Seagate Desktop 4TB Internal 3.5 Inch SATA III SSHD Hybrid Drive

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Product overview

• Memory capacity of 4TB - perfect for storing your documents, pictures and videos
• SATA III connections can transfer up to two times faster than SATA II
• Internal 3.5-inch drive supplies a transfer speed up to 210MB/s
• A spin speed of 5,900RPM aids in a much faster transfer rate
• Manufacturers's part number: STCL4000400

What is an SSHD?
An SSHD is a solid state hybrid drive - which combines the capacity of mechanical hard drives with the speed and performance of solid state drives. This combination allows you you start your PC up more quickly, without losing actual memory capacity.

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 4TB (4,000GB) of storage, which will give you plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 31 hours of 4K video at 30fps, 132 hours of 1080p video at 30fps, 1000 two-hour DVD films, 1.28 digital photos or 67,200 hours of digital music.

Where can I install this hard drive?
This hard drive would generally be installed in a desktop PC due to its size.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from This doesn't work I could not get my PC to recognise the drive. This is not plug and play ....Maplin were also of little help. I returned the drive for a full refund
Date published: 2016-08-22
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Dimensions (W x D x H) 101.6 x 26.11 x 146.05mm
Connection type SATA III
Capacity 4TB
Powered by SATA
Colour N/A
Backup options N/A
Compatibility Windows: 7, 8, 10 or later
Mac: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
Drive form factor 3.5 inch
Data transfer speed Manufacturer Not Specified
Drive spin speed 5,900RPM

What proportion of the 4TB is SSD (as it's a hybrid not all the drive is SSD) and is it capable of being partitioned as a separate drive to enhance OS startup speeds (assuming that the SSD is big enough to install an OS on it's own)

Asked by: IT Geek
The drive has a 8GB integrated NAND Flash, and incorporates Adaptive Memory™ technology However there is no user control as to how this is used, the drive electronics dictate usage and best method to speed up overall drive performance. You can find out more about how this technology works on the following weblink ....
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-06-06

Can you install this into a Swann nvr8 7300 security system?

Asked by: Belly
Although technically it would fit and work in a Swann CCTV system we would strongly recommend against doing so. CCTV systems use special hard drives optimised for permanent read / write of data 24/7 and would likely destroy this item in a few months. Using the drive in the manner would also invalidate the warranty.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-05-27

My desktop PC has a SATA interface, can I use this drive with that interface? Presumably this will just be 4 times slower?

Asked by: Dcubed
Yes, the drive is backwards compatible to the older SATA standards, but will indeed run at the slower speeds associated with the older connections.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-05-27

can you use it in a externally in a drive,to record video,etc.

Asked by: big al
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-05-01

Does this come with the necessary connection cables as my current drive isn't SATA

Asked by: Ernie
listing is for drive only
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-04-29
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