Cons: Very poor packaging: The drive was loose in a box with some bubble wrap thrown on top of it. Come one newegg....I will keep an eye on the drive, hope there was no damage. Not as fast as my WD Black Under SATA 3Gb/s WD Black Stats: Sequential Read : 182.934 MB/s Sequential Write : 172.577 MB/s Ran...
Summary: I bought this drive unaware that it was a self encrypting drive which is able to lock itself and there is no way to access the drive. You cannot read, write or do anything and commercial software will not erase, format, delete nor work on this drive once it locks up.
Pros: Good for Business or Server as this drive is a self encrypting drive which keeps all information secure but I would not recommend this drive for personal or home users.
Cons: This drive can lock up by itself rendering it useless.
Pros: Solid hard drive with above average speed. It should outlast every component in my build. It is packed in a clam shell.
Cons: Giving it three eggs due to the fact my hard drive was basically loose in a fairly large box. Newegg put 8 inflatable bags in the box but 7 were flat. The clam shell has abrasive edges which most likely caused the punctures in the packing bags. I honestly did not expect it to spin up but it did.
Summary: Ordered Enterprise class drives as the OS/Program drives in a server mostly due to their speed and longer warranty. Higher Priced Enterprise Drive + Early Failure + General pain in the patoot to RMA the drive + Having to pay shipping to replace defective product = Disgruntled Customer.
Pros: Large Cache. Good Spindle Speed. Long Warranty.
Cons: Of two ordered and placed into service as part of an array in a server, one has failed already. Any drive can fail, but expected better from higher priced enterprise class drive. -1 egg for early failure. -1 egg for having to pay shipping to replace a defective product (see other thoughts).
Summary: If you clone to get this drive operational a SSD works as a source but weaker drives cause it to stop. This drive in no way can compare to the speed of a SSD.
Pros: Beautifully shipped ( Plenty of padding ) I have several drives from Seagate- Seagate is reliable
Cons: This drive has nearly been impossible to format or clone. It has taken multiple tricks and reconfigurations to get to "Current status" It failed repeatedly leaving error messages on a blue screen.
Cons: Just ran basic tests on this drive using an external eSata docking station. Drive temp was up to 40C. I know that max. temp on this drive is 60C, but 40C seems high for outside the case with half the drive exposed to air temp and light usage?
Summary: I have had a rash of failures with Seagate Drives over the past few years. Seagate has a good warrenty, but the data is lost. Am going to try some other brand in the future. Problem is "Made in China". Unfortunately China's QC is lacking and electronic products have a high failure rate.