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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
$349.99 Save: $80.00 (23%)

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    Top Favorable Review

    Excellent value

    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 ... Read more
    — Christopher H. 6/17/2014

    Top Critical Review

    Fast but odd

    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 ... Read more
    — SEAN P. 9/11/2014

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    • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
    • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

    Average Seek Time:
    <8.5 µs typical
    Average Write Time:
    <9.5 µs typical
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    4 out of 5 eggs Based on 27 Reviews

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    • Bob N.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs STBD6000100 6 TB drive review

    Pros: Working fine now but read the "Other Thoughts" for the strange issue I had. Consistently getting 125 to 150 MB/sec transfer rates in real life and up to 200 MB/sec with HD Tune Pro.

    Cons: The mounting arrangement is not an issue in my enclosure so that is not a negative to me but others have complained about it so be sure and be aware of the particulars.

    Bottom Line: I bought one a number of months ago and the installation was one of the easiest I have had and has worked well so I recently bought two more and installed them and all seemed OK until I started to transfer data and it was excruciatingly slow. In some cases the write rates were in the single MB/s range when I was expecting at least 100 MB/s. I did some testing with HD Tune Pro and sure enough the first drive had test transfer rates of just under 200 MB/s for blocks of over 512 byte. And as expected the reads were slightly higher than the writes. And windows routinely reported real world sustained reads and writes of 120 to 145 MB/s.

    On the other hand the new drives reported extremely low write rates and HD Tune Pro also showed that while the read rate were around 150 MB/s the write rates peaked around 65-128 byte blocks at below 150 then fell from there to low double digits by 8192 bytes which is probably where most large files would be. I tried switching controllers and SATA ports and the results were nearly the same. In desperation I deleted the partitions with Windows' Disk Management, rebooted and then created new partition(s) and retested with HD Tune Pro and now they all preform nearly identically. I have no idea what happened the first time because I think I created the new disks, GPT and the partitions the same way with Disk Manager but they all doing well now. If anyone has any idea about what I experienced I would appreciate a note.

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    • Thomas W.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs So far, so good.

    Pros: Replaced 3 old 2tb disks and freed up space in my computer. Less heat too.

    Cons: The weird mounting holes, but on the bright side I was prepared for this having read the reviews before buying.

    Bottom Line: A few years ago I was leary of buying 2TB disks, but I've had several now for a few years without incident. I've had my share of DOA's, regardless of brand, but after replacement have a normal life expectancy. So far so good with this disk.

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    • Jon A.
    • Verified Owner

    2 out of 5 eggs Failed SeaTools Long Generic

    Pros: Largest single Seagate internal drive currently available without removing the 8Gb drive from the Backup Plus enclosure; on sale for an ok price.

    Cons: Initialized as GPT, 1 partition, NTFS.Tested in an external sata docking bay. It felt and was running hot, 48C; most of my other Seagate drives run 36C, but it cooled ok with a fan directed at it. So I ran SeaTools for Windows, and it passed all the tests until I ran the Long Generic (8 hours), which it Failed. It cost $15 to return, and takes time.

    Bottom Line: Be sure to run the Long Generic test. I sometimes don't bother if the shorter tests pass, but something vaguely didn't sound/feel right about this drive. Now I will always run the Long Generic, or Fix All Long. It was double boxed nicely, but a hole was punched in the outer box, so maybe rough handling...

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    • Bob N.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Huge drive

    Pros: Huge drive. Reasonably fast for a big gigantic drive. I had no issues installing or using them.

    Cons: None other than they are still pricey but the price is coming down and I see some specials now and again.

    Bottom Line: I agree the mounting screw holes are in a non standard position but in my mounting arrangement this has not been a problem. I have two of them purchased over 4 or 5 months and have had no hiccups from either.

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    • SCOTT A.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Awesome

    Pros: I always buy Seagate because I feel they are the best. That's all I own. Have had 0 problems with any of my drives. I have 3TB, 6TB and some lower ends and all are working flawlessly.

    Cons: I would have to agree that when formated it is 5.45.

    And I didn't get any software that was supposed to be in the box.

    Other that....Awesome!!!!

    Bottom Line: When you go to install and you go through disk management be sure to rescan your drives so it will find it. I had to. Then it will pop up.

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    • zhiqiang w.
    • Verified Owner

    3 out of 5 eggs works fine. weired mounting holes

    Pros: 6t, formated as 5.5t

    Cons: weired mounting holes. might need a new case or bracket.

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    • Gregory B.

    5 out of 5 eggs Good drive

    Pros: I own 2 of these drives, purchased about 6 months apart. So far both drives are working, and functioning as expected.

    Cons: None

    Bottom Line: Just be aware, as others have said, that the screw holes on this drive are non-standard. Be sure it will work with your system before purchasing. Also, I installed these drives in one of those 5in3 drive cages. They fit, but it's an extremely tight fit. The drive may be a milimeter or 2 thicker than most 3.5inch drives. Which is great for me, since I can only use 2 screws to attach the drive to the caddy. The snug fit helps to give me an extra bit of confidence that the drives are stable.

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    • Randy B.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs 6 TB drives

    Pros: Arrived in working condition. Set up w/o issues. I'm using two as a Raid 1 in my rig.

    Cons: none

    Bottom Line: Just remember that they need to be initialized first before they can be formatted. Win 7 users should right click on "Computer" --> Manage -->Disk Management and let Windows initialize them. They will need to be in your computer and not connected by either eSata or USB. Hope this helps.

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    • Herbert W.
    • Verified Owner

    5 out of 5 eggs Great HDD

    Pros: Great price, excellent speed, and massive storage.

    Cons: Not actually 6TB, but this is a known issue. :)

    Bottom Line: Make sure you download Seagate's DiscWizard from their website if you want to be able to use the entire drive. It will setup the hard drive space and then you can access it through Windows Administrative tools, Disk Management.

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

    • Ronald R.

    1 out of 5 eggs Beware

    Pros: They appeared to be a good price

    Cons: I used to view WD and Seagate as being comparable products. But early this year I had to replace six 3 & 4 TB drives. One failed outright and the others all showed abnormally high error rates.

    After reviewing current feedback on Seagate drives I dropped over a $1000 to buy Hitachi drives.

    Bottom Line: It turned out that Seagate cost me a grand to replace their junk drives and much more to pay employees to recover & transfer data.

    Seagate claims "supported by 30 years of trusted performance, reliability and simplicity."

    Clearly this statement is no longer true.

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