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Produit à 200€, disque dur, donc assez sensible, et pourtant "emballé" dans un simple petit carton plus petit qu'une feuille A4, sans la moindre boîte ou autre, simplement dans un petit plastique de rien du tout, complètement abimé. Je trouve ça honteux de livrer un tel produit dans de telles conditions !
WARNING THESE DRIVES USE SHINGLED (SMR) STORAGE ! SMR drives perform quite badly in some usage situations. In my case doing very large backups over a network. They write at full speed for around 2 hours and then the speed plummets to around 1/4 full speed.
I think it's appalling that Seagate don't think it necessary to tell their customers what they're getting in the product description. It is miss selling ! SMR drives are fine for some situations but I would not have bought them if I'd have known. Would not buy again or recommend.
Ne abbiamo presi parecchi per riuscire a completare un RAID 5 Drobo fidando nei 7200 giri dichiarati in passato su questo modello da 8 TB. Purtroppo l'array è ancora incompleto in virtù del tasso di difettosita: 1 su 2 arriva guasto o si guasta dopo poche ore di lavoro. Non sappiamo se ciò sia dovuto ad un imballaggio troppo "leggero" ma tant'è. Ora vediamo se Amazon censura o pubblica :-)
...hat nicht sehr lange gehalten. Nach nur 3 Stunden war Ende im Gelände. CrystalDisk hat schon nach 10 Minuten Betriebsdauer der FP jede menge fehlerhafte Sektoren entdeckt und die FB als defekt gekennzeichnet. Nach 3 Stunden war dann nur noch permanentes rattern zu hören. Nach einem Neustart war dann Schluss mit sämtlichen Funktionen. Ich habe die Festplatte zurück geschickt mit der gleichen Verpackung, wie ich diese erhalten habe. Absolut fahrlässig diese einfache Verpackung. Wie ein Buchversand, ohne Luftpolster wurde sie versendet. Das konnte ja nicht gut gehen. Habe mir nun Ersatz im Fachhandel geholt mit ordentlicher Verpackung. Der Preis der großen FP ist ja unschlagbar, aber das Risiko (besonders vor Datenverlust) ist einfach zu groß.
After picking up two 8TB drives while on sale, they arrived well packaged and had no signs of wear or previous use. Installed them into my NAS to replace some failed drives and had no issues during this process. Once installed I ran crystal diskmark7 against both drives and came to realize that these are SMR (Shingled/Capacity Storage) drives. This mean that while read speeds are reasonable, write speeds are awful! Very disappointed with Seagate for switching the barracuda line over to SMR and not clearly stating this in the product information. I've now learnt my lesson and all future hard drive purchases will be WD red drives, since Western Digital will actually be upfront with the specs of the product they're selling.
This disk drive met all my expectations. It was easy and problem-free to install
I have a ten year old Dell XPS 8100, with a i7 CPU 2.93 GHz CPU. It came with 8Gb of memory and 2tb of disk; being two 1tb disks, “stripped” across both disks to form a single 2tb virtual disk. I replaced the one 1 tb disk drive with a 2tb Crucial SSD drive by cloning and the second disk drive with the 8tb Seagate drive. I am automatically backing up the data on the SSD drive to the 8 tb Seagate drive. I also replaced the 8GB memory with 16 Gb Crucial memory cards. Very pleased. I have given my ten year old Dell PC a new lease of life.
First drive failed after 3 months. Seagate said not covered by warranty as OEM version originally sold in external drive enclosure. Returned to Amazon.
Second drive still running ok after 2 weeks, but can be painfully slow since this is apparently a shingled drive model. Also only runs at 5400rpm, not 7200rpm as advertised. Have now checked warranty and Seaget says it is valid (This drive sold by Maestro Tech. 3 day delivery by UPS, so good service)
Third drive (to replace the first got delivered an hour ago. Immediately checked warranty with Seagate and I have again been sold an OEM drive from an external enclosure. Its even written on the drive's label! (See picture) This drive supplied by JasTech IT-Solutions. Buyer beware!
I now need to return this third drive, wasting more time. I will probably return the second one too due to lousy performance and spend a bit more on better drives from a more trustworthy retailer.
The drive failed after approximately 7 months. Amazon's site said I had to contact Seagate for support. Seagate informed me that:
"As I can see from our system this specific drive used to be the internal drive of a Seagate Backup Plus Desktop version. It was never meant to be sold seperately as a stand alone internal drive. Thus normally voiding any warranty."
As a gesture Seagate have offered me support and a replacement under warranty. However people should be aware that this may not be the case for all customers.
Second 8TB Seagate Barracuda to fail Third Barracuda Drive to Fail - DO NOT BUY THESE DRIVES THEY ARE UNRELIABLE
I have bought 3 of these drives in 8TB and 1 in 4TB.
2 of the 8TB have failed and had to be returned - one losing me a lot of important data. The 4TB failed and is likely in warranty but I dont care it as again it cost me a lot of data and is going to recycling.
These are cheaper hard drives for a reason I am finding out. My last 8TB Barracuda I have only just bought and I am returning it as its not worth the risk to later lose all your data.
Terrible drives will never buy another Seagate Hard Drive again
I decided to create my own home media server with PLEX so I can have all my media in one place. I needed a big HDD for all my stuff and decided to go with this one. I didn't have any issue setting it up. I just needed to buy a SATA cable to connect it to the motherboard (already had a power cable), turned the computer on, went onto Disk Management, format it and voilà! I transfered all my pictures, music and videos onto it without any issue, set up my PLEX server and I can now access all my media on my TV and my phone! I've been using it for a month now, never had any crash and it runs on my PLEX very smoothly. I still have about 3gb of free space for futur files. Highly recommend it!