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|08-24-2013 03:46 PM|
For those of you who have purchased this drive and still subscribe to this thread, what is the model # listed on the bottom of the STCA3000101.
The box outer packaging I bought a few weeks ago at Costco said:
Assembled in China
Product of China
The part # on the side of the case is PN: 1DXAP3-500
The bottom of the hard drive box inside the packaging has the model #STCA3000101 covered by white tape. Should I return a drive that's assembled in China and a product of China for one that's assembled in China and a Product of Thailand, as this may be an older drive than the STCA3000101?
|08-05-2013 02:43 PM|
Mine says it was assembled in China. Mine is so quiet I can't hear anything over the fan when I put my early very close to it.
|08-05-2013 02:23 PM|
I think it relies on the Windows setting or a setting from the included software. Someone mentioned something about first setting the spin down feature, and then wiping the drive and repartitioning it. I'm going to have to find that post.
Where was your drive manufactured and assembled? Some have complained of hearing noises while the drive spins (which usually are associated with older drives).
|08-05-2013 11:30 AM|
I'm curious if the drive has some type of spin down feature of its own, or is it relying on a windows setting?
|08-05-2013 10:17 AM|
I picked up the STCA3000101 (made and assembled in China) last week @ Costco and I haven't opened the package yet. I've read a bunch of reviews on Amazon and other places about the drives made in China as opposed to Thailand, and problems with crashing and not working with Windows 7, and I'm wondering if I should return it for a refund without opening it or exchanging it.Others also say it runs hot which is why I like to purchase internal drives and separate enclosures with fans and power switches.
What is the general opinion here of this drive?
|07-26-2013 07:00 AM|
Now, I got seagate disk wizard and was able to partition it in one 2.7 TB chunk as GPT. Then I went into windows 7 64 bit disk management and formatted the partition as NTFS. So far it's up and running.
Also, the drive I got was a DM001 model and not the 7200 baracuda. But still the benchmarks on this thing are faster some of my older 7200 rpm drives.
|07-26-2013 04:35 AM|
|07-25-2013 08:44 PM|
|07-23-2013 01:49 PM|
|vairox||I bought one a year ago, so far I've returned it and swapped it out with a new one every 3 months due to the accumulation of bad sectors. The problem seems to be that they run at around 60c idle, heat kills. Costco has never had a problem, I just copy everything to my 4TB then wipe the drive and swap it then recopy data. These drives are trash in the case, if you remove it and use it in the pc they are great... the case is poorly ventilated, very poorly. I have two 250gb WD drives I still use, ten years old with 6.5 years of power on use never one error... these newer drives are just made like crap.|
|07-23-2013 01:22 PM|
|07-23-2013 09:11 AM|
|07-22-2013 05:56 PM|
|07-22-2013 10:19 AM|
How does this external drive power down? Is there an on/off switch and a built-in fan? If not, maybe that's the reason why these drives sometimes fail after a short period as they can overheat.
I bought a WD (or Seagate - have to check) internal drive about 10 years ago and installed it into a Plumaxx enclosure which had a fan and power switch. It's still working today.
Someone on another thread say they use a USB power hub to turn off their external drives.
Is that only for external drives that are powered via USB?
|07-22-2013 12:00 AM|
|07-21-2013 08:46 PM|
Wy just take it apart and you can figure it out.
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