Summary: Just my frustration in advertising these days. I looked all over the product information to find out if this is a true 4TB drive and could not find anything to the contrary. Even the label on the front of the drive says "4TB".
Summary: First of all Id like to say for people saying its DOA, make sure you format the drives. They're bare drives and need formated. Also, I didn't pay attention to this fact when I bought it so you also need to know you need your own SATA cables.
Pros: -Inexpensive -Reliable -Tons of space -Good speed, there's ofc faster drives but this is well enough for gaming -Shipped rather fast to me, and excellent packaging for free.
Cons: -No SATA cables (its a bare drive, just be aware) -Need to format it (so you can't just plug it in and expect it to work) -Not actually 4TB, its 3.6TB (thats 400 gb of space you lose thanks to false advertising, should be illegal but all hard drives lie and round up :/) (The 2tb ones have 1.8TB too)
Pros: Have had one of these running as a backup. Fairly quiet. Slower than a few bigger HGST drives I have, But Faster than an old 7200 rpm WD Black I have. I would say it's a decent all around drive. Works in Win7 just fine.
Cons: None to speak of. I don't use it as a very active drive. I set a bunch of stuff to send to it, then go to bed. That has never failed, so...