Drive is great... Until it fails
12/1/2013 10:24:52 PM
Josh from Edmonton writes:
- Lots of space and a cheap purchase price.
- Poor quality, fails if you look at it wrong.
If you buy this drive, expect to count the lifespan in months not years.
- Failed after about 11 months, buy the extended warranty. Seagate's quality is very poor and should be used only for non-essential data. If you're using this as your primary backup, you're buying some future hassles. Don't bother, just spring for a more reliable company.
Lots of space for cheap
8/19/2013 2:40:17 PM
Scott from Lethbridge writes:
- I mean, it's 3 terabytes of storage. I paid less than $120 after price matching (which is why I love mem exp.)
Decent speeds (~120 MB/s when transferring stuff from a 1 TB WD Black to this (my SSD had about the same transfer speed)).
- A lot of people complain about failure rates. Blah blah blah, if it fails then warranty will cover it. I mean, if you are going to be using this for very important backup, chances are you shouldn't be using the cheapest drive you can find
- If you need a lot of cheap storage, buy this.
Yep, you need space, you get THIS.
6/15/2013 10:37:42 AM
Kurt from Edmonton writes:
- Bizarre clicking noise 4% of the time.
- If you need a new hard drive. Get this one.
4/27/2013 2:33:15 PM
Scott from Calgary writes:
- Makes a great second drive in my machine, for data storage and games.
- Somewhat slow spin up time, not a big deal but noticeable when the drive is idle and has to spin up to load data.
- I haven't had a Seagate drive fail on me in over 2 years (knock on wood...)
Can't complain at all for the price.
Works for me
3/30/2013 2:18:56 PM
James T Snell from Calgary writes:
- Ideal GB/$
- 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.