Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive ST3500418AS Tested (see pix)

Original price was: $19.00.Current price is: $11.00.

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Condition: used, tested, good SMART, good surface test, refer to pictures

The Seagate Barracuda ST3500418AS is a high-performance internal hard drive designed for desktop computers. With a capacity of 500GB, it provides ample storage space for various applications, including operating systems, software applications, and data files. Known for its reliability and speed, this hard drive is a popular choice for both personal and professional use.

Product Specifications:

  • Brand: Seagate
  • Model Number: ST3500418AS
  • Series: Barracuda
  • Capacity: 500GB
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inches
  • Interface: SATA 3.0 Gb/s (SATA II)
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Cache: 16MB
  • Condition: Tested and in good working condition
  • SMART Status: Good
  • Bad Sectors: None

Key Features:

  • High Performance: The drive features a 7200 RPM spindle speed and 16MB cache, providing fast data access and transfer rates.
  • SATA II Interface: The SATA 3.0 Gb/s interface ensures compatibility with a wide range of motherboards and allows for fast data transfer rates.
  • Reliability: Seagate Barracuda drives are known for their durability and reliable performance, making them suitable for critical data storage.
  • SMART Technology: Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (SMART) helps to monitor the health of the drive and predict potential failures.


  • Desktop Computers: Ideal for use as a primary or secondary storage drive in desktop PCs.
  • Workstations: Suitable for use in workstations that require reliable and fast data access.
  • Backup Solutions: Can be used as part of a backup solution to ensure data integrity and safety.
  • Data Storage: Provides ample storage for documents, media files, software applications, and more.

Installation and Setup:

  1. Preparation:
    • Ensure the computer is powered off and unplugged before beginning the installation.
    • Gather necessary tools, typically a Phillips-head screwdriver.
  2. Mounting the Hard Drive:
    • Open the computer case to access the drive bays.
    • Slide the hard drive into an available 3.5-inch drive bay.
    • Secure the hard drive using screws to ensure it is firmly mounted.
  3. Connecting the Drive:
    • Connect one end of the SATA cable to the hard drive and the other end to an available SATA port on the motherboard.
    • Connect the power cable from the power supply to the hard drive.
  4. BIOS Setup:
    • Power on the computer and enter the BIOS/UEFI setup.
    • Ensure the BIOS recognizes the new hard drive.
    • Adjust the boot order if necessary, especially if this drive will be the primary boot drive.
  5. Operating System Setup:
    • If installing a new operating system, boot from the installation media and follow the prompts to install the OS on the new drive.
    • If adding the drive as additional storage, initialize and format the drive in the operating system.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Regular Backups: Regularly back up important data to prevent loss in case of drive failure.
  • Monitor Health: Use SMART monitoring tools to keep track of the drive’s health and address any issues promptly.
  • Keep Clean: Ensure the computer case is clean and dust-free to maintain optimal operating temperatures for the hard drive.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Handling: Handle the drive with care to avoid static damage. Use anti-static wrist straps if available.
  • Compatibility: Ensure compatibility with your system’s motherboard and power supply.
  • Environmental Conditions: Keep the drive in a suitable environment to prevent overheating and ensure longevity.


The Seagate Barracuda ST3500418AS 500GB internal hard drive is a reliable and high-performance storage solution suitable for a variety of desktop applications. Its combination of speed, capacity, and durability makes it ideal for system storage, backups, and general data storage needs. Proper installation and regular maintenance will ensure optimal performance and extend the lifespan of the drive.



Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 2 in


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