Summary: Drive arrived in a sealed anti-static bag, but upon opening was clearly not new (residue from stickers/sticky tape was evident on the drive cover). Was nervous about the condition of the drive and the number of hours logged.
Summary: This drive was a recommended model by Backblaze. So far it has ran circles around the 2 TB Seagate drive it replaced, but that drive did show signs of failure early on (occasionally the PC would not see the drive).
Summary: I will only buy Hitachi drives now. I've had SO MANY Seagate drives fail in the last 10 years, and WD is not much better. I know WD owns the Hitachi drive group now, but I'm hoping they will keep the manufacturing separate from the other division.
The NAS is down now (for other reasons) but for the short period it was working - the HDDs were working fine, not as quiet as th
dedad "dedad", Amazon
16 December 2014
Summary: Bought 3 for the NAS. One failed after a few days, and seller replaced immediately. The NAS is down now (for other reasons) but for the short period it was working - the HDDs were working fine, not as quiet as the Baracuda 1.5 TB I had in there before, but they are much quicker.