Seagate brings over 30 years of trusted performance and reliability to the new Seagate Desktop HDDs with an impressive 4TB storage capacity. Double your capacity and drive down costs with up to 1TB-per-disk hard drive technology plus SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance. Seagate AcuTrac servo technology delivers dependable performance, even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers and with Seagate OptiCache technology you’ll notice an overall performance boost by as much as 45%. The included Seagate DiskWizard software allows you to install 3TB and 4TB hard drives in Windows, including XP, without UEFI BIOS. The best-fit applications for the Desktop HDD are: Desktop or all-in-one PCs, Home servers, PC based gaming systems, Desktop RAID, Direct-attached external storage devices (DAS), Network-attached storage devices (NAS).

2 thoughts on “Seagate Desktop HDD 4 TB SATA 6Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST4000DM000

  1. niels says:

    POWER OF ONE or WEAKNESS OF 0.67 – how to avoid getting the bad drive version… UPDATE January 2014:Thanks to information from many useful comments, a short update:1) The problem is still the same as it was. Both 2TB drives are still being sold with the same model number. Due to changes in serial nunbers, depth of the drive housing’s indentation has now become the best way to distinquish the drives (see user images – bottom right of Amazon’s product page)2) When I wrote this, I didn’t feel up to offering an alternate drive recommendation, as my own opinion is based on personal experience and hence anecdotal. Many people asked, but I only answered in email, without adding a recommendation to the review.Since Backblaze’s (an online data backup company) massive long term test, their blog and extremetech’s article based on that (see comments, page 26 for a link), I’ll just quote their blog: “If the price were right, we would be buying nothing but Hitachi drives. They have been rock solid, and have had a remarkably low…

  2. Steve Eagle says:

    3TB for Synology NAS This is one of the select few 3TB drives approved by Synology for use in a variety of their NAS devices, so I put 4 of these in a DS411 in SHR with one disk redundancy (basically RAID 5). While anyone will tell you enterprise hard drives are better in RAID 5 or 6 configurations – and they are right, for the most part – it’s hard to deny the big price difference in going enterprise: 3TB enterprise drives are well over $550 right now due to the recent Thailand flood and it may be some time before that price drops significantly. While these drives weren’t as cheap as the 3TB WD Caviar Green varieties, I will NEVER put Caviar Greens in a RAID 5 again, so the ST3000DM001 quickly rose to the top of my admittedly short list.I think it’s important to point out that IntelliPower (WD) and CoolSpin (Hitachi) technologies are not really ideal for any kind of RAID array using parity. WD Caviar Green drives, especially, are known to sometimes not power up when needed, ultimately…

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