Summary: Good buy if you just need something fast, but don't use it for anything that you would not want a backup to.
Pros: The drive was fast, and did not have any problems with it until the last day of it's life. It was pretty quick and I used it for my OS at first, and after I switched to ssd I used it for storage. A good drive.
Cons: When it died there was no warning, not like I was expecting any but guess I'm used to seeing sectors die and it give a few signs. Another huge con that might just be for me, but my computer would not fully boot up. Got past the windows screen and just stopped with a line across the top. Thought i...
Summary: This an older drive and I was worried about what I would get. I use a raid 5 network device to store backup copies of my important data.The 3rd drive in the RAID array failed, which was the same make and model of the drive I am reviewing, and I was running the RAID array in degraded mode which made...
Perfect replacement for what I needed and great price.
3 December 2014
Summary: I run a RAID system for redundancy on my home computer. Its a little slow but cheaper as a complete and instantly available backup. I wanted and exact duplicate model of HDD when a 4-year old HDD started dying. This was exact.
Pros: Worked well speed was good, no problems until a few days ago.
Cons: Shorter life than I expect from a hard drive, Normally I would get more than 5 years from a hard drive this one lasted a little over 3 before dieing due to disk corruption and bad sectors. My computer does run 24/7 but even still they usually last longer or at least give some warning of impending...
Summary: Our company is running some Dell T3500's. One of the original hard drives failed in it so we bought three of these; one to replace the failed drive and two more for "backups". We installed the first drive and it failed within about a month.
Pros: Relatively cheap if they didn't constantly fail
Cons: Out of the two drives we have used so far, both failed within about a month of use.