Rated 4 out of 5 by 38
Rated 4 out of 5 by Distance 1st drive doa
I've bought this drive before and already had one before I ordered this one. The new one was dead on arrival. I got a replacement which was fine but it took over a week to get a new one. Considering I chose scan because I "saved" a pound on next day delivery I wish I had got it from another site. I see scan has an extra fee to pay for insurance on an order in case an item is doa. If I buy from scan again then I'll take this extra fee in to account on any price comparison.
23 October 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bobzi 3TB SATA NAS drive
Drive went in NAS to replace a failed drive. Worked immediately and has been fine since. Great cost effective replacement.
16 October 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by lyonacre Cheap for size but worried about reliability
Bought these 2 drives as replacements for drives that were reporting bad sectors in my home NAS (not bought from Scan). The worry is that the NAS and drives are less than 2 years old. Bought 2 spares in case a second drive failed.
Contacted Seagate who accpeted the faulty drive back and replaced it with a refurb unit under warranty.
They are good value for money but I have a niggling doubt about longevity. Only time weill tell.
By the way, running them in a Thecuse N4200ECO
26 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ric48 Good Drive. No issues
I've bought 2 of these now, and haven't had a failure in either so far.
They're quick and quiet, and Windows 7/8 works fine with them.
24 September 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dorick Disappointed
Didn't realise that Xp dosen't support drives greater than 2Tb. Wasn't able to set-up as 2Tb + 1Tb as claimed by Seagate. Now gathering dust until I have to upgrade my operating system sometime in the future.
04 September 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mathew step away from this model if you value your data
Tonight was the mark of the 5th drive to smart error and go bad. all 5 drives since November have had the very same thing happen all the time. I will not buy another model as there seems to be a drastic issue that seagate must know about by now.
each time, ive probably spent 3 days rescuing data and twice ive lost around 400gb as it no longer would work.
dont come near this drive.
20 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SlackSimon Happy - Great Value for Huge Amounts of Storage
I can remember when getting a new HDD was so expensive it almost required a call to your bank manager! Been using this new Seagate 3TB for just over a month now - so far,so good.
Had no problems setting this up on Win 7 Home Prem 64bit with UEFI BIOS - Windows was able to utilize the full capacity without me having to do anything special. It is fast, quiet and offers more capacity than I am sure I will need for a long time to come.
I have used several different incarnations of Seagate drives over the years - never had any issues with any of them. So far...
All in all - Vast amounts of storage at a very reasonable price.
27 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Malin Excellent Value for money
Although not exactly a TRUE 3TB Drive ( Drive is actually 2.72 TB ) the drive is great for back-ups
I had several WD 1TB drives previous, and EVERY ONE failed at 76% capacity.
Upon installing this Drive, my system managed to recognise one of the failed drives, so it was a simple solution.
Took 4hrs to transfer the 751GB data to my new drive
Which also means I have another (albeit limited) 1TB drive
This Seagate Drive is fast, reliable and quiet
As a test, I filled it to capacity. Or as far as I felt comfortable with, given previous experience.
I chickened out at 96% capacity
I have always had a strong belief in not filling a drive past 80% Capacity. This leaves enough room for any Maintenance you need to do eg Defragging the drive
But if needs be, you can be assured with this drive that you can use the full space
19 July 2014