Summary: Had this for a couple weeks now. I really should be using an SSD for the monster rig I'm running, but this lil puppy loads multiple OS's and has lots of room left for storage. A mechanical HDD is about as volatile as it gets, so it could fail any minute. That's how I treat my HDD's, like each time I boot them may be their last. Always back up people.
Summary: The drive works as expected, and is fairly quiet and quite cool. In addition, it does not have the aggressive head parking behaviour that it's direct competitor the WD 4TB Green has. The only drawback is this is a 5900 rpm so it is slower than the older 7200.x lines that Seagate seems to be using this to replace.
Summary: They arrived in a styrofoam block wrapped in bubble wrap. The anti static bags on each drive had some dents and disfigurations, one of them actually had a half inch puncture. This could not possibly have happened in the styrofoam enclosure during shipping, so I can only suspect rough handling at the factory or distribution center, which is a little alarming.
Pros: - big (like really big)
Cons: - One drive was bad. Not DOA, but lots of bad sectors (2500+). RMA replacement in progress.
Summary: The price is a little to high. I've bought 4 for clients already and have a spare myself, the drive performs like the NEW Seagate drives which are silent but a bit crunchier than the older models made only a year ago. The Capacity makes this an exceptional band for the buck!, imagine buying 2 x 2 tb ON SALE for $99, already your saving $20-30! And Seagate support and performance has been exceptional for me and my clients for now 28+ years.
Summary: One of my older hitachi 2tb drives was failing so I picked up one of these. I want to say the price was a "con" but it seems like the market right now is $170 - 4tb (some higher end 3tb's too), $130 -3tb, $90 for fast 1tb's and $60 for the cheapest on sale- so it seems the price roughly $40 per 1tb platter after the first. Anyway, I easily combined two 2tb's and had some space and was able to organize a bit.