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9.2 out of 10

Seagate ST4000DM000

Great Deal: $134.96

Reviews and Problems with Seagate ST4000DM000

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Overall 4
4.0

Load/Unload Count is excessive

Timothy W., Newegg
12 May 2014
  • Summary: Like many newer drives (especially Seagate and WD) this drive has an excessive APM configuration of 128. Anything below 250 is generally unacceptable, and most drives, like NAS/RAID drives, are set at 255 (which is disabled APM.
  • Pros: Most inexpensive 4TB drive.
  • Cons: Quiet* when not "parking/loading" heads, which it does every 60 seconds.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible quality control

Jason C., Newegg
19 July 2013
  • Pros: Cheap. Large capacity.
  • Cons: I purchased 4 of these drives. One drive was DOA, and was RMA'd to Newegg for replacement. Another began emitting a high-pitched sqeal and then died. RMA'd to Newegg again for replacement. And yet another has recently begun to generate errors during use. Ran through seatools and drive was full of errors. Have RMA'd *that* drive to manufacturer. Not great guys.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nails on chalkboard

Sean P., Newegg
18 July 2013
  • Summary: 2 Eggs because I know the drives (can) work. -3 eggs because long timeframe for replacement. Ironically the lightbulbs packed in the same box made it here fine.
  • Pros: Big drive capacity. Have already bought several of the external version. Those work. This one scares the kids.
  • Cons: Right out of the (poorly packed) box, applied SATA and power, and got a horrendous nails on chalkboard noise on spinup, which is generally the unmistakable "head on platter" sound.
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Overall 4
4.0

Problems with Drobo recognising it.

Dr. Allan Harris "Allan Harris", Amazon
8 January 2014
  • Summary: When I popped this into the Drobo drive it only registered it as 3Tb and I am wondering if this is correct or a problem with the Drobo software, which I have not yet resolved.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not quite sure what to say - mass DOA

Sigh, Amazon
6 July 2013
  • Summary: Ordered five. All five DOA. Four wouldn't get past POST, with stop errors preventing POST from succeeding. One did get past POST but then threw I/O errors in Windows when trying to initalize. All of them made the same spin up, tick tick, spin down noise. Classic borked drive noises. Ordered five more from another supplier, after returning these (which I've yet to hear back on). All turned up and went in without a single problem.
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