Background on Hard Disk Drives
Traditional hard drives operate by storing data on one or more spinning metal disks, called platters. The more platters there are in a drive, and the more data that can be crammed onto each platter, is what determines the overall storage capacity of a given hard drive. Having more platters also tends to mean louder drives, though rotational speed affects that as well. Rotational speed also impacts the drive's performance: if platters spin faster the drive can reach data in different areas more quickly and read or write more information per second.
The alternative to hard drives is solid state drives, which are many times faster but much more expensive for the same amount of capacity. The price gap is dropping over time, so SSDs are becoming more and more preferred for us. For performance, reliability, and noise reduction, SSDs are really the way to go.
|Rotation Speed||7200 rpm|
|Interface||SATA 6 Gb/s|
|Cache Size||256 MB|
|Form Factor||3.5 Inch|
|Average Seek Time||3.2 ms|
|Idle Noise||28 dB|
|Seek Noise||32 dB|
|Bearing Type||Fluid Dynamic Bearing|
|Peak Power Draw||10 Watts|
|Large Drive Mounting||No|
|Sequential Read||225 MB/s|
|Sequential Write||225 MB/s|
Hyperscale applications/cloud data centres with replicated storage
Massive scale-out data centres and big data analytics
High-capacity density RAID storage
Mainstream enterprise external storage (SAN, NAS, DAS) Distributed file systems, including Hadoop and Ceph
Enterprise backup and restore - D2D, virtual tape
Configure a custom computer with the Seagate 1TB 7200RPM HD SATA3 (ST1000NM000A).