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Poorly ventilated system cases can shorten the life of the hard drive

Ambient air temperatures of 95°F (35°C) or greater and poor ventilation from the smaller case designs of Shuttle boxes, LAN party boxes, racks, cabinets, and drawers, can shorten the life of your hard disk.

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Can I physically install my drive sideways, upside down or vertically?

All Seagate and Maxtor-brand hard drives can be fitted sideways or upside down. As long as they are not moved during use and get enough cooling, it is irrelevant in which direction they are mounted.

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How can I troubleshoot time-out errors with SCSI drives?

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Specifications

 
Generation 15K.7 15K.6 15K.5 15K.4 15K.3
Capacity 600GB 450GB 300GB 146.8GB 73.4GB 450GB 300GB 146GB 300GB 146.8GB 73.4GB 146.8GB 146GB 73.4GB 36.7GB 73.4GB 36.7GB 18.4GB
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Form Factor 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5" 3.5"
Interface Options SAS 6Gb/s, Fibre Channel 4Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s, Fibre Channel 4Gb/s SAS 6Gb/s, Fibre Channel 4Gb/s, SCSI (Ultra 320) SCSI (Ultra 320) SCSI (Ultra 320) Fibre Channel 4Gb/s SAS 3Gb/s, Fibre Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel 4Gb/s, SAS 3Gb/s Fibre Channel 4Gb/s, SCSI (Ultra 320) SAS 3Gb/s, Fibre Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel 4Gb/s, SAS 3Gb/s Fibre Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel 2Gb/s, SAS 3Gb/s, SCSI (Ultra 320) SAS 3Gb/s, Fibre Channel 2Gb/s, SCSI (Ultra 320) SAS 3Gb/s, SCSI (Ultra 320), Fibre Channel 2Gb/s, Fibre Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel 4Gb/s
Performance                                    
Spindle Speed (RPM) 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Cache (MB) 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 8 8 8, 16      
Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s) 600, 400 600, 400 600, 400, 320 320 320 400 300, 400 400, 300 10.0                  
Sustained Data Rate OD     125MB/s 125MB/s 320MB/s, 125MB/s 171,000 171,000 171,000 125MB/s                  
Average Latency (ms) 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2, 2.0 2.0 2.0 2 2 2
Power Management                                    
Idle, Typical Operating (W) 11.68, 11.61 10.10, 10.26 8.74, 8.98, 13.10 10.39 8.49       13.10             9.60 10.50, 9.60 9.60
Environmental                                    
Temperature                                    
Operating 5° to 55°C 5° to 55°C 5° to 55°C 5° to 55°C 5° to 55°C 5° to 55°C 5° to 55°C 5° to 55°C 5° to 55°C                  
Non-operating -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C                  
Shock                                    
Operating: Gs (ms) 60 (2ms) 60 (2ms) 60 (2ms) 60 (2ms) 60 (2ms) 25 (2ms) 25 (2ms) 25 (2ms) 60 (2ms)                  
Non-operating: Gs (ms) 300 (2ms) 300 (2ms) 300 (2ms), 250 (2ms) 250 (2ms) 250 (2ms) 300 (2ms) 300 (2ms) 300 (2ms) 250 (2ms)                  
Acoustics (bels - sound power)                                    
Idle 3.6 3.6 3.6, 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.7       3.6 3.6 3.6      
Operating           3.7 3.7 3.7                    
Physical                                    
Height (in/mm) (maximum) 1.028/26.10 1.028/26.10 1.028/26.10, 1.028/26.11 1.028/26.11 1.028/26.11 1.028/26.11 1.028/26.11 1.028/26.11 1.028/26.11 1.028/26.11 1.028/26.11 1.000/25.4 1.000/25.4 1.000/25.4 1.000/25.4      
Width (in/mm) (maximum) 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.010/101.85 4.000/101.6 4.000/101.6 4.000/101.6 4.000/101.6      
Length (in/mm) (maximum) 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.787/146.99 5.75/146.05 5.75/146.05 5.75/146.05 5.75/146.05      
Weight (lb/g) 1.51/686 1.49/676 1.48/671, 1.85/839 1.85/839 1.85/839 1.563/709 1.53/694 1.487/674 1.85/839 1.85/839 1.85/839 1.5/680 1.6/730 1.6/730 1.6/730, 1.5/0.68      
Model Number Generation Capacity Interface Spindle Speed (RPM) Cache (MB) Areal Density Encryption Storage Type Maximum Length Maximum Width Maximum Height Typical Weight AFR Operating Temperature Average Operating Power
ST3600957FC 15K.7 600GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption   146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 686g 0.55% 55°C 16.31W
ST3600057FC 15K.7 600GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 686g 0.55% 55°C 16.31W
ST3600057SS 15K.7 600GB SAS 6Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 686g 0.55% 55°C 16.35W
ST3600957SS 15K.7 600GB SAS 6Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 686g 0.55% 55°C 16.35W
ST3600857FC 15K.7 600GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption/FIPS HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 686g 0.55% 55°C 16.31W
ST3600857SS 15K.7 600GB SAS 6Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption/FIPS HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 686g 0.55% 55°C 16.35W
ST3450757FC 15K.7 450GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption   146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 676g 0.55% 55°C 15.17W
ST3450757SS 15K.7 450GB SAS 6Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 676g 0.55% 55°C 14.60W
ST3450657SS 15K.7 450GB SAS 6Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption/FIPS HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 676g 0.55% 55°C 14.60W
ST3450857SS 15K.7 450GB SAS 6Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 676g 0.55% 55°C 14.60W
ST3450657FC 15K.7 450GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption/FIPS HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 676g 0.55% 55°C 15.17W
ST3450857FC 15K.7 450GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 676g 0.55% 55°C 15.17W
ST3300655LC 15K.7 300GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 16MB 110   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62% 55°C 17.61W
ST3300457FC 15K.7 300GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption/FIPS HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 671g 0.55% 55°C 13.8W
ST3300457SS 15K.7 300GB SAS 6Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption/FIPS HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 671g 0.55% 55°C 12.92W
ST3300657SS 15K.7 300GB SAS 6Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 671g 0.55% 55°C 12.92W
ST3300557SS 15K.7 300GB SAS 6Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 671g 0.55% 55°C 12.92W
ST3300657FC 15K.7 300GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 671g 0.55% 55°C 13.8W
ST3300557FC 15K.7 300GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 225 Encryption HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.10mm 671g 0.55% 55°C 13.8W
ST3146855LC 15K.7 146.8GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 16MB 110   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62% 55°C 13.91W
ST3146855LW 15K.7 146.8GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 16MB 110   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62% 55°C 13.91W
ST373455LW 15K.7 73.4GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 16MB 110   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62% 55°C 12.73W
ST373455LC 15K.7 73.4GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 16MB 110   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62% 55°C 12.73W
ST3450856FC 15K.6 450GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 165     146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 709g 0.55% 55°C  
ST3300056SS 15K.6 300GB SAS 3Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 165 Encryption   146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 694g 0.55% 55°C  
ST3300656SS 15K.6 300GB SAS 3Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 165     146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 694g 0.55% 55°C  
ST3300656FC 15K.6 300GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 165     146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 694g 0.55% 55°C  
ST3146356SS 15K.6 146GB SAS 3Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 165     146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 674g 0.55% 55°C  
ST3146356FC 15K.6 146GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB 165     146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 674g 0.55%    
ST3300655LW 15K.5 300GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 16MB 110   HDD 146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62% 55°C 17.61W
ST3300655FC 15K.5 300GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB       146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62%    
ST3146855SS 15K.5 146.8GB SAS 3Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB       146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62%    
ST3146855FC 15K.5 146.8GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB       146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62%    
ST373455FC 15K.5 73.4GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB       146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62%    
ST373455SS 15K.5 73.4GB SAS 3Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB       146.99mm 101.85mm 26.11mm 839g 0.62%    
ST3146954FC 15K.4 146.8GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 680g      
ST3146854LC 15K.4 146GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g      
ST3146854LW 15K.4 146GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g      
ST3146854FC 15K.4 146GB Fibre Channel 2Gb/s 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g      
ST3146854SS 15K.4 146GB SAS 3Gb/s 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g 0.62%    
ST373454LW 15K.4 73.4GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g      
ST373454SS 15K.4 73.4GB SAS 3Gb/s 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g 0.62%    
ST373454FC 15K.4 73.4GB Fibre Channel 2Gb/s 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g      
ST336754FC 15K.4 36.7GB Fibre Channel 2Gb/s 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g      
ST336754SS 15K.4 36.7GB SAS 3Gb/s 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g 0.62%    
ST336754LW 15K.4 36.7GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g      
ST336754LC 15K.4 36.7GB SCSI (Ultra 320) 15000RPM 8MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 730g      
ST336854FC 15K.4 36.7GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM 16MB       146.05mm 101.6mm 25.4mm 0.68g      
ST373453LC 15K.3 73.4GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM               800g      
ST373453LW 15K.3 73.4GB   15000RPM               800g      
ST336753LC 15K.3 36.7GB   15000RPM               800g      
ST336753FC 15K.3 36.7GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM               800g      
ST336753LW 15K.3 36.7GB   15000RPM               800g      
ST318453LC 15K.3 18.4GB   15000RPM               800g      
ST318453LW 15K.3 18.4GB   15000RPM               800g      
ST318453FC 15K.3 18.4GB Fibre Channel 4Gb/s 15000RPM               800g