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Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Waste of time and Money - you get what you pay for in the world of HDD's 12/27/2016

This review is from: Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: When they work, great. If you don't mind swapping drives at least once a year.

Cons: I have had to warranty 6 out of 16 in less than 2 years and there are 2 more on the way out. they are lasting less than 24 months and I am having to swap out drives for my server (raid 50) once a year for the past 3 years. Seagate tried to tell me that they were all out of warranty despite having receipts. They ultimately did the warranty but making it clear they didn't believe me even with the receipts.

Other Thoughts: I have switched to the seagate archive 5900 8tb v2 version and started to build a secondary server which will be my back up and had to swap 1 out in less than 30 days to which newegg took care of. This server has 5 drives in raid 0. If the pattern like the 3tbs emerges I will pay the extra cash for the western digital as I have never had to request any type of rma.

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Seagate Archive HDD v2 ST8000AS0002 8TB 5900 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Lots of space for backups which is needed in todays world of highly unreliable HDDS. I have had 5 of these running raid 0 as a back up for my primary server (16 Seagate 7200 3tb). They have been great so far with no issues for approximately a year. Cheap, but you get what you pay for in the world of HDD's.

Cons: I just purchased another 8tb for the backup purposes and it went out in less than 30 days. Newegg took care of it and I ordered another one just in case. As I said above in the pros the other 5 have had no issue and hope this is a fluke in this design. In the past year I have had 6 3tb Seagates go out (raid 50) to which Seagate told me they were out of warranty! They in the end did honor the warranty due to having receipts. However I am slowly building another server to act as my primary backup with these 8tb drives.

Other Thoughts: I have never had to warranty a Western Digital Drive. If the same pattern as the 3tb drives starts to emerge I will spend the extra cash on them to replace the Seagates and be done with them.

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LG USB 3.0 Super Multi Blue External 14x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Model BE14NU40
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1 out of 5 eggs LG USB 3.0 Super Multi Blue External 14x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Model BE14NU40 08/12/2015

This review is from: LG USB 3.0 Super Multi Blue External 14x Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Model BE14NU40

Pros: I got to use it intermittently.

Cons: It would consistently lose connection to the computer and also would not read discs intermittently for the first 12 months to approximately a 50 50 shot. After that it was a 90% failure rate in reads and connections. I then updated the firmware, to no avail. It actually worked for 24 hours than same failures. Since it only has a 12 month warranty its a brick. Had I read some of the other reviews throughout the web I would have know of this shortcoming and that LG would not rectify it due to cost. I admit, at first I thought it was my system because I had raid issues but after rectifying them I ran out of excuses to defend the drive. It is a waste of money. Don't be like me and buy something else.

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Display Name: michael m.

Date Joined: 07/20/02

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 07/03/12
  • Last Review: 12/27/16
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