SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 12:14: What do you guys think of the 3Tb Seagate drives? The ones with the 1Tb discs. I am considering picking one up for my storage drive where all my Steam games and software is installed (I use an SSD for the OS).
They're pretty nice if you can get them on sale. The WD Red drives are better, they use less power, are much faster and run a bit cooler but they're also more expensive and rarely on deep sale. A buddy of mine got 5 of Seagate drives in the Black Friday sale for $90 a pop, he runs his NAS off them and says they're good so far. I would be worried about the warranty as my anecdotal experience has been that Seagate stuff tends to die just out of warranty but that's a really limited sample size so take it with a grain of salt