Seagate Barracuda HDD 3 TB SATA-600 Upgrade for the Gateway GT5240E Media Center Desktop/PC

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Your GT5240E Media Center System Specs

System specs as shipped by the manufacturer.
Scan your system to view your specific system configuration.


DDR PC3200

Memory Type: DDR PC3200, DDR (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 4GB
Slots: 4

Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

How much memory your Windows OS will recognize depends on which version of Windows you are running. 32-bit versions of Windows will see (and utilize) only 3GB or 3.5GB. To utilize more memory, install a 64-bit version of your OS. More information about OS memory maximums can be found here.

Memory or DRAM is the "working" memory of the computer. It's used to store data for programs (sequences of instructions) on a temporary basis.

video - installing memory



Storage Drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer.

Data Transfer Rate is the rate at which data can be sent or received. This is determined by your motherboard. A drive with a higher transfer rate will only run at the rate of the motherboard's transfer rate.

Cache is a type of working memory that allows the drive to perform faster.

RPM is the rotations per minute of a hard drive which effects the speed of data transfer.

Solid State Drives are non-moving memory, so access speed is instant.

Graphics Card:

PCI Express x16 Graphics

External Connector: 15-hole connector

Graphics Card A circuit board fitted to a computer containing the necessary video memory and other electronics to provide a bitmap display. Adaptors vary in the resolution (number of pixels) and number of colours they can display, and in the refresh rate they support. These parameters are also limited by the monitor to which the adaptor is connected.

Seagate Barracuda HDD 3 TB SATA-600

Seagate Barracuda HDD 3 TB SATA-600
Part Number: ST3000DM001
  • Perpendicular recording technology
  • Fast performance
  • Superb reliability
  • Eco-friendly power levels
  • Manufacturer's 1-year warranty
The Barracuda family has earned awards and accolades around the globe. This is because Seagate has demonstrated a commitment to introduce technologies that allow people to work faster, do more, and feel great about making an investment in proven technology. And, for those who want the biggest, high performance drive available, the Barracuda choice is without peer.


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Never an issue

By Maschine man

from Jacksonville, FL

Verified Reviewer


  • Did I Say Quiet
  • Is Stable
  • Very quiet


  • A Little Sluggish Sometim

Best Uses

  • Best Internal Drive

This drive was installed by Apple as a result of the HD replacement program for late 2009 iMac's, no charge for installation, I just had to stare at a blank desk for a week

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Compatible, 3 times the size, same brand

By Dragon

from Philly

Verified Reviewer


  • Compatible
  • Easy Ordering
  • Named Brand Product
  • Reliable company


    Best Uses

    • Increasing Hd Space

    Great drive. Paid to have installed. Compatible with late 2009 iMac 27".

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    The Worst Drive Ever

    By Puru

    from Jackson Hts


    • works


    • Cries Every Other Minutes
    • Makes Cricking Sound
    • Never buy
    • The Sound Is Erritating

    Best Uses

      I purchased LaCie 6TB Thunderbolt drive but I returned because the drive makes horrible cricking kind of noise. Them I purchased 3TB drive for my iMac Mid 2011. Same here that it keeps making cracking sound all day and night long after a few minutes interval. This is normal to all Seagate drive which drives me crazy. It must be there severe engineering flaw which they are not at situation to recall. I bought western digital green drives and I'm happy. I never gonna buy seagate drive unless they correct the noise factor. Seems like the drive cries for some reason.

      (7 of 30 customers found this review helpful)


      3TB Seagate internal drive

      By crazytalk

      from los angeles, ca

      Verified Buyer

      The site listed this drive as being compatible with a mac mini. Obvious when it arrived that it's way too big. Oh well, now I need an enclosure.

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