Summary: I needed to expand the capacity of my 500GB Buffalo Linkstation NAS and this drive was a perfect choice. We have two of this drives as a backup RAID at my work place and they perform flawless. The drive is quiet, cool and designed for being reliable storage. I also got a great deal on it!This is an OEM drive and it comes sealed in plastic case...
Pros: I bought 6 of these drives for two separate Synology NAS systems. Based on some of the reviews, I expected to get at least one DOA. I tested all of the drives using Seagate's Sea Tools on the Long Generic test and they all passed with flying colors.
Pros: Drive is good quiet and appears to work (when they do).
Cons: Bought 6, 2 arrived DOA and it took over 30 days to secure replacements from NewEgg and the process was not straight forward. Received 2 via RMA process and 1 was DOA but it was my spare so I found out a little after the 30 day warranty period and will now go to Seagate for replacement.