Summary: I purchased three of the 3TB drives to go into my ReadyNAS. One of the drives was defective right out of the package, having a failed SMART test with a code that I found to correlate to a failed controller board. The other two drives have been running without issue for about 6 months but I am still a bit nervous...
Summary: I'm running six of these right now on my workstation. One is my "C;" or System Drive. The other five are running in an internal RAID5 configuration. Great speed and capacity, but after only five months of daily use, one of the RAID5 drives smoked, literally, I smelled the burning resistor when it failed.
Summary: This drive arrived dead. I plugged it into my computer and formatted it. Everything seems fine until the next time I booted my computer. There were these sounds as if one of my fans was hitting a wire. I shut down and slid the container with the Seagate hard drive out somewhat so I could listen. I restarted and heard louder clanking noises. It turned out to be the Seagate hard drive.
Summary: I needed a fast hard drive to stream data from a camcorder hooked up to a black magic intensity pro card shooting in 1080 HD. Instead of setting up a raid 0 or going with a solid state drive, I opted for this drive which claimed to be one of the fastest "regular" drives out there. It has not disasspointed in the least. I am able to transfer and save the data to the drive with no hiccups whatsoever.