ST3000VN000 drive reports temperature lower than ambient?
Ira G., Newegg
7 days ago
Summary: Concerned that drives will not be useable after sitting on shelf until needed; repacked as received, but no desiccants in packaging. (8) units in Seagate NAS 440's are between 3 and 5 years old, so consuming replacements about every 3 months.
Pros: Bought five drives, no DOA when received unlike the desktop DM equivalents. Time will tell.
Cons: Have to test everything I get from Seagate ASAP upon receipt. Having two different running drives report 10 degrees less than ambient is disturbing. Probably means I will not get over-temperature warnings when they fail in the NAS. The other three reported approximately ambient even after running...
Excerpt: I hadn't noticed that it was a NAS drive before it arrived. I went ahead and installed it anyway. It took a couple tries to get my system to recognize it but once it did it worked like any other drive. Using it to store my original photos and as my Photoshop/Lightroom scratch drive
Summary: Instead of shunning Seagate drives, I got some great deals shopping around, loaded up rig with 8ea 3tb and 2ea 5tb. Newegg packing is pretty good (4 of the drives from them) none DOA. I'm happy with the purchase. The noisiest thing in my PC are the fans, which aren't loud at all.
Pros: Seems to run cool pretty cool and quiet on my topmost drive slot. 31C at rest with ambient of 30C
Pros: Performance, capacity, power, heat, etc. are good at this price point. I have three of these in R5 now on an LSI card. Will add another for spare when the price comes down or a promo is offered. Went from R1 to R5 without issue though it took over 24 Hrs (data foot print dependent I know ;). Have...
Cons: none of the drives I have purchased thus far have the cool new label shown on NewEgg's product page LOL ;) Could have a longer 5-year warranty, three years is a bit lean.
Summary: The drives were bought for 2 x QNAP 869L. Luckily I bought 1 extra drive as a standby and as it turns out, 1 drive was DOA so it didn't delay the deployment. Newegg is replacing the defective drive.
Pros: Decent drives, seems to be quieter and generate less heat than the Baracuda 7200 RPM drives.
Summary: Only time and usage will tell for these drives. If they run as well as the 2TB version, going to be a great buy. I hope Seagate lives up to its good reputation.. Running RAID setup well, will be going to RAID 10 soon. Then I will see how it goes.
Pros: Picked up 2 of the 3TB drives for my NAS build. I have used the 2TB version for other builds. So far the drives seem to load and go right to work. They have good speed and are quite. They are running 24 hours for a few days, then only while the Storage system is needed. Needs flex so it puts them...