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.

Manufacturer’s Website

Manufacturer's Pricing

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
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 54.13
Internal Write - Files and Folders 154.13
Internal Read - Ahead Nero Burning 453.0
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 166.95
Internal Read - WinZip 344.0
Test Version 2.0
Internal Write - Large File 142.58
Internal Read - ACDSee 549.0