Seagate 1 TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Drive Retail Kit (ST310005N1A1AS) Reviews

Seagate 1 TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Drive Retail Kit (ST310005N1A1AS)

  • 1TB storage capacity with SATA III, 6Gb/s NCQ Interface
  • Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance
  • Seagate OptiCache technology boosts overall performance by as much as 45% over the previous generation.
  • Seagate Smart Align technology provides a simple, transparent migration to Advanced Format 4K sectors.
  • Best Fit Applications include: Desktop or all-in-one PCs, Home servers , PC-based game systems, Desktop RAID, Direct attached external storage devices (DAS), Network attached storage devices (NAS)

The Power of One The Seagate Desktop HDD is the one hard drive for all your desktop applications. One drive for every need, supported by 30 years of trusted performance, reliability and simplicity. Perfect when you need to: Build desktop or all-in-one PCs to equip home servers Create PC-based gaming systems Implement a desktop RAID Build network attached storage devices (NAS) Proven Quality and Performance Desktop HDDs are the world’s most pop

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  1. JJCEO says:
    173 of 200 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Problematic since day 1!, December 26, 2011
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    JJCEO (Greenwood, Indiana) –
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    This review is from: Seagate 1 TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Drive Retail Kit (ST310005N1A1AS) (Personal Computers)
    I purchased 15 of these drives in both the OEM and boxed retail version when they first came out and they were not cheap at that time. All 15 failed within the first year due to the now well-known firmware problem that Seagate had released in the drives. It seems that after they were power cycled about 100 times they just died.

    Seagate has a good warranty program and they would exchange them for free. That still doesn’t pay for all of your time, labor, troubleshooting, lost data, and shipping cost to return them to have them replaced. Sadly when you would return a drive that may be only a few months old they would return a refurbished drive with new firmware. You have no idea how many hours this drive was used or how much life is left in it. Out of 15 returned drives 8 have failed a second time and some even a third from bad sectors on the disk surface. More time, labor, troubleshooting, and costs down the drain again.

    I even got returned units that were refurbished and they failed right out of the box. The last returns I sent back for the third time I told them I did not want any more refurbished drives sent to me and they agreed.

    Seagate has been supportive to me but what a lot of work. For a computer GEEK I cannot think of a worse problem than continuous failures and loss of data from a top reputation company like Seagate. They have forced me to become an expert at testing drives before they are installed and before I return them. The testing software “SeaTools” and I have become old friends.

    I still buy Seagate drives and the newer models work fine. I still test them all before installation.

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  2. Jaime Moreno says:
    44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    May not fit your drive bay if it required use of middle mounting holes, July 8, 2014
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    Jaime Moreno (Monterey CA) –
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    Oh yeah and if anyone is considering the 6TB there’s several major differences from previous 4TB Seagate’s I own:

    #1 runs about 6C hotter i.e. 37C at load vs 31C for 4TB drive.

    #2 missing holes in the middle of drive for mounting so may be a problem for some. Apparently they add an extra platter to hit 6TB so that’s why they had to get rid of middle holes since there was no space left for them and probably why it runs hotter too.

    #3 makes more noise than older drive most likely due to extra platters. I have it running in an external dock until I replace one of the drives in my 4 bay Seagate NAS and I can definitely hear it making noise especially when it first starts up or starts working hard. Not as noticeable on older 2 and 4TB drives.

    #4 Performance wise this is probably the fastest mechanical drive I’ve used in a long time!
    200MB/s which is way faster than the typical 120MB/s and even faster than some SSD drives!
    See the picture I posted. The slowest speed of this this drive around 167MB/s is the fastest speed for the older 4TB as you can see.

    Oh yeah it comes un-formatted so expect to wait a while to do a full format to make sure there were no bad sectors from the start took around 10 hours!

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  3. Diane Wilson says:
    70 of 84 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    quiet, fast, reliable, August 19, 2006
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    Diane Wilson (Cary, NC USA) –
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    I have two of these drives, one for video editing, one for a server. I’ve been completely satisfied with them; they were easy to install and their performance has been excellent. The SATA cables are a huge improvement over the old ATA ribbon cables, both for ease of installation and for improved airflow inside the computers. Windows recognizes SATA drives without a problem.

    The disk comes with a CD that includes installation software (not needed, for me at least) and Seagate’s BounceBack Express backup software.

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