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...
Excerpt: I won't believe the marketing hype that this drive is somehow better than their standard Barracuda drives until they've run in my environment for a few years. For now, the only reason to buy this drive is the longer warranty, which is welcome.