So much for 24/7 access - the darn thing goes to sleep in the middle of an HD stream.
M. Merritt "Honest-even if it hurts", Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: The drive can not deliver streaming to more than two HD devices not matter how I connect it - no matter what system it is installed in. It has only average at best, transfer speeds and at times it puts itself to sleep in the middle of accessing a movie file over time.
Summary: I bought three of these for a raid 5 storage on a server. With adaptec sata 3 card I am getting 210 mb/s access speed average which is great for mechanical drives. Ran a full check disk on all drives prior to setting up the raid and no errors detected. Working great for a month 24/7 running.
Summary: The product description could be construed as being a little misleading - what with stating the origianl manufacturers warranty period (of 5-years) then failing to state the seller's warranty period... This is essentially an OEM pull (of unknown prior utilization, e.g. it's current run hours).
Summary: These don't last anywhere close to the MTBF ratings, but they are warrantied for a fairly long time or they are now getting cheap enough to replace if they happen to make it past the warranty period, which about half the time in my experience.
Summary: Purchased from GoHardDrive the ad stated "Manufacturer Warranty Description: 5 years" but when the serial number was given to the Seagate website the drives were listed as "OEM" with no warranty. I ordered five drives. All were at least three years old (from 2011 or 2012).
this might be a great product, but it is only for servers not ...
21 May 2015
Summary: Let the buyer beware, this might be a great product, but it is only for servers not PC. I know a little about PC's but not enough and didn't realize this could only be used for servers. A little help some where in the description to say that would of helped me out a lot.