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|02-14-2013 05:24 PM|
|SimMike777||As far as XP, I have an XP install on a secondary drive which occasionally I boot to via my BIOS. My main OS is Windows 7, which is what I will set this drive up with and use primarily. Let's say I partition it as two 1.5TB partitions and format it in Windows 7. If I now boot to XP, will XP see the partitions normally and use the drive normally?|
|02-13-2013 10:48 AM|
As far as the drive spinning down, you can always change that in your Power Options -> Change plan settings -> Change advanced power settings. In the dialog, expand Hard disk and change the timeout to Never (defaults to 20 minutes).
|02-12-2013 09:22 PM|
|SimMike777||Bought the drive. Didn't want to wait for black Friday for it to be $90. Still available. Didn't like the slower spindle speed of WD green and WD Red.|
|02-11-2013 10:30 PM|
|02-11-2013 10:19 PM|
You will not get warranty as an internal drive since it has firmware specific to external drives and will be in their databases as external.
|02-11-2013 10:09 PM|
|02-11-2013 10:01 PM|
Regarding the firmware to fix the "chirping" issue. If you get a drive that has firmware CC9D, you won't not be able to "upgrade" to firmware CC4H that has the fix.
|02-11-2013 09:54 PM|
|02-11-2013 09:52 PM|
|jedimaster974||I picked up 5 of these on BF. running in a freenas solution. working well. Hopefully i wont need more space until next BF|
|02-11-2013 09:28 PM|
I wonder how it compares to what's inside this -
Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop Hard Drive STCA3000101 - which is also $119 right now but getting no love on SD.
Someone on NewEgg Reviews wrote about the Backup Plus drive -
"It's the Seagate Barracuda ST3000DL001 Hard drive that is actually in the unit."
Both 2 year warranty. I need a drive to run 24/7 for HTPC - speed isn't as important as durability, quiet, and running cool....but it would get noisy anyway if I put it in my 2 bay JBOD w/fan.
|02-11-2013 08:21 PM|
For those of you running (3) 3TB drives in a NAS.. What are you using for a NAS? A device? FreeNAS? Etc...
|02-11-2013 08:10 PM|
|02-11-2013 07:42 PM|
Someone wanting higher speed HDD's won't like the Red's as much.
The AnandTech and Tom's Hardware review describe the Red well:
Hope that helps.
|02-11-2013 05:43 PM|
Here is what i found on this drive when i got it during BF:
"I followed your steps and took mine apart. Once the top shell is taken off, there are a couple metal clips along the outside of the metal housing near the ports. These can be spread slightly apart so you can more carefully pull the drive out if needed (just don't bend the ports/circuit board). I took some pics with my phone for a little bit of perspective:
My manufacture date is 09/2012. Want to know the best part? I used SeaTools to test the drive beforehand and it all came out fine, after about 12 hours :/. I used the warranty checker (link in the SeaTools app) on seagate.com to check the drives warranty - i believe it was January 2013. This is no surprise (it should be a year) however, the internal drive had a warranty out to 25-Dec-2015 . I should have never bought that squaretrade 2 year warranty .
edit: I can also confirm again that the model is ST3000DM001 and no, the enclosure wasn't soldered to the drive ."
So roll the dice, you may get a better warranty with an 'external drive' .
Also, is there a way to quote a post from another thread?
|02-11-2013 05:37 PM|
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