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.)
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.