Purchased a pair of these drives to form a mirrored RAID for storing a large, and ever growing, number of digital images from a camera that creates large files.
I opted for a software RAID implementation and, despite a lot of research beforehand, have to an extent been learning as I go. There have been a few teething problems with that....my fault not the drives. The drives themselves have been great, and four months in I'm extremely pleased.
I chose Seagate Barracuda drives because they seemed to consistently get the best reviews and backed by the manufacturers included 2 year data recovery plan (which you can pay to extend at the end of that time, if desired) plus a 5 year warranty, I felt that made for a great package.
Really pleased with my purchase and would recommend these drives without hesitation.
In terms of the supplier (CCL Computers) not only are they fairly local but I've found them to be a helpful, knowledgeable team of people and they are my first port of call when looking for new components. I mail ordered my drives and had them delivered to work and again, cannot fault their mail order service either.
So why only 4 stars?......they are a pair of hard drives that have met my expectations, I feel I got a great product from a fantastic, reliable supplier.....but my expectations haven't been exceeded so no 5 stars.