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Old 03-26-2018, 12:50 AM   #1
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I bought one of these for $130. It works very well - also lets you access the data from 2 usb ports on the front. I am curious though....6tb...for $130??? How do they do it? How long should I expect this to last? Does anyone have any experience with these?
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i would be wary the stx000bm001 range has a very poor reliability record (less than 2400 hours). I have had countless replacements, and I use mine as a door stop now...
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seagate may have improved thing since the stx000bm001 ranges though but i will never have another seagate product, and i actively replaced any seagate disks in use in the company i work for.
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As time goes on, Hard Drives and computers in general are getting faster, more capacity and cheaper every day.
Unfortunately, Seagate was one of the top, if not best Hard Drive manufacturer on the market several years ago. Unfortunately, their products have gone done in reliability quality and they seem to fail much faster then other brands of HDD's now. Hopefully, your drive will work well for you and last a long time.
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Tru dat ^^
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Back in the late 80's(?) a couple of one of my Seagate MFM/RLL drives (40MB?) had the infamous "stiction" problem. Roughly 20 years later I decided to try a couple more Seagate's (Barracuda?). They both failed within 18 months. <grrr>

Googling
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will reveal many more problems, including a 2016 class-action lawsuit over 3TB hard drive failure rates. (Over 30%).

Have had much better luck with HGST and "Black" series WDs.
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Same problems with all Seagates I've had in the last 5 years. I avoid them like the plague now.

I had 4 of the 3TB drives fail in a NAS that was a sole backup system for a client at the time. Fortunately the backup wasn't needed until after the failed drives had been replaced with WD blacks.

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I must say that I have had the opposite experience with Seagate drives.
I have had many Seagate drives over the years in various machines, as well as 1TB, 3TB, and 6TB external (USB) drives.
I never had an issue with them, but I had a 500GB Western Digital, as well as more than one of Maxtor's drives fail on me.
My Seagate 3TB drive is 4 years old, and it has been used heavily for storage and back up.
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I've only had ONE Seagate make it out of warranty in the last 5+ years. Lost a TON of data as a result. Maxtor was about as bad when they were still in business.

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Maxtor got bought out by Seagate decades agp. They are still in business to a small degree, but the inner workings are all Seagate products.
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For the OP:
Most often when you buy an external, it's one of the lower tier drives. Not a 'bad' drive, just not the top end. They normally do last as long (if not longer), but they are often the lowest performance, disk speed, cache etc.
When I just need bulk storage, I'll pick them up and pull the drives from them

At one time (back in the mfm/rll days) I considered maxtor to be the best drives around.
Then for a while, if I needed a drive I was happy with anything but WD.
Seagate was always 'well if I have to'
Now I have two wd, 3 seagates as well as some toshiba and hitachi....
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they are all much the same these days but seagate has gone downhill massively. the ST3000BM001 drives where only warranted for 2,400 hours usage, they where marketed as a home server / NAS drive too!
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