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Pros: None anymore
Cons: Crapping out ?
Overall Review: This drive was making noise and hes..i... tat.... ting.
Removed from system.
Pros: - 2 TB of space
- Large cache
Cons: - 5900 rpm
Overall Review: The amount of space is nice, but it only scores a 5.9 on my system in the Windows Experience Index.
Pros: I am always leary of Seagate, after I had some fail years ago. I bought 2 of these on a budget expansion for my HTPC. No problems yet.
Cons: Noisier than my Western Digital RE2 drives at 5400 RPM. (No, they are not raided)
Pros: Huge Capacity. Quiet. Not expensive (considering what happened to HD prices recently). This is my secinf 2 TB drive.... .
Cons: None so far.
Pros: I have 3 of these SAME drives running (OVER 2.5 years) in a Home Server & they are ALL OK. I also have a Seagate 1.5 HD that is ALSO installed in the SAME Server & THESE DRIVES run cooler than the 1.5 Gig Drive EVEN though they are from the SAME company. Go figure...
ALL 3 drives arrived in less than 2 days (You ROCK NewEgg) from order date - each packaged in a separate clam-shell in a separate box. You couldn't get much better than this!
Formatted, each comes out to 1863.01 GB (WHICH IS NORMAL), so STOP COMPLAINING!
I am an "OLD" PC Tech (from back in the ALTAIR Days ((That's PRE-PC to you Newbees!))) & I used to be a DEDICATED Seagate user for a LONG time. At 1st, I found their HD's to be well made & reliable. Then I began having ALL KINDS of problems, so I stopped buying OR recommending them to ANYONE. NOW, I am having second thoughts.
Regretfully, I ONLY purchased 3 (Pre Tsunami) when they were $80 per drive.
BIG MISTAKE! Oh well - live & learn...
Would I buy agai
Cons: I DO NOT have ANY Cons!
No, I'm wrong...
My one con is that NewEgg didn't send me another T-Shirt (which I STILL wear AND love). Even though, you STILL ROCK NewEgg!
Seriously, I don't have ANY cons. But REMEMBER!
These drives are "GREEN DRIVES"!!! So they are S-L-O-W-E-R!!!
This means that they spin SLOWER than a normal (7200 RPM) drive. WHICH means they take LONGER to load Programs OR the OS for a PC.
They do have a 64MB Cache, which is great, compared to a 32MB one. Even so, they STILL should NOT be used as the MAIN BOOT drive for a PC.
They should be just fine for a Server though. Mainly because once the Server OS is loaded, then pretty much ALL they do is to read the Data.
Overall Review: For ALL THOSE who complain about the price being SO HIGH!!! I say this...
PLEASE REMEMBER what these countries went through!!!
ALL the LIVES LOST & the UTTER DEVASTATION many of these places experienced.
I know, I went thru 2 floods myself!
But EVEN THIS, was NOTHING compared to what THESE PEOPLE went through. In MANY places, the people have had to TOTALLY REBUILD their lives & their livelihood ALL OVER AGAIN! This ALL takes time & money.
So I say this...
1. If they cost a couple of dollars more - Fine by me... Put the money to GOOD use!
2. If I can ONLY order 1 - Fine by me... I'll just wait & give them the needed time to rebuild their lives & livelihood.
So please... Have some patience & some compassion!!!
Patience is a virtue!
Pros: Wonderful, had it lasted I've had it 8 months in a dual bay external enclosure. No RAID, just JBOD.
For an NAS it works wonders when it does work. the 5900RPM is more than enough.
Disclaimer: I know that all brands of HDD's have pro's and con's and have failure rates. HDD are very delicate devices and errors do happen. Things skim past quality control inspections. But with this brand, I'm not happy with the frequency of failure.
Cons: This thing has failed within 8 months. I have lost literally 1.3TB of data. Was going to throw another one in there on RAID when the HDD prices go back down.
I guess 8 months was long enough to wait, and now I have lost everything. GREAT.
Overall Review: STAY AWAY FROM SEAGATE!! This is the second Seagate drive to fail on me this month. The other was my laptop HDD which was just before my monthly backup, so I lost a bit of data on that too. I guess I need to increase the frequency of backups. It was also less than a year old.
I can't emphasize enough. I once thought this was a reputable company because I have two of these, and the other one has lasted about a year now. (I'll be RAID'ing the other one with a different brand of drive VERY soon, so I don't lose more data.)
But the reliability of these drives is proving otherwise!
Pros: So far, the five 2TB drives I have purchased are a better seagate experience than the .5 and 1tb's I have had. No DOA's. Run cool, quiet, doing well in raid in win server 2008 setup. Haven't tried freeNAS software raid zfs with these yet. Good packaging by newegg compared to last year's methods.
Cons: None yet. First try back with Seagate after getting burned with a bunch of their 1tb and 500gb bad ones that lasted about a month or two.
Overall Review: Storage is cheap these days but you can't really depend on a single drive to any extent. Backup your backups.
Pros: I've got four 7200rpm 500gb Sata II drives in my computer, one each by Hitachi, Maxtor, and two Seagates. I used HD Tune Pro v4.6 to benchmark all my drives to determine which would be used for my boot drive. You could hear each of the 500gb 7200rpm drives during the tests.
Now for what surprised me, the new Seagate 2TB drive blew all of them away in benchmarks despite running slower, cooler and MUCH quieter. I could not even hear the new drive over my fans with the test running. My old drives all ran at about 40C to 45C while this new drive started out at 25C and slowly got up to a max of 30C while running burn in tests. So, it is fast, quiet, and cool running! And I got it for $79.99 with free shipping, it arrived the next morning since I live only 260 miles from the Memphis distribution center.
Cons: No cons really, but I have no long term reliability results because I just got it. My other drives have lasted 3 - 4 years each and are still running fine. Hopefully this new drive will prove to be as reliable. It runs much cooler, and spins slower, so logically it should last longer....at least I think it should.
Overall Review: Reading Hard drive reviews can be scary with all the DOA and early failed drive reviews. But I keep in mind that probably 90% of people getting a bad drive will post a negative review, while I'm guessing that 90% of people getting a good drive never bother to post a review. It would ease my fears if Newegg would post how many drives they have sold, then you could see how many bad reviews were posted and get a better feel for the actual reliability. Because if you just look at reviews, you will see so many failed drives that it makes you think none of the new drives are reliable.