Cons: Didn't work, the first drive was DOA, so Newegg sent replacement and the replacement drive worked for about a month or so but kept unmounting. Now I can't format the drive or write anything to it.
Summary: If you're reading reviews to see if you should by this, it's a "do no buy" in my eyes. I'm online waiting for chat to assist with RMA. Required for this item, according to the prompt. It says the wait is over an hour, fun.
Pros: It's 3TB, it's Seagate
Cons: It's refurbished, and it looks like they did a terrible job on these ones. I initialized it correctly so was able to use/view it but it made a HORRIBLE ticking/clicking noise when in use. I would just avoid this one and purchase one that has not been refurbished (this one in particular).
Summary: Maybe if you are great with computers you can fix the issue or avoid it all together, but it did not work for me.
Cons: I bought the HDD, but my BIOS did not detect. On my MSI Mobo, this HDD will not be detected. My other HDD, a WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, I had no issues. I even bought new SATA cables just in case, but even after that BIOS did not register it. ...
Cons: i built a server and it took roughly 8 months to gather parts and get up ad running. this drive was in use a little over a year in a raid 6. it failed. i've been warned against using seagates, and hope this isn't an example of them. i understand that drives fail, but i'm disappointed in how fast ...
Summary: Years ago, Seagate took the crown of being the best drive on the market. Then they bought the Maxtor company, a drive not known for being great. Right about that time, the quality of Seagate plummeted.
Summary: After the failure I have switched to the 3TB Western Digital Green. Although it has the intelliPower technology it takes a bit of time for the drive to spin up. But I believe this will help in the longevity of the drive.
Pros: Lots of storage and fairly fast data transfer if you have it on a 6Gb/s header.
Cons: Life span was extremely short. I had this drive for a few months and nearly had it full up to around 2.8TB and it died. No way to retrieve the data that was on the disk.
Cons: I bought 3 of these, only 1 of which would format. I returned the 2 that did not format for 2 more which also did not format. So out of a total of 5 drives, only 1 was usable. In the end newegg refunded my money, but I wasted over a week trying to format 4 bad drives.