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Not Recommended 03/07/2014
This review is from: Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STBV3000100
As many others have stated, this drive started failing right out of warranty.
At first it seemed just a fluke, I could dismount and power cycle the drive and it would work fine again for weeks.
I don't like giving one egg reviews but I think it's necessary in this case, to drag the average down. HDD's are not something to take lightly! This drive probably deserves 2 or 3 eggs, but you have to understand that it's not a reliable piece of hardware. So, one egg in my book.
I thought this would be a good investment, because I own another Seagate Expansion Drive (Model 9SF2A6-500, 1.5 TB), which has and continues to work flawlessly for 2.5 years as a networked drive holding all my music, movies, etc. It also contains all the content for my ShoutCast stream which has been running pretty much continually for the same amount of time. Also moved it cross-country twice with no issues.
If you need a lot of storage on short notice and don't have a lot of loot (which was my exact situation), then this is a fantastic drive. But always remember to have backups, or be prepared to upgrade in the NEAR future. Luckily for me, this drive was only used to store backups of my DVD/BluRay collection so nothing of real importance was lost, other than my time and money. I would certainly advise against using this as storage for anything you can't afford to lose.
This is the last time I will purchase a Seagate product; I've always used WD drives and have never had a problem with one, except those pushing over 10 years.
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