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|04-28-2013 10:33 PM|
|fis||My two 4TB drives pulled from these enclosures have been humming along great in a ReadyNAS Ultra 2, and remarkably, I sold the empty enclosures on ebay for $32 each.|
|03-13-2013 09:32 AM|
Read the first review on this WD red drive.
I know they are not the same but I want to emphasize the TLER and how important it is for NAS.
|03-01-2013 07:26 PM|
|fis||Finally opened mine. Windows 8 logo on the package. 4000DM000 on the inside. Oh well. Planning to use them in a ReadyNAS Ultra 2. Hoping I don't have compatibility issues!|
|02-24-2013 08:26 PM|
|schnoid||I bit the bullet and bought 4 of these today. Not sure if I'm gonna crack them open or not. All the ones at my costco have the Windows 8 logo on them for whatever that means. I know these went for $150 on ebay a few days ago, but I was willing to spend 10 bucks more to get it from costco even if it's only a 90 day warranty now. Just less hassle if I decide not to keep any of 'em.|
|02-24-2013 03:44 PM|
The closest Costco to me only had the packages with the Windows 8 compatibility logo on them, so I had to go to another one that had both packages with the Windows 7 or Windows 8 compatibility logos. What's interesting to note is that both of the PN numbers and dates for both Windows 7 and Windows 8 packages were exactly the same, despite what is mentioned in the Wiki.
Anyway, I went ahead and got the package with the Windows 7 compatibility logo as had been confirmed above, and according to SIW it is a 7200 RPM drive. I've been impressed with the SeaGate brand, and I still have a silver 500GB FreeAgent Go external hard drive that has been working flawlessly for several years. I would expect this one to work without a hitch too, and if anything does go wrong, you can just take it back to Costco. Gotta love their customer service, them and Nordstrom.
|02-24-2013 12:02 PM|
After running some test with the SeaTools utility, I believe the model # of the drive is
I would stil like to confirm how others are determining whether the drive is DM or DX without opening the enclosure.
|02-24-2013 11:45 AM|
|pglover19||Is there a utility that you can run to determine if the drive is DX or DM? I just purchased the drive from Costco and run the SeaTools utility and is not telling me whether the drive is DX or DM. What utility are you quys using?|
|02-24-2013 07:37 AM|
Separately from the 'sticker', what is printed on the box?
When you write>"... DX drives in Windows 7 sticker (which is not printed but stuck om top of the boxes) ..."
Separately from the 'sticker', what is printed on the box? Does the box printing mention 'Windows 8', or only 'Windows 7'. Are you saying that Costco, or someone else, went thru the effort to put a sticker on what is the SAME box to identify which were 7200 rpm?
Thanks for your help to figure this out. I suspect your experience is only good for Costco.
|02-24-2013 06:48 AM|
|02-24-2013 04:37 AM|
|husky55||My 4 TB Seagate: PN STCA4000600 Product of Thailand, Windows 8 Compatible in the front, but compatible with windows 7, windows Vista, windows XP in the back. This is on the box, have not opened it yet. I thought Seagate only make 7200 HD now.|
|02-23-2013 10:22 AM|
If I plan on using this as an external hard drive for backup purposes, how reliable is this model compared to the previous Seagate 3TB for $99 @! CostCo during BF?
All I care about is reliability, thanks!
|02-23-2013 06:16 AM|
Packages marked 'Windows 8' may be either 5900 or 7200 rpm
While you may get a Baraccuda 5900 DM0000 drive inside packaging that mentions Windows 8, you may also get a Barraccuda XT 7200 DX000.
I say this because I have two opened enclosures in front of me. The same identical Windows 8 printing on both boxes! Event the PN on the sticker on the black plastic enclosure is the same: '1DXAP4-500 4TB'. Note the X in the part number here does NOT mean 7200 rpm.
I doubt Seagate cares much about which box they use to throw the black plastic external drive enclosure into. They certainly do not care to document what you are buying as to 7200 or 5900 rpm. It this was an automombile manufacturer who played foot loose and fancy free with the engine the plopped into your brand new car, there would be hell to pay. State Attorney General hell. Some may rememember when Cadillac threw in engines marked Oldsmobile and had to pay a substantial penalty. If memory serves me, the engines were the same specification, just built on different assembly lines. In the case of Seagate the disks are NOT the same. 7200 rpm is significantly different than 5900 rpm. Note though that some may prefer the 5900 rpm because it is a newer design and may have less heat. Regardless, IMHO this could be class action suit. Contract law requires specificity as to elements of a purchase that are viewed as material to such purchase. I doubt Seagate would succeed in claiming this information is 'proprietary'. How Seagate manufacures a drive may be proprietary, but NOT its RPM.
|02-23-2013 05:48 AM|
Check out the wiki link of the previous thread, seems you can install ArchLinux on this tiny server.
|02-22-2013 02:34 PM|
you have a pc that's running 24/7, connect it to that, share it and then map the drive...
|02-22-2013 02:20 PM|
|DealsBrokeMe||Anyway to make this connect to a network port on router?|
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