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I've had one of these in my laptop for about 3 years now. Don't be misled by some of the posts on this thread, this thing is no where near SSD speeds even for OS booting. This is just a drive with a large cache but still regular spinner disk. It's not a bad drive but just keep your expectations reasonable.
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this was a great drive for my macbook pro 13 2012 md102ll. it made that computer feel new again. i definitely would recommend it. i installed one on my mac mini 2014 with fusion drive running an nvme 2.0 as the main source and the firecuda 2tb as the archive storage... works very well.
You can install this on a 2014 Mac mini? I thought those Macs were not upgradable.
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Is it worth it to spend the extra $20 and get a WD Blue 2TB? I seem to see a lot of bad things about Seagate drives nowadays. How does a Toshiba L200 drive compare? They are also about $80.
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how do u game on this drive? is it a computer??
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Seagate is on my avoid list too.
I was recently testing and wiping a pile of old hard drives that I had accumulating. 2 of the 3 that failed S.M.A.R.T. were Seagate.
Having said that, I have been using this same drive since summer of 2017 as a 2nd drive in a laptop with no issue.
You do realize that your statement that 2 of the 3 that failed SMART were Seagate really doesn't pack any punch at all without knowing how many drives were tested what percentage were Seagate.

I bought this drive last month to upgrade my hitachi 1 tb 7200 spin in my EVGA SC17 laptop and the speed increase overall is just great, I just hope the drive proves reliable as well.
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You do realize that your statement that 2 of the 3 that failed SMART were Seagate really doesn't pack any punch at all without knowing how many drives were tested what percentage were Seagate.

I bought this drive last month to upgrade my hitachi 1 tb 7200 spin in my EVGA SC17 laptop and the speed increase overall is just great, I just hope the drive proves reliable as well.
Yes, for sure this is not scientific and very anecdotal. I hear lots of similar anecdotes from internet comments as well as real-life acquaintances that work closely with hardware.
I recall some cloud storage vendor posting their failure stats and Seagate is always the leader. I think it was Backblaze.
But if the price is right and the long warranty for Seagate is still offered then they're a fine option to have.
Anyway, here are my personal stats from the recent hdd cleanup -

8 Western Digital - 1 failed
3 Seagate - 2 failed
A Toshiba and a 2 ancient Maxtor were fine
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they famously walked that back after it was debunked
https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc...blaze_hdd/

also if you look at their inventory they use very few WD's in their mix, so they backpedaled fast after being called out for various flaws in their methods.


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Yes, for sure this is not scientific and very anecdotal. I hear lots of similar anecdotes from internet comments as well as real-life acquaintances that work closely with hardware.
I recall some cloud storage vendor posting their failure stats and Seagate is always the leader. I think it was Backblaze.
But if the price is right and the long warranty for Seagate is still offered then they're a fine option to have.
Anyway, here are my personal stats from the recent hdd cleanup -

8 Western Digital - 1 failed
3 Seagate - 2 failed
A Toshiba and a 2 ancient Maxtor were fine
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how do u game on this drive? is it a computer??
You store games on it, it is a drive for storage. Hybrid between solid state and hard disk drive.
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If anyone is curious about the warranty claim process: Lasted for about a year in my PS4 pro and finally died, wouldn't read even while trying to test in a PC. Contacted support, the claim was placed and I needed to provide the box and postage. Took 10 days to receive a refurb. replacement.

Unfortunately for me the refurb. was DOA. Rep was able to send out a new drive instead and included a return label for the DOA refurb. Tried for overnight shipping, but they could only do ground.
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You can install this on a 2014 Mac mini? I thought those Macs were not upgradable.
the ram is soldered on so thats not upgradable but the main Hard drive is sata so you can install this firecuda in there... if your mac mini has the plug for there fusion drive then you can buy a $15 adapter to install an NVME m.2 and run both hard drives. the 2018 model i believe has upgradeable ram but solder on hard drive storage.
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This should be a nice bump for my aging iMac, still runs like a champ but the bottleneck right now is definitely the HDD. Can't justify spending 5x+ for a SSD of the same size.
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I've been using one now for a couple months or so. Actually using it on the computer I am typing on at the moment which is my wifes computer downstairs. I only bought it because the 2tb older mechanical seagate drive I had in there for the last 3 years failed. I needed something cheap and about the same size to replace it. I thought this was a good alternative. Come to find ot that it is awfully slow performance wise as an only system drive with the OS installed. Even the older drive was faster than this. I basically did a full clean install of windows 10 on this and only drivers after that. Power on time only shows 370 hours in crystal info. Using 457MB out of the 1.862GB available so not even 50% and almost all of that is pictures I moved over after installing windows (yes my wife is a photographer with several TB of pictures on various external drives). I get about 85MB sequential reads, 75 MB sequential writes, and about .4MB random reads/writes. It is abysmal. None of the remaining platter dives I have in the house are this bad on performance for a system drive.

So just waiting for some more 2TB ssds (don't need nvme and not wanting QLC) to go back on sale near the $150 range again. I'll format this drive and use it only for extra picture storage for my wife's computer. I really can't see another use for this drive unless you are someone like me that needs a fairly inexpensive hard drive now.
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It's a slow drive from my research but it's cheap. I bought this a few days ago to replace the 1TB version of the same that started reporting smart errors and failing windows updates. My wife plays Facebook games, iTunes, and family budget on her computer AIO touch screen Lenovo. No need for an SSD.
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you can, but it's a slower drive on average with a shorter wty

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Is it worth it to spend the extra $20 and get a WD Blue 2TB? I seem to see a lot of bad things about Seagate drives nowadays. How does a Toshiba L200 drive compare? They are also about $80.
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Have this drive, started clicking and lost all my data on it the next day while it was on my table NOT IN USE. Got a new one from Seagate and that one started clicking again, haven't had any issues with other Seagate drives but this one sucks
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