Summary: I bought this because I already have a 1TB in my other computer. I wanted more space for a video project I'm working on. I like the things Samsung has been doing with technology and this is just as great as my first one.
Summary: Minus one egg for not being available anymore.
Pros: I run 2 of the old ones and 1 of these "newer" models. All 3 run like the dickens, simply put. I haven't had ANY problems with the "new" seagate model. Why people say "don't buy this" when not everyone has the same problems they have is beyond me. I'm sad that I can't get one more to top out my l...
Cons: Not for sale anymore. Makes me sad. Guess I have to concentrate on my FreeNAS server with different drives.
Summary: already bought and installed another (RAID array, no data lost), waranty replacement (only costs shipping) is in the works. As is always the case one failure means (almost) nothing, and by the time I can tell you how long the replacement(s) lasted the things will probably no longer be made anyway.
Summary: Must use an older version of Seagate's SeaTools to test, not the Samsung software or a later version. I found SeaTools 3.02 (found on HiRen BootCD 10.1) to work for testing purposes.
Pros: Nice quiet drive, not hot like many Seagates. Big. Fairly fast access. Seems to work well in a Netgear/Infrant ReadyNAS NV+ and a Tivo S3. 10 of 11 work fine.
Cons: 1 of 11 DOA. Be advised that the manufacturer has a backlog of returns now, and NO date given on when they will ship an advance return (low inventory of RMA drives). Also, warranty date given by manufacturer is based on ship date to Retailer, not purchased date by end user. No ability to enter or...