Joined on 06/16/06
DOA, but good replacement
Pros: Replacement working great. Fast, big, cheap. What more can you ask for (other than not getting DOA)
Overall Review: Sigh.... I've had good luck with Seagate in the past, and I'll try again. Spins up and just makes clicking sounds. Not recognized by BIOS in several machines. I'll update after I get my replacement from New Egg.... After a painless replacement (about 1 week end-to-end from "it's failed" to new drive in hand) the new drive is working flawlessly. Still 1 egg off for the original DOA....
Couldn't get it to work with Fedora Linux
Cons: Could not get it to work with Fedora 29 or 32. The driver is provided as source code, but it's listed as being compatible with 2.6-era kernels. The instructions with the driver are dated 2008.... Could not get it to properly compile under either version of Fedora
Overall Review: Hard to give any eggs for my case..... it might be great under Windows..... Syba has a support webpage, I'll update if I get a useful response.
Flawless performance for HTPC
Pros: Cheap, BIG, reliable, fast (or at least fast enough for HTPC).
Cons: None. I've not experienced any issues with "freezing", data corruption, or anything like that. They just work.
Overall Review: I've got two of these under Fedora. Using LVM to make a single 3 TB video drive (essentially software RAID 0). Firmware CC1H and an Asus M2N-E MB. Again, no problems, will probably pick up 2 more in the next few months to replace some old 750 GBs.