Rated 4 out of 5 by 32
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
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bodders Good value for money, but build quality?
Can't argue with the value of this 3TB drive. However I did have to RMA the disk as though it would power up, it would not allow my PC to boot if connected. The replacement has been absolutely fine, so probably I was just unlucky but I'm sure it will re-enforce the view of those that believe only WD can reliably produce HDDs.
15 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob61 3TB Disk
Installed and working. Quick and quiet. Not much more to say
23 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dwevan It's what you expect
Can't comment on durability - although other reviews say it's ok.cheap compared to others and cheapest cost per TB!
14 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by McZero Fast and quiet
Brilliant piece of kit, am using in NAS and is a disk recommended by the manufacturer...and by me.
30 May 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dan458 High failure rate
I brought four of these HDDs back in August 2012 and two have failed within 18 months and replaced under warranty by Seagate to their credit. However, I don't think a 50% failure rate within such a short time is acceptable for a data storage product. These HDDs are well priced and this obviously comes at a cost, quality.
28 April 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChrisClose Early days but so far so good
Well it is hard to review a hard drive that is less than a month old but so far all's well. That said I did order three and one failed right from the outset. It was replaced with no problem. I was advised by Sonnet, who make the housing for my externals to buy the much more expensive drives. (sorry cant remember the exact name for them).
The reviews I read suggested not to bother. (Backblaze did tests and said they were no more reliable).
19 April 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by DisappointedwithSeagate HDD failed after 18 months
This drive failed after 18 months of sporadic usage (less than 1 day per week) in a NAS used for backup of data. The HDD does not spin up, no SMART read back, shows up as removed from RAID - plugging it into a desktop computer shows it is completely dead! Disappointing!
11 April 2014