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Seagate STBD2000102 2TB 5400 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 2TB in a 9.5mm 2.5" format via SATA 6Gb/s

Cons: * Deceptive marketing (originally marketed as a 7200 RPM drive)...it gets worse, stay tuned.
* First of Four drives failed after two weeks.

Other Thoughts: Once I discovered the drives are really 5400 RPM drives I was irritated but not for long. After all, show me an alternative for a 2TB 7200RPM 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s drive with a 9.5mm height. As of the time of writing, there are none. There was another discovery made shortly after that made me highly irritable.

I get on newegg.com to buy a few more as part of my backup strategy, in spite of my single failure because that happens once in a while with mechanical drives. I'm using a StarTech SAT2510U3S enclosure with the SAT2510U3REM bay in a Bytecc 5.25" external enclosure. Startech has another model of enclosure and bay but I didn't care for it and was happy with the previous one. I'm using it to backup my laptop (HP EliteBook 850 G2) using Attic backup from Git on Fedora 21 (because I'm that kind of nerd).
So imagine my surprise after finding this drive is 5400 instead of 7200 RPM. So I started looking at the other options. Imagine my further surprise and angst when I discovered the model number actually printed on the Seagate drives, and even the shape of the sticker is EXACTLY the same as SAMSUNG spinpoint drives which about $35 dollars less. I was effectively tricked into buying a more expensive replica of a common drive. I feel a class action lawsuit coming on.
And to top it all off, the first of these drives I received failed in two weeks. You can hear the head dragging on the platter. Dreadful sound. For that reason, I'm steering clear of Seagate and Samsung, which leaves me with one regrettable option: Western Digital (with whom I've had a tremendous amount of bad luck). If I didn't really need the capacity, I'd use a Samsung Pro SSD as they've been reliable and plenty fast.

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Smays  50mm mini PCI-E mSATA Solid State SSD to USB 3.0 hard disk case Enclosure -Red Color
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Looks Good

Cons: Actually works*

Other Thoughts: Using Samasung EVO 1TB mSATA. I was hoping to make this a backup device for my Linux PC. Unlike the black and silver one's I got, the drive is actually detected, but because of them I'm afraid to use this for anything critical like a backup.
I ordered 3 of these: 1 Red, 1 Silver, and 1 Black for backup of my Linux, OS X, and Windows notebooks, respectively. The silver and black one arrived DoA. I don't have any belief in the red one as a result. I'm looking for an alternate solution.
I have 2 Kingwin units I bought here, and 1 of another brand I got from another retailer (!a on DuckDuckGo). The latter runs really hot, and I would not recommend it. The Kingwin units work really well, but I couldn't do color coding. I'll probably just buy 3 more of those and put a sticker or a label on them. So much for an elegant solution.

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Smays 50mm mini PCI-E mSATA Solid State SSD to USB 3.0 hard disk case Enclosure -Black
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Looks good

Cons: Does not work.

Other Thoughts: Using Samasung EVO 1TB mSATA. I was hoping to make this a backup device for my Windows PC. It will power on when the connected via USB but the drive is never detected. Fortunately, the drive was not damaged.
I ordered 3 of these: 1 Red, 1 Silver, and 1 Black for backup of my Linux, OS X, and Windows notebooks, respectively. The silver and black one arrived DoA. I don't have any belief in the red one as a result. I'm looking for an alternate solution.
I have 2 Kingwin units I bought here, and 1 of another brand I got from another retailer (!a on DuckDuckGo). The latter runs really hot. The Kingwin units work really well, but I couldn't do color coding. I'll probably just buy 3 more of those and put a sticker or a label on them.

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Display Name: Brian W.

Date Joined: 08/24/04

  • Reviews: 54
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  • First Review: 12/20/06
  • Last Review: 03/17/15
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