Summary: Do-it-yourself folks should be comforted knowing > Seagate’s hassle-free consumer support is some of the best phone I’ve encountered; the product is backed by a reasonable “5-year” limited warranty (details accessible on the manufacturer’s website).
Pros: Very fast indeed, although, it isn’t totally SS (that’d be cost prohibitive): SSHD combines two precise technologies to increase the density of data enabling it to offer affordably > don’t mistake this for full-blown SSD; it’s an amalgam > SSD w/ four discs, which spin at 5,900rpm counterbalanced...
Cons: The dinosaur is ancillary software; data storage ought to be self-sufficient.
Quick delivery and the hard drive is better than I expected
Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 April 2016
Summary: I cloned my hard drive and at first startup, it started in about half the time. Ordered a second one. Quick delivery and the hard drive is better than I expected. I used the Seagate Disk Wizard program to clone the old hard drive. Seagate offers it free on their website. Works quite well.
Summary: yeah id recommend it to someone who knows how to/has hardware that supports/has operating system that supports/sata 6 and can remember to use a 256gb ssd for a system drive.
Pros: great internal storage drive when properly mounted, set to not be routine defragmented, used as storage (what high capacity disks are for), and well ventilated. i use two in raid, on two systems, they work great for well over a year without issue. the cache is pretty quick.
Cons: not for your OS. dont try it. if you do, you will wind up like the rest of the people complaining in 12-18 months. c'mon people, its a storage disk.
Summary: Product was not recognized in windows after multiple reboots. Finally recognized and cloned old drive to it. After a couple days and boot ups bios and windows both no longer recognize it and it is completely dead. Switching back to old drive and waiting for refund. Going to buy a WD 3TB.
Pros: Ummmm price... you get what you pay for though. Got a free game but still had to pay for it due to refund of drive... oh well.
Summary: This started out as a great drive. It had the speed AND space I wanted however, starting about 3 months ago we started to hear the clicks of death. They were different sounding than some standard drives that I have had that died on me but still similar enough to make me worried. Then.
Summary: I would recommend. Make sure that your motherboard supports UEFI (if you're uising Windows) before buying.
Pros: Big hard drive for storing 4k video on.
Cons: Poor instructions for installing Windows on. Make sure that you install Windows in GPT format. In order to do this, you need to boot your Windows install disk into UEFI mode and format your drive into GPT and install.
Summary: Is it faster than a classic HDD... Sure, but stay away. I switched to this drive on February 13, 2015, I have had windows corrupt 3 times over this time frame. Seems to regularly corrupt data. Recently my computer started spontaneously freezing, with rapidly increasing rate.
Summary: I only bought a Seagate drive because it was on sale, should have known better. My WDs always last much longer.
Pros: Reasonably Fast
Cons: Have had it for about a year, recently it started randomly doing "the knock of death" and I/O fails. Powering down my machine and rebooting gets it up and running again but after a few days it will start knocking again.