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Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

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  • Innovative use of solid state memory delivers affordable performance and capacity
  • NAND Flash and HDD technology
  • 3-year limited warranty
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  • craig s.
  • 8/8/2014 1:24:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsas is to be expected

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: Plenty of storage at a good price, and once the hybrid gets adjusted to the system it's a nice although small boost.

Slightly better than average read and write even outside cache files.

Cons: My system didn't like it one bit at first and it didn't like it. I had a handful of BSOD's and connectivity issues where the drive would just disappear. Especially when populating it with data, any cut and paste operation would disconnect the drive so I had to copy then delete. It only got worse after it was nearly full (under 300gb free)

I was sure it had to be power, cable connection, sata port, and a dozen other ideas I had to try and fix it thinking maybe it was a bad drive or just my system. But after a week of messing with it something finally fell into place and it's worked perfectly ever since for no apparent reason.

My belief is that it just needed a little burn in, run it hard the first week you get it and restart your system a dozen or so times and it'll adjust.

Other Thoughts: Works much better as an OS drive than as a storage drive, if you're not putting an OS on it then it might be a headache because the hybrid part of the drive is looking for regularly accessed files and if you're using it for movies or something then the drive acts like "me gusta" because you're not using the same file all the time and it doesn't know what to do. Might also work good for games but I don't trust it enough to move my steam over to it

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  • James S.
  • 8/6/2014 9:41:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorth the slight extra cost

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: Fast transfer rate for a HDD, low power consumption, 8GB hybrid cache to reduce seeks, large capacity. Makes a solid single-drive online data store.

Cons: lots of data in one place! An even larger cache is always welcome.

Other Thoughts: Hard drives have gotten bigger faster than their sustained read/write speed has increased. At its average write speed it will take about 12 straight hours to fill this drive - typically longer with a lot of small files or a slower external interface. Also, you really need another offline 4TB backup space to which it can be rsync'd periodically to feel safe with this much data on one drive.

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  • R M.
  • 7/31/2014 8:22:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsSpeed Boost for Your Main Apps

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: Large capacity plus SSD speed boost

Cons: SSD cache could usefully be larger.

HDD speed could be faster, although seek times are pretty good.

Other Thoughts: We have the 1TB version. The 8GB SSD "cache" will hold all the necessary files to make Windows boot up fast as well as launch 4 to 6 of your frequently used programs. Less frequently used apps will launch at regular HDD speed. That means for a home or small office user these Hybrid drives offer very good value and easy installation.

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  • Tylor R.
  • 5/16/2014 9:09:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsThat noise

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: Boot time seems noticeably faster, good price.

Cons: Besides the fact that you have to specially partition this on windows to have it recognize it as 4tb and not 2tb, the noise that the hard drive makes is VERY annoying. Started up after a day or so of usage, I know most drives make ticking noises as the spindle moves, but this drive is extra noticeable and irritating. If something else in your build is making noise to cover it up, aka fans whatnot then it might not be a problem but my case has 4 fans total and on max speed the ticking noise is still very annoying.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Tylor R.,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Desktop Solid State Hybrid drive.

It is not typical or expected for this drive to be excessively noisy. Please check the drive health by running our Seatools diagnostics listed below:

http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

If the drive passes Seatools, please check the power supply to the drive and also verify that the drive is mounted properly within the Desktop computer.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our support staff and we will be happy to assist further:

http://www.seagate.com/contacts/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Donald E.
  • 5/2/2014 8:16:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsI give up!

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: It is very fast as a boot drive with plenty of storage.

Cons: NOT RELIABLE. This was a replacement RMA drive for one that failed hard during a data transfer from a 1.5TB drive it was replacing. The new replacement drive was working great for one day after the transfer and 8.1 fresh install on a B75 MOBO. Then for no reason it stopped booting, the data was there and usable if I wanted it as a second drive. I reloaded 8.1 using a different MOBO/chipset (Z77) believing it to be a compatibility issue. Unfortunately history repeated itself…this drive is defective! I will be returning it for a refund.

Other Thoughts: I find it hard to believe I got two defective drives in a row. This is a first.
Rather than upgrading to a single 4TB drive I decided to do a two drive solution; a 240GB SSD and a Seagate 3TB. So far so good but I do have a uneasiness about the 3TB because it’s a Seagate. Too bad because up to now I always had a good experience with Seagates.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Donald E.,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Desktop Solid State Hybrid drive. We would like to talk with you by phone to determine the root cause and available resolution to the problem. A support case (#04133491) has been created that will reference your review and our response. If from the US or Canada, our contact number for technical support is 800-732-4283. If outside of this region, please try us here under Technical Support (choose your region):

http://www.seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Donald E.
  • 4/22/2014 12:32:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: Plenty of speed and storage. Had no problem getting the full 4TB recognized. Windows 8.1 w/Update 1 loaded without a hitch.

Cons: Again, Installed windows 8.1, worked like a champ. Started copying data from 1.5 TB WD RE drive it was replacing. (It had reached capacity after 2.5+ trouble free years.) After about 95% done and the 4TB failed,,,, hard! Very discouraging.

Other Thoughts: New egg is replacing the drive. Hopefully my experience is an exception and the replacement drive can give years of trouble free operation that I have experience with the 2.5" SSHDs in other application.

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  • kwokken m.
  • 4/20/2014 8:01:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggshumvee drive

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: Fast
High Capacity
Low power

Cons: Drive motor below expectation, emits a sound between a hum and a vee noise

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a fast, high capacity, low cost and cool to the touch drive, this is the drive you want. Unfortunately, I got a humvee drive where the motor emits a constant low level noise between the sound of a hum and a vee, so I am calling this a humvee drive!! I can't stand the humvee noise after a few minutes of being 5 feet away from the enclosed and internally sound padded desktop case.

I don't know how seagate can claim their drives are quiet, when every single 3TB and 4TB drives I have emits low level white noise from the motor, becomes a roar in a raid set of 5 drives each.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Kwokken,

We apologize for the problems experienced with your Desktop Solid State Hybrid drive.

We would like to note that for RAID systems for 1-5 drives, we would recommend the following drives for best performance:

http://goo.gl/26ldJu

Regarding your Desktop Hybrid drives, if the drive is making unusual noises, please try our drive diagnostics to check the drive health (on a non-RAID Desktop system):

http://goo.gl/78HRMO

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our support staff and we will be happy to assist further:

http://www.seagate.com/contacts/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Jason A.
  • 4/16/2014 12:13:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSize and Speed - awesome

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: Very fast reads due to 8GB SSD hybrid. I installed this on my old iMac Mid 2007 and everything is considerably faster. Boot times went from 1:43 to 0:33 on a fresh install of Mavericks. Writes are still about the same as any hard drive, but on par with other current generation hard drives.

One improvement that surprised me was that Minecraft is notably more consistent in frame rate with the new drive. I'm guessing that textures can load more quickly with the SSD Cache. My frame rates previously would vary between 60fps and 6fps, averaging about 39fps or so. Now, my average is closer to 45, but it has not been below 30fps.

Cons: None So Far.

Other Thoughts: I bought two of these, one to serve as a backup drive (and later to be allocated to a new PC). The only issue is that my external drive enclosure only supports 3TB, not 4TB. Purely my fault for not researching, but for some this could be a con to purchasing this size drive. If you plan to use this drive (or any other 4TB drive, make sure you verify your enclosure supports 4tb+). Most as of this writing have a 3TB cap.

The more you know....

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  • Bob N.
  • 4/14/2014 9:37:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: Works - that is always good for a hard drive. Packing was pretty good but I am sure the delivery company can overcome any packing. Haven't exhaustively tested it yet but HD Tune Pro reports 3 to 4 times as fast as 4 TB drive depending on transfer size and it maintained transfer rates of over 150 MB/sec for all transfer sizes over 1 MB.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I got this to complement my SSD system drive. I moved all the program data files and MyDocuments to this drive plus all the normal data files I use. Most file it would read in normal use are within the limit of the flash memory so I should see some improvement over a normal HD.

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  • David K.
  • 3/26/2014 12:37:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressed

This review is from: Seagate Hybrid Drive ST4000DX001 4TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop SSHD

Pros: Faster than expected.

Cons: Costs money, occupies space, isn't as fast as RAM.

Other Thoughts: This SSHD hybrid was not much more expensive than an pure HD so I opted to try it.

Installed in my 2006 vintage MacPro 1,1 with slower SATA than this drive is capable of. Moved 1.9TB of my archives from another drive and the rate was limited by what the other would move. Then I launched md5 on all the copied files and was delighted to see the sustained read data rate between 155 and 200 megabytes/sec, favoring the high end of that range. First evening of use, I'm pretty happy.

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