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|03-01-2013 05:41 AM|
|mike1899||has anyone experienced the hard drive running extremely hot?! 63c all the time, and when I use Ashampoo HDD to check out the drive, it says health issue is not very good at 81%. Seek errors and read errors are my main concern and they both rated at 61% to 44%. I think this happens to all Seagate drives, but i want a second opinion.|
|02-23-2013 11:32 PM|
|Behave||Is the "Seagate Dashboard" software worth using?|
|02-21-2013 02:33 PM|
So...I was about to buy the 4TB Western Digital My Book Live "http://www.amazon.com/Personal-Cloud-Storage-Share-Photos/dp/B0064XAIZY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1361484959&sr=8-6&keywords=my+book+live" configured as RAID (1) to simply have a redundant backup of my data. (The NAS features are not important to me).
There was some discussion of other RAID configurations earlier in the discussion but does anyone know if the Seagate can be used for RAID1? I just want to have a duplicate backup and the seagate is half the price of the WD. (Or if anyone wants to suggest a better backup strategy at a similar price point that is not cloud storage, I'm all ears)
|02-21-2013 02:07 PM|
So I went ahead and opened one up .
Barracuda XT - ST4000DX000
I think the easiest and fastest way to check is to follow the video above only until the plastic strip is off. So stop at about 2:30 in the video.
You can then view the SN of the internal drive on the sticker that's underneath where the vent holds in that strip were.
Then check the warranty using either ST4000DX000 or ST4000DM000 in the model/part number field. It will show unknown for one and a warranty expiration for the other. If the ST4000DX000 works, I think that should be confirmation that it's a 7200rpm.
This method should pose virtually no risk of damage as the strip comes off easily. I damaged quite a few of the tabs and little plastic pieces fully opening the case. But then again, I'm in the 96th percentile for Neanderthal DNA so perhaps your motor skills are more refined.
|02-21-2013 01:49 PM|
|02-21-2013 10:52 AM|
|02-21-2013 10:37 AM|
In the same boat as iq100. Same specs in my unit except PN.
Is there a benchmark that would make it clear if it was 7200RPM or 5900RPM?
I may crack it open. Is there a non-destructive way to open these?
If I open, I'll post what I find.
|02-20-2013 05:14 AM|
4TB box mentoning Windows 8 can still be 7200 rpm
My STCA4000100 arrived Tuesday. IS IT 7200 RPM? Box mentions Windows 8, which someone said mean NOT 7200. Sticker on enclosure mentions DX which does mean 7200.
Here is the info from sticker on the black ventilated enclosure:
PN: 1DXAP4-500 4TB
I called Seagate. First told they do not know!. Then one guy said his manager looked up in some 'special database' and said it is 7200, and that all newer STCA4000100 have 7200 rpm. So that contradicts what I have seen written that newer units have 5900 or 5400 rpm? I evenr had the Seagate agent email me 7200 rpm in writing, but do not have any confidence without actually opening the enclosure, lookin at disk, and testing.
Here is a redacted copy of email from Seagate:
Thank you for contacting Seagate Support.
This is to confirm that I told you that the RPM of our new drives are 7200 and will however run at the speed of the fastest device of your computer.
Your drive Serial number is :NA5Jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
For additional assistance, feel free to contact us at: http://www.seagate.com/about/cont...l-support/
If true, this would CONTRADICT the statement that "boxes referencing Windows 8 is NOT 7200 rpm". Can anyone confirm whether PN: 1DXAP4-500 4TB, Model SRD0SD0 is 7200?
Will Seagate downloadable software, or any other software confirm, 7200? I don't want to crack the enclosure just to test, in case I want to return it.
In today's world you would think spending over a $100 on a product entitles you to a material specification like rpm. It should be stamped right on the enclosure's label !!
|02-19-2013 06:10 PM|
|Behave||I did a staples price match with costco and they charged me 9.99 for shipping. Anybody else?|
|02-19-2013 02:21 PM|
It also recognizes an array of different video types, though I have discovered that .FLV files are iffy at best.
The one I have does not support Netflix, by the way, though I know other (more expensive) models do.
There are probably better devices out there, but I've gotten a lot of use out of mine for the price point.
|02-19-2013 12:19 PM|
But in the end it will still be lost unless I back it up again with another drive.. sounds 'spensive.....
|02-19-2013 09:28 AM|
|handyguy||Last year it was 3T, this year 4T, so next year 5T.|
|02-19-2013 05:05 AM|
Also had self build ASUS mATX, AMD low power (45 watt) quad core AMD 906e cpu I think - also had non-ECC Memory and I never had issues.
But you're right for Business/Office Use Self Built RAID Builds -- ECC is an insurance worth investing on.
|02-19-2013 04:30 AM|
I received two that I ordered from Amazon, and both of the boxes have the Windows 8 logo, not Windows 7 logo.
I cannot tell, otherwise, what is inside. Is there a way to tell without opening the drive enclosure? Speed test or something? When I was copying mkv files to the new drive, I was sustaining about 70MB/s over USB 3.0.
|02-18-2013 11:39 PM|
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