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#1 Kevin OBrien

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:12 PM

Seagate recently expanded on their GoFlex Desk line of external hard drives with a newer high-capacity 4TB model. Aside from the boost in capacity, Seagate did away with the old golf ball dimple case, opting for a sleek, glossy black plastic shell instead. Like the rest of the GoFlex line, Seagate uses interchangeable bases that convert the hard drive's SATA connector; our review model includes the USB 3.0 base, but Seagate also offers a FireWire 800 base as well.

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#2 danwat1234



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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

Heat observations and it's a 5-platter 800GB/platter drive, or 4-platter?

#3 slyphnier



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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:12 AM

yeah i want to know about heat/temp too

because mybook studio that using 5400rpm drive, full load around an hours will reach 68C!
even in idle without sleep that drive is kinda hot (around 47C)
i dunno about the new one that using aluminium case though, maybe slight better than previous plastic casing

if seagate didn't have such issue then its good news

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:16 PM

5x800GB. We're testing the drive bare right now, we'll see about grabbing some heat info, but so far, nothing unusual.


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#5 alternety



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:43 PM

They are now shipping with the 1TB/platter and I believe 5400 RPM. ST 4000DM000. YMMV since there still seems to be some old stock with the 7200 drives. But these drives seem to run pretty cool.

They do not put any performance info on the label on this drive (e.g., cache, rotation, transfer rate).

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