Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 38
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndyMat Does what a hard drive should do.
Quiet, fast............ gets a bit hot though. Using 2 of these as a makeshift RAID, purely to archive projects when done. Way cheaper per Gb than Blu-ray. Only time will tell if they're reliable. All in all, very happy with these.
20 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScoobyMike perfect
nice fast drive on a budget, cant fault it at all. does exactly what it says it does!
13 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HolyHobson Does what it says on the tin.
Good price and does exactly as expected. Quiet and works so far so good.
18 June 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ghost 50% failure rate in a few months, but the drive is a top performer
I bought 2 of these for a RAID 1 array, and 1 of them failed after a few months. Furthermore, you have to pay for the postage and packaging to Spain, France or the Netherlands in order to RMA the drive.
Anyway, the drives are very fast, reaching 180-200 MB/s in ATTO, and are very quiet when in operation as well. I also have an old 1TB Hitachi, and that is miles more noisy than these drives.
Despite my problems, I would still recommend this drive. I believe the very high failure rates are due to limitations in hard drives in general, and not to individual manufacturers.
30 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AsadP Excellent Choice
I was looking into other hard drive products but this one seemed to be great quality for the money and saved me quite a bit from Scan.
Next Day Delivery, installed in my computer and it picked it up. Couldn't ask for a better service.
12 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by YuleBLucky It's a quality hard drive
Not much else to say other than I wish it came with screws to attach it. It's not like they are expensive and they are necessary.
08 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Neil4997 Fast, quiet and good value
Actually bought to replace a 1Tb Seagate drive that Windows was telling me was about to fail, this drive is noticeably faster and quieter than that drive had ever been.
I chose this as the description specifically mentioned it was backwardly compatible with SATA2 motherboards (and it must be as it works fine).
As usual, Scan's order processing and despatch was quick and efficient, as was the courier delivery. No complaints!
07 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichH A commodity product. Perfect.
A simple disc drive from a well know manufacturer. In use for a couple of weeks now. The drive arrives in an ESD plastic bag with no screws or cables etc. Excellent Scan packaging: Well secured in a lot of bubble-wrap and cardboard outer.
An advantage of the Seagate drive (over other manufacturers) is that you may use the Seagate DiscWizard (download software) to make a perfect copy of your existing (working) boot drive. I have done this several times over years, including today. I then have a complete easy-swap drive available in the event of future problems.
30 March 2014