Seagate ST3000NC000 3000GB SATA Hard Drive

Seagate Part #/MPN: ST3000NC000

DiscTech Item #: SGT-ST3000NC000-BN-3Y

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Enterprise Grade

Capacity: 3TB

Speed: 7,200RPM

Interface Types: SATA

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Sector Size: 512 / 512e

Sustained Throughput: 150 to 180

Average Seek Time: 9.5/10.5

Electrical Interface: SATA 600 - 6.0Gbps

On-Board Cache: 64MB

Seagate ST3000NC000 3TB 3.5in 6Gbps 7.2K RPM ISE HS Constellation CS SATA HDD - Brand New

Seagate ST3000NC000 3000GB 3.5" 6.0 Gbps 7200 RPM Instant Secure Erase Hot Swappable Constellation CS Serial Advanced Technology Attachment Hard Disk Drive - Brand New

The Serial ATA (SATA) interface provides several advantages over the traditional (parallel) ATA interface. The primary advantages include:

  • Easy installation and configuration with true plug-and-play connectivity. It is not necessary to set any jumpers or other configuration options.
  • Thinner and more flexible cabling for improved enclosure airflow and ease of installation.
  • Scalability to higher performance levels.

In addition, SATA makes the transition from parallel ATA easy by providing legacy software support. SATA was designed to allow you to install a SATA host adapter and SATA disk drive in your current system and expect all of your existing applications to work as normal.

The SATA interface connects each disk drive in a point-to-point configuration with the SATA host adapter. There is no master/slave relationship with SATA devices like there is with parallel ATA. If two drives are attached on one SATA host adapter, the host operating system views the two devices as if they were both “masters” on two separate ports. This essentially means both drives behave as if they are Device 0 (master) devices.

The SATA host adapter and drive share the function of emulating parallel ATA device behavior to provide backward compatibility with existing host systems and software. The Command and Control Block registers, PIO and DMA data transfers, resets, and interrupts are all emulated.

The SATA host adapter contains a set of registers that shadow the contents of the traditional device registers, referred to as the Shadow Register Block. All SATA devices behave like Device 0 devices. For additional information about how SATA emulates parallel ATA, refer to the “Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA Revision 3.0”.

These drives provide the following key features:

  • 7200 RPM spindle speed.
  • PowerChoice™ for selectable power savings
  • High instantaneous (burst) data-transfer rates (up to 600MB per second).
  • Perpendicular recording technology provides the drives with increased areal density.
  • State-of-the-art cache and on-the-fly error-correction algorithms.
  • Native Command Queueing with command ordering to increase performance in demanding applications.
  • Full-track multiple-sector transfer capability without local processor intervention.
  • SeaTools™ diagnostic software performs a drive self-test that eliminates unnecessary drive returns.
  • Support for S.M.A.R.T. drive monitoring and reporting.
  • Supports latching SATA cables and connectors.
  • Worldwide Name (WWN) capability uniquely identifies the drive.


This drive is compatible with any server that accepts 3.5"x1.0" (LFF Hard Drive) SATA drives.

Drive ModelST3000NC000
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
Drive Specification
In(SED) ModelYes
Guaranteed Sectors5,850,533,168
Bytes per Sector4096 (512 Byte Emulation)
Default Sectors per Track63
Default Read/Write Heads16
Default Cylinders16,383
Recording Density, KBPI (Kb/in max)1807
Track Density, KTPI (Ktracks/in avg)340
Areal Density (Gb/in2 avg)625
Spindle Speed (RPM)7200
Internal Data Transfer Rate (Mb/s max)2147
Sustained Data Transfer Rate OD (MB/s)150 to 180
I/O Data-Transfer Rate (MB/s max)600
ATA Data-Transfer Modes SupportedPIO modes 0–4, Multiword DMA modes 0–2, Ultra DMA modes 0–6
Cache Buffer64MB
Average Latency4.16ms
Power-On to Ready (Sec max)15.0
Standby to Ready (Sec max)15.0
Track-to-Track Seek Time (ms Typical)0.5 Read, 0.8 Write
Average Seek Read (ms Typical)9.5
Average Seek Write (ms Typical)10.5
Startup Current (Typical) 12V (Peak)2.8A, 2.0A (optional configuration through Smart Command Transport)
Voltage Tolerance (Including Noise)5V: ± 5%, 12V: ± 10%
Ambient Operating Temperature5° to 60°C
Ambient Non-Operating Temperature-40° to 70°C
Operating Temperature Gradient (°C per hour max)20°C
Non-Operating Temperature Gradient (°C per hour max)30°C
Relative Operating Humidity5% to 90%
Relative Non-Operating Humidity5% to 95%
Relative Humidity Gradient (Per Hour max)30%
Altitude, Operating-304.80m (-1000ft) to 3048m (10,000ft)
Altitude, Non-Operating (Below Mean Sea Level, max)-304.80m (-1000ft) to 12,192m (40,000ft)
Average Seek Read (ms Typical)9.5
Operational Shock (max @ 2ms)Read 70Gs/Write 40Gs
Non-Operational Shock (max @ 2ms)300Gs
Vibration, Operating5–22 Hz: 0.25 Gs, Limited displacement, 22–350 Hz: 0.50 Gs, 350–500 Hz: 0.25 Gs
Vibration, Non-Operating5Hz to 22Hz: 3.0 Gs, 22Hz to 350Hz: 3.0 Gs, 350Hz to 500Hz: 3.0 Gs
Idle 2.5 (Typical) 2.6 (Max)
Performance Seek2.5 (Typical) 2.6 (Max)
Non-Recoverable Read Errors1 Per 10E14 Bits Read
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)1.095% Based on 8760 POH
Load/Unload Cycles (25°C, 50% rel. humidity)300,000
Supports Hotplug Operation per the Serial ATA Rev. 3.0 SpecificationYes
Physical Characteristics
Height (mm/in)26.1/1.028
Width (mm/in)101.85/4.010
Depth (mm/in)147.00/5.787
Weight (Approximate)(g/lb)626/1.38

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ROHS Compliant

Weight: 1.8 lb

Warranty: 3 Year Manufacturer

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