Top positive review
4 people found this helpful
Great drives, highly recommended
on 8 August 2012
So far I have brought 6 discs at 3TB each. 4 of them are for my NAS drive, a QNAP TS-412 and they just fitted in and worked, it really was that easy. I've had these for about a month now with no problems at all.
Apart from the 4 drives for my NAS drive, I bought one extra to act as a spare in case I ever get a failure on my QNAP system.
The 6th drive I put into an enclosure with USB 3.0 support to make an external disc drive. I have tested this to look for the read speed from the disc to my Windows 7 and I get an average read speed of 132 MBytes per second over a 5 minute period. This is very impressive indeed. You do need USB 3.0 support though, when I connect this via a USB 2.0 port the speed goes down to about 34 MBytes per second.
As per other comments about this drive, you do need to take care that whatever you connect it to supports 3TB discs. New machines with Windows 7 should not have any problem.