Honestly, I didn't think Seagate made hard drives this screaming fast. You might think this hard drive is just for video, if you look up online. Forget about that stereotype. Video files are files, that simple. Benchmarked this drive with *** benchmarking software. 198MB/sec Write - 210MB/sec Read maximum, on a *** interface. Access times that are way fast. Huge Storage, will hold more than most will ever need in their life. That's twice as fast as the competitor's *** class hard drives. Look before you buy, as other offerings are "Green Drives". The idea is wonderful, but the truth is about a 4 Watt difference and a quarter of the "usable" speed. I prefer speed as process video, and store massive amounts of data. Study your model numbers carefully so you understand what you are getting. The slow drives have very similar model numbers. This drive is a bargain for the price. Overall, the best "DATA" drive you can bargain buy. If it dies young will update.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Thank &%# it wasn't disassembled!
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excelent so far
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes