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Seagate NAS HDD ST8000VN0002 8TB 256MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: Installed a pair of these in a Windows 2012 server with LSI controller as a RAID1 pair, for archival storage of images. A third was installed in another 2012 server as a temporary backup drive; this drive will ultimately become the hot spare on the first 2012 server. Installation of all drives went very smoothly, no surprises.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: I don't expect these to be speed demons, or I would have purchased 7200 RPM drives. As to reliability, time will tell.....


Pros: I used the LSI / MegaRAID Windows GUI to configure the RAID 1 array and hot spare.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: (see my more extensive review)


Pros: I've had no problems with these, and I've installed several. Have used Easeus Todo Backup to clone Windows (7 and 8) drives and the SSDs work great.

Cons: None that I can see at this time.

Other Thoughts: These are rated relatively slowly with respect to write speeds. 180MB/s, however should be just fine for most people, and is more than competitive with hard drive write speeds. It's read speed that's most important. There are few other published specs for these drives, but again, I see no issues.

When using Easus backup (selecting "Clone") when selecting the target (SSD) drive, click the "SSD" box at bottom left (Windows will usually automatically enable TRIM support but its good to be safe), and then click "Edit" next to the target drive name. From there you can size your partitions as needed. The small boot partition can be a bit tricky as you need to use the mouse and slide for partition size (you can hover over the partition to see its final size). Try and make sure you're using all available disk space on the target (you can usually slide either end of a partition if there's space available - this is a bit easier to do than to explain here). My cloned drives are usually instantly bootable. If you get an error, usually a chkdsk /f + reboot of the system helps, followed by re-cloning the drive.

Good Luck!

Added 1-24-2016: Later versions of Easeus Todo Backup do a better job of automatically picking partition sizes when selecting "Clone", so there's typically less fiddling to do, but it would still be nice if they allowed you to "dial" partition sizes rather than "dragging" pointers around, especially for some of those tiny partitions.


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Display Name: Paul B.

Date Joined: 07/19/04

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 01/24/16
  • Last Review: 04/08/16
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