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Pros: Pretty fast, quiet, does not get that hot, 2 year warranty. Drive supports SED or self encrypting drive mode, which is good for security. Price is pretty good for the size. I installed this drive in my kids computer so that we could off load all his Steam games and music on to it. It is GREAT for "warehousing" files. Transfer times from his Intel SSD to the 2TB Seagate were good, around 150MB/sec average for the large stuff. So I think the 64MB cache was helping here. This drive has been in operating for almost one full month on a computer that sees A LOT of use. The drive has been performing well and I hope will continue to do so.
Cons: I (personally) have a love/hate relationship with Seagate. Sometimes, I'll come across a good batch of drives and sometimes I'll get a TERRIBLE batch. I have a STACK of ST3000DM001's (3TB) that didn't make it much past warranty. And when I mean stack, it is at least 17 drives. So... I don't know how much I trust Segate. They have a 2 year warranty on this drive and if you look at their website it shows this drive to have a "power-on hours" per year of 2400, which is not a bad as some drives, but it goes to show that this drive is NOT made for 24/7 applications. HGST for instance has a much higher MTBF, meantime between failures, 1 million hours I believe. SO, if you just need a cheap priced drive to store data on, this will work, but I would NOT trust it past 2 years!
Overall Review: Others: I really do not have much to say here. If this drive is not going to see a lot of usage, it'll last a while I'm sure. BUT if you are a power user or use a computer EVERY day for a while, this may not be the drive for you. Light duty computer usage, like what my parents do, this drive is perfect, gamer or heavy user, forget it. OR at least only use it to toss data on that you really do not care to lose. I personaly would want to spend a few more dollars and get a drive with a much higher MTBF. A two year warranty to me really states that it'll die in a year or right after the 2 years. Most drives with a 3 year warranty will last more than 3 years. I have some WD Black's that are more than 5 years old and have had 24/7/365 operation. Did I get lucky? Maybe... Or, maybe the WD Black is an enterprise level drive for the consumer. Do your research and find good drives, or have multiple so that you will be okay if one fails. I'm a big believer in RAID+good backups. This Seagate drive is CLEARLY not made for an array but you could do it. That would make for an interesting test. All told, I'll give this drive a 4 star, good basic drive, but I think there are better choices out there for your cash!
Pros: -Good speed (for a mechanical drive)
-Good Price for the size
Overall, this is a very good drive for the price range. 2 TB of data is a good amount of storage space for most uses. The drive is quiet, my case fans (which are pretty quiet) are louder than the drive, so I do not hear it at all. 7200 RPM is always good to have for an overall more responsive experience.
Other than that, it is a hard drive; it installs with absolutely no issues, was instantly recognized by the system, formatted, and is now storing a lot of media files to watch on a Plex server. Does what it is supposed to do and does it well.
Cons: -2-year warranty
With only a 2-year warranty, one might worry about longevity of the drive a little bit. But, at the same time, I have hard drives of many different brands, models, and warranty durations fail at different times, it is hard to say how long a mechanical drive will last – but a longer warranty does offer more peace of mind.
Overall Review: It’s a great drive. It has had no problems, performs well, and I would recommend it for a storage drive.
Mechanical drives are just not up to par with SSDs for performance. But when lower cost storage is needed, this drive is a great solution.
Pros: This drive is a great add-on to your system if you already have an SSD for your OS/Programs. The drive definitely can be the main disk of a system but I personally do not use them that way with SSDs being as cheap as they are now. Read/Write is super fast and works really well for me to use as a disk in my Plex Media server. I also currently am running a couple virtual machines off of the drive and it holds up really well. I have not noticed any lag when using the drive for day-to-day tasks nor have I noticed it to be considerably loud or anything like that. The last time I purchased drives, they were from the other major competitor in the HDD market, but this drive holds up well and even out-performs the others in a couple instances. I would buy another in a heartbeat --though with storage being as cheap as it is now, I would probably opt for the 4TB model.
Cons: There aren't any, it's a solid drive for a solid price.
Pros: This Seagate Barracuda 2TB hard drive for me is the perfect balance between capacity, speed and price. Using crystal diskmark I got read speeds of 214MB/s and write speeds of 209MB/s. The advertised 2TB equals more like 1.81TB of usable space. More than enough room for several Large games, videos pictures and more. Priced just under 70dollars the Seagate Barracuda is a great buy!
Cons: To find cons for this hard drive I really have to dig. No eggs to be removed for any of these. Its a mechanical drive! If your buying this drive you know it is and you know what your getting. Its speeds are great for a mechanical drive but if your looking for super fast read and write speeds your best to look at SSD's where you can double and some times triple these speeds. However then you sacrifice capacity unless you have a big wallet. Looks. Its understood the hard drive just sits hidden in its own little corner of the computer, but that never stopped SSD manufacturers from actually spending time with the way SSD's look. I really don't know if making mechanical drives look good would be a worth while endeavor.
Overall Review: I have been using Seagate for years and have never had a failed drive. I would highly recommend them. I have never had problems formatting them, cleaning partitions or recovering data. This drive comes with a 2 year warranty but I seriously doubt it would be needed.
Pros: The drive is extremely quiet, I can hardly notice it running over the normal fan noises when at load.
I have always had good luck in years passed using the Seagate barracuda drives. The performance for the price is always bar none. In years passed for my primary drives I would configure two smaller drives with Raid. However, now with the larger capacity SSD’s this is an ideal storage drive for daily use.
I tested this drive in my HTPC, in a NAS, and desktop. There was no performance drop in any of the above. Depending on the Speed test and the device used I am averaging about 150 Mb/s read and 100-110 Mb/s write.
The two year warranty should cover any issues you may come into.
Cons: It is a bare drive without any software or cabling included. It is not worthy of knocking off stars, but be mindful when you’re ordering the drive.
The overall power consumption is not listed. There are plenty of drives that are 'low power consumption' I suspect this drive does not fall into that category.
Overall Review: I’m a firm believer in running SSD as a primary drive for the main OS and any daily use applications. After transferring a large amount of data back and forth on this drive, it will be replacing my standard storage drive.
It is listed for an upgrade for a laptop in the information listed. However the drive is a 3.5” drive, and I’m not sure I’ve seen any laptops capable of handling this. You can perhaps connect it using an external mount, or an ESATA cable.
Others have mentioned high failure rates, I cannot confirm these, the product has performed as intended during the testing period
Pros: + Quiet
+ Decent performance for a drive with platters
+ Priced well
Cons: - 2 year warranty is weak
- Slow compared to SSD's
Overall Review: Having built dozens upon dozens of computers through the years, I have used all manner of hard drive manufacturers. Seagate hard drives have graced many of those and to date, I have had great success with them.
True, in the age of super fast SSD's, the good old mechanical drives with whirring, spinning platters are hardly very exciting, bit they are still great when extra capacity is needed and super fast speeds are not required.
This 2TB Seagate BarraCuda M006 is priced right in the mix at $69. The 64MB cache is great, sadly the 2 year warranty is not nearly as good. To get a 5 year warranty you will need to spend more on the Pro model which is of course more expensive. That being said, I have 3 cheaper Seagates spinning in my server right now 24/7 for over 5 years and all are working perfectly still.
Acoustic wise, this drive is very quiet. Spinning away far below the hum of my case fans. Performance is decent. Like most mechanical drives, it does well with larger files. I believe in real world testing and not synthetics. Testing 8GB mp4 averaged transfer speeds of 179MB/sec for read and 101MB/sec for write. This is a decent result. Transferring 10GB of MP3's was a hair slower with 157MB/sec average read, but strangely faster with writes at 142MB/sec average.
Overall I'd say that the Seagate BarraCuda ST2000DM006 is a solid drive. It performs well, is quiet and is priced fairly. The only real downside is the slim 2 year warranty. I give it 4 eggs.
Pros: Quiet. Seems to work well (brand new). Price
Cons: Only a 2 year warranty. Not sure how it will hold up to daily use
Overall Review: I've only been using this 2TB Seagate for the past few days, as part of an Eggxpert Review.
So far it has worked well and has quiet operation.
Speeds with ATTO and Crystal show Read speed of 190-200 MB/sec, and Write speeds of 170-180 MB/sec.
This is pretty good speed for a standard HDD, but still half of what an SSD is capable of.
The only downside of this drive thus far is the 2 year warranty, as it doesn't show that Seagate has confidence that it would last longer (Minus 1 egg). Most other drives on the market are a 5 year standard.
If I were to buy a 2TB hard drive, I think I would spend a little bit more and buy one with a longer warranty.
Pros: This drive is a nice drive and the price is low for the size and speed.
I did a 157 Gig file transfer rate from my SSD drive to this drive and Transfer speeds were between 140 MB/s to 170 MB/s
and took in 17 minutes.
Cons: I have no cons with this product. I will be using this drive and will report back here if I run into any problems with failure in the future.
Overall Review: The price for this drive is awesome. I'm concerned about all the bad reviews and will see for myself if this is a reliable drive.