Pros

  • Older Parallel ATA-100 interface

Cons

  • Poor performer

At A Glance

Unless you really need a Parallel ATA-100 drive, this slow, expensive drive isn't worth the cost.

Manufacturer’s Website

Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number ST3500630A20PK
Inventory Number 25652
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Parallel ATA-100
General
Buffer Size 8.0 MB

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested Parallel ATA-100
Performance
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 58.92
Internal Write - Files and Folders 195.78
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 501.0
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 175.58
Internal Read - WinZip 367.0
Test Version 2.0
Internal Write - Large File 144.93
Internal Read - ACDSee 545.0