Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB SATA Hard Drive

Seagate Part #/MPN: ST3500312CS

DiscTech Item #: SGT-ST3500312CS-RF-OE


Enterprise Grade

Capacity: 500GB

Speed: 5,900RPM

Interface Types: SATA

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Sector Size: 512 / 512e

Electrical Interface: SATA 300 - 3.0Gbps

On-Board Cache: 8MB

Seagate Pipeline HD.2 ST3500312CS 500GB 3Gbps 5.9K SATA Hard Drive - Refurbished

Seagate Pipeline HD.2 ST3500312CS 500GB 3.0Gbps 5,900 RPM Serial ATA Hard Drive - Refurbished

Alt MPN: 9GW132-505

Cool. Quiet. Low-Power Video Performance.

  • Optimized for high-definition consumer DVR applications
  • Low power and fine-tuned for consistent, dependable delivery of multiple high definition video streams with capacities from 250GB to 4TB
  • Designed to meet Energy Star and other strict consumer power consumption standards
  • Quiet drive operation to enhance customer viewing and listening experiences
  • Easy-to-manage multi-room video delivery of up to 16 simultaneous HD streams
  • Qualified for operating temperatures up to 75°C to meet the rigors of the consumer electronics set-top box market
  • 24×7 operational profile to meet the always-on demands on the DVR market

Best-Fit Applications

  • Consumer digital video recorders
  • Media servers and centers
  • Home theater PCs and servers
  • Cable, satellite and IPTV set-top boxes


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

Model NumberST3500312CS
Model NamePipeline HD
Alt Part Number9GW132-505
InterfaceSATA 3Gb/s NCQ
Cache, Multisegmented (MB)8
SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s) 3.0/1.5
Simultaneous SDTV Streams Supported (Assumes 256K host buffer per stream)10
Simultaneous HDTV Streams Supported (Assumes 2MB host buffer per stream)10
Power-On to Ready (typical, sec)<12
Standby to Ready (typical, sec) <12
Voltage Tolerance (Including Noise)5V ± 5%
12V ± 10%
Halogen FreeYes
Ambient Temperature (°C)
Operating (ambient min)
Operating (drive case max)
Nonoperating (ambient min)
Nonoperating (ambient max)

Temperature Gradiant, Operating/Nonoperating (°C per hour max)20/30
Relative Humidity, Operating/Nonoperating (non-condensing, %)5 to 95/5 to 95
Wet Bulb Temperature, Operating/Nonoperating (°C) 37.7/40.0
Operating (max, Gs)
Nonoperating: @ 2ms (max, Gs)

70 (@ 2ms)
Vibration, Operating
5Hz to 22Hz (limited displacement) (Gs)
22Hz to 350Hz (Gs)
350Hz to 500Hz (Gs)

Vibration, Nonoperating
5Hz to 350Hz (Gs)
350Hz to 500Hz (Gs)

Power Management
Startup Current (12V typical, A)2.0
Consumer Storage Profile (W)3.4
Idle Average (W)3.0
Standby/Sleep Mode (typical, W) 0.7
PVR Profile (typical/max, bels)1.9/2.0
Load/Unload Cycles (25°C, 50% relative humidity)-
Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read1 sector per 10E15
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) 0.55%
Power-On Hours8760
Height (mm/in)20.20/0.795
Width (mm/in)101.85/4.010
Depth (mm/in)146.99/5.787
Weight (g/lb)415/0.915

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Alternate MPNs: 9GW132-505

Weight: 1.8 lb

Warranty: 1 Year DiscTech


Condition Levels Explained

These products have had NO problems or failures, they merely have some usage. The product has been professionally returned to excellent condition. These items have been fully tested, formatted (if appropriate) &repackaged. Hard drives are fully vetted for surface defects and wear, only healthy disks are approved for resale to our customers. Please see our refurbishing process for more details. Watch a video about our refurbishing process

1 Year DiscTech Warranty

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