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HGST Deskstar NAS H3IKNAS40003272SN(0S03664) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: *Huge amount of space (4TB)
*Decently priced (using the coupon code)
*No bad sectors after scan
*Came secured in retail packaging
*Good for NAS and file storage

Cons: *The slowest 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb drive I have
*Runs a little hot compared to my other HDD
*Will take a while to transfer huge amount of data

Other Thoughts: This must be one of the slowest HDD I have ever used. Max read is 123MB/s and Max write at 127MB/s using ATTO Disk Benchmark--and this being newly formatted with no files inside. The average read/write most of the time is only about 90-100MB/sec during continuous transfers. Even my 2TB Hitachi that is half full of files is faster than this one. To give you another idea, two of my other 4TB HDD (WD RE and a Seagate one) took about 8 hours to completely finish scanning it for bad sectors. This HGST one took about 11 hours! The highest temp during the scan is 47°C with an ambient temp of 75°F in the room.

I'm happy though that at least it came back with no corrupted or bad sectors after the scan. The only strong point for this drive really is if it last long enough and not die sooner than its warranty like other cheaper drives.

Anyway as far as using this drive for NAS, video streaming, and generally for storage, you will have no problem. The drive runs good for these purpose. One downside though is if you transfer large amount of files to/from this hard drive often because its slow--it takes a while to finish. But if you will use this drive for NAS or simply for storage of videos/pictures/downloading torrents... then this drive is fine.. especially if its on sale or you have a discount code.

PC specs:
Corsair 600T White Edition PC Case
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200W Platinum Certified PSU
Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 Motherboard
Intel i7 2700k CPU OC'ed to 4.5Ghz (Stable up to 4.8Ghz)
Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB (Main OS)
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 512GB (Selected Games and Programs)
Seagate 4TB SATA III 7200RPM HDD x2 (Storage Drives)
HGST 4TB SATA III 7200RPM HDD x1 (Storage Drives)
Western Digital RE 4TB Enterprise HDD (Steam & Important Files)
Corsair H100i CPU Liquid Cooling
EVGA GTX 680 Classified x2 in SLI Config (both stable @ 1293Mhz OC)
16GB (4x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X RAMs 2133 @ 9-11-10-28 1T timings
Asus PB278Q LED PLS Monitor @ 2560 x 1440p OC'ed to 85Hz
Plextor PX-LB950SA Bluray burner CD/DVD/Bluray drive

P.S.
If you are like me and your hard drive that contains your Steam games is getting full, I recommend getting:

Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive

My game runs good on this HDD and its my fastest and most stable HDD I have. Its about twice that price of this HGST but it comes with a 5 year warranty and runs pretty good!


... my next big PC upgrade is Haswell-E with DDR4! :P

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Logitech M570 Black 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Trackball
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Great overall refurb item 01/28/2014

This review is from: Logitech M570 Black 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Trackball

Pros: *The mouse wheel and all the button works
*It's clean and doesn't look like a refurbished item
*Good wireless signal strength

Cons: *Poorly packaged but it didn't have any damage
*Will need time to "break-in" the trackball and mouse wheel by using it more as it doesn't feel as smooth as my other mouse yet of this same model.

Other Thoughts: This is my 2nd time buying this exact model that is refurbished and hasn't regretted it yet. I love this wireless trackball. I have one for each of my 3 PCs and my laptop. The other two I bought brand new. and the other two are refurbished. None of them has died yet and the oldest one has been running great for about 4 years!

Battery life is awesome! For me it last about a year or so and I game a lot and I'm on my computer at least once a day.

The way the ball moves and the mouse wheel seems a little sluggish for me still. Don't get me wrong--it works but I think it still need time to "break-it-in" to get to that comfortable level of smoothness of moving the trackball.

I used to use a regular mouse but after years of hardcore gaming, I almost had a carpal tunnel syndrome so I looked for alternatives and bought the Microsoft Trackball (looks like this mouse but bigger and has a red ball). I used that one for so long and when it finally broke, I switched to this Logitech one and never looked back.


Overall I'm satisfied again with this purchase. Thanks Newegg! :D

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Seagate Desktop HDD.15 ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Newegg seems to have learned from their past mistakes when it comes to shipping hard disk drives. Mine arrived with a really nice packaging--the hard drive is enclosed in a high quality inflatable protective packaging from Pregis that fits snuggly inside the box. There is hardly any room for the hard drive to be shaken. I'm happy that Newegg finally listened to the many complaints from customers who received defective hard drives which was most likely caused by poor packaging.

I bought this hard drive knowing its only 5900 RPM. I don't really need a 7200 RPM hard drive since the primary purpose of this drive will be for storage. I'm more concerned about its reliability. That being said, I quickly did an extended test on this drive upon installation. This test took approx. 8 hours to finish. I started the test just when I'm about to go to work so when I arrived back home, the test was done and pleased to see that it showed not a single error on the drive. For added assurance, I also did a surface test which took another 8 hours before going to bed. After I woke up and checked, same results--no errors.

But how about the speed? ATTO Disk Benchmark shows fastest write of 140+ MB/sec. and fastest read of 160+ MB/sec. That is pretty fast for this drive! In fact, these speeds beats the ATTO disk benchmark record I have on my other hard drives that is rated 7200 RPM. The only hard disk drives that I have that beats the speed on this is my Western Digital RE 4TB Enterprise class hard drives but these cost about $400+ each when I bought it.

I also find this drive whisper quiet--hardly makes any noise at all. My RE drives makes more noise. Specs also states that this drive uses a lot less power and it runs cool.

Cons: Only cons right now is it only has 2 years warranty--I'm not sure how long these hard drives will last. But from my own experience, most hard drives fail when you abuse it a lot--like they are set up wrong inside your PC case, using a non compatible hard drive external enclosure, not using the right cables, poor ventilation, etc. Since switching to a nice big PC case with good ventilation, making sure hard drives are spaced and placed appropriately, and using programs that constantly monitor hard drives health, I never had a problem of loosing data.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't really planning on buying a hard drive but can't let the sale pass me by. I have 2 WD RE drives and I put the other one on my AMD rig that I use as a HTPC where I have installed a mirror of my Steam games of my Main PC which is Intel.

My Main PC Rig:
Corsair 600T White Edition PC Case
PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 1200W Platinum Certified PSU
Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen3 Motherboard
Intel i7 2700k CPU OC'ed to 4.5Ghz (Stable up to 4.8Ghz)
Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB (Main OS)
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD 512GB (Selected Games and Programs)
Hitachi 2TB HDD (x1) - Storage
Seagate 2TB HDD (x1) - Storage
Seagate 3TB HDD (x1) - Storage
Seagate 4TB HDD (x1) - Storage
Western Digital RE 4TB Enterprise HDD (x1) - Impt. Files
Corsair H100i CPU Liquid Cooler
EVGA GTX 680 Classified x2 in SLI Config (both stable @ 1306Mhz OC) - low power consumption & runs buttery smooth!
16GB (4x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X RAMs 2133 @ 9-11-10-28 1T timings
Asus PB278Q LED PLS Monitor @ 2560 x 1440p OC'ed to 85Hz
Plextor PX-LB950SA Bluray burner CD/DVD/Bluray drive

Running Windows 7 SP1 x64 bit OS

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