A dependable HDD that isn't lacking in technology for a fair price
WVL "wvl", Amazon
5 April 2015
Summary: I have purchased 4 of these and plan to purchase 4 more. I use them for a personal DLNA server, supporting videos, audio and photos. I also have 3 NAS drives that support the DLNA server as well.
Summary: Good product, but setup was a bit time consuming. After some googling I had to use "diskpart extend file system" command from the command line to get the drive's full capacity, which showed correctly in windows disk management but not in My Computer.
Summary: I purchased 12 of these drives. I admit to some trepidation since Seagate drives have a reputation for a high incidence of DOA, but they were all installed and operating with no issues out of the box. They do run a little warmer than my other drives.
The 6TB drive is a very large, reasonably priced drive.
Joseph R. Norman "bnorman", Amazon
21 February 2015
Summary: This is specifically for the 6 TB drive. The mounting arrangement is not an issue in my enclosure so that is not a negative to me but others have complained about it so be sure and be aware of the particulars.
Summary: i used this as an upgrade from my barracuda 1T. seagate offers all of the tools necessary to format the new drive and to clone the old drive. after i cloned the drive i was able to create a partition. the free tools i downloaded from seagate's page make everything simple.
Summary: With multimedia devices, it's easy to use up disk space quickly. I swapped out a 3TB drive and copied everything over, and this should hold me over for a while. Since the heads need to move half as far to work with contiguous data, I expected the performance to be good, and it was.
Summary: I have the 3TB and the 6TB drives, and both are awesome! Very quiet and extremely fast. The 3TB drive is giving me 132MB/s read and 130MB/s write on crystaldiskmark and the 6TB is 218MB/s read 215MB/s write. Extremely fast!
I think 6 TB for 250 dollars is really nice. I don't know who could complain in this ...
Andrew thelongdivider, Amazon
5 December 2014
Summary: I bought 2 of these massive capacity drives and formatted the whole volume to btrfs on each. I was going to buy 4 for btrfs built in raid 5, but 12 TB is already quite excessive for my needs. Form factor: they should be called 3.5"+, because they are bigger than you average hard drive.
... drive for over a year now and it's running great. True size is 3
Albert V., Amazon
30 November 2014
Summary: Have used this drive for over a year now and it's running great. True size is 3.63 gigs. Fast transfer and access rates, good temperature readings with an average of 42C in the hot summer and 30C in the cold winter. Make sure to buy a SATA III cable.
Summary: So far, the drive works fine, but beware, they moved the screw holes on the underside of the drive. This means that these drives will not work on a Mac Pros with the metal sled attachments. If you intend to use these on a Mac Pro, beware!