Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22
Rated 5 out of 5 by ljyou Works OK
I need a lot of storage for audio and video files, with 4Tb, this certainly fits the bill.
My C drive is a 500Gb SSD on which I only keep the OS and programmes so this is for everything else, it's fast, quiet and spacious.
What more do you wand from an internal HDD?
01 April 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by GordonWebb Good value 4TB drive for the RN104 Netgear 4 bay NAS storage
I was looking for 4TB drives for my new NAS and worked through the vendor compatibility list for this NAS looking for value.
Of all the approved drives, this one seemed the best value both by manufacturer (Segate) and retailer (Scan).
I have used the Seagate drives before and had no trouble over several years use.
This seems the best value drive for this size and NAS.
30 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rattatouie Loads of space
This is my second one of these drives they are great
I use them in my current build along side a 2tb, a 1tb and a 250gb SSD
No faults no issues runs perfect
02 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pippuns5 New upgrade
I needed to add two more drives to my NAS system to maximize it's capacity 2 x 4TB more drives installed. So easy and also was able to change from Raid 3 to Raid 5 installation went smoothly and all working OK. Great price, great website, happy with my purchase. Des
03 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lexy Good value and works well.
What can I say, it's a 4TB HDD.
The price represented good value and it's Seagate, so the quality should be fine. No problems so far.
With Windows 7 (and maybe 8), you don't get to see the whole 4TB until you use the features of Acronis to extend. I'm sure you know more about how to do this than me... I'm no computer whiz, but even I figured it out.
06 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ironbuket It works
I use this as a backup drive which I slot in to an Icy Dock hot swap bay on the front panel of my case (MB171SP-B) and then store in a fire safe. Because of my intended use the 5900rpm does not bother me, in fact it may help it run cooler and live longer – so it’s actually a plus for my intended use. I chose this model after reading many reviews and realising that (at least currently, Sept2015) there is no good choice to make on large capacity drives (for my intended use). Yes, Seagate has the worst reliability statistically when you look at data centre failure rates. However, all models and brands have reports of DOAs and deaths soon after buying them when you look at end user feedback. At one point I was considering enterprise models that are nearly double the price, but even those seem to get plenty of failures. I concluded that paying much more does not guarantee you won’t have problems, so I instead focused on the cheapest cost per GB (across all brands) this was best value with only the 8TB model beating it. I went for this rather than the 8TB because the 8 had non-std mounting holes and extended backup times. So far this drive has worked fine for me. I have a 1st gen i5 with comparably old mobo, so had to manually partition with GPD (you can’t use NTFS) and ended up having to update the drivers for my sata controller also as initially it would only partition to a 1.6TB GPD partition. Users with newer systems and operating system should experience less problems, but I'm still using Windows 7 (by choice).
Scan put some layers of bubble wrap around the drive (as I expected they would) and this is the reason I purchased from them rather than a large retailer named after a river which has a reputation for posting drives with no padding which results in many arriving dead due to shock during transit.
01 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by xebec No trouble.
The disc installed without problem and has worked as expected, very well.
28 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TechBear Cheap, high capacity, not quiet, worrying DoA.
I purchased 4 of these for my ReadyNAS 104, as upgrades for the 2TB drives which were in there already. One of the four which I received was dead-on-arrival ("click of death") and needed to be replaced. Of course, this could have been a packing or handling issue, but all 4 drives were packed the same.
The drives themselves run cool but are noisier than other drives I've had recently. That is not to say that they are noisy, but I certainly hear them parking their heads more than others. Obviously can't speak to their longevity as yet.
21 August 2015