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Pros: Reliable so far
Cons: Pity the warranty isn't five years as all Seagate drives used to have
Other Thoughts: These drives are what will be found in the STBD2000101 "retail" packages, and that is the form in which I got all but one of my ten drives of this model (so it is strange that the "retail-packaged" ones are getting better feedback scores here).The remaining one was received from Seagate as a warranty replacement for a failed ST32000641AS and had (still has) the remainder of the original drive's 5-year warranty.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Seagate STBD6000100 6TB 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit
Pros: Huge capacity. No problems in my FreeNAS machine: not a single SMART error.
Cons: The only con I can think of is the "missing" center screw hole, but that is inevitable given the number of platters packed into this small space. I can drill extra holes in my drive trays to match the new arrangement of screw holes in the drives.
I wish I'd bought more at the time.
Other Thoughts: The drives themselves are labeled as ST6000DX000, whereas the 6TB "bare" drives are ST6000DM001. Are they actually different? I have no idea: I haven't found any information for the ST6000DX000 on the Seagate Web site.
I bought these when they were ridiculously cheap for four hours on the Web site of one of the big B&M store chains. Keep a lookout, and maybe they'll repeat it.
Pros: Looks good among my other sound/video equipment. Plenty of room to work in. Fans are quiet.
Cons: Even if not locked, it's not so easy to open the front: when I read that it had a magnetic catch, I assumed that it was one of those push-to-close, push-again-to-open catches, but it isn't: I either have to use the key as a handle or get a finger nail between the edge of the cover and the body of the case.
The LEDs are a little too bright
Other Thoughts: I wonder why they chose to have the mounted-vertically-on-edge drive oriented so that the electronics are facing inward rather than the cover.READ FULL REVIEW