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First one failed under one year.
Steve from Vancouver writes:
- Did not kill my motherboard when hard drive died. It worked for six months!
- 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.
- Bad luck or bad company. I lost, this time.
Steve from Vancouver writes:
- Reliability issues
- 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
Matt from Alberta writes:
- Cost Reliability
- A little slow 2TB = 1.75TB formatted
- 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
John from Calgary writes:
- Was once a reliable manufacturer
- 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.
- Class action lawsuit against Seagate in the US over extremely high failure rate of their hard drives.
Craig G from Calgary writes:
- It's a Seagate - they make quality, reliable HDDs that consistently have long lifespans. Response time is reasonable for an HDD.
- Volume not as advertised. Advertised @ 2 TB - Capacity is 1.75TB
- 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
Tim from Calgary writes:
- Capacity is as advertised. Great throughput for larger file transfers.
- 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!
- 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.