Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 45
Rated 1 out of 5 by Danie1San 4th drive failure
My 4th drive of this model has just failed (part of a raid 5 array). All 4 drives were just out of their 1 year warranty when failed!
Will buy another and hope it was a bad batch. Any more failures will force me to look at a different manufacturer.
16 August 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Zedexodus Great price. But notoriously high failure rate.
I only write this review as I see this is a hot seller, probably due to the great price for the amount of storage it offers. However it's great price is overshadowed by a amazingly high failure rate.
I have had a few of these drives from various stores. Every one of them has failed. Data released from Backblaze (a cloud storage company that has been compiling data on SATA HDD storage over the course of 3-5 years) shows this drive to have a 40% failure rate. This sounds high already, but when compared to the 2% average failure rate of other drives it sounds even worse.
Seagate make great drives, but this isn't one of them. This drive will work well for a few months, maybe even year. But with a 60% chance of survival it's not worth betting your money on, let alone your personal data.
23 May 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frank9000 Works fine, has to stand the test of time though
Plugged it in and its up and running no problems. Can read and write data to it :) and it performs as specified.
If its still running in 5+ years time like my other drives I'll upgrade its review to excellent. Until then it does what it says on the box.
25 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aowt Excellent service.
Service quick and well packaged against damage. The product arrived on time and worked immediately it was slotted into my raid backup system. I would recommend scan to everyone.
14 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brian67 3TB Hard drive Seagate
well what can you say its a Hard drive only got 4 stars because it isn't a solid state.
it is fast for its size and works well
but Make sure you size it in windows to 3 TB first before splitting it up. windows will only see 2 TB unless you do it first easy to do there is a youtube vid showing you I used Aronis Disk Director
it is big in size and gets warm so make sure you have the space and so it doesn't block your airflow
you can not beat this for the price
12 April 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by TimothyC Purchased 4 of these, All have had a warranty claim
I purchased 4 of these almost a year ago. Today I had to do the RMA for the last one. In almost a year all 4 have failed. 2 failed 6 months after purchase, 1 failed after 10 months and the last after 11 months.
I mark the value as poor, something that keeps breaking has no value.
09 March 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Limpetwarrior Great value for this size of drive.
I bought this 3Tb drive to replace the failed 2Tb drive in a Zyxel NAS box. This NAS replaced the flakey Lenovo as my home media server for music and video.
Price had limited my previous drives to 2Tb which these days for household media is really not enough.
In a living room environment, noise is an issue and the Seagate is blissfully quiet in the Zyxel enclosure. I can't comment on longevity yet but I have seen Seagates used in domestic PVR's so I have high hopes.
A good big, quiet drive at an affordable price.
22 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark720 Great service, product was faulty, but dealt with swiftly.
The 3TB drive was dead on arrival which was not idea. However we got to test's Scan's returns service for the first time.
This was excellent. It was easy to ship the goods back by dropping it in at a local UPS collection point. Within 24 hours the drive had been received, tested and a replacement ordered - and fed into the normal order process.
New drive worked perfectly upon installation.
Full marks to Scan on customer service when there is a problem.
14 January 2015