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This thing is really loud when operating, I can clearly hear the disk spinning. However it was really affordable and still works well. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an external hard drive.
I'm using the drive in a Synology NAS and it works just fine. However, I have run into a problem with older enclosures (which works fine with 2TB drives) that will only recognize the drive as a 746GB drive even when it is partitioned using GPT (Which often solves this issue when running on Windows).
Over the last twelve months I bought 10+ of these drives. Most recently was last November. Now, they are all starting to fail. So far I've had five fail. Beware, as there's a reason why these drives are warranted for only a year! If there was one piece of advice I'd give is to make sure to get the ones made in Thailand. Anecdotally, so far, only the ones made in China have failed me.
I'd rate these drives 1/5, but it won't accept my order ID since it was a pick up order and not a web order.
I'm quite happy with this drive in my new rig, it's my data and games I don't play often drive. It's quite fast and my only complaint is that I can hear it a little bit but it could perhaps be because the rest of my rig is too quiet, I don't know
This 3TB drive is good for storing data as a back up. I have it in a nexstar USB 3.0 enclosure and it has good transfer speeds. It usually goes on sale for around a $100 which is a good price for 3TB capacity.
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