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4.0 out of 5 starsDelivery Was Fast and Packaging was good (important for HDD)
Reviewed in Singapore on 19 August 2020
No fuss, no issues. The delivery was fast and packaging was good. HDD works as described. Mainly used for storing family videos which tend to be 20GB per tape so it slowly adds up. Using a HDD docking station for this and it works well with that as well. This 8TB HDD will help
Storage yeah it's great but I'm using this as a separate drive to store my games on. Not sure if mines faulty or these drives are generally like this but I've never had an issue like this with my others. But if for example you are playing a game while transferring something to that drive the game lags so much I have to wait for the transfer to complete before continuing.
Now alot of YouTubers use this drive in their builds for programs. However my experience of this drive is it is so slow to write to it. It reads fine but I see speeds like 3mb/s when transfering a 10gb file and yes it's in a sata3 port. And I tried many different cables. The drive is too committed to send back luckily it's on a pc that doesn't get much use. The page file is also not on this drive so no idea what the hell is wrong with it.
Bought 29 Oct 2019, first assembled on a pc mid of March 2020.
Was delivered no problem, no damage, a-okay.
Worked great up until last week, when I noticed some files on my pc were corrupted. Windows now tells me there're errors to repair, and has me repairing the drive, EVERYDAY.
My 5year old WD Blue is still going strong. Got this Seagate to check if it was worth it, as I have a colleague that really like Seagate's storage. Will have to say no. Eventhough it is a very good price/storage capacity ratio, sadly, there's really no point in getting this for storage if said storage is going to become corrupted or missing within the first year.
I Bought this in June 2020 for my gaming PC and it was running as expected for 2 months when one of my game files was corrupted i tried to fix it. I managed to delete the corrupted file my PC told me that i had to reset my PC so i did. When i try to download a game it took so long to download and the game download was 9GB of data and it said it will take 30 minutes to download and i only used 215GB of data and also it was making some noise when i download anything on the hard drive and when i play a game that is stored on the hard drive plus it would make noises randomly .I don't know if its the game file that was corrupted that broke the hard drive or if its the hard drive itself. I do like it and the price but making unnecessary noises and not able to download some games to me it feels like i wasted my money but if this happens in one are two years it will be a bummer but at least it's able to live that long. Not upset i can buy another one.
I purchased 2 of these drives. After a week the first one failed. So I got another one thinking it might have been just a bad drive (it happens). After a few hours of installing that one, it started to fail, so I wasn't taking any chances and stopped my backups and removed the drive.. The next day the 3rd drive failed.
The third drive was in a different computer, so it was definitely not an issue with the computer.
This review in not about the products working. Unfortunately mine did not work out of packing computer did no recognise the drive bad luck. May be faulty product so don’t take low stars as product review check other people’s reviews. Thanks to Amazon return was not a problem
El disco a nivel Hardware y componentes es idéntico al modelo ST2000DM008. Por lo que pagas más por un disco que es exactamente igual al modelo que indico. La velocidad de lectura y escritura es lo normal en este tipo de almacenamiento. Si lo quieres utilizar como disco secundarios es adecuado. Como disco principal de almacenamiento recomiendo un SSD. El almacenamiento que trae por el precio que pagas es adecuado. Por otro lado el disco cuando llega a casa no viene marcado como ST2000DMZ08. Este código no existe en la web del fabricante del disco.
Ordered 2 of these and after a month they have started to make a grinding noise when they boot and throughout the time my system is in use, which is a sign that it is failing or due to fail. unsure if what i recieved but from other reviews i dont think this is the case, be careful when ordering.