250820AV

Seagate Part #/MPN: ST3250820AV

DiscTech Item #: SGT-ST3250820AV-NP-OE

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Capacity: 250GB

Speed: 7,200RPM

Interface Types: IDE ATA 3.5in

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Sector Size: 512 / 512e

Sustained Throughput: 65

Average Seek Time: 8 / 9

Electrical Interface: EIDE Ultra ATA100 100MBps

On-Board Cache: 8MB

Seagate ST3250820AV Barracuda 7200.10 250GB 7.2K IDE 3.5 inch Hard Drive - New Pull

    Key Features and Benefits

  • Broad range of capacities, from 200 GB to 750 GB, the highest in the industry
  • Available interfaces: SATA 3Gb/s, SATA 1.5Gb/s or Parallel ATA/100
  • Perpendicular recording technology for maximum drive capacity and reliability
  • 8- and 16-MB cache buffer options
  • Ultra-fast performance
  • Superb reliability
  • Whisper-quiet operation
  • Enhanced G-Force Protection against handling damage
  • 78 MB/s maximum sustained data transfer rate
  • Clean Sweep calibration and Directed Offline scan diagnostics
  • RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) compliant
  • Applications

  • Gaming PCs
  • Workstations
  • High-end PCs
  • Desktop RAID
  • Mainstream PCs
  • xATA servers
  • USB/FireWire/eSATA external storage

Drive specification


Formatted Gbytes (512 bytes/sector)*


Guaranteed sectors


Bytes per sector


Default sectors per track


Default read/write heads


Default cylinders


Recording density in BPI (bits/inch max)


Track density TPI (tracks/inch avg)


Areal density (Mbits/inch2 avg)


Spindle speed (RPM)


Internal data transfer rate (Mbytes/sec max)


Sustained transfer rate OD (Mbytes/sec)


I/O data transfer rate (Mbytes/sec max)


ATA data-transfer modes supported

PIO modes 0–4Multiword DMA modes 0–2Ultra DMA modes 0–6

IDE/PATA data-transfer modes supported

1 Gbits/sec

Cache buffer

8 Mbytes

Height (max)

26.11 mm (1.028 inches)

Width (max)

101.85 mm (4.010 inches)

Length (max)

146.99 mm (5.787 inches)

Weight (max) grams / lb.

635 / 1.39

Average latency (msec)


Power-on to ready (typical)

10 sec

Standby to ready (typical)

10 sec

Track-to-track seek time (msec typical)

0.8 (read), 1.0 (write)

Average seek, read (msec typical)


Average seek, write (msec typical)


Startup current (typical) 12V (peak)

2.8 amps

Seek power (typical) watts


Operating power (typical) watts


Idle mode (typical) watts


Standby mode (typical) watts


Sleep mode


Voltage tolerance

(including noise)

5V ± 5%

12V ± 10%

Ambient temperature

0° to 60°C (op.)

–40° to 70°C (nonop.)

Temperature gradient

(°C per hour max)

20°C (operating)

30°C (nonoperating)

Relative humidity

5% to 90% (operating)

5% to 95% (nonoperating)

Relative humidity gradient

30% per hour max

Wet bulb temperature(°C max)

37.7 (operating)

40.0 (nonoperating)

Altitude, operating

–60.96 m to 3,048 m

(–200 ft to 10,000+ ft)

Altitude, nonoperating (meters below mean sea level, max)

–60.96 m to 12,192 m

(–200 ft to 40,000+ ft)

Shock, operating (max at 2 msec)

63 Gs

Shock, nonoperating (max at 2 msec)

300 Gs

Vibration, operating

5–22 Hz: Limited displacement

23–350 Hz: 0.5 G acceleration

Vibration, nonoperating

5–22 Hz: Limited displacement

23–350 Hz: 5 Gs acceleration

Drive acoustics, sound power (bels)


2.8 (typical)

3.4 (max)

Performance seek

3.7 (typical)3.9 (max)

Nonrecoverable read errors

1 per 1014 bits read

Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)


Service life

Contact start-stop cycles(25°C, 50% relative humidity)


Supports Hotplug operation per SATA II specification



*One Gbyte equals one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting.


Weight: 1.8 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech

New Pull

Condition Levels Explained

The product has been mounted in a brand new system (e.g. server), then removed from the system, before entering service. These products may have some hours of usage due to system build time / burn-in / testing etc. New Pulls are guaranteed to have at least 95% (often 99%) of their service life remaining , they may show signs of being physically mounted and dismounted. All handling is performed by trained technicians, taking full ESD precautions.

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