Seagate 2TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

MX63178 2TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
MX63178 2TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

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First one failed under one year.

Submitted on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
By Steve
From Vancouver

Strengths of the product

Did not kill my motherboard when hard drive died. It worked for six months!

Weaknesses of the product

Warranty drive was also bad. It took over 30 minutes to copy a 4 GB file. Did not bother to return warranty drive. It seems like a lost cause.

Additional Comments

Bad luck or bad company. I lost, this time.

Junk

Submitted on Thursday, September 21, 2017
By Steve
From Vancouver

Strengths of the product

Cheap

Weaknesses of the product

Reliability issues

Additional Comments

Drives periodically drop out and stop working for no known reason, growing bad sectors and general timeout errors. About 350% failure rate in two years of use. Gave up on returning them as the replacements fail soon after. Dumb negative reviews for capacity not being the same as advertised should be removed because manufacturers rate capacity at power of 10, not hexidecimal. Better off with solid state or Western Digital/HGST.

Not so bad

Submitted on Monday, August 07, 2017
By Matt
From Alberta

Strengths of the product

Cost Reliability

Weaknesses of the product

A little slow 2TB = 1.75TB formatted

Additional Comments

An ok drive, but use a NAS drive if placing in a NAS. Seagate USA 2016 lawsuit was over their 3TB drives only. Seagate lost.

Seagate Gone Downhill

Submitted on Thursday, August 03, 2017
By John
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Was once a reliable manufacturer

Weaknesses of the product

Failure rate of recent Seagate drives has gone through the roof, as high as 40% failure over 3 years. Recently had drive failure, Seagate offers no help, only hollow words of condolence.

Additional Comments

Class action lawsuit against Seagate in the US over extremely high failure rate of their hard drives.

Average Drive

Submitted on Thursday, February 09, 2017
By Craig G
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

It's a Seagate - they make quality, reliable HDDs that consistently have long lifespans. Response time is reasonable for an HDD.

Weaknesses of the product

Volume not as advertised. Advertised @ 2 TB - Capacity is 1.75TB

Additional Comments

Using it as a mass media storage the loss of that .25TB kinda bugs me, but knowing that it is a Seagate drive and will not ever crap out on me makes up for it in some small way. Good Volume and reliability for the price point.

Not the most responsive HDD but for a backup system it does the job

Submitted on Friday, September 09, 2016
By Tim
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Capacity is as advertised. Great throughput for larger file transfers.

Weaknesses of the product

Slow response times. Creating and navigating folders on the drive, even brand new, can be a little laggy and unresponsive. The problem is compounded when copying files to/from the drive - latency creating a folder while the drive is in use has been as high as about 7 seconds on my i7 3930k machine!

Additional Comments

Drive doesn't like doing more than 1 thing at a time (typical of HDD technology but this one is particularly bad, it seems.) Throughput for a periodic backup system or mass media file system is very good and if you can get this drive cheap enough it's a solid pick for such use cases. That's how I'm using this drive. As a system drive or a drive with applications on it, get something higher performance like a WD Black. In conclusion, It does its job but no more. Very average drive.
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