dealsseagate barracuda st3000dm001 3tb 7200 rpm 64mb…

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Are these any good? Pretty mixed reviews everywhere...

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The reviews on NewEgg are bad enough to scare me off. BUT. The reviews of the 2 competing 3TB Western Digital drives are even worse! So personally I might stick with my 2TB drive until more reliable larger drives appear.

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I took the chance. I've been looking at drives for the last 6 months and looking at reviews. All of the various drives I looked at from all manufacturers have about the same failure rates and reviews as these. I wish everyone luck these days with any drives they pick.

I have some older 750's that have been great which I am keeping my important data on in a mirror set.

I picked up two of these for a mirror set but I am keeping my media library on it.

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I need a new drive to replace the 1TB Seagate Barracuda in my media pc that won't write any more after less than a year...probably not this drive...

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Take two of these. Glue them together. Put inside custom harddrive case. Buy a two port sata multiplier to also put in the case. (Extremely cheap, you will buy in bulk all the defective 5 port ones and turn them into two) Fan may be needed.
Sell thousands of these 6 TB hardrives as your own brand with a better warranty!
Note: I don't know if its healthy to glue harddrives together even with a fan attached.
I'll try it with two 4 TB hard drives to see what happens...
Personally, I'd like to remove all the platters from all my harddisks and make custom cases for them.

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AAARRGGGHHH!!!! I just bought 2 of these from Amazon 2-3 weeks ago at $149 each. When will I learn?

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Ahhh, I bought 3, 3TB hitachi's a year ago at Fry's for $100 each.
Should have sold them for $200+ during the shortage.

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@polysorbate: "What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

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I work in tech-support (specifically in commercial storage) and I see 3 TB hard disks fail all the time. They have a pretty high failure rate right now. I would stick with 1 or 2 TB drives(even at a higher price), just to reduce the risk of data loss.

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Follow up. Had the drives for about 10 days. Made in Taiwan. Latest firmware on it from the MFG (10/2012). Happy so far. FAST.

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@Delcue: Ok, whatever man. I was just antibragging that I should have sold them.
They were Hitachi not Seagate. 2 out of 3 are going bad as backups.
Some pc's can easily read them, while others will corrupt them. Same thing goes for all larger hard disks. If I had sold them, I would'nt be having the problems. Some other soul would have.