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Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

  • For 1- to 5-bay NAS systems,24x7 NAS applications
  • High Drive reliability and performance with Seagate NASWorks
  • NAS Drive Compatibility for Easy System Integration
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  • Tommy W.
  • 9/6/2014 6:17:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo DOAs

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Quiet Cool, Passed 6 hour data scrub on 3 new 3TB drives done by Synology NAS unit.Raid 5 array

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Was hesitate about these drives, due to high number of DOA.
I am extremely lucky the last ten years with products from Newegg and reading reviews. Not one RMA with over 20 builds!

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  • Ron D.
  • 9/2/2014 3:23:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStop suppressing bad reviews

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Many DOA drives reported and reviews quashed.

Cons: Stop removing reviews that warn people against buying this defective product.

Other Thoughts: Awaiting the delivery of a replacement drive that will probably be as dead as the last one.

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  • Darhl T.
  • 8/24/2014 8:10:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat hard drives

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: These drives are very reliable, they have been running nonstop in my NAS for over 6 months and were only powered off once when I moved.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Configured in a hardware RAID5 NAS
Been running non-stop for over 6 months

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  • Torsten H.
  • 6/20/2014 11:19:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drives

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: + Lots of storage space
+ Quiet
+ Low vibration
+ Perfect for NAS / RAID use
+ Good throughput
+ Designed for 24/7 operation
+ Reduced power requirements / heat output

Cons: - None so far

Other Thoughts: I got two of these drives to replace two older 1TB WD "Green" drives in my near-line RAID1 array used for making backups and working with large media files.

The performance of these drives is very good, yielding about 140MB/s write, 150MB/s read. This is on a Gigabyte motherboard with built-in RAID, which unfortunately only supports SATA2 (3Gbps). Even though these drives have a lower spindle speed than typical desktop drives, they don't seem to lag behind in terms of performance. I will probably pick up more of these drives to replace the ones in my Synology NAS box the next time the drives are on sale.

I was also pleased with Newegg's improved drive packaging. Rather than just tossing bulk drives in a box (which doesn't meet the manufacturer's shipping guidelines) and hoping that UPS doesn't mangle them, the drives were packaged in inflatable plastic carriers and individual cardboard boxes in addition to the larger shipping box.

NOTE: if you want to create a single volume on these drives or anything else larger than 2.2TB, be aware that you will need to create a GPT (GUID Partition Table) instead of a MBR when initializing the disk.

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  • Rob G.
  • 6/3/2014 11:40:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far, so good

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: All 3 purchased drives worked fine out of the box
Drives are relatively quiet
Drives are reasonably fast
These are apparently rated for 24/7 duty

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Bought these instead of the WD Red drives after reading many stories of WD Red bad drives and reliability issues.

So far, so good. I purchased 3 of these several months ago for my new Synology NAS, installed them, did the recommended 36 hour consistency check, and all has been well since then.

Nearly done with my second consistency check and everything is still good.

Newegg, you did a fantastic job of packaging these for shipment. Everything was extremely well packed and padded and the drives had no room to slide around during shipment. That makes me want to buy drives from you.

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  • David C.
  • 3/15/2014 9:51:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnot bad i guess (3tb version)

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: out of the "NAS" type hard drives, these seem to just barely edge out the others in performance. It almost looks like seagate did just enough to make sure this drive does better. (but it comes at a cost, see others)

you get an extra year coverage over the desktop drives & technically these drives are designed to work in RAID arrays.

Keep an eye on the price, these are always going on some sort of sale.

Cons: 1. not taking an egg away but, one of the drives i got were bad out of the box. I tried 2 different arrays in a single PC then i tried just using it as a direct drive on a built in port but the pc could not initialize the drive. Newegg RMA'd it and i got a new one within a week.

2. ONLY a 3 year warranty. Your paying MORE for the same size drive, yet getting slower results. Your trade off is to be able to use these drives in a NAS device. Why can't my extra money get me a little more coverage. ? ?

3. Speed isn't something too spectacular. According to specs, the Maximum sustained transfer rate for the 3/4TB models is 180MB/s, however in some testing, i was only able to get about 130MB/s per a single disk. Once i RAIDed all 4 into a Raid 0, i got about 533MB/s. Dont get me wrong for a file server, that isn't bad at all, but i would have expected a little better. Something around the 620MB/s (based off the tech listed specs)

Other Thoughts: YES, i'm running 4 in a Raid 0. This is not the only copy of the data, its 1 of 3. So i can enjoy the luxury of having a fast data store for pc access.

Yes i know that in my nextwork, having bonded nics between my desktop and NAS will yield me a max rate of 256MB/s, so i'm not too upset that the disk are only getting around 533MB/s.

Oh, one of the CON's of having the fastest NAS type hard drive is that it uses more power (wattage) to run, because the drive runs at 5900RPM vs the tradition 5400RPM.

Since my server runs 24/7 i wanted to make it very energy efficient. My old standard Business Class drives would idle at 9watts, these drives idle at 4.3watts. At full load, they go up to about 7.8watts (vs the older 14watts).

Would i recommend these.., unless the RED's are on a massive sale OR you need something to be SUPER SUPER low power (Reds idle at like 3.4 watts), yeah i would get these.

as always you can gmail me at evil homer clone.

good luck

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  • Jeff H.
  • 3/12/2014 8:24:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs+12 month review

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Above average warranty.
Drives run cool and quiet.

+1 star

Cons: 1 of my 9 drives failed after 16 months of continuous use.
(No stars taken off for this)

Other Thoughts: These drives are marketed as NAS/surveillance drives, but are mechanically identical to desktop drives. There may be some firmware tweaks (though I have my doubts), so you're basically paying for an 1 yr extended warranty (3 yrs total).

Performance is average for these drives.

I've used Seagate drives for me last few NAS builds, they seem to be fairly reliable. I've had DOA drives and drive failures from just about every drive manufacture out there. Its really just a gamble, which is why you should thoroughly stress test all drives before putting them into production.

I purchased 9 of these in October 2012 for a FreeNAS project I was working on. All 9 drives arrived in working order. I use these drives in a RAID 10+1 configuration. They act as DVR storage for 6 HDTV streams.

Today March 2014 I had my first failure. This is to be expected, all drives fail eventually. 16 months isn't too bad, and fortunately it died within the warranty period.

On the down side Seagate will replace it with a previously failed a.k.a "Refurbished" drive, which I can't trust for critical data, so I'll be shelling out some $$$ for a new spare.

Overall I would buy these drives again because of the the extended warranty, cool and quiet operation.

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  • Paul C.
  • 2/27/2014 2:56:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent drives

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Long warranty, quiet, fast, cool.

Cons: A bit pricey

Other Thoughts: I currently have four of these drives and have had no issues.

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  • Jason K.
  • 2/22/2014 5:38:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs1 out of 4 DOA

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: cost, speed, quiet

Cons: 1 out of 4 where DOA

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  • Dominic J.
  • 2/15/2014 1:09:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Drives with Average Performance

This review is from: Seagate NAS HDD ST3000VN000 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Made for 24/7 usage
Uses 1 TB platters
Has a 3 year warranty
No vibration whatsoever
Very quiet, never made a sound while in use. The only time I ever heard them was when the drives spun back up from being off and after the initial spin up they returned to being silent.

Ran excessive benchmarks and tests to try and break in the drives in order to ensure they were not likely to fail early on before configuring them for use in my server. Initially and after my stress tests the drives reported no SMART errors of any kind and all of the values were good and where they should be.

I bought two of the 3 TB models and here are their benchmark results:

Crystal Disk Mark – Drive 1
• Sequential: Read = 147.3 MB/s, Write = 134.9 MB/s
• 512k: Read = 52.34 MB/s, Write = 87.40 MB/s
• 4k: Read = 0.726 MB/s, Write = 1.525 MB/s
• 4k QD32: Read = 1.152 MB/s, Write = 1.546 MB/s

Crystal Disk Mark – Drive 2
• Sequential: Read = 145.3 MB/s, Write = 137.3 MB/s
• 512k: Read = 52.85 MB/s, Write = 89.28 MB/s
• 4k: Read = 0.735 MB/s, Write = 1.503 MB/s
• 4k QD32: Read = 1.158 MB/s, Write = 1.536 MB/s

HD Tune – Drive 1
• Minimum: 73.6 MB/s
• Maximum: 162.5 MB/s
• Average: 130.2 MB/s
• Access Time: 17.7 ms
• Burst Rate: 167.4 MB/s

HD Tune – Drive 2
• Minimum: 67.7 MB/s
• Maximum: 155.7 MB/s
• Average: 124.8 MB/s
• Access Time: 17.8 ms
• Burst Rate: 166.4 MB/s

Temperature (Ran significantly cooler than two Seagate 2 TB ST2000M001 in my home server)
• Drive 1: 82.4 °F
• Drive 2: 80.6 °F

Power Consumption
• Idle Drive Off - 0.95 Watts
• Idle Drive On – 5.15 Watts
• Load Read – 7.45 Watts
• Load Write – 7.75 Watts

I also tested the new drive on a SATA II connection and as I figured the results were within a margin of error as some values were higher and some were lower than when on the SATA III connection. So if you don’t have a SATA III capable motherboard, don’t worry about it.

Cons: These drives spin at 5900 RPM. The performance improvement by switching them to 7200 RPM would be great but I assume Seagate didn’t want to do that in order to help ensure they have little to no vibration which currently they don’t. Also the power consumption would go up and again I’m sure Seagate was aiming for a lower power envelop for these drives.

Other Thoughts: Overall these are very good drives, they run silent and vibration free and don’t consume a lot of power. I would recommend these drives for anyone with setup where they have a server, a NAS or just a computer they leave on all the time. The performance isn’t where I’d like it to be but is still good enough for my usage as they are still faster than the maximum throughput of a Gigabit Ethernet connection so they are prefect for my home server. Again regarding the performance I bought theses for reliability as they are made for 24/7 use not because they are the fastest mechanical hard drives.

Not related to the drive but Newegg’s new hard drive packaging is fantastic as the drive is held together so tightly I could barely get it out of the box.

*All tests were conducted three times to ensure accuracy and repeatability of results.

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