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Seagate BarraCuda 2TB Internal Hard Drive HDD 3 5 Inch SATA 6Gb s 7200 RPM 256MB Cache 3 5 Inch Frustration Free Packaging ST2000DM008

Last Updated: October 9, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.6
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Memory
 142
seagate, drives, storage, 2tb, hard drive
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Drive works as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Added as a storage on my NAS.  ...  "
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" ...  Buying this 1TB Seagate BarraCuda drive will save your perfectly good elderly computer from the dump and you'll save $1000.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to upgrade a 2tb storage drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using Seagate drives for a long time and was glad to purchase this one.  ...  "
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" ...  For those less knowledgeable, this is a Hard Drive, not an SSD (Solid State Drive) so it might feel slow and certainly isn't a good choice for gaming or running high-end creative programs like the Adobe Suite, Blender, or Maya.  ...  "
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" ...  A good hard drive for storing important data. ... It is inferior in speed to modern SSD and M.2 disks, but in terms of reliable data storage it is better to choose it as a backup storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple 4tb HDD. ... Great price for the storage. ... Not the fastest of HDDs but for the price it's excellent for Mass storage of movies and files.  ...  "
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Product Reliability
 68
seagate, drives, failed, barracuda, hard drive
+69%
-31%
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" ...  Have had the drive for about a month and it's been working fine.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a Seagate barracuda.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had Seagate drives for years. ... I buy a new one every year for Time Machine backups.  ...  "
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" ...  I do not think this will help drive work for at least few years.  ...  "
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" ...  The process worked flawlessly. ... The new Seagate has been working flawlessly for a few weeks and I don't expect to have any problems with it - at least for five or six years (if the computer lasts that long). ... The hard drive in my daughter's six-year-old HP desktop computer died a few months ago. ... We'll probably be able to squeeze a few more years of service out of this old computer because of the drive replacement. ... Most of the drives I've had in computers during my lifetime have been Seagate brand and I've never had any complaints.  ...  "
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" ...  Never had a Seagate drive fail yet after using them for 25 years.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced two older 1 TB drives with this new model Barracuda.  ...  "
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" ...  Their price's are always right, and their products have never failed me.  ...  "
Overall performance
 60
fast, drive, speed, performance, hard drive
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Its a stout drive and overall I can say that I'm very pleased with the performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Im not sure if its the faster rotation speed or the larger cache, but my desktop boots nearly as fast as an ssd and im not sure why.  ...  "
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" ...  Silent and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  The perfect Seagate hard drive to mix with your SSD!  ...  "
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" ...  Rotation speed: 5425 rpm (as displayed by smartcl).  ...  "
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" ...  Does it's job well.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this drive for my data drive on my old CPU.  ...  "
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" ...  it boots up from being asleep very fast.  ...  "
Setup
 57
easy, install, setup, installation, software
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Easy to install, plenty of space for now!  ...  "
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" ...  They were very easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was super easy and i would not hesitate to purchase again.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install, does its job.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed right after received it and started running since then.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and setup.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a hoke server and used these to do a RAID 0 setup and they work great.  ...  "
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" ...  It took less than 10 seconds to setup and really was frustration free. ... Quick Setup for Beginners Using Mac:  ...  "
Ease of Use
 37
easy, install, use, fast, would
+100%
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" ...  Easy install and formatting.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and easy to setup, even copying around 1.5TB.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and easy setup  ...  "
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" ...  Fairly quiet, easy to install, works well  ...  "
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" ...  A great 2tb HDD, easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy install and so far working perfectly.  ...  "
Price
 35
good, money, value, drive, amount of storage
+94%
-6%
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" ...  It's a good drive at a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the amount of storage for the price is honestly a steal.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I got these on prime day for a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I'm impressed with the quality and price point.  ...  "
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" ...  This is cheap in price, high in quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Good value for the money  ...  "
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" ...  Great hard drive for the price.  ...  "
Gaming
 33
gaming, game, hard drive, drive, pc
+97%
-3%
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" ...  I keep most of my steam games on it and they boot alright.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it for my video games and light video editing, and it works very well for that purpose.  ...  "
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" ...  Works pretty well for a game dedicated HDD.  ...  "
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" ...  Game load times are, quite literally, only a couple seconds longer versus a 7200RPM drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Use it as Mass storage for games and movies. ... It's pretty fast for a hard drive and has decent game load times.  ...  "
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" ...  It's enough storage for my games and loading times aren't slow.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s no SSD, but very fast for gaming. ... I don’t notice an incredibly large difference between load times on games, but i haven’t tested.  ...  "
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" ...  Stores my abundance of games nicely and performs well.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 28
windows, pc, recognize, using, use
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Use it in my desktop.  ...  "
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" ...  Once it was up and running, I just downloaded the Seagate drive manager on their website.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using it in a Nas Drive on a network.  ...  "
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" ...  Upon re-boot, the computer then recognized it.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought that I could just go into Windows Disk Manager and get it set up that way.  ...  "
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" ...  This method hasn't changed since Windows XP.  ...  "
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" ...  The drive set up nicely and easily on Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  I checked the SMART data because of this and there were 0 power on hours and the power on count was 7.  ...  "
Storage
 28
storage, price, need, good, drive
+100%
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" ...  Great price for the storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Plenty of storage at a great value when it is on sale.  ...  "
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" ...  Would bought again cause I still have 1 more tray for the HDD  ...  "
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" ...  I just need space for my friend artwork and video.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s got good amount of space  ...  "
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" ...  I was really ticked off about this since I wasted money and HDD space. ... If you are buying this as an add-on for extra storage, its perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  It holds all my “homework” nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a good price for thr amount of storage that you're getting.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 25
drive, quiet, noises, clicking, hear
+52%
-48%
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" ...  It may have been a normal noise for some drives, but I was not used to it - all of my drives have been quiet - including other Hitachi drives. ... The noise is gone and it is so quiet like my old computer used to be.  ...  "
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" ...  Very quiet though.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall very quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great to store all my music/movies.  ...  "
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" ...  lots of storage but also lots of sound so if you don’t mind hearing it clank around when reading and writing data then it’s great.  ...  "
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" ...  It performs well, sometimes you'll hear it, but overall it's a nice hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I was hesitant to go with a 7200 rpm drive due to noise, but this drive is actually quieter than the old 5400 drive that was in there.  ...  "
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" ...  The 5400RPM is also much more quiet than a 7200RPM drive, so if your tower is close to you, you won't notice any noise while operating.  ...  "
Software Platform
 21
drive, windows 10, software, disk, partition
+86%
-14%
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" ...  just a small ssd for the OS and Steam or whatever you use thats a big program and no excuse not to get this for literally everything else haha :D  ...  "
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" ...  Once it was up and running, I just downloaded the Seagate drive manager on their website.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting up my OS was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  If anything changes I’ll be sure to update but it's safe to assume the drive is still working if there's no update to this review :)  ...  "
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" ...  You don't need software to install this. ... I hooked it up and immediately installed Windows 10. ... This method hasn't changed since Windows XP.  ...  "
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" ...  I used the free software Easus to recognize the drive and partition as needed.  ...  "
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" ...  They're quiet and can be spun down automatically if your software, OS, or NAS appliance supports that feature.  ...  "
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" ...  Got the 8tb for my movie collection streaming on Plex.  ...  "
Ports
 19
sata, sata cable, hdd, hard drive, cables
+79%
-21%
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" ...  I have my own home built desktop and had 2 1TB drives in it.  ...  "
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" ...  Great hard drive and fast, but wish it came with a Sata cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Normally you get a SATA cable with the drive, not this time.  ...  "
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" ...  Having installed more than a 1000 hard drives in 35 years of building and installing computers it is the fastest disk drive I have used.  ...  "
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" ...  I am using it in a Nas Drive on a network.  ...  "
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" ...  I moved all my aux drives from 4 individual 1tb drives to this monster.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a bare drive, no software cables etc.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that I have always done when installing a hardrive is plug it in, turn on the computer, initialize it via Disk Management and then format.  ...  "
Marketplace
 11
works, good
+100%
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" ...  This includes fulfilled by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon returns my money.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks, Quick delivery, I will always recommed  ...  "
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" ...  Too many pictures and I needed more room.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered on a Saturday and received it early afternoon on Sunday.  ...  "
Fit
 9
brackets, drive, snug, mounting, bottom
+67%
-33%
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" ...  ships fast, wrapped securely, good for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  It holds all my “homework” nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  I doubled my storage and the price has been dropping so it is a no loose.  ...  "
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" ...  A couple of the packages did look as though a tab had not been inserted into its slot, thus allowing the drive to slide around more than I think was originally intended.  ...  "
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" ...  My requirements were for space, reliability, and cost over speed so this drive was a perfect fit.  ...  "
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" ...  Prefect fit for my needs  ...  "
Build Quality
 9
plastic, one, easy to install, cable, bag
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Easy to install and feels quality  ...  "
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" ...  I am a happy heavy metal mofo!  ...  "
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" ...  Very effective for my new build.  ...  "
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" ...  This one seems sturdy so far and was very well priced.  ...  "
Apps
 8
download, drive, work, use, programs
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I used the free software Easus to recognize the drive and partition as needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Got the 8tb for my movie collection streaming on Plex.  ...  "
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" ...  You never know how many games or files you’ll need to save/download, so you minus well go ahead and get this!  ...  "
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" ...  just a small ssd for the OS and Steam or whatever you use thats a big program and no excuse not to get this for literally everything else haha :D  ...  "
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" ...  Once you download the software and install it the drive will be recognized and act like any other drive.  ...  "
Returns
 8
returned, return, replacement, another
+25%
-75%
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" ...  I did not try to return because I must have mishandled, but I have had numerous hdd and never has this happened.  ...  "
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" ...  Ultimately I gave up and just processed a return.  ...  "
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" ...  so I requested a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Seagate's return policy is bad.  ...  "
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" ...  With 3 failures in a row, I'm hoping I can return this one as well - but I'm NOT going to replace with it with another BarraCuda.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 7
disk, drive, disc wizard, new disc, spinning
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I took out a nearly full 1TB data disk and put this in to replace it.  ...  "
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" ...  2 Powered up & started Disk Manager  ...  "
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" ...  Based upon prior reviews, I downloaded the Seagate Disc Wizard software from their website onto my existing HD. ... I ran Disc Wizard., Selected Add New Disc. ... It formatted and partitioned the new disc with no problems. ... I then ran Disc Wizard again, and selected Clone Disc. ... It cloned the new disc perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I replaced a 9 year old 750GB Seagate drive that came with my HP Pavilion (Model HPE-180t) purchased in 2010.  ...  "
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" ...  This will almost certainly be the last spinning disk drive I buy in my life, and I am happy to be finishing up in style.  ...  "
Delivery
 7
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Fasr delivery woeks great.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks, Quick delivery, I will always recommed  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered on a Saturday and received it early afternoon on Sunday.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in 48 hours, which is great.  ...  "
Video Playback
 6
music, space, need
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Got the 8tb for my movie collection streaming on Plex.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great to store all my music/movies.  ...  "
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" ...  I just need space for my friend artwork and video.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're doing this for the first time then prepare yourself by watching some video on YouTube.  ...  "
Cables
 6
cable, sata, drive, wish, sata cable
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Plug in 2 cables, good to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install a couple of screws that's it connect a couple of cables you're ready for action  ...  "
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" ...  Great hard drive and fast, but wish it came with a Sata cable.  ...  "
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" ...  I also had to buy another drive cable.  ...  "
Volume
 5
volume, sectors, noise, drives
+20%
-80%
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" ...  It's a bit louder than I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  This drive performs well but is very loud.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
+100%
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" ...  Too many pictures and I needed more room.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked as advertised  ...  "
For Running
 4
raid, maybe
+100%
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" ...  No issues, and everything is running smoothly.  ...  "
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" ...  And you can put these in a raid if you like, running them in a raid 5 at the moment.  ...  "
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" ...  Running in server 24/7.  ...  "
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" ...  I was up and running in a matter of minutes.  ...  "
Drivers
 4
driver, drive, 10, software
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Running diagnostics, chkdsk etc, driver scan for bad sectors / to recover my lost Data .  ...  "
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" ...  I am going to return the driver's to the seller.  ...  "
Resolution
 3
+100%
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" ...  but, I will say that they seem able to play 4K video without a hitch or glitch.  ...  "
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" ...  As far as I could tell, it transferred everything over to the new HD.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 3
doa, came, returned, replacement
-100%
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" ...  My first unit was DOA.  ...  "
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" ...  Product came DOA.  ...  "
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" ...  First one came DOA.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Head flying 5 hours stuck?  ...  "
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" ...  Terrible distracting vibrations as the head seeks.  ...  "

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