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This review is from: Image Mechanics IMA904800F005 ProStorage 24
Pros: Keeps your hard drives organized, and protects them from static shock.
Cons: 90$ !?!?!?!?
Other Thoughts: I have one of these that holds 20 Hard Drives. (For Free)
Newegg was running a special.
"Buy 20 Hard Drives, and we'll ship them in the same box that was used to ship them to us"
Maybe its not made of "Anti-Static" material.
Just to be safe, I still bag the more important drives.
However, I have not had any issues with or without bagging.
If this was around $15-$20, it may not be as rediculous.
I can't help but feel that certain employees at newegg have a bet going on how many of these they can sell?
I know that if I worked for newegg, things like this would certainly amuse me.
Cons: These are clearly NOT Refurbished.
Cases are covered with scratches.
Some rubber feet are missing.
Dirty (Both inside and out)
One of the dvd drives is broken.
(Reads disks ok, but you need a paperclip to open the tray)
Havent figured out why yet, but the system locks up when I try to use my keyboard and mouse. (Seems ok using the cheap ones that came with the system.)
Refurb sticker is positioned over the PSU vent, ubstructing air flow.
Other Thoughts: I decided to keep them, since $140 is quite cheap.
But as I said, these should simply be listed as USED. (Not Refurbished)
I can say with great confidence, that all that was done to "Refurbish" these, was...
1. They hit it with some compressed air.
2. They installed Windows 7
3. They slapped the Windows 7 Product ID sticker on
They didn't even remove the Windows Vista stickers.
Pros: Lots of storage.
Cons: Only 5,900 RPM
NOT built to last.
Basically the Seagate Equivalent to a Western Digital Green drive.
And we all know, Green is just another word for cheap these days.
Warranty has dropped YET AGAIN.
ONLY 2 YEARS NOW!?!?!?
Other Thoughts: I bought one anyway, because of the price.
But if the manufacturer isn't confident it will last over 2 years, I expect to be RMAing it in about a year.
Seagate used to be the go-to brand.
5 year warranties across the board.
(Now only Enterprise drives have a 5 year, at double the price)
Over the years I have literally owned hundreds of Seagate hard drives.
I had some pre gigabyte drives that lasted me over 10 years.
Then they dropped their warranty from 5 years to 3 years.
(And their quality reflected that)
And now ONLY 2 YEARS?!?!
People selling refurbished white label drives have more confidence in their drives longevity than Seagate does it their latest tech.
I have been loyal to Seagate for over 20 years, despite the last 10 years of poor quality.
We'll see how this 2 year warranty holds up, but I am pretty confident that I will be switching brands soon.
In the last 10 years, Seagate has gone from top notch quallity, to the absolute worst in my opinion.
I hope they wake up soon, and start making quality products again.
I mean, if FORD can do it, why cant Seagate?