Product Manual
Seagate® Video 2.5 HDD
ST500VT000
ST320VT000
ST250VT000
Gen 2
100685366
Rev. F
March 2013
Document Revision History
Revision
Date
Description of Change
Rev. A
09/19/2011
Initial release.
Rev. B
07/27/2012
1, 4-8, 10, 12-14, 21, 27 & bc.
Rev. C
08/21/2012
3 & 10.
Rev. D
09/18/2012
4-5, 10 & 12.
Rev. E
12/03/2012
(Product name change to “Seagate Video 2.5 HDD” (formerly PipelineHD Mini)
Rev. F
03/07/2013
1 & 15.
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CONTENTS
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.0
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.1
ABOUT THE SERIAL ATA INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2.0
DRIVE SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.1
FORMATTED CAPACITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.1.1
LBA mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.2
PHYSICAL ORGANIZATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.3
RECORDING AND INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.4
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.5
SEEK TIME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.6
START/STOP TIMES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.7
POWER SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.7.1
Power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.7.2
Conducted noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.7.3
Voltage tolerance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2.7.4
Power management modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
2.8
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.8.1
Shock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.8.2
Vibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
2.9
ACOUSTICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.9.1
Test for prominent discrete tones (PDTs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.10
ELECTROMAGNETIC IMMUNITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2.11
RELIABILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.11.1
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.12
AGENCY CERTIFICATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.12.1
Safety certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.12.2
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2.12.3
FCC verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
2.13
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.13.1
European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive . . . . . 13
2.13.2
China Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.14
CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3.0
CONFIGURING AND MOUNTING THE DRIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.1
HANDLING AND STATIC-DISCHARGE PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2
CONFIGURING THE DRIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3
SERIAL ATA CABLES AND CONNECTORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.4
DRIVE MOUNTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14
14
14
14
15
4.0
SERIAL ATA (SATA) INTERFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.1
HOT-PLUG COMPATIBILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.2
SERIAL ATA DEVICE PLUG CONNECTOR PIN DEFINITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3
SUPPORTED ATA COMMANDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3.1
Identify Device command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3.2
Set Features command . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4.3.3
S.M.A.R.T. commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16
16
16
18
20
23
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FIGURES
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
TYPICAL 5V STARTUP AND OPERATION CURRENT PROFILE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
ATTACHING SATA CABLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
MOUNTING DIMENSIONS (500, 320 & 250GB MODELS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
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Seagate Technology Support Services
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Available services include:
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Seagate Video 2.5 HDD Product Manual, Rev. F
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1.0
INTRODUCTION
This manual describes the functional, mechanical and interface specifications for the following Seagate® Video 2.5 HDD model drives:
ST500VT000
ST320VT000
ST250VT000
These drives provide the following key features:

5400-RPM spindle speed.

16MB buffer.

Quiet operation. Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) motor.

High instantaneous (burst) data-transfer rates (up to 3Gb/s).

Perpendicular recording technology.

State-of-the-art cache and on-the-fly error-correction algorithms.

Reliability for 24×7 video applications.

Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with command ordering.

Full-track multiple-sector transfer capability without local processor intervention.

1000 Gs nonoperating shock and 400 Gs of operating shock.

SeaTools diagnostic software performs a drive self-test that eliminates unnecessary drive returns.

The 3D Defense System™, which includes Drive Defense, Data Defense and Diagnostic Defense, offers the industry’s most
comprehensive protection for disk drives.

Support for S.M.A.R.T. drive monitoring and reporting.

Support for Read Multiple and Write Multiple commands.

Worldwide Name (WWN) capability uniquely identifies the drive.
1.1
ABOUT THE SERIAL ATA INTERFACE
The Serial ATA interface provides several advantages over the traditional (parallel) ATA interface. The primary advantages include:

Easy installation and configuration with true plug-and-play connectivity. It is not necessary to set any jumpers or other configuration
options.

Thinner and more flexible cabling for improved enclosure airflow and ease of installation.

Scalability to higher performance levels.
In addition, Serial ATA makes the transition from parallel ATA easy by providing legacy software support. Serial ATA was designed to
allow you to install a Serial ATA host adapter and Serial ATA disk drive in your current system and expect all of your existing
applications to work as normal.
The Serial ATA interface connects each disk drive in a point-to-point configuration with the Serial ATA host adapter. There is no master/
slave relationship with Serial ATA devices like there is with parallel ATA. If two drives are attached on one Serial ATA host adapter, the
host operating system views the two devices as if they were both “masters” on two separate ports. This essentially means both drives
behave as if they are Device 0 (master) devices.
NOTE
The host adapter may, optionally, emulate a master/slave environment to host software where two
devices on separate Serial ATA ports are represented to host software as a Device 0 (master) and
Device 1 (slave) accessed at the same set of host bus addresses. A host adapter that emulates a
master/slave environment manages two sets of shadow registers. This is not a typical Serial ATA
environment.
The Serial ATA host adapter and drive share the function of emulating parallel ATA device behavior to provide backward compatibility
with existing host systems and software. The Command and Control Block registers, PIO and DMA data transfers, resets, and interrupts
are all emulated.
The Serial ATA host adapter contains a set of registers that shadow the contents of the traditional device registers, referred to as the
Shadow Register Block. All Serial ATA devices behave like Device 0 devices. For additional information about how Serial ATA emulates
parallel ATA, refer to the Serial ATA International Organization: Serial ATA (Revision 2.6). The specification can be downloaded from
www.serialata.org.
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2.0
DRIVE SPECIFICATIONS
Unless otherwise noted, all specifications are measured under ambient conditions, at 25°C, and nominal power. For convenience, the
phrases the drive and this drive are used throughout this manual to indicate the following drive models:
ST500VT000
ST320VT000
ST250VT000
The specification summaries listed in the following tables are for quick reference. For details on specification measurement or definition,
refer to the appropriate section of this manual.
Table 1 Drive Specifications Summary
DRIVE SPECIFICATION
ST500VT000
ST320VT000
ST250VT000
Formatted capacity (512 bytes/sector)(1)
500Gb
320 Gb
250 Gb
Guaranteed sectors
976,773,168
625,142,448
488,397,168
Heads
2
Disks
1
Bytes per sector
512 (Logical) / 4096 (Physical)
Recording density
1958 Kb/in
Track density
360 ktracks/in avg
Areal density
705 Gb/in2 avg
Spindle speed
5400 RPM
Sustained data transfer rate OD
100 MB/s max
I/O data-transfer rate
300 MB/s max
ATA data-transfer modes supported
PIO modes 0–4
Multiword DMA modes 0–2
Ultra DMA modes 0–6
Cache buffer
16 MB
Height (max)
6.8 +/- 0.2 mm
(0.268 +/-.008 in)
Width (max)
69.85 +/- 0.25 mm (2.750 +/- 0.010 in)
Length (max)
100.35 +0.20 / -0.25 mm (3.951 +0.008 / -0.010 in)
Weight (typical)
95 g (0.209 lb)
Average latency
5.6 ms
Startup current (typical) 5V (peak)
1.0 A
Voltage tolerance (including noise)
5V ± 5%
Operating temperature
(Drive Case temperature)
0° to 65°C
Nonoperating temperature (Ambient)
–40° to 70°C
Temperature gradient (max)
20°C per hour max (operating)
35°C per hour max (nonoperating)
Relative humidity
5% to 95% (operating)
5% to 95% (nonoperating)
Relative humidity gradient
30% per hour max
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Table 1 Drive Specifications Summary (continued)
DRIVE SPECIFICATION
ST500VT000
Wet bulb temperature (max)
37.7°C max (operating)
40.0°C max (nonoperating)
Altitude, operating
–304.8 m to 3048 m (–1000 ft to 10,000+ ft)
Altitude, nonoperating
(below mean sea level, max)
–304.8 m to 12,192 m (–1000 ft to 40,000+ ft)
Operational Shock
400 Gs at 2 ms max
Non-Operational Shock
1000 Gs at 1 ms max
Vibration, operating
5–200 Hz: 2.0 Gs
201–500 Hz: 1.0 Gs
Vibration, nonoperating
5–500 Hz: 5.0 Gs
Nonrecoverable read errors
1 per 1014 bits read
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)
0.55%
Warranty
To determine the warranty for a specific drive, use a web browser to access the following
web page: http://www.seagate.com/support/warranty-and-returns/
From this page, click on the “Verify Your Warranty” link. You will be asked to provide the
drive serial number, model number (or part number) and country of purchase. The system
will display the warranty information for your drive.
Load-unload cycles
600,000 at 25°C, 50% rel. humidity
Supports Hotplug operation per the
Serial ATA Revision 2.6 specification
Yes
1.
ST320VT000
ST250VT000
One GB equals one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and
formatting.
2.1
FORMATTED CAPACITY
MODEL
FORMATTED CAPACITY(1)
GUARANTEED SECTORS
500GB model
500 GB
976,773,168
320GB model
320 GB
625,142,448
250GB model
250 GB
488,397,168
1.
BYTES
PER
SECTOR
512 (Logical) / 4096(Physical)
One GB equals one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and
formatting.
2.1.1
LBA mode
When addressing these drives in LBA mode, all blocks (sectors) are consecutively numbered from 0 to n–1, where n is the number of
guaranteed sectors as defined above.
Refer to Configuring and Mounting the Drive on page 14 (words 60-61 and 100-103) for additional information about 48-bit addressing
support of drives with capacities over 137 GB.
2.2
PHYSICAL ORGANIZATION
Drive model
Read/write heads
ST500VT000 and ST320VT000
2
ST250VT000
1
Number of disks
1
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2.3
RECORDING AND INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY
Interface
Serial ATA (SATA)
Recording method
Perpendicular
Recording density
1958 Kb/in
Track density
360 ktracks/in avg
Areal density
705 Gb/in2 avg
Spindle speed
5400 RPM +/- 0.2%
Sustained data transfer rate
100 MB/s max
I/O data-transfer rate
300 MB/s max
2.4
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Maximum height
6.8 +/- 0.2 mm (0.370 +/-.008 in)
Maximum width
69.85 +/- 0.25 mm (2.750 +/- 0.010 in)
Maximum length
100.35 +0.20 / -0.25 mm (3.951 +0.008 / -0.010 in)
Typical weight
95 g (0.209 lb)
Cache buffer
16 MB (16,192 KB)
2.5
SEEK TIME
Seek measurements are taken with nominal power at 25°C ambient temperature. All times are measured using drive diagnostics. The
specifications in the table below are defined as follows:

Track-to-track seek time is an average of all possible single-track seeks in both directions.

Average seek time is a true statistical random average of at least 5000 measurements of seeks between random tracks, less overhead.
Table 2 Typical seek times
Typical seek times (ms)
Read
Track-to-track
1.5
Average
12.0
Average latency
5.6
NOTE
These drives are designed to consistently meet the seek times represented in this manual. Physical
seeks, regardless of mode (such as track-to-track and average), are expected to meet the noted
values. However, due to the manner in which these drives are formatted, benchmark tests that
include command overhead or measure logical seeks may produce results that vary from these
specifications..
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2.6
START/STOP TIMES
Table 3 Start/stop times
Typical seek times (ms)
Typical
Max @ 25°C
Power-on to ready (sec)
3.0
3.5
Standby to ready (sec)
2.5
3.0
2.7
POWER SPECIFICATIONS
The drive receives DC power (+5V) through a native SATA power connector (refer to Figure 2).
2.7.1 Power consumption
Power requirements for the drives are listed in the table in Table 4. Typical power measurements are based on an average of drives
tested, under nominal conditions, at 25°C ambient temperature.

Spinup power
Spinup power is measured from the time of power-on to the time that the drive spindle reaches operating speed.

Seek mode
During seek mode, the read/write actuator arm moves toward a specific position on the disk surface and does not execute a read or
write operation. Servo electronics are active. Seek mode power is measured based on three random seek operations every 100 ms. This
mode is not typical.

Read/write power and current
Read/write power is measured with the heads on track, based on three 63 sector read or write operations every 100 ms.

Idle mode power
Idle mode power is measured with the drive up to speed, with servo electronics active and with the heads in a random track location.

Standby mode
During standby mode, the drive accepts commands, but the drive is not spinning, and the servo and read/write electronics are in
power-down mode.
Table 4 DC Power Requirements
POWER DISSIPATION
+5V INPUT AVERAGE (25° C)
Spinup (max)
1.00A
Write average
1.70W
Read average
1.20W
Idle, active
0.66W
Standby
0.18W
Sleep
0.18W
NOTE
Power consumption with DIPM ON.
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2.7.1.1
Typical current profiles
The typical 5V startup and operation current profile is shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 Typical 5V Startup and Operation Current Profile
2.7.2
Conducted noise
Input noise ripple is measured at the host system power supply across an equivalent 15-ohm resistive load on the +5 volt line.
• Using 5-volt power, the drive is expected to operate with a maximum of 100 mV peak-to-peak square-wave injected noise at up to
10 MHz.
NOTE
2.7.3
Equivalent resistance is calculated by dividing the nominal voltage by the typical RMS read/write current.
Voltage tolerance
Voltage tolerance (including noise):
• +5V ± 5%
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2.7.4
Power management modes
The drive provides programmable power management to provide greater energy efficiency. In most systems, power management is
controlled through the system setup program. The drive features the following power-management modes:
POWER MODES
HEADS
SPINDLE
BUFFER
Active (operating)
Tracking
Rotating
Full power
Idle, active
Floating
Rotating
Self refresh—low power
Standby
Parked
Stopped
Self refresh—low power
Sleep
Parked
Stopped
Self refresh—low power

Active mode
The drive is in active mode during the read/write and seek operations.

Idle mode
The buffer remains enabled, and the drive accepts all commands and returns to active mode any time disk access is necessary.

Standby mode
The drive enters standby mode when the host sends a standby Immediate command. If the host has set the standby timer, the drive
can also enter standby mode automatically after the drive has been inactive for a specifiable length of time. The standby timer delay
is established using a standby command. In standby mode, the drive buffer is enabled, the heads are parked and the spindle is at
rest. The drive accepts all commands and returns to active mode any time disk access is necessary.

Sleep mode
The drive enters sleep mode after receiving a sleep command from the host. In sleep mode, the drive buffer is disabled, the heads
are parked and the spindle is at rest. The drive leaves sleep mode after it receives a hard reset or soft reset from the host. After
receiving a reset, the drive exits sleep mode and enters standby mode with all current translation parameters intact.

Idle and standby timers
Each time the drive performs an active function (read, write or seek), the standby timer is reinitialized and begins counting down
from its specified delay times to zero. If the standby timer reaches zero before any drive activity is required, the drive makes a
transition to standby mode. In standby mode, the drive accepts all commands and returns to active mode when disk access is
necessary.
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2.8
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS
This section provides the temperature, humidity, shock, and vibration specifications for Momentus drives.
Ambient temperature is defined as the temperature of the environment immediately surrounding the drive.
The maximum allowable drive case temperature is 65°C (149°F).
NOTE
Drive case temperature should be measured at the location indicated in Figure 3 on page 15.
Above 1000 feet (305 meters), the maximum temperature is derated linearly by 1°C every 1000 feet.
Table 5: Environmental specifications
Parameters
Operating
Non-Operating
Ambient temperature
0° to 60°C (32° to 140°F)
-40° to 70°C (-40° to 158°F)
Temperature gradient
20°C per hour (68°F per hour) max,
without condensation
35°C per hour (95°F per hour) max,
without condensation
Humidity
5% to 95% non-condensing
(30% per hour)
5% to 95% non-condensing
(30% per hour)
Wet bulb
37.7°C (99.8°F) max
40°C (104°F) max
Altitude
-304.8m to 3048m
(-1000ft to 10,000ft)
-304.8m to 12,192m
(-1000ft to 40,000ft)
The recommended storage period:
NOTE
2.8.1
• 1 year under controlled conditions of 34°C 90%RH or less
• 90 days in uncontrolled storage conditions
Shock
All shock specifications assume that the drive is mounted securely with the input shock applied at the drive mounting screws. Shock may
be applied in the X, Y, or Z axis.
2.8.1.1
Operating shock
These drives comply with the performance levels specified in this document when subjected to a maximum operating shock of 400 Gs
based on half-sine shock pulses of 2ms. Shocks should not be repeated more than one time per axis
2.8.1.2
Nonoperating shock
The nonoperating shock level that the drive can experience without incurring physical damage or degradation in performance when
subsequently put into operation is 800 Gs based on a nonrepetitive half-sine shock pulse of 2 ms duration.
The nonoperating shock level that the drive can experience without incurring physical damage or degradation in performance when
subsequently put into operation is 1000 Gs based on a nonrepetitive half-sine shock pulse of 1 ms duration.
2.8.2
Vibration
All vibration specifications assume that the drive is mounted securely with the input vibration applied at the drive mounting screws.
Vibration may be applied in the X, Y, or Z axis.
2.8.2.1
Operating vibration
The maximum vibration levels that the drive may experience while meeting the performance standards specified in this document are
specified below.
5–200 Hz
2.0 Gs (0 to peak). Max displacement may apply below 10 Hz.
201–500 Hz
1.0 Gs (0 to peak).
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2.8.2.2
Nonoperating vibration
The maximum nonoperating vibration levels that the drive may experience without incurring physical damage or degradation in
performance when subsequently put into operation are specified below.
5–500 Hz
2.9
5.0 Gs (0 to peak). Max displacement may apply below 22 Hz.
ACOUSTICS
Drive emission of sound is measured consistent with the ECMA-74 and its referenced standards. Testing is conducted at room
temperature (approximately 25°C). Emission levels are reported as the total A-weighted sound power levers for steady state and active
seeks modes of operation.
Table 6
1.
Drive A-weighted Sound Power Levels (SWL, BA)
MODELS
IDLE(1)
PERFORMANCE SEEK
ST500VT000, ST320VT000
and ST250VT000
2.0 bels (typ)
2.2 bels (max)
2.2 bels (typ)
2.4 bels (max)
During periods of drive idle, some offline activity may occur according to the S.M.A.R.T.
specification, which may increase acoustic and power to operational levels.
2.9.1
Test for prominent discrete tones (PDTs)
Seagate follows the ECMA-74 standards for measurement and identification of PDTs. An exception to this process is the use of the
absolute threshold of hearing. Seagate uses the lower limit for the threshold curve* to discern tone audibility and to compensate for the
inaudible components of sound prior to computation of tone ratios according to Annex D of the ECMA-74 standards.
*Defined as the median curve given by ISO 389-7 (Tf curve) minus 10dB at all frequencies.
2.10
ELECTROMAGNETIC IMMUNITY
When properly installed in a representative host system, the drive operates without errors or degradation in performance when subjected
to the radio frequency (RF) environment as defined in Table 7.
Table 7 Radio Frequency Environments
PERFORMANCE
LEVEL
REFERENCE
STANDARD
TEST
DESCRIPTION
Electrostatic discharge
Contact, HCP, VCP: ± 4 kV; Air: ± 8 kV
B
EN 61000-4-2: 95
Radiated RF immunity
80 to 1,000 MHz, 3 V/m,
80% AM with 1 kHz sine
900 MHz, 3 V/m, 50% pulse modulation @ 200 Hz
A
EN 61000-4-3: 96
ENV 50204: 95
Electrical fast transient
± 1 kV on AC mains, ± 0.5 kV on external I/O
B
EN 61000-4-4: 95
Surge immunity
± 1 kV differential, ± 2 kV common, AC mains
B
EN 61000-4-5: 95
Conducted RF immunity
150 kHz to 80 MHz, 3 Vrms, 80% AM with 1 kHz sine
A
EN 61000-4-6: 97
Power Frequency H-field
immunity
1 A/m, 50Hz/60Hz, 3 axes
A
EN 61000-4-8: 97
Voltage dips, interrupts
30% Reduction for 25 cycles
>95% Reduction for 250 cycles
>95%, 0.5 cycles
C
C
B
EN 61000-4-11: 94
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2.11
RELIABILITY
2.11.1 Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)
The product will achieve an Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) of 0.55% when operated in an environment of ambient air temperatures of
25°C. Operation at temperatures outside the specifications in Section 2.8, Environmental Specifications may increase the product AFR.
AFR is a population statistics that is not relevant to individual units.
AFR specifications are based on the following assumptions for consumer electronics environments:
• 8760 power-on-hours per year
• 10,000 average motor start/stop cycles per year
• Operations at nominal voltages
• Temperatures outside the specifications in Section 2.8, Environmental Specifications may reduce the product reliability.
• Normal I/O duty cycle for consumer electronics environments. Operation at excessive I/O duty cycle may degrade product
reliability.
The consumer electronics environment of power-on-hours, temperature, and I/O duty cycle affect the product AFR. The AFR will be
degraded if used in a enterprise application.
Nonrecoverable read errors
1 per 1014 bits read, max
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR)
0.55% (nominal power, 25°C ambient temperature)
Load/Unload (U/UL)
25°C, 50% relative humidity
600,000 software-controlled power on/off cycles
20,000 hard power on/off cycles
Warranty
To determine the warranty for a specific drive, use a web browser to access the following web
page: http://www.seagate.com/support/warranty-and-returns/
From this page, click on the “Verify Your Warranty” link. You will be asked to provide the drive
serial number, model number (or part number) and country of purchase. The system will display
the warranty information for your drive.
2.12
AGENCY CERTIFICATION
2.12.1 Safety certification
These products are certified to meet the requirements of UL60950-1, CSA60950-1 and EN60950 and so marked as to the certify agency.
2.12.2 Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Hard drives that display the CE mark comply with the European Union (EU) requirements specified in the Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive (2004/108/EC) as put into place 20 July 2007. Testing is performed to the levels specified by the product
standards for Information Technology Equipment (ITE). Emission levels are defined by EN 55022, Class B and the immunity levels are
defined by EN 55024.
Drives are tested in representative end-user systems. Although CE-marked Seagate drives comply with the directives when used in the
test systems, we cannot guarantee that all systems will comply with the directives. The drive is designed for operation inside a properly
designed enclosure, with properly shielded I/O cable (if necessary) and terminators on all unused I/O ports. Computer manufacturers and
system integrators should confirm EMC compliance and provide CE marking for their products.
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Korean RRL
If these drives have the Korean Communications Commission (KCC) logo, they comply with paragraph 1 of Article 11 of the
Electromagnetic Compatibility control Regulation and meet the Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Framework requirements of the
Radio Research Laboratory (RRL) Communications Commission, Republic of Korea.
These drives have been tested and comply with the Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Susceptibility (EMI/EMS) for Class B
products. Drives are tested in a representative, end-user system by a Korean-recognized lab.

Certificate number:
C35K-RSAY-U33N-S290

Trade name or applicant:
Seagate Technology LLC

Certificate date:
January 18, 2012

Manufacturer/nationality:
USA, Singapore and China
Australian C-Tick (N176)
If these models have the C-Tick marking, they comply with the Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS3548 1995 and meet the
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Framework requirements of the Australian Communication Authority (ACA).
2.12.3 FCC verification
These drives are intended to be contained solely within a personal computer or similar enclosure (not attached as an external device). As
such, each drive is considered to be a subassembly even when it is individually marketed to the customer. As a subassembly, no Federal
Communications Commission verification or certification of the device is required.
Seagate has tested this device in enclosures as described above to ensure that the total assembly (enclosure, disk drive, motherboard,
power supply, etc.) does comply with the limits for a Class B computing device, pursuant to Subpart J, Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation with noncertified assemblies is likely to result in interference to radio and television reception.
Radio and television interference This equipment generates and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in strict
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause interference to radio and television reception.
This equipment is designed to provide reasonable protection against such interference in a residential installation. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television,
which can be determined by turning the equipment on and off, you are encouraged to try one or more of the following corrective
measures:

Reorient the receiving antenna.

Move the device to one side or the other of the radio or TV.

Move the device farther away from the radio or TV.

Plug the computer into a different outlet so that the receiver and computer are on different branch outlets.
If necessary, you should consult your dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. You may find
helpful the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-Television
Interference Problems. This booklet is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington,
DC 20402. Refer to publication number 004-000-00345-4.
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2.13
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Seagate designs its products to meet environmental protection requirements worldwide, including regulations restricting certain chemical
substances.
2.13.1 European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
The European Union Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, restricts the presence of chemical substances, including
Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, PBB and PBDE, in electronic products, effective July 2006. This drive is
manufactured with components and materials that comply with the RoHS Directive.
2.13.2 China Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive
This product has an Environmental Protection Use Period (EPUP) of 20 years. The following table contains information
mandated by China's "Marking Requirements for Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products"
Standard.
"O" indicates the hazardous and toxic substance content of the part (at the homogenous material level) is lower than the threshold defined
by the China RoHS MCV Standard.
"X" indicates the hazardous and toxic substance content of the part (at the homogenous material level) is over the threshold defined by
the China RoHS MCV Standard.
2.14
CORROSIVE ENVIRONMENT
Seagate electronic drive components pass accelerated corrosion testing equivalent to 10 years exposure to light industrial environments
containing sulfurous gases, chlorine and nitric oxide, classes G and H per ASTM B845. However, this accelerated testing cannot
duplicate every potential application environment.
Users should use caution exposing any electronic components to uncontrolled chemical pollutants and corrosive chemicals as electronic
drive component reliability can be affected by the installation environment. The silver, copper, nickel and gold films used in Seagate
products are especially sensitive to the presence of sulfide, chloride, and nitrate contaminants. Sulfur is found to be the most damaging.
In addition, electronic components should never be exposed to condensing water on the surface of the printed circuit board assembly
(PCBA) or exposed to an ambient relative humidity greater than 95%. Materials used in cabinet fabrication, such as vulcanized rubber,
that can outgas corrosive compounds should be minimized or eliminated. The useful life of any electronic equipment may be extended by
replacing materials near circuitry with sulfide-free alternatives.
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3.0
CONFIGURING AND MOUNTING THE DRIVE
This section contains the specifications and instructions for configuring and mounting the drive.
3.1
HANDLING AND STATIC-DISCHARGE PRECAUTIONS
After unpacking, and before installation, the drive may be exposed to potential handling and electrostatic discharge (ESD) hazards.
Observe the following standard handling and static-discharge precautions.
CAUTION
3.2
• Keep the drive in the electrostatic discharge (ESD) bag until you are ready for installation to limit the
drive’s exposure to ESD.
• Before handling the drive, put on a grounded wrist strap, or ground yourself frequently by touching the
metal chassis of a computer that is plugged into a grounded outlet. Wear a grounded wrist strap
throughout the entire installation procedure.
• Handle the drive by its edges or frame only.
• The drive is extremely fragile—handle it with care. Do not press down on the drive top cover.
• Always rest the drive on a padded, antistatic surface until you mount it in the computer.
• Do not touch the connector pins or the printed circuit board.
• Do not remove the factory-installed labels from the drive or cover them with additional labels. Removal
voids the warranty. Some factory-installed labels contain information needed to service the drive. Other
labels are used to seal out dirt and contamination.
CONFIGURING THE DRIVE
Each drive on the Serial ATA interface connects point-to-point with the Serial ATA host adapter. There is no master/slave relationship
because each drive is considered a master in a point-to-point relationship. If two drives are attached on one Serial ATA host adapter, the
host operating system views the two devices as if they were both “masters” on two separate ports. Both drives behave as if they are
Device 0 (master) devices.
3.3
SERIAL ATA CABLES AND CONNECTORS
The Serial ATA interface cable consists of four conductors in two differential pairs, plus three ground connections. The cable size may be
30 to 26 AWG with a maximum length of one meter (39.37 in). Refer to Table 8 for connector pin definitions. Either end of the SATA
signal cable can be attached to the drive or host.
For direct backplane connection, the drive connectors are inserted directly into the host receptacle. The drive and the host receptacle
incorporate features that enable the direct connection to be hot pluggable and blind mateable. For installations which require cables, you
can connect the drive as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 Attaching SATA Cabling
Signal connector
Power connector
Signal cable
Power cable
Each cable is keyed to ensure correct orientation. Seagate Video 2.5 HDD drives support latching SATA connectors.
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3.4
DRIVE MOUNTING
You can mount the drive in any orientation using four screws in the side-mounting holes or four screws in the bottom-mounting holes.
Refer to Figure 3 for drive mounting dimensions. Follow these important mounting precautions when mounting the drive:

Allow a minimum clearance of 0.030 in (0.76 mm) around the entire perimeter of the drive for cooling.

Use only M3 UNC mounting screws.

Four (4) threads (0.080 in) minimum screw engagement recommended.

Do not overtighten the mounting screws (maximum torque: 4.0 in-lb).
Figure 3 Mounting Dimensions (500, 320 & 250GB models)
BREATHER HOLE,
DO NOT COVER OR SEAL
RECOMMENDED CASE TEMP
MEASUREMENT LOCATION
ON THE END OF THE DRIVE
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4.0
SERIAL ATA (SATA) INTERFACE
These drives use the industry-standard Serial ATA interface that supports FIS data transfers. It supports ATA programmed input/output
(PIO) modes 0–4; multiword DMA modes 0–2, and Ultra DMA modes 0–6. The drive also supports the use of the IORDY signal to
provide reliable high-speed data transfers.
For detailed information about the Serial ATA interface, refer to the Serial ATA: High Speed Serialized AT Attachment specification.
4.1
HOT-PLUG COMPATIBILITY
Seagate Video 2.5 HDD drives incorporate connectors which enable you to hot plug these drives in accordance with the Serial ATA:
High Speed Serialized AT Attachment specification revision 2.0. This specification can be downloaded from www.serialata.org. This
device requires a COMRESET from the host after a hotplug event.
4.2
SERIAL ATA DEVICE PLUG CONNECTOR PIN DEFINITIONS
Table 8 summarizes the signals on the Serial ATA interface and power connectors. Refer to the Notes below.
Table 8 Serial ATA Connector Pin Definitions
SEGMENT
PIN
FUNCTION
DEFINITION
S1
Ground
2nd mate
S2
A+
S3
A-
S4
Ground
S5
B-
S6
B+
S7
Ground
Differential signal pair A from Phy
2nd mate
Differential signal pair B from Phy
SIGNAL
2nd mate
Key and spacing separate signal and power segments
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Table 8 Serial ATA Connector Pin Definitions (continued)
SEGMENT
Power
PIN
FUNCTION
DEFINITION
P1
V33
3.3V power
P2
V33
3.3V power
P3
V33
3.3V power, pre-charge, 2nd mate
P4
Ground
1st mate
P5
Ground
2nd mate
P6
Ground
2nd mate
P7
V5
5V power, pre-charge, 2nd mate
P8
V5
5V power
P9
V5
5V power
P10
Ground
2nd mate
P11
Ground or LED signal
If grounded, drive does not use deferred spin
P12
Ground
1st mate
P13
V12
12V power, pre-charge, 2nd mate
P14
V12
12V power
P15
V12
12V power
NOTES
1 All pins are in a single row, with a 1.27 mm (0.050 in) pitch.
2 The comments on the mating sequence apply to the case of backplane blindmate connector only. In this case, the mating sequences
are:
• the ground pins P4 and P12.
• the pre-charge power pins and the other ground pins.
• the signal pins and the rest of the power pins.
3 There are three power pins for each voltage. One pin from each voltage is used for pre-charge when installed in a blind-mate
backplane configuration.
4 All used voltage pins (Vx) must be terminated.
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4.3
SUPPORTED ATA COMMANDS
Table 9 lists Serial ATA standard commands that the drive supports. For a detailed description of the ATA commands, refer to the Serial
ATA International Organization:Serial ATA (Revision 2.6). Refer to www.sata-io.org.
Refer to S.M.A.R.T. commands on page 24 for details and subcommands used in the S.M.A.R.T. implementation.
Table 9 Supported ATA commands
ATA-standard commands names
Command code (in hex)
Device Configuration Restore
B1h/C0h
Device Configuration Freeze Lock
B1h/C1h
Device Configuration Identify
B1h/C2h
Device Configuration Set
B1h/C3h
Download Microcode
92h
Execute Device Diagnostics
90h
Flush Cache
E7h
Flush Cache Extended
EAh
Identify Device
ECh
Initialize Device Parameters
91h
Read Buffer
E4h
Read DMA
C8h
Read DMA Extended
25h
Read DMA without Retries
C9h
Read Long with Retries
22h
Read Long without Retries
23h
Read Multiple
C4h
Read Multiple Extended
29h
Read Native Max Address
F8h
Read Native Max Address Extended
27h
Read Sectors
20h
Read Sectors Extended
24h
Read Sectors without Retries
21h
Read Verify Sectors
40h
Read Verify Sectors Extended
42h
Read Verify Sectors without Retries
41h
Seek
70h
Set Features
EFh
Set Max Address
F9h
Note: Individual Set Max commands are identified by the
value placed in the Set Max Features register as defined to
the right.
Address:
Password:
Lock:
Unlock:
Freeze Lock:
Set Multiple Mode
C6h
S.M.A.R.T. Disable Operations
B0h/D9h
S.M.A.R.T. Enable/Disable Autosave
B0h/D2h
S.M.A.R.T. Enable Operations
B0h/D8h
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Table 9 Supported ATA commands
ATA-standard commands names
Command code (in hex)
S.M.A.R.T. Enable/Disable Auto Offline
B0h/DBh
S.M.A.R.T. Enable One Attribute Modification
B0h/E0h
S.M.A.R.T. Execute Offline
B0h/D4h
S.M.A.R.T. Free Fall Protection Host Interface
FEh
S.M.A.R.T. Read Attribute Thresholds
B0h/D1h
S.M.A.R.T. Read Data
B0h/D0h
S.M.A.R.T. Read Log Sector
B0h/D5h
S.M.A.R.T. Return Status
B0h/DAh
S.M.A.R.T. Save Attribute Values
B0h/D3h
S.M.A.R.T. Write Attribute Thresholds
B0h/D7h
S.M.A.R.T. Write Attribute Values
B0h/E1h
S.M.A.R.T. Write Log Sector
B0h/D6h
Write Buffer
E8h
Write DMA
CAh
Write DMA Extended
35h
Write DMA without Retries
CBh
Write Long with Retries
32h
Write Long without Retries
33h
Write Multiple
C5h
Write Multiple Extended
39h
Write Sectors
30h, 31h
Write Sectors Extended
34h
ATA-standard power-management commands
Check Power Mode
E5h
Idle
E3h
Idle Immediate
E1h
Sleep
E6h
Standby
E2h
Standby Immediate
E0h
ATA-standard security commands
Security Set Password
F1h
Security Unlock
F2h
Security Erase Prepare
F3h
Security Erase Unit
F4h
Security Freeze Lock
F5h
Security Disable Password
F6h
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4.3.1
Identify Device command
The Identify Device command (command code ECH) transfers information about the drive to the host following power up. The data is
organized as a single 512-byte block of data, whose contents are shown in Table 10. All reserved bits or words should be set to zero.
Parameters listed with an “x” are drive-specific or vary with the state of the drive. Refer to Drive Specifications on page 3 for default
parameter settings.
The following commands contain drive-specific features that may not be included in the Serial ATA specification.
Table 10 Identify Device command
Word
Description
Value
Configuration information:
• Bit 15: 0 = ATA; 1 = ATAPI
• Bit 7: removable media
• Bit 6: removable controller
• Bit 0: reserved
0C5AH
1
Number of logical cylinders
16,383
2
Specific configuration
C837H
3
Number of logical heads
16
4
Retired
0000H
5
Retired
0000H
6
Number of logical sectors per logical track: 63
003FH
7–9
Retired
0000H
10–19
Serial number: (20 ASCII characters, 0000H = none)
ASCII
20
Retired
0000H
21
Retired
8000H
22
Obsolete
0004H
23–26
Firmware revision:
(8 ASCII character string, padded with blanks to end of string)
x.xx
27–46
Drive model number:
(40 ASCII characters, padded with blanks to end of string)
ST500VT000
ST320VT000
ST250VT000
47
(Bits 7–0)
Maximum sectors per interrupt on Read multiple and Write multiple (16)
8010H
48
Trusted Computing Feature set options
0000H
49
Standard Standby timer, IORDY supported and may be disabled
2F00H
50
Capabilities
4000H
51
PIO data-transfer cycle timing mode
0200H
52
Retired
0200H
53
Words 54–58, 64–70 and 88 are valid
0007H
54
Number of current logical cylinders
xxxxH
55
Number of current logical heads
xxxxH
56
Number of current logical sectors per logical track
xxxxH
57–58
Current capacity in sectors
xxxxH
59
Number of sectors transferred during a
Read Multiple or Write Multiple command
xxxxH
60–61
Total number of user-addressable sectors
This field contains a value that is one greater than the total number of
user-addressable sectors. The maximum value that shall be placed in this
field is 0FFFFFFFh. The 0FFFFFFFh value applies to all capacities over
137GB (see Section 2.1 for related information).
ST500VT000 = 0FFFFFFFh
ST320VT000 = 0FFFFFFFh
ST250VT000 = 0FFFFFFFh
0
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Table 10 Identify Device command
Word
Description
Value
62
Retired
0000H
63
Multiword DMA active and modes supported
(see note following this table)
xx07H
64
Advanced PIO modes supported (modes 3 and 4 supported)
0003H
65
Minimum multiword DMA transfer cycle time per word (120 ns)
0078H
66
Recommended multiword DMA transfer cycle time per word (120 ns)
0078H
67
Minimum PIO cycle time without IORDY flow control (240 ns)
0078H
68
Minimum PIO cycle time with IORDY flow control (120 ns)
0078H
69–74
ATA-reserved
0000H
75
Queue depth
001FH
76
Serial ATA capabilities
0D06H
77
ATA-reserved
0000H
78
Serial ATA features supported
0048H
79
Serial ATA features enabled
0048H
80
Major version number
01F0H
81
Minor version number
0029H
82
Command sets supported
746BH
83
Command sets supported
7D09H
84
Command sets support extension
61E3H
85
Command sets enabled
7469
86
Command sets enabled
BC09H
87
Command sets enable extension
61E3H
88
Ultra DMA support and current mode (see note following this table)
xx7FH
89
Security erase time
xxxxH
90
Enhanced security erase time
xxxxH
91
Current APM values
8080H
92
Master password revision code
FFFEH
93
Hardware reset value (see description following this table)
xxxxH
94
Auto acoustic management setting
xxxxH
95
Stream Min. Request Size
0000H
96
Streaming Transfer Time - DMA
0000H
97
Streaming Access Latency - DMA and PIO
0000H
98-99
Streaming Performance Granularity
0000H
100–103
Total number of user-addressable LBA sectors available
(see Section 3.2 for related information)
These words are required for drives that support the 48-bit addressing
feature. Maximum value: 0000FFFFFFFFFFFFh.
ST500VT000 = 976,773,168
ST320VT000 = 976,773,168
ST250VT000 = 976,773,168
104
Streaming Transfer Time - PIO
0000H
105
Reserved
0000H
106
Physical sector size / Logical sector size
6003H
107
Seagate reserved
0000H
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Table 10 Identify Device command
Word
Description
Value
108-111
The mandatory value of the world wide name (WWN) for the drive. NOTE:
This field is valid if word 84, bit 8 is set to 1 indicating 64-bit WWN support.
Each drive will have a unique value.
112-118
ATA-reserved
0000H
119
Free Fall Protection support (bit 5)
1 = Free Fall Protection supported
0 = Free Fall Protection not supported
120
Free Fall Protection enable/disable (bit 5)
1 = Free Fall Protection feature is enabled
0 = Free Fall Protection feature is disabled
121–127
ATA-reserved
0000H
128
Security status
0021H
129–159
Seagate-reserved
xxxxH
160–254
ATA-reserved
0000H
255
Integrity word
xxA5H
NOTE
See the bit descriptions below for words 63, 88 and 93 of the Identify Drive data.
Table 11 Bit Descriptions
Description (if bit is set to 1)
BIT
WORD 63
0
Multiword DMA mode 0 is supported.
1
Multiword DMA mode 1 is supported.
2
Multiword DMA mode 2 is supported.
8
Multiword DMA mode 0 is currently active.
9
Multiword DMA mode 1 is currently active.
10
Multiword DMA mode 2 is currently active.
BIT
WORD 88
0
Ultra DMA mode 0 is supported.
1
Ultra DMA mode 1 is supported.
2
Ultra DMA mode 2 is supported.
3
Ultra DMA mode 3 is supported.
4
Ultra DMA mode 4 is supported.
5
Ultra DMA mode 5 is supported.
6
Ultra DMA mode 6 is supported.
8
Ultra DMA mode 0 is currently active.
9
Ultra DMA mode 1 is currently active.
10
Ultra DMA mode 2 is currently active.
11
Ultra DMA mode 3 is currently active.
12
Ultra DMA mode 4 is currently active.
13
Ultra DMA mode 5 is currently active.
14
Ultra DMA mode 6 is currently active.
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Table 11 Bit Descriptions (continued)
BIT
WORD 93
13
1 = 80-conductor cable detected, CBLID above VIH
0 = 40-conductor cable detected, CBLID below VIL
4.3.2
Set Features command
This command controls the implementation of various features that the drive supports. When the drive receives this command, it sets
BSY, checks the contents of the Features register, clears BSY and generates an interrupt. If the value in the register does not represent a
feature that the drive supports, the command is aborted. Power-on default has the read look-ahead and write caching features enabled.
The acceptable values for the Features register are defined as follows:
Table 12 Set Features command values
02H
Enable write cache (default).
03H
Set transfer mode (based on value in Sector Count register).
Sector Count register values:
00H Set PIO mode to default (PIO mode 2).
01H Set PIO mode to default and disable IORDY (PIO mode 2).
08H PIO mode 0
09H PIO mode 1
0AH PIO mode 2
0BH PIO mode 3
0CH PIO mode 4 (default)
20H Multiword DMA mode 0
21H Multiword DMA mode 1
22H Multiword DMA mode 2
40H Ultra DMA mode 0
41H Ultra DMA mode 1
42H Ultra DMA mode 2
43H Ultra DMA mode 3
44H Ultra DMA mode 4
45H Ultra DMA mode 5
46H Ultra DMA mode 6
55H
Disable read look-ahead (read cache) feature.
82H
Disable write cache
AAH
Enable read look-ahead (read cache) feature (default).
F1H
Report full capacity available
NOTE
At power-on, or after a hardware or software reset, the default values of the features are as indicated above.
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4.3.3
S.M.A.R.T. commands
S.M.A.R.T. provides near-term failure prediction for disk drives. When S.M.A.R.T. is enabled, the drive monitors predetermined drive
attributes that are susceptible to degradation over time. If self-monitoring determines that a failure is likely, S.M.A.R.T. makes a status
report available to the host. Not all failures are predictable. S.M.A.R.T. predictability is limited to the attributes the drive can monitor. For
more information on S.M.A.R.T. commands and implementation, see the Draft ATA-5 Standard.
SeaTools diagnostic software activates a built-in drive self-test (DST S.M.A.R.T. command for D4H) that eliminates unnecessary drive
returns. The diagnostic software ships with all new drives and is also available at:
http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/.
This drive is shipped with S.M.A.R.T. features disabled. You must have a recent BIOS or software package that supports S.M.A.R.T. to
enable this feature. The table below shows the S.M.A.R.T. command codes that the drive uses.
Table 13 S.M.A.R.T. Commands
CODE IN FEATURES REGISTER
S.M.A.R.T. COMMAND
D0H
S.M.A.R.T. Read Data
D2H
S.M.A.R.T. Enable/Disable Attribute Autosave
D3H
S.M.A.R.T. Save Attribute Values
D4H
S.M.A.R.T. Execute Off-line Immediate (runs DST)
D5H
S.M.A.R.T. Read Log Sector
D6H
S.M.A.R.T. Write Log Sector
D8H
S.M.A.R.T. Enable Operations
D9H
S.M.A.R.T. Disable Operations
DAH
S.M.A.R.T. Return Status
NOTE
If an appropriate code is not written to the Features Register, the
command is aborted and 0x 04 (abort) is written to the Error register.
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INDEX
A
acoustics 10
active mode 8
Address 18
agency certification 11
ambient temperature 5
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) 11
areal density 5
ATA commands 18
Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS3548 1995 12
Australian Communication Authority (ACA) 12
Australian C-Tick 12
Average seek time 5
B
buffer 5
C
cables and connectors 14
capacity 4
CE mark 11
certification 11
Check Power Mode 19
China RoHS directive 13
compatibility 11
conducted noise 7
conducted RF immunity 10
configuring and mounting the drive 14
connectors 14
corrosive environment 13
CSA60950-1 11
D
DC power 6
density 5
Device Configuration Freeze Lock 18
Device Configuration Restore 18
Device Configuration Set 18
Diagnostics 18
dimensions 15
dissipation 6
Download Microcode 18
E
electrical fast transient 10
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) 11, 12
Electromagnetic Compatibility control Regulation 12
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2004/108/EC) 11
electromagnetic immunity 10
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 10, 14
EN 55022, Class B 11
EN 55024 11
EN60950 11
enclosures 12
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environmental specifications 9
errors 11
ESD 14
EU 11
EU RoHS directive 13
European Union (EU) requirements 11
evice Configuration Identify 18
Execute Device Diagnostics 18
F
FCC verification 12
features 2
Flush Cache 18
Flush Cache Extended 18
formatted capacity 4
Freeze Lock 18
G
Gs (acceleration of gravity) 10
guaranteed sectors 4
H
handling precautions 14
height 5
I
I/O data-transfer rate 5
Identify 18
Identify Device 18
Identify Device command 20
Idle 19
Idle Immediate 19
idle mode 6, 8
Information Technology Equipment (ITE) 11
Initialize Device Parameters 18
input noise ripple 7
interface 16
interference 12
ITE 11
K
KCC 12
Korean Communications Commission 12
Korean Radio Research Laboratory (RRL) 12
L
LBA mode 4
length 5
M
master/slave 2
Max Address 18
Microcode 18
mounting 15
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N
noise 7
nominal power 5
nonoperating shock 9
nonoperating vibration 10
nonrecoverable read errors 11
O
operating shock 9
operating vibration 9
P
physical characteristics 5
Physical organization 4
point-to-point 2, 14
power consumption 6
power dissipation 6
power management modes 8
power modes 8
power specifications 6
precautions 14
printed circuit board 14
programmable power management 8
prominent discrete tone 10
Q
quick reference 3
R
Radiated RF immunity 10
radio and television interference 12
radio frequency (RF) 10
random track location 6
Read Buffer 18
Read DMA 18
Read DMA Extended 18
Read DMA without Retries 18
read errors 11
Read Long with Retries 18
Read Long without Retries 18
Read Multiple 18
Read Multiple Extended 18
Read Native Max Address 18
Read Native Max Address Extended 18
Read Sectors 18
Read Sectors Extended 18
Read Sectors without Retries 18
Read Verify Sectors 18
Read Verify Sectors Extended 18
Read Verify Sectors without Retries 18
read/write power 6
recording density 5
recording method 5
recording technology 5
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reliability 11
Retries 18
RMS read/write current 7
RoHS 13
RRL 12
S
S.M.A.R.T. 19
S.M.A.R.T. implementation 18
safety certification 11
SATA ports 2
Seagate Technology Support Services 1
sectors 4
Security Disable Password 19
Security Erase Prepare 19
Security Erase Unit 19
Security Freeze Lock 19
Security Set Password 19
Security Unlock 19
Seek 18
seek mode 6
Seek time 5
seek time 6
Self refresh, low power 8
Serial ATA (SATA) interface 16
Set Features 18
Set Max Address 18
Set Multiple Mode 18
shock 9
single-track seeks 5
Sleep 19
sleep 6
sleep mode 8
spindle speed 5
spinup (DC power) 6
spinup power 6
Standby 19
standby 6
Standby Immediate 19
standby mode 6, 8
standby timer 8
Start/stop times 6
static-discharge 14
subassembly 12
surge immunity 10
T
temperature 5
timers (Idle and Standby) 8
track density 5
Track-to-track seek time 5
U
UL60950-1 11
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V
vibration 9
voltage dips, interrupts 10
voltage tolerance 7
W
warranty 11
weight 5
width 5
Write Buffer 19
Write DMA 19
Write DMA Extended 19
Write Long with Retries 19
Write Long without Retries 19
Write Multiple 19
Write Sectors 19
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