Summary: for a new pc build using a amd 8350fx asrock 990fx extreme 3 board .getting the full 3tera was a nightmare but after finding few things off the net i got the had drive installed in gpt format .i found the hard drive very slow .so i tryed my 250gb sata drive and its very fast .cant understand why the drive slowed my win 7 pro 64bit right down .next time on i use a 2 tera to be safer
Summary: For those that are not aware of ongoing, long-time dragging "chirping" issue of Shee..gate disc. I'm one of those victims myself and only realised once I got them. LOL 2 devices. Both singing well. But that wasn't the purpose of having 2x3TB storage :(. FYI: The chirping sound is caused by disc heads being parked on random.
Summary: Over the last twelve months I bought 10+ of these drives. Most recently was last November. Now, they are all starting to fail. So far I've had five fail. Beware, as there's a reason why these drives are warranted for only a year! If there was one piece of advice I'd give is to make sure to get the ones made in Thailand. Anecdotally, so far, only the ones made in China have failed me.