Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST2000DM006)
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Versatile and dependable, the fierce Seagate Barracuda drives build upon a reliable drive family spanning 20 years. Count on affordable Barracuda drives as 2.5 and 3.5 inch HDD solutions for nearly any application-working, playing and storing your movies and music.
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111 of 121 people found the following review helpful.
Great Price/performance ratio make this a great buy. For me consistently faster than FireCuda.
I ended up purchasing this drive after I received a defective and then poor performing replacement Firecuda 2TB. I was prepared to be disappointed after replacing my Caviar Black. I have to say while it is about 20 Mbps slower than the Caviar it is still very fast and very quiet, especially compared to the noisy WD drive. The 4K perfomance is pretty dismal, but in real world use I just don't see much difference. I am a gamer and use my PC as a small office server. So it is very fast with a Samsung EVO 850 primary drive, OCed 3570K, GTX 1060, Crucial Ballistex memory etc. The Caviar is clearly the best mechanical drive out there but at twice the price per MB I'm not sure it is worth the price. I guess the proof will be in the durablity and the drive does get warm with long and large data transfers.
CrystalDiskMark 5.1.2 x64 (C) 2007-2016 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes
Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 148.946 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 111.386 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.866 MB/s [ 455.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1.163 MB/s [ 283.9 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 147.841 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 126.389 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 0.834 MB/s [ 203.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 1.283 MB/s [ 313.2 IOPS]
Test : 100 MiB [E: 7.1% (45.0/634.7 GiB)] (x3) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2016/11/14 14:22:50
OS : Windows 10 [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)
71 of 79 people found the following review helpful.
An otherwise decent drive ruined by complex firmware and garbage customer support.
Where to start? Drive runs as expected and according to official stats. Except for one thing, the noise. It has a humming issue due to bad firmware that comes with these drives. If you're one of the unlucky customers to get a drive that makes the noise, you'll have to flash the firmware yourself.
Sounds simple enough right? Every other company gives you a handy dandy executable that does it all for you. You run it, reboot, it flashes your FW, and you go about your business. At worst, you have to make a CD or something and just follow the prompts when you boot. Make way for Seagate. Consumer friendly is far from their target here. Get ready to read 15 pages of instruction on linux based SSH commands. Just to flash your FW. And after you finish reading them, marvel at the fact that even that doesn't help you figure out this ridiculous firmware installation. The vague documents and useless PDF give you information about everything you ever wanted to know about how Seagate's tools work. Except a translation on what you need and where it goes. Even more confusing to the user is that the boot tool they give you is linux based and will throw you off. Thanks to the stupid PDF you're led to believe you should be using SeaChest for Windows, and that the drives should be displayed in a Windows format in line with SeaChest (PDx instead of /dev/ sgX). And here's where my troubles began. This confusion is compounded by the many emails I sent back and forth with Seagates garbage customer service.
Back and forth my emails went asking about how to decipher this stuff, and every time I received some canned response that was of little help. First they said to look at the firmware download FAQ. (Yeah..) This FAQ not even remotely the same procedure as the one needed for this drive. Then it was basically "use SeaChest command lines". SeaChest wasn't included in the download. I included a screenshot attachement of what it boots to. Fast forward to some guy telling me to use this link. The link was invalid and returned an expired certificate for the firmware. Lovely. All the while when I would in very great detail explain to them that it's linux based, and that I just wanted to know if the firmware it gave me was the right one and how to use it. This is a very difficult question for their Customer support. A question that was never answered.
Searching the net myself, because I'm supposed to be the IT professional here, or at least they expect me to, because they sure as heck are not, I found some thread with other people trying to decipher Seagates firmware instructions and getting no help from their customer service (lol). Some tech guru mentioned the Seaflashlin tool, despite being for linux, works with Windows drives. Ignore all the instructions, they make no sense. And so, I'm going to explain HOW you actually do it in hopes that this will help people who are now in my position.
The firmware download gives you 3 folders:
command line tools
>Go into firmware, rename the MakaraPlusDTHDDSATA-STD-512E-DN03.LOD file to DN03.LOD
[This is for the 8TB pro drive, btw. If yours has a diff firmware .lod file, just rename it to whatever the firmware is called, just shorter and easier to type. My old firmware was DN02, so logically, the "DN03" in the long filename is the next firmware version.]
>Go into bootable tools, run the USBbootBuilder-16_Kernel4.3.0-SeaFlashLin-046.USBsetup.exe file executable. Make sure you have a USB flash drive on hand, you'll be creating a USB boot drive to boot with. Follow the instructions on the program, have it create the drive. Then, copy the DN03 (or w/e yours is called) that we just renamed into the root directory of the USB boot it made.
>restart your computer, then press F11 or whatever you need to in order to get to the boot menu.
>boot from your USB flash drive.
It will spam a bunch of crap at you, let it do it's thing, and let it do its auto script as well. You should arrive at section that displays all of your computers drives, their serial numbers, and corresponding firmware versions.
Here's an example:
ATA /dev/sg0 MN: ST94813AS SN: 3AA043KP FW: 3.03
SATA /dev/sg1 MN: ST1000NM0011 SN: ZAA15VAS FW: SN03
You should see something similar. Find out which drive is the one you want to flash. Be extremely careful not to select the wrong drive. Don't worry too much about this. You have to manually type it in to flash it, so unless you literally screw it up with your own hands, nothing will go wrong by accidentally hitting enter or something. For example, if the HDD with your serial number is /dev/sg0, then your drive is drive 0.
>Now, we'll put in some linux commands to flash your new (probably refurbished) Seagate drive.
Type in without the quotation marks:
This will display all your drives.
Next, with the X in sgX being the number of your correct drive, and without parantheses:
"seaflashlin -d /dev/sgX -f (firmware name that we renamed).LOD"
An example would be:
seaflashlin -d /dev/sg0 -f DN03.LOD
That's literally it. It'll spam some dots and it should be successful. If not, try again, or rest in peace if you flashed the wrong drive. Please triple check the name of your Seagate drive and it's serial number so you know exactly which of the sgX listing numbers is for that drive in the list.
I give this product 1 star just because the drive works. Who can say whether it lasts, I just know I will hate the day it fails and I have to go through their customer support again. You can even see almost everyone who gave it a low rating got a manufacturer's response. But the funny part is that the response is a canned response for every low rating review. One of the reviews basically says that their customer support ignores him when asking to clarify the firmware update process, and that Seagate doesn't care about their customers. Seagate's response? "Contact customer support." LOL. Just like the emails you send them, they don't read the reviews either. Just send out whatever canned response there is to fulfill their email quotas and move on.
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful.
Fine 2tb hard drive!
By P. HOFFERMAN
Very nice hard drive! I replaced a 1TB hd with this 2TB hard drive. Used Macrium Reflect to clone the drive and boom,I was done! There is no paperwork,no cables, no hardware in the box, just the drive. Since I was doing a straight swap, I didn't need it! I am happy with this new drive. No issues to report.