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So Far So Good! 12/03/2013
This review is from: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV4000100
4TB, USB 3.0, super quiet. I bought 2 of these on sale back in April and they are on sale again now and Im thinking about buying 2 more.
Activity light is toward the rear of the case which isnt a huge deal to me but it could have been located in a better spot. It could use a little bit better cooling design. The drives to run fairly warm but not nearly as bad for me as Ive seen in a lot of these reviews. Once the warranty runs out on them I will probably wire up some small cooling fans to mine or I may take them out of their inclosures and mount them internally if i decide to buy a couple newer ones since they are on sale again.
Theres a lot of crazy stuff going on in these reviews which are probably giving a slightly askew view of this product. A ton of people are giving reviews of 2TB and 3TB drives instead of this one, Ive seen people talking about the connector being proprietary which it isnt. Its a standard micro b USB 3.0 connector, seen someone bashing it because it didnt work with Windows XP, ummm yeah it wont really work with antiquated operating systems so if your running XP you can try using the disk wizard program from Seagate but dont blame your 4TB drive if it doesnt work, Someone gave this one egg because it wasnt powered via the USB cable...show my a 4TB drive that is, A lot of people are complaining about the fact that some drives are failing after 1-2 years but this is an on going problem with large capacity hard drives in general. They dont have the same longevity of the smaller ones. I could keep going but the point is take these reviews with a grain of salt.
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