Now a days everyone almost forgot about megabytes and gigabytes, when people talk about hard drives they talk about in terabytes. The day of transferring data from one pc to another with a floppy drive are gone too, even using a usb pen drive isn’t enough now. A lot of people transfer files via external hard drives and today we are going to talk about one.
The hard drive we are going to talk about today is an 8TB expansion amazon special edition USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive which you can use for your pc, ps4, xbox one and also as an internal drive if you so wish.
so, when I got the package and opened it, I was a tad bit surprise because as soon as I opened the amazon outer box it was directly the hard drive, no other box. I thought there’s gonna be separate box for the hard drive itself showing its specs and stuff.
Ok what does it come with? Well, nothing much. The hard drive itself, the power brick to power the hard drive and almost every plug exists in the world, so yeah, no matter where you are in the world, you won’t have any problem plugging it in.
Let’s talk about specs of the hard drive itself. Inside the box you have a 3.5” Seagate Barracuda ST8000DM004 with the rpm of 5400 and 256mb cache. Now what can you use this hard drive for? Well, primarily it’s for storage, for people who has too many movies or games to store. On its external stage that’s all you can do but there is a trick. You can get rid of the plastic case it comes on and use the hard drive as an internal drive in your pc. Now why would I go and do that? You can ask. Well, the external hard drive goes on sale a lot and there’s a huge difference in price between the external and internal even though they are basically the same drive.
Opening it is quite easy, all you have to do is just get a flat screw driver, put it inside the casing from one corner and slowly work your through the whole thing. The casings are just attached with a few clips that can be pushed open when you put a screw driver. After you open it you will find another casing and a board which works as a converter from SATA to USB 3.0 and power. Pull it and you get a normal internal hard drive.
People say Seagate hard drive has a higher fail rate and people tend to stay away from it but I personally am using Seagate for over 8 years and its still serving me just fine. This particular drive, however, is not ideal for gaming but for storage its just fine. I am using it for pc gaming and for me it just works. I run my windows from SSD and I play my normal games from this HDD and I have no problem with it. I can’t hear any noise either so it’s not as loud as some people say it is.