Seagate - 2TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops

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Optimize the performance of your desktop with this Seagate 2TB internal Serial ATA hard drive that features perpendicular recording technology for reliable file storage and Native Command Queuing (NCQ) for data transfer speeds up to 6 Gbps.

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What's Included


  • Mounting screws
  • Owner's manual
  • Seagate 2TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Desktops
  • Software CD-ROM

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1172 out of 1222)

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Features


2TB storage capacity

Offers ample space for a variety of media, data and more.

Serial ATA interface

For a reliable connection to your computer.

Data transfer rates up to 6 Gbps

For quick response when updating files.

64MB cache buffer

For increased processing speed.

7200 rpm speed

Ensures fast, efficient performance.

Perpendicular recording technology

Aligns data bits vertically on the disk for reliable file storage.

Native Command Queuing (NCQ)

Organizes incoming commands in the most efficient order to complete tasks quickly.

Made with up to 80% recyclable materials

To minimize your environmental footprint.

Compatible with PC, Mac and Linux

For flexible options.


Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent storage for excellent price

    Posted
    LafnJohnM
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's a hard drive, there's not much to really say. The price spike from the Thai flood has mostly tapered off so buying HDDs is a viable option again. The amounts of storage still tend to humble me (yes, I'm one of those for whom a 10MB drive the size of a box of Kleenex for $150 was a steal of a deal, a drive I would never fill up... but then back in those days, programs were measured in KB, not 100's of MB). This is a nice mid-speed 7200rpm drive (not one of those wee*** 5900 or lower rpm 'green' things). Installation is a breeze but don't bother using the included Seagate Disc Wizard CD for installing the unit; XP and higher will recognize the drive and install whatever is required. However, the SG Disc Wizard does contain some very useful backup, restoration and cloning tools which are keepers. The only drawback to the tools (at least the cloning) is that at least one of the HDDs must be either a Seagate or a Maxtor drive. SATA data cable, 4-pin Molex to SATA power cable adaptor, and mounting hardware is included. The drive is quiet, runs relatively cool, writes data, reads data, c'mon folks not much to praise or gripe about.... ...except Seagate's corporate policy on warranty. Personally, one of the reasons I've almost always bought Seagate drives is their reliability which has in the past been backed up by one of the longer warranty durations in the industry (five years). Other manufacturers tend toward the two or even one year warranty which, to me, is an indication of the degree of trust they have in their products. However, recently Seagate has apparently joined the masses and lowered their warranty period (at least on this drive) to one year. It says so on the box which I didn't notice until I got home. The real problem was that I distinctly remembered reading the blurb tag at the store and it clearly said five years. Furthermore, if you check the Specifications tab on the BB page for this drive, it also says five years. So I went back to my friendly BB store, first took pictures of the sales blurb tag which said five years, then went to the customer service counter to ask about this apparent discrepancy. The person behind the counter looked it up on his computer and told me unequivocally that the drive was covered for five years; he even turned the monitor around so I could see it, sure enough five years. Still, it makes me wonder why Seagate has changed their corporate policy on warranty period from five to two or one years. Just because other manufacturers are doing it doesn't mean that everyone should do it. See lemmings (which btw is largely but not entirely an old wive's tale). But enough politics. Need more storage? Buy this drive. Better yet, wait for it to be on sale for an even more ridiculously low price. Final note: When reviewing, don't use the word wee*** which sounds like teeny. The BB censors will come after you :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Be Careful !!!

    Posted
    hlk7139

    Purchased this as a replacement for a failed 1TB original hard drive. Installation is actually quite simple... just make sure you don't touch the circuit portion of the new HD and make sure you are properly grounded with the computer chassis.. After installation, I rebooted PC with my purchased copy disc of Windows 7... began installing and everything seemed fine... at about 60 % of the "unpacking files" portion of the install, a fatal system error occurred indicating that install could not be completed because of missing or corrupted files. Upon trying to reboot, I received a "Boot MGR is missing" - the computer now no longer will even reboot... I go into my BIOS and now discover that the hard drive is not even showing up at all anymore.. I know computers quite well and it didn't take me long to figure out that this "brand new" hard drive had failed.. Judging by my past experience with BestBuy customer service I didn't even THINK of trying to return this thing.. Didn't want the aggravation.. I just ran down to Walmart, bought another cheaper drive and installed it with no problem. Stay away from this drive if you don't know what you are doing as it may wind up costing you a lot more to have an experienced tech fix it.. just saying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, once I got it up and running...

    Posted
    JethroQWalrustitty
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I have a 2 drive system. I have a Solid State Drive (SSD) for my OS and programs. Makes things run really fast. And, I have a secondary drive for my data. The secondary drive went out and I bought this to replace it. Keep in mind I am pretty strong when it comes to IT and troubleshooting. However, what should have been an easy setup took about 2 hours because of the specific way I use the 2 drives. There are no jumpers on the new drives, so the next easy way to assign priority is by ribbon placement. I literally unplugged and then plugged the drive into the same places and fired it up expecting it to work. Nope. Cutting to the end, after reviewing the included documentation and going to the manufacturer's site for guidance and after going into the BIOS and checking settings, and doing everything else I could think of, I simply had to go to administrative tools, computer management, disk management and then make sure the system assigned a drive letter to the drive. And, remember that the computer remembers that it used to have another drive on there so you can't just reassign the same letter. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64. Once it was up and running, it's been like buttah.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall a good value

    Posted
    1andrew1994
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased 4 of these from Best Buy in Feb of 2013 after Best Buy matched the price of an online retailer. By mid Dec, 2 drives had failed within 2 weeks of one another. Seagate replaced both drives with re-manufactured units. The warranty replacement process was easy but lengthy (3-4 weeks) if you are unwilling to offer Seagate your CC number for express service . FYI, the cost of shipping the defective unit to Seagate is not covered and units need to be returned as directed by Seagate (save your box and anti-static bag). My drives cost about $13 each to ship back for warranty replacement. To cover the gap in my RAID10 array, I purchased a new Seagate drive from Best Buy after the 1st drive failed . Best Buy again matched the price of this drive from an online retailer. The matching process was easy and will keep me coming back to Best Buy. No drives will last forever. Drive failure after 10 months is disappointing. I could have payed more for a drive with a longer warranty. For me, running a RAID10 set up helps cover any gaps these drives may have in reliability. Overall they are a good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I got what I expected

    Posted
    archycockroach
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    To preface, I work in IT. My ratings are based on the experience I have accrued while working in a production environment. I purchased this drive for my home computer. I do not want to come home every day to a problematic PC; I deal with computer problems enough at work. There is a history at work with competing products-- Western Digital drives fail, given my history with them, and at a very consistent rate. They are notorious, and are the butt of many disgruntled jokes. Seagates, on the other hand, are very reliable, at least in our users' workstations. They trend better than their WD contemporaries; they outlast the others over a given lifespan. To be specific, I RMA Seagate drives far less than I RMA WD drives. My company is in the process of replacing all HDDs with Seagate drives as a result of our frustrations. So, when confronted with a personal choice, I opted Seagate. I want the peace-of-mind that my drive will not throw beep-codes at boot, especially because I need to trust a manufacturer with my data.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, fast drive; perhaps ... ?

    Posted
    HarryofElDorado

    The drive is large, and fast. However, when I went to the Seagate website database there was an absence of information. It looks like the model being sold by Best Buy is a precursor to the current model. The current model appears to be almost identical to the one I purchased except that all the current Seagate internal hard drives have a much shortened warranty. If you value a 5 year warranty you should buy these remaining prior models from retailers like Best Buy. Seagate stated that any hard drive being sent to their retailers after June 1 have a much reduced warranty. I am still not absolutely sure that the SATA interface is SATA III. However, I have not discovered how one can tell, perhaps by reviewing the firmware. The box would seem to indicate SATA III, but then again the technicians and sales people were unsure when I first contacted them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't run Windows on this thing

    Posted
    PCExpert2
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I don't know what's up with this drive. This is my 2nd one from Best Buy, both do the same thing. It runs fine for days, then just stops delivering data! I'm running Windows 7 on it; every once in awhile this hard drive just stops. Sometimes the drive-busy light is on, sometimes it's off. Windows keeps running until it just can't do anything more without data from the drive, then freezes entirely. I can't shutdown gracefully, I have to hit reset or do a hard power off. My Windows is gradually getting corrupted with all the hard shutdowns. I have no choice but to switch to another mfg.'s drive before my Windows is totally corrupted. I've been using nothing but Maxtor, then Seagate, drives for the last 20 years, but this is utterly unacceptable, I don't want another. If I return this on warranty, Seagate, will you please send me a WD drive? I will not take another of these drives.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great internal hard drive

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I needed more hard drive space in my computer, so I purchased the Seagate 2tb internal hard drive. I installed it myself. There was a shelf already in my computer, above the original hard drive, that this hard drive would fit. What I did not like was that there were no mounting screws that came with it. Best buy did not sell mounts or mounting screws for it, and this was problematic. I found screws at home that worked, and luckily there was already a bracket in my computer, but I would have been left out in the cold if I would have needed those items. As far as how the drive works, it has been flawless, allowing me to transfer many files to the new drive. It was also very easy to set up. I am giving it 4 stars because of no mounting screws or brackets.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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