Summary: I did select a new product originally, I believe. In the future I may pay the extra at the local store and let them handle any warranty issues. The whole process took about 3 months. Partially because of my ignorance on the whole process since this I have not done warranty exchanges until recently.
Pros: NIce capacity and was nice price. I buy HDDs for stock when I need them. Ordered many from NE. I seem to have good results, generally with Seagate and WD products.
Cons: Received DOA. Tried several boxes with the same results (XP and 7). Symptom was the drive would spin up (upon applying power) then a couple seconds later stop. Obviously, any BIOS would never see the drive. Yes, ordered 2 years ago, kept in stock, then needed to install in new machine. Site web s...
Summary: Plugged right in to replace a 1-TB Seagate that was acting up. It's being used in a CCTV DVR, 2 TB means we can save more video. The price was excellent. I returned a 3TB for this one. The 3-TB Seagate didn't work at all. I think it was a refurb as the generic box gave it away.
Summary: Replaced a bad hard drive in a surveillance DVR. It's been two months and no issues at all with the replacement. Installation was very easy. I'll give it four stars because I'm not gonna with a year to do this review.
Not sure that this series is any better than a standard HD
David A. Knapp, Amazon
9 July 2014
Summary: Not sure that this series is any better than a standard HD. Just as many failures from these as standard hard drive ... but will continue to use them on DVR until we get a better feel for their life span.