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Seagate STBD6000100 6TB 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit

Item #: 9B-22-178-520  |  Mfr. Part #: STBD6000100  |  UNSPSC: 43201803
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    Excellent value

    5 out of 5 eggs
    Price - $299 for 6TB is hard to ignore Performance - for a consumer drive is excellent. I placed 2 of them in my G-Technology thunderbolt enclosure in RAID0 and am achieving 288MB/sec writes and 296MB/sec reads on my Mac Mini. Noise - exceptionally quiet for a large capacity drive
    — Christopher H. 6/17/2014

    Fast but odd

    3 out of 5 eggs
    Quite fast. Fresh I'm seeing up around 200MB/sec
    — SEAN P. 9/11/2014


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    • SEAN P.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs Fast but odd

    Pros: Quite fast. Fresh I'm seeing up around 200MB/sec

    Cons: I have two identical 6TB drives. I get random grinding/seek noises on both drives. Reminds me of a 3.5" floppy seek. Seems to happen more when the computer is idle. I remember that my 3TB seagate drives from a few years back beeped and a firmware fixed it. Maybe this is bad firmware?

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    • William D.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs Setting Up Seagate 6 TB Hard Drive

    Pros: Quiet, large capacity, includes cables and mounting screws.

    Cons: Cannot use Seagate Disk Wizard or Acronis True Image software to install this hard drive on a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit system: was not being recognized by the software as larger than 2 TB. Called Seagate and we found that you have to use the Windows Disk Management software to initialize the disk. Once you do that, then the Acronis and Seagate Disk Wizard recognizes the disk fully. Seagate said that they will likely update their software to accommodate this product. The SeaTools for Windows does not recognize this disk before or after initialization through Windows Disk Manager.

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    • PATRICIA E.

    3 out of 5 eggs Good capacity

    Pros: Good capacity, decent price (for a new product that is).

    Cons: Perhaps not the best HDD for some RAID cards because its 'green' settings may be interpreted as 'dropping off-line' by some Adaptecs, Promise and LHIs.

    Bottom Line: I am not upset with the 4-hole instead of standard 6-hole screw-ins because I don't dripple or drop-kick these PCs. If you are using these drives as part of a ball-playing product, then perhaps these drives can flap around, but "use plastic tie-downs" might solve that problem. I think if you're shooting threes with these computers from the top of the arc, longevity of a productive PC will be subjected to many other forces - not a lack of screw-holes.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Andrew O.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs So far so good

    Pros: High-capacity per drive for a reasonable cost given their new introduction. All four purchased worked out of the box without issue.

    Cons: New, thus unproven drives. Newegg pre-released these disks such that Seagate wouldn't even share a spec sheet yet.

    Bottom Line: The introduction of an economy 6TB drive was very attractive as it allowed me to double my storage array (built from previous 3TB drive) without having to increase my enclosure space. It remains to be seen how reliable these units are going to be, but (unlike others) I have had a good experience with Seagate drives in this product line.

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    • BRAD B.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs Not Compatible

    Pros: Capacity

    Cons: Low Compatibility - I bought this drive to go into my Seagate Black Armor NAS and found out it wasn't compatible I took a chance as I knew that the online list was outdated (my 4tb Seagate drives worked just fine). Well they didnt work. Now I'm looking for an external drive enclosure and it appears that most max out at 4tb. Looks like it's going in the PC.

    2 out of 15 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • Anonymous

    4 out of 5 eggs 6TB of Data On 1 Drive!

    Pros: 6 terabytes of data on one disk! I have two home theater machines, one is for the family and one is mine. the family's server has the 4tb version but it is mixed drives with wd reds and 2 seagate 4tbs, and i put in 3 of these. maxed all the ports on it. they have enough room to last a year.

    mine I recently built, i upgraded a lot of drives that were old, and small compared to this, 1tb and 1.5tbs i replaced 6 of those with 3 of these and 3 4tbs. I have more space and it will take me forever to fill it as well.

    lastly i just built a friends htpc and he ordered twelve of these, twelve, thats 72 terabytes of space, of course he owns almost 1000 dvd's and blurays, always shopping those 2 or 3 for 1 deals at best buy or hitting the 5 for 5 bin at wal-mart.

    Formatted into EXT4 the drives work just fine, i really didn't want to bother with NTFS, as we all know the more space taken the slower drives can be.

    i wouldn't recommend power-using these drives, storage seems best, i've noticed they can run a little hot.

    Cons: It mounts a bit different but fits my antec 1200 case. the temps on the first few I got were a bit hot, 46c at idle, but I increased my fan speeds to max and it dropped it a few degree's.

    really no big cons, if anyone gets any doa's or the click of death that really happens in shipping/packaging, which is what I've learned.

    why can't they warranty the drives for longer than two years, its 6tb, go back to at least three or five year warranty. this 2 year limited is horrible.

    Bottom Line: My goal overall is once these drop in price in the next few months to years, right now they are $299 when they go on sale, hopefully within the next few months if not i'll go to the 4tb, is slowly begin to replace my 2tb's that are getting old, worn out, or the warranty expires, to either 6tb or 4tb. I have a family media server, my media server, and two desktops that I would eventually like to switch all the drives to be one brand of drive.

    right now each machine has their own brand, and several have a mix, i'm not worried about a RAID setup or using storage spaces or softRAID. with fedora I can simply create mounts by using blkid and set each to mount by the uuid of the drive.

    some people think this is a bit much, but i know several friends who built new servers themselves and one has 32 drives of this and the other has 32 drives of wd reds but 4tb.

    movies are getting bigger, blurays being 25-50gb some even have 4k now, its crazy how large files can be.

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    • William J.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs Good for Backups

    Pros: - 6TB in a single drive for <$300
    - Good drive for backing up data

    Cons: - Surprisingly slow, you well notice it especially when coming out of idle to access.
    - Runs very hot, first drive I have ever owned that ran at 52 degrees, cooling might be an issue for some.
    - The programs I use to access smart info/monitor/benchmark ect are acting up with this drive

    Bottom Line: This drive feels like a prototype and the 6TB tech was not ready for prime-time just yet. It looks like they used every single nanometer of space to fit 6TB in 3.5 inch form. Even though I am a WD guy I own 3 of these drives in the 4TB version and was surprised how good they were, they are still running fine after years. This drive however I am not sure how long it will last. I would NOT recommend using this drive as a main drive, or for a media server or anything other than to backup your files to and let it sit. Luckily I bought this drive just for that purpose to backup 6TB of data.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

    • NZ1437570 A.
    • Verified Owner

    4 out of 5 eggs Working good so far, but makes terrible noise on spinup

    Pros: Largest capacity available, I plan to put 11 of these into my Cosmos II for my digital multi-media collection.

    Cons: I put the first two into a RAID 0 array the other day and they work fine as expected, but on spinup (or when accessing data after a while) they make a brief terrible vibrating noise like dragging a wooden table on the floor for half a second. Not sure if this is normal, but they seem to work just fine.

    Bottom Line: Have 9 more on the way, hopefully they prove to be reliable.

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    • Joshua W.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Massive size

    Pros: Huge capacity, seems quiet (can't hear it over the other room noise), and it's as fast as I need it to be.

    Cons: none so far

    Bottom Line: I've ripped 175 of my DVDs and I'm only using about 1.3 TB, plenty of space left, I may rip some of my Blu Rays. Drive will eventually end up in an HTPC. If you get one, make sure to set it as a GPT disk instead of MBR or you won't see the full capacity in Windows.

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    • Christopher H.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Excellent value

    Pros: Price - $299 for 6TB is hard to ignore
    Performance - for a consumer drive is excellent. I placed 2 of them in my G-Technology thunderbolt enclosure in RAID0 and am achieving 288MB/sec writes and 296MB/sec reads on my Mac Mini.
    Noise - exceptionally quiet for a large capacity drive

    Cons: As others have mentioned, the middle mounting hole is missing which can be quite a challenge. I suspect that Seagate simply ran out of space. Spin up time also appears to be longer than normal.

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