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Acheté pour backup de ma partition Windows et Mac Formaté en Exfat pour être lu sur PC et Mac.
1er branchement, la copie commence. Ejecté proprement du PC pour commencer une sauvegarde du Macbook Pro. A commencé à faire du bruit instantanément. Vitesse Max abaissée à 20Mo/secondes, bruit de tête de lecture. Déconnecté puis reconnecté au mac, plus détecté. Renvoyé pour remboursement à Amazon.
Endommagé durant le transport. Colis clairement insuffisant pour un disque dur 2.5" mécanique Seagate !
After i installed the hard disk in my laptop it was working fine for first 2 months. After 2 months the hard disk started to give some major problem- 1) Buzzing noise coming from drive 2) Slow loading times 3) Hard drive will turn itself off for no reason and wont show in computer.
In light of the non-reporting of SMR drives from hard drive makers, its becoming more and more apparent as to why they were not more transparent about the technology. It's because SMR or Shingled Magnetic Recording sucks. It is buggy, slow, and causes a lot of read/write errors where Windows was constantly running check/repair disk. I only expect this kind of hard drive behavior from an old and tired hard drive, not a new one out of the box. Do yourself a favor and don't buy this hard drive, or any of the latest SMR hard drives that Seagate, Western Digital, or Toshiba are currently releasing. Do some research, and buy certified non SMR or buy from older tech inventory. No matter what they say or what you hear, no matter what your intended plan of use is, save yourself the frustration and don't buy this or any other SMR hard drive. As for this particular hard drive, I've nothing but buyer's remorse for it. I cannot return it, because I've had it too long, and I really can't trust it. I was using it as a clone drive to support multiple computers, and it sucked at doing that job. So I put in a laptop to be a system drive, it sucked at doing that too. Windows installation takes a long time to complete, sometimes driver installs would take a time to install, and then writing anything at all just takes a long time. Reading isn't bad, but then some document files get corrupt or Checkdisk goes ape and wants to repair the drive. I had a very large spreadsheet that Excel reported was corrupt and needed repairs. When Excel finally opened the dang file, several "sheets" were missing from the spreadsheet altogether. So now this drive is unreliable, easily corruptible, and untrustworthy. Researching about SMR technology led me to the conclusion that SMR tech just isn't a good idea.
I bought it to be used as a backup drive. So far it's taken over 4 hours to transfer 0.7 TB of data to it, only 0.7 TB and 4 more hours to go Woo-Hoo!!!. So for large data transfers you'll be lucky to get 50 MB/s write speeds over SATA III. I know it's a 5400 RPM smr drive but I kinda expected write speeds faster than a thumb drive. Pretty disappointing performance. I would not use this as a system drive or for anything that you even remotely care about being fast. Time will tell if it even survives this initial backup. These drives don't have a great reputation as far as reliability. Thankfully it won't be read from or written to very often and the files will not be altered (they're media) so even with it's abysmal performance it should be barely adequate provided it doesn't fail.
I would not buy this drive again knowing 1st hand what I know now. If you have the money I'd say it's worth the extra money to get a SSD. I did not unfortunately.
The transfer failed. Only about 3/4 of the files were actually transferred and with the drive at a little over 1/2 full the read and write speeds tanked. As far as I'm concerned the 140 MB/s performance as stated in the product description is false advertising. As you can basically only achieve that with basically an empty drive. I literally have USB thumb drives that are faster than this drive over SATA III. I returned the drive. Don't waste your money. Buy an SSD.
I'm not sure how a Seagate can market this as a general purpose drive in good conscious, or why they would want their name associated with such a garbage drive?
Purchased back in October. Two nights ago the hard dive refused to connect to the motherboard. Got it connected with an external hub and was able to back it up, but it did eventually die. I would avoid this particular hard drive.
Lasted about a month till it had saving issues for xbox one x. Was used as a replacement hard drive but after a month it suffered the same fate as the original. Avoid this one and look for a better replacement.