Failed after 2 years
7/21/2014 8:24:13 PM
phapon from Kamloops writes:
- It was plenty fast enough and large enough for my needs.
- Unreliable. Failed after just two years (warranty was 1 year.)
- It was failing for some time, but I misread the signs -- thought it was the portable drive sitting beside it that was occasionally clicking rhythmically. I was wrong. If you use this drive, have a good back up system. I have to rate this drive low because I'm still relying on Hitachi and Western Digital drives which are twice the age of this one. No one wants to accept a short life-span to gain a large capacity.
Great Until it failed
6/17/2014 8:02:15 PM
Thanh from Calgary writes:
- Massive storage at an inexpensive price and at 7200 RPM.
- Reliability, it failed after about 6 months.
- I had it as my data drive for 6 months before it failed out of the blue. Lucky I paid for in store replacement. Not my first bad experience with Seagate and it has been a while since I own a Seagate. I'll be a while longer before I own another one. Guys at memory express should post warranty return statistic to help us make a better decision.
Not so reliable in a NAS device
5/8/2014 9:51:16 PM
Bruce from Edmonton writes:
- Good Storage, Good Speed.
- Not so reliable. Purchased four 3TB drive 18 months ago. One failed 6 weeks, the second one failed this week. I am afraid the other two drive will fail soon.
- I will be looking for a different drive going forward.
Died after 1 year
12/25/2013 7:25:17 AM
Rajiv from Red Deer writes:
- Got it for a good price
- Bought it July 12 2012 and it died on November 30 2013, so just over a year. It only comes with a 1 year warranty through Seagate so that is that.
- Check warranty, I had bad luck with this drive
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.)