Seagate 8TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

MX76997 8TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache
MX76997 8TB BarraCuda HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

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Don't waste your money on this.

Submitted on Saturday, February 29, 2020
By Ck
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

Price per TB is the only benefit to these drives.

Weaknesses of the product

Speed is poor. Usable space is only 7.2TB formatted in NTFS. I picked one up on sale, which was good but wouldn't pay any more than that. I would pay the extra for an Enterprise-grade 7,200rpm drive.

Additional Comments

The read/write on these drives is slow, and I'm still skeptical of the quality after reading countless reviews on how they come DoA or die within weeks or months. You get what you pay for. It will work for my need, but don't rely on this as an everyday drive.

Decent Drive

Submitted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019
By James
From Calgary

Strengths of the product

Very economical high capacity drive, helium filled (it doesn't say that in the product page here either).

Weaknesses of the product

Yes, nearly all high capacity Seagate drives (8, 10 TB) are SMR, but this isn't an issue for most folks. Write speeds are reduced in some cases due to the way the tech works. For the average user this isn't an issue, and wasn't for me either, I have 14 of these now, all purring away.

Additional Comments

If you want to buy high capacity drives this guy is a great value. Unless write speed is critically important you cannot go wrong with this drive. I plan on writing once and reading from that point forward. I wouldn't use this as a system drive, use a SSD, but for data its great.

SMR drive, not mentioned in drive literature.

Submitted on Friday, October 18, 2019
By Michael
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

+8TB +Good Read Speeds

Weaknesses of the product

-SMR -Not Advertised as SMR -Atrocious Write Speed

Additional Comments

Buyer Beware, after tens of hours troubleshooting I discovered this drive is SMR and, even worse, seagate has scrubbed the internet of any official reference to this being a SMR drive. Extremely disappointing.
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