Pros

  • Five-year warranty

Cons

  • Average performance

At A Glance

This model, with only an 8MB cache, was an average performer. It carries a five-year warranty, however.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number ST3500630AS
Inventory Number 25660
Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces SATA-300
Serial ATA SATA-300
General
Buffer Size 8.0 MB

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested SATA-300
Performance
Test Version 2.0
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 453.0
Internal Read - ACDSee 549.0
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 54.13
Internal Write - Large File 142.58
Internal Read - WinZip 344.0
Internal Write - Files and Folders 154.13
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 166.95