Rated 4 out of 5 by 31
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorBdelta Good Price for a 3TB Drive
Seagate tend to have good quality drives and this 3TB one seems to live up to the standard so far. Good price was the primary reason for buying.
The drive does not come formatted so inexperienced users may be baffled and it will need to be done via the disk manager/other as the un-allocated space need to be assigned and then formatted.
09 April 2014