Category: Storage Drives and Hard Drives
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 308.0 Kb
Operating System: Windows 2000, XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.00.0.33 / 10 Sep 2008
The ST3500830AS is a hard drive with 500 Gigabytes and has an advantage if having a Serial ATA interface, which can transfer a maximum data cache of 3.0 Gb/s. This hard drive is suitable for added storage use, multimedia applications and as an external drive case. It contains perpendicular recording technology, which is able to support data bits that are vertically stored. As a result there is an added areal density, which assists in creating dependable workstations, which have high performance PCs. In addition, the ST3500830AS may be available in SATA 1.5 Gb/s SATA 3 Gb/s as well as ATA/100 interfaces. The hard drive has a spindle speed of 7,200 rpm, and an average latency of 4.16 msec. The Random write seek time is <10.7 msec while the random read time is <8.5 msec. the product is has displayed reliability with a yearly failure rate of 0.34 %.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Since the ST3500830AS has a Serial ATA interface, it is not difficult to install it without the need for terminators, jumpers or any other settings. A jumper block that is close to interface connector for the 150 MB/s drives is intended for factory use. Interfaces for Serial ATA drives have a cable that connects directly to the host adapter or the SATA port on a motherboard. Compared to ATA, there is no dependence relationship involving the existing drives using a SATA interface. It is possible to utilize a serial ATA drive with the same system as a Parallel drives if both interfaces are able to be supported by the motherboard or host adapter. Before purchasing the ST3500830AS it is important to confirm whether the motherboard is able to support Serial ATA and if so, where the connector is located. If the motherboard happens not to be support Serial ATA, then a compatible host adapter for Serial ATA should be acquired. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ST3500830AS errors before installing any driver updates.