The Power of One
Barracuda hard drives give you the Power of One. One hard drive platform for every desktop storage application. One drive with trusted performance, reliability and simplicity and capacity.
Your drive is up to 45% faster than the last generation thanks to Seagate OptiCache™ technology. OptiCache™ technology combines the latest advances in hard drive microprocessors, DRAM and proprietary caching algorithms resulting in great performance improvements for you.
You don’t have worry about the transition to Advanced Format, 4K technology with Seagate SmartAlign™ technology. With SmartAlign™, 4K drives look and act just like legacy 512 byte sector hard drives which makes your adoption of Advanced Format – simple.
You get reliable read/write performance even in tough operating environments with Seagate AcuTrac™ technology. AcuTrac™ represents new advanced hard drive technology that can accurately control reading and writing on these “nano-sized” tracks spinning at 7200 RPM, even in high touch environments, like an all-in-one PC with loud music booming through the speakers.
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Barracuda desktop drives are produced using the most sophisticated manufacturing process in the industry, with a focus on environmental stewardship.
I have a Gateway NV59c laptop, and on this site I have a compatibility guarantee for the Crucial MX100 500 GB SSD I picked up.
I used Acronis to clone the drive. When I hook it up via USB with the Crucial adapter kit, I can see the drive is cloned. However when I remove my current HDD and replace it with the SSD, the computer doesn't even get to the BIOS screen, it just shows the Gateway splash, says hit F2 for Setup, but it won't respond to F, it shuts off and restarts. Rinse, repeat.
Any ideas? I don't want to return the SSD, I want to get it to work.
I apologize ahead of time, as I am not super techy.
About 7-8 months ago I replaced the HD and memory in my early 20078 24" iMac. All was working great, but about 2 months ago or so, it stopped booting up (white screen, folder with question mark.)
I finally got around to trying to fix it again, and got out a boot disk (Snow Leopard, as that is what I happened to have on a disk.) It starts the process of installing the OS, but when it gets to the screen that asks what disk to install the OS on, it never finds a disk. I am guessing there is some issue with the HD? Just trying to see if I can get some directional hints on how to next proceed.
HD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB SATA-600, part # ST3000DM001
Memory - 4GB kit (2GB x 2) 200-pin SODIMM, part # CT2K2G2S800M