Reviews and Problems with Seagate Constellation ES
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Lasted Me +5Yrs
Bowie M., Newegg
29 September 2015
Summary: Its great for what its needed for but for games i am writing this review because i'm upgrading.
Pros: I've had it for over 5 year now , i Honestly dont know how long i had it , I got it a Pre build & reused it in my 3 Builds . & wipe it a few times it handles well , i did have windows 8.1 die on me but that was windows 8 its self i put it back to seven , its been about two month since tens been o...
Cons: Not the Fastest Transfer rate it is the lowest mark of my pc , Its rated a 5.9 for a Disk transfer.
Cons: I am a little scared at this point of drive failure because this is the LOUDEST drive I have ever owned. CHKDSK isnt finding anything wrong and it hasnt failed yet, but I am not sure about this drive, will review again after i have had it awhile.
Summary: Ran Sea Tools testing before installation - Seems solid - BUT I was deeply suspicious as this drive showed up WITHOUT a sealed antistatic bag, in just a clamshell....All the drives I have gotten from Newegg have arrived in sealed antistatic bags till now..... Did I get somebody's returned drive?
Pros: 128mb cache makes a difference - other drive was a Samsung Spinpoint S7 with 32mb cache and this one does about 25% better in SANDRA benchmarks. Real world difference? Not sure.
Summary: My brother warned me about seagate, but I figured since we have a bunch of old barracudas around they can't be that bad. Sure enough, the first one was DOA. Thanks to Newegg the the fast and painless RMA process. Now to wait for the other 2 and see how these bad boys do in raid....
Pros: Fast hard drive - almost as fast as my 3 hitachi deskstar raid 5 array. Also coolest running HDD I've ever seen. Will adopt as my new choice for workstation HDD.
Cons: Well...initially installing it on my M5A990FX Pro R2.0...it wouldn't read...come to find out I was plugging it into my "raid" ports from what it looked like. Hence, it got no play until I turned off AHCI...which sucks because that's a faster mode to read my HDD's on. No biggie because my SSD and ...