4/27/2013 2:33:15 PM
Scott from Calgary writes:
- Makes a great second drive in my machine, for data storage and games.
- Somewhat slow spin up time, not a big deal but noticeable when the drive is idle and has to spin up to load data.
- I haven't had a Seagate drive fail on me in over 2 years (knock on wood...)
Can't complain at all for the price.
Works for me
3/30/2013 2:18:56 PM
James T Snell from Calgary writes:
- Ideal GB/$
- I have three of these drives, two in my file server and one attached to my Airport Extreme. It's been a few months and all seems well. I'm very pleased with them.
Good value, but check for firmware update
2/21/2013 12:52:29 PM
Victor from Edmonton writes:
- Uncertain reliability
Firmware update needed to fix intermittent noise issue
- Ordered drive online and it arrived DOA (drive made abnormal noises and motherboard could not detect). Exchanged for second drive, which has run OK for 8 months now, but would make occassional "chirp" noise. Recently found firmware update CC4H through web search that is supposed to fix this problem: http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/223651en
(Note update is for part number 9YN166. Newer drives with may already have firmware fix.)
The only internal mechanical drive I use
2/19/2013 7:55:33 PM
Shaleem from Winnipeg writes:
- Fast, reliable so far and can be had for less than advertised price sometimes, with price match and beat. I have four of these, three inside the rig and a fourth in an enclosure. The best drive you can buy, better than a 4TB drive which are still more expensive per TB.
- None so far.
- Do some research if you are in the market for a large hard drive. This will likely be a top contender.
12/9/2012 9:58:01 PM
Khurrum from Edmonton south writes:
- -Good speeds
- None so far
- Wait until it comes back on sale ($140) and it works out to $46/TB. Best we are going to get, prices will not go back down to pre-flood days..
3TB of 7200RPM SATA III Storage
12/6/2012 9:26:38 AM
Peter from Canmore, AB writes:
- - Seagate
- 3TB capacity
- 7200RPM spindle speed
- 64MB cache
- excellent energy efficiency!
- - slower then the Hitachi Deskstar 3.5" 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 32MB hard drive (4 out of 5 stars for this reason)
- 2 of these hard drives are setup in a RAID-1 configuration installed within a D-Link DNS-325 NAS. I used to own and run a D-Link DNS-323 NAS in RAID-1 using two Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 7200RPM SATA III 32MB hard drives. The Hitachi's were approaching 2-yrs old when I decided to upgrade to the faster DNS-325 and increase my storage capacity from 2TB to 3TB. The Seagate drives are a little slower, but just as quiet as the Deskstars w/ a minimal energy footprint. Highly recommended! No problems here.
Black Friday Sale - EPICNESS
11/24/2012 3:31:09 PM
Daniel S from Edmonton writes:
- - 2.72TB is an insane amount of storage
- Paid $90 for 1 on black Friday. Bought 5 of them...
- If you RAID several of these puppies with Raid 0 (Striped) or Raid 5 (Parity) you will get some insane speeds.
- For the price on black Friday, it would make it very easy to back up every computer in your house.
- Rotation speeds to match a Western Digital Black.
- - Not a guarantee that the sector size is 4096. Mine was 512, 1024, 1024, 1024 and 1024.
- Lack of guaranteed sector size caused me only to be able to use 4 of the 5 drives in RAID 5.
- These things take forever to Sync when raided together. Estimating 24 to 36 hours for the entire thing.
- Runs on the warm size when there's not much for ventilation. ~36°C to 40°C.
- If you have a few of them, they generate quite a bit of heat in your case.
- Quite pricey if not on sale
- An awesome hard drive if you are able to get them on such an amazing sale, but not easy to swallow for normal prices. Makes for easy and massive amounts of storage. Run warm, but that's expected. A mismatched sector size can royally screw over your plans for a raid, so you may want to examine the drive for details concerning this factor. Does not contain 4096 sector sizes as advertised.
Was a great buy on Black Friday, but wouldn't pay $160/drive for these drives for raiding as a home consumer.
Great for the price
11/11/2012 10:19:39 PM
Landon from Saskatoon, SK writes:
- -3tb for $139.99
-7200rpm instead of 5200rpm, which are found on WD Green drives in this price range + size
-Good transfer rates (~100mbs on a SATAIII controller)
- none yet
- So far, good bang for the buck. Picked this guy up about 6 months ago for $139.99, the current sale price. Its online 99% of the time as my media drive so its reasonably quiet. Does not do a lot of writing, more reading. Can transfer to another SATA3 drive at a solid 90-100megs/sec. So far no clicks, read/write errors or anything abnormal. Would buy another one or two to set up in a raid soon. Some people complain about problems with Seagate but so far so good!
11/9/2012 8:02:36 PM
Cody from Calgary writes:
- Initially I was a bit worried about buying these drives, after reading so many Newegg reviews of people receiving them DOA or having them die within 1-30 days and also hearing complaints of them being loud or running hot. Mine haven't died (owned for about a month now), they are quieter than my old 2TB WD Caviar Green, and run cool for a higher RPM drive (38C). These drives are absolutely massive, and an incredible deal at $140.
- Bought 2 year IPR plan just in case
Note: After formatting my 2 drives to GPT partition style in Windows, I noticed one drive displayed as 2794.43GB and not 2794.52GB like the other, which was due to a hidden partition that Windows made. The partition is 128MB, labelled MSR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Reserved_Partition) and not visible in Windows. Seeing as my other drive didn't even have this partition and functioned fine, I deleted the partition using GParted. Still works fine.
- Great drives so far.
Great Price + Great Hard Drive
8/19/2012 3:30:12 PM
Lenard S from Winnipeg, MB writes:
- Picked up 1, Since I didn't have any space on my SSD and my other storage. Very Fast transfer between the my Crucial M4 and the 3TB. Has tons of room 2.72TB is more than enough!
- Nothing, Just standard warranty, but picked up 2 year from Memory express for $14.99
- Great for big storage!