Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 33
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
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