dealsseagate barracuda st3000dm001 3tb 7200 rpm 64mb…


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


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.


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.


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...


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.


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


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.


@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."


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.


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.


@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.