Reviews and Problems with Seagate Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 STBV-series
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5 days ago
Summary: Picked this up when it dropped to $99 to fill out my Raspberry Pi storage system. Has performed admirably. The one year warranty doesn't make sense to me since most hard drives should be MUCH more robust than to last 1 year.
Summary: Very easy to use, even for me . . . the non computer user. I bought this to save the files on my mom's computer. My mom used to do electronic scrap booking. She had over 81,000 files on her computer. That amount of files barely put a dent in the amount of space on this hard drive. Great purchase.
Summary: This drive can do about 65MB/s for a while, but after a certain amount of time of transferring files, it will heat up and slow to a crawl of 15MB/s. I think this may be due to the fact this drive uses shingled writes (google it), which allows for higher densities, but slower writes when the drive starts to fill up. I bought this for backing up photos and it takes roughly 16hrs to backup 2.6TB of them.
Summary: The enclosure would work fine for a slower drive, the the 7200.14 is a 1GB per platter beast! And it really needs some active cooling, easily unsnapped the enclosure and installed the bare drive into my desktop. From my understanding Seagate isn't producing Barracudas anymore, its more of the same only slightly faster and no firmware updates, altho its a little confusing since its firmware is CC45.
Pros: Great price!
Cons: Runs too hot! The 7200.14 really needs some active cooling!