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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: August 16, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.6
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Memory
 99
seagate, storage, drives, 2tb, hard drives
+89%
-11%
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" ...  the drive is good for ahat i need to jist expand space but suprised no wireing came with it had to go out and get it .  ...  "
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" ...  I started with two used 1TB Barracuda drives in the Synology which were hot spares from the old Wintel servers.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very simple to do this so don't let these people cloud your judgement on whether or not to purchase this drive. ... Buy this awesome drive right now. ... This is an awesome drive! ... The other great part about this drive is the capacity of it.  ...  "
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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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" ...  It’s a fast hard drive, but that’s because it’s 7200 RPM. ... It’s not as fast as an SSD, but that’s because it’s a hard drive, not an SSD, it’s cheaper than an SSD and I use it as a secondary drive to my SSD, for mass storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Plugged right in, simple initialize and format in storage manager, good to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Seagate is my go-to brand for hard drives. ... Using this one in an external RAID enclosure for backups.  ...  "
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" ...  It is my secondary drive and HDD tests shows everything is fine.  ...  "
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Product Reliability
 44
seagate, drives, failed, hard drive, barracuda
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Worked fine with no issues!  ...  "
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" ...  this was sent in a generic package OEM, but was new and worked great for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Like all drives you will never know how reliable it is for a long time and by then the model has most likely been replaced. ... Over the last ten years I have had great luck with Seagate, so I am kind of sticking to them for most of my drive purchases based on their Track record.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to be working very well.  ...  "
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" ...  It did with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  I have two of these Synology boxes, which replaced my HP MediaSmart EX490 boxes, which I ran for about ten years. ... The Seagate Barracudas are super reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  It has been about a month now.  ...  "
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" ...  Working perfectly to store all our movies.  ...  "
Overall performance
 42
drive, ssd, performance, speed, hard drive
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I use a SSD drive as the main boot drive and O/S strage.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a fast hard drive, but that’s because it’s 7200 RPM. ... It’s not as fast as an SSD, but that’s because it’s a hard drive, not an SSD, it’s cheaper than an SSD and I use it as a secondary drive to my SSD, for mass storage.  ...  "
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" ...  The drive does work and is silent so I give it 4 stars, I took one away because I was lied to about the speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Cheap, fast and works exactly as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Started it up - smooth, quiet, all the way.  ...  "
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" ...  This is for the 2T Seagate Barracuda Pro ST2000DM009. ... The speed is 7,200 RPM with 128Mb cache, which is 4x what I had.  ...  "
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" ...  7200 RPM is quite acceptable for storage though, and I really think it performs comparably to a cheap SSD(And I would never buy a cheap one).  ...  "
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" ...  I saved money by doing this versus getting an ssd.  ...  "
Setup
 34
install, easy, software, setup, super easy
+97%
-3%
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" ...  was easy to install  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and performs very well in my server.  ...  "
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" ...  They installed easy and I didn't need any additional software to put them in Raid 1 (just used the built in features in Windows 10).  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and setup.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Installation was super easy and i would not hesitate to purchase again.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy install and formatting.  ...  "
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" ...  Installed right after received it and started running since then.  ...  "
Price
 23
good, money, value, drive, amount of storage
+91%
-9%
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" ...  For 60 it's a good deal.  ...  "
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" ...  Good value for the money  ...  "
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" ...  That's fine if you don't have a budget. ... I'm thankful I can get all this storage for such a low price.  ...  "
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" ...  And the budget-friendly price just cinches it.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I'm impressed with the quality and price point.  ...  "
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" ...  The value for the money is just worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  So far so good, great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the amount of storage for the price is honestly a steal.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 21
windows, pc, seagate, recognize, mint
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Using on a Linux Mint system to run as a local network host for other devices to connect to.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought 2 of these to do a RAID 0 setup in my gaming PC.  ...  "
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" ...  I was able to correctly restore 1.1 TB of data.  ...  "
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" ...  I connected it, booted up DiscWizard, and clicked create a new partition.  ...  "
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" ...  My Mac Pro has three internal hard drives.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  The drive set up nicely and easily on Windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  This method hasn't changed since Windows XP.  ...  "
Gaming
 20
gaming, storage, ssd, pc, loading
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Perfect for installing multiple games and keeping your ssd with storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent value at $60 and my games are running smoothly without any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  If your looking for cheap solution to store all your games, videos, photos, etc this works great.  ...  "
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" ...  10/10 product for epic gamers!!!  ...  "
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" ...  I'll finally have all 145 games installed at the same time!  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to setup and I started moving games over within minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for games.  ...  "
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" ...  Been using for a few weeks now, works as expected as a storage drive for arcade games  ...  "
Ease of Use
 20
easy, use, install, fast, would
+100%
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" ...  Real easy to to do and what a big difference.  ...  "
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" ...  The software was very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The seagte tools made it super easy to clone my current drive to this one.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to install and set up and it is quite as a mouse.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy install and formatting.  ...  "
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" ...  Install was very quick and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and performs very well in my server.  ...  "
Storage
 18
storage, need, value, price, plenty
+100%
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" ...  This is a good price for thr amount of storage that you're getting.  ...  "
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" ...  It provided more than double the storage, and quite frankly works just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  so much storage for the money if you get it like new.  ...  "
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" ...  Works fine and good if you have any extra hard drive slots and need more space  ...  "
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" ...  It holds all my “homework” nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  It's not anything particularly noteworthy but has plenty of storage for me.  ...  "
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" ...  For my normal games and clips that I like to save I have more than enough space and wont have to upgrade it in a while.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed more space, this did it!  ...  "
Sound Quality
 15
drive, quiet, clicking, noises, seagate
+40%
-60%
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" ...  The noises a drive puts out when it's about to die.  ...  "
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" ...  Making an audible clicking noise that you could hear from across the room with a movie playing.  ...  "
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" ...  However, I've found that the drive makes an annoying chirping sound about every 2 seconds. ... I found a utility called KeepAliveHD that quiets the sound by issuing write/deletes as often as you choose.  ...  "
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" ...  Started making an odd clicking noise and now the system doesn't see the drive.  ...  "
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" ...   I don't know if this item (Seagate BarraCuda Pro 4TB) is defective or why it makes this annoying sound.  ...  "
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" ...  After about a month, I started hearing odd sounds from the computer - it was the drive trying to automatically fix bad sectors.  ...  "
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" ...  A loud (faster spinning) drive would mask that noise a bit, but this one being otherwise quiet really slaps you in the face with the noise when the drive is active. ... According to their technical specs, this thing is dead silent, but mount it to a case and the vibration turns it into a speaker, amplifying the head noise.  ...  "
Software Platform
 15
windows, software, disk, server, drive
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Once you download the software and install it the drive will be recognized and act like any other drive.  ...  "
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" ...  Once it was up and running, I just downloaded the Seagate drive manager on their website.  ...  "
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" ...  Booted right up, reinstalled Windows 10 very fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Google should help you out though.  ...  "
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" ...  I installed the new Seagate drive, ran a fresh install of Windows 10, and the new Seagate is running flawlessly and quietly.  ...  "
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" ...  I connected it, booted up DiscWizard, and clicked create a new partition.  ...  "
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" ...  I cloned my old drive onto this new one and all my problems with 100% usage and updating were gone.  ...  "
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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  ...  "
Ports
 12
sata cable, sata, hard drive, hdd, drives
+83%
-17%
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" ...  1 Plugged new drive into docking station.  ...  "
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" ...  I have my own home built desktop and had 2 1TB drives in it.  ...  "
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" ...  I moved all my aux drives from 4 individual 1tb drives to this monster.  ...  "
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" ...  Install was easy but make sure you understand the PCIe architecture and use the correct SATA port.  ...  "
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" ...  Great hard drive and fast, but wish it came with a Sata cable.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  I also had to buy another drive cable.  ...  "
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" ...  the drive is inside an Inateck 3.5 Hard Drive Enclosure, Aluminum USB 3.0 Sata HDD Enclosure, FE3001and I'm getting awesome read and writing speeds IMHP.  ...  "
Returns
 7
returned, replacement, return, another
+29%
-71%
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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.  ...  "
Fit
 7
mounting, fit, brackets, bottom, two
+71%
-29%
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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  ...  "
Marketplace
 6
good
+100%
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" ...  This includes fulfilled by Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks, Quick delivery, I will always recommed  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered on a Saturday and received it early afternoon on Sunday.  ...  "
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" ...  For 60 it's a good deal.  ...  "
Video Playback
 5
music, space, need
+60%
-40%
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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.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 5
drive, disc wizard, new disc, disk, spinning
+80%
-20%
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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
 4
+75%
-25%
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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.  ...  "
Build Quality
 4
bag
+50%
-50%
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" ...  This is a HORRIBLE Product, cheaply made, pot metal enclosure with dents to the casing right out of the box.  ...  "
Volume
 3
volume, sectors, noise, drives
-100%
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" ...  This drive performs well but is very loud.  ...  "
Drivers
 3
driver, drive, 10, software
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I am not sure what all the talk is about drivers but the drive worked fine under windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  What I do is I run a 1tb Samsung 860 Evo ssd and I install win 10 on this drive with all of the drivers and updates and anti-virus software and motherboard and gpu software and I save everything else to my 8tb barracuda pro and I don't have any lag In any of my games which are mostly racing and first person shooters and my computer boots up very very fast so anyway ya I recommend this to anyone needing a sizeable amount of storage space or just for someone who wants a good solid dependable quick  ...  "
Apps
 3
work, use, programs, like, download
+67%
-33%
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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.  ...  "
Cables
 3
cables, wish, sata cable, power, another
+100%
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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.  ...  "

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