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HGST4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive
 
4.8

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (80)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (65)
  • Quiet (60)
  • Easy to set up (43)
  • Easy to use (36)
  • Easy to install (16)

Cons

  • Slow (4)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (53)
  • Additional storage (49)
  • Photo storage (32)
  • Video (30)
  • File transfer (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (49), Casual user (21), Heavy duty user (10), Frequent user (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (66), Business (22)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (42), Mac (21), Linux (6), Other (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great with Synology 1513+

I've bought 5 drives with my new Synology 1513+ and I couldn't be happier.The system is online for 3 weeks and performance of the drives is fantastic.The fact the HGST offers 3 years warranty...Read complete review

I've bought 5 drives with my new Synology 1513+ and I couldn't be happier.The system is online for 3 weeks and performance of the drives is fantastic.The fact the HGST offers 3 years warranty plus the price point compared to the Seagate 4TB option was the determinant factor for choosing the HGST.When compared to the 4TB 7.2K RPM Deskstar option, for my use case the Coolspin are performing well above my expectations. The 5.9K drive is a good compromise, at the time of my purchase the... premium for the 7.2K per disk was too steep.If you have a Synology these drives will fit the bill and perform really well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Drive goes offline under substained I/O

Installed drive in a freshly formatted Win 7 64 bit Pro system with all updated drivers and firmware.

Drive consistently fails and goes offline after a couple minutes of substained...Read complete review

Installed drive in a freshly formatted Win 7 64 bit Pro system with all updated drivers and firmware.

Drive consistently fails and goes offline after a couple minutes of substained I/O such as converting a movie to MP4 etc... Shutting down the machine and powering off and on, the drive returns to the system.

Am running Intel RST at latest levels in a nonRAID simple SATA setup.

I am returning the drive to be replaced as this is not normal behavior. I've not seen this with any other smaller 1 and 2 TB Hitachi drives...even installed in the machine or slots.

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4.0

Runs quiet and cool

By Rogy

from San Diego

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Cool
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy to use
  • High Capacity
  • Quiet

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Photo Storage
  • Video

Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

Seems to run just as fast as my WD 4TB Black Drive and much cooler and qiueter.

  • Computer Platform:
  • PC

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4.0

4 TB Dirve

By Kirby

from Victoria, BC

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • High Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • File Transfer

    Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

    works really well, no problems, I use it with my Drobo drive and gives me lots more room to store photos and video.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    lot of space, quiet

    By Mike Ski

    from Meriden, CT

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • High Capacity
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage

      Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

      Drive is very quiet

      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Functions

      By Steven

      from College

      Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

      Bought this product on recommendation of backblaze hard drive lifetime survey. To soon to test lifetime. Timely delivery

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      5.0

      Hoping coolspin is better than seagate

      By jmuker

      from Brisbane, Australia

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • High Capacity

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup

      Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

      Read a few reviews about the HGST coolspin and bought this item, giving it 5 stars for now as it is working as expected, hope this lasts longer than the cra ppy seagate drives i have bought before!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Best ever!

      By hrdknx

      from Indian Wells, CA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

        I needed more storage for all my photos, I work for Google Maps and have tons of files. This works perfect!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        I trust HGST

        By zFatherhen

        from San Jose, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • High Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

          The real test of a disk drive is how long it lasts, and I have not had this one very long. My previous experience with HGST drives has been very positive. After reading reviews with lots of problems for other brands, I decided to go with HGST.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Perfect MEGA storage in my 2010 Mac Pro

          By Manny

          from Monterey, CA

          Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

          My boot drive is a PCI 960gb OWC Mercury accelsior running Mavericks. I have three of these 400GB HGST drives installed. One is a time machine backup and the other two are Raid 1(mirror).Great price for massive storage! Don't think about it, buy a few! Manuel Ortega PhotographyMonterey Bay, CA

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          5.0

          This product never failed for me

          By Mike

          from West Hartford, CT

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • High Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

            I need a lot of storage. I have 8 of these now and they all work fine. Price was attractive.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Easy to use

            By Brianna

            from Washington DC

            Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

            I'm very happy with this purchase--it was easy to use and is reliable!

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            5.0

            Reliable Drives for Home Use

            By Chris

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

              After researching drives from various manufacturers, I finally decided on these HGST drives as they seemed to be the most highly rated in terms of overall reliability in the studies that I've read. They were slightly more expensive than drives from other manufacturers, but given how important the data that I store on these drives is, the premium in price is worth it for the extra reliability.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Good hard drives, fast and quiet.

              By BabyFox

              from Sydney, Australia

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Speed
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Price Not So Good

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • NAS

              Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

              I have bought 3 of these for my home nas system, so far so good, very happy with them at the moment, good speed and quiet.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              These are QUALITY drives

              By Awesome Andrew

              from Australia

              About Me Power user

              Pros

              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage
                • Backup
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                Purchased 5 for my Synology DS1813+ NAS and they're very much at home there, working perfectly. I can't wait to get 3 more. The drives are not the 'coolest' operating temps I've seen but that's probably due to the 4 (?) platters inside, with that in consideration they run quite cool still.They are easily the quietest drives I've ever owned, making other drives I thought were quiet sound particularly loud now.Unlike some, speed hasn't been an issue for me.They ooze quality, I have a new favourite brand HDD. Early days yet, so I'll come back in 6 months time and update.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Linux

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                5.0

                Excellent Drive

                By BigBull

                from Edison, NJ

                About Me Casual user

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                    I purchased 2 drives to replace the existing 1TB drives in my Synology 412+, even though there are not listed as approved drives in the Synology Tech specs. They work perfectly. As soon as the drives where dropped into the bays the green light indicated that they were ready to go. I upgraded the latest DSM software and they run perfect, no bad sectors, no shutting of & no issues till now. They cannot be beat for the price and B&H fantastic price & free shipping overnight. I am trying to offload my WD Red 1TB drives on @ and I may grab 2 more and set the forseeable future with 16TB RAID.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    4.0

                    Good Storage Drive

                    By Ron B

                    from Columbia River Gorge

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • High Capacity

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                      These are good hard drives for bulk digital storage. Not the fastest, but they run cool and are pretty durable. I have a couple of these drives and they are working fine.I deducted one star because this particular drive was hard to set up with a GPT partition via Windows 7 Disk Management, I had no problems doing that with the other drive I got here, not sure what's going on there. The HGST GPT Disk Manager is a little rough around the edges.Other than that, these are good drives and a good value. Unlike other well known online tech vendors, B&H does a good job of packing these sensitive components so they arrive undamaged.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Fast Drive in highpoint Dock

                      By Issac

                      from The Alameda

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • High Capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                        Although variations of this drive have been on the market for years now, the Deskstar model remains one of my favorite. I just bought another to use for backing up game mods on my laptop. The performance is excellent use with highpoint drive dock with 2x USB3 engines built-in(like 2 robust engines in a Farari 458 spider). I alread have two in an older PC, and have installed several for family members all are still running stong after heavy use. Highly recommended.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Rockstar

                        By proshoot

                        from virginia

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                          I am using this hardrive in a Drobo and have had great experiences with it. Rock solid and reliable.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Excellent, reliable drive

                          By Dr. Dave

                          from Los Alamos, NM

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • Photo Storage
                            • Video

                            Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                            I use these as backup drives in external docks. I have several. They work as they are supposed to.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Best Drives that are not enterprise

                            By StoCom

                            from New Mexico

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to use
                            • High Capacity
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer
                              • Video

                              Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                              Never had a failure of a Deskstar to date. Good value and WD has not changed the technology.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Fantastic.

                              By Greg

                              from Australia

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • High Capacity

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Photo Storage

                                Comments about HGST 4TB Deskstar Coolspin 3.5" SATA III Internal Desktop Hard Drive:

                                As advertised. I am using 12 of these in a Supermicro server using Linux & mdadm. No issues so far! I am able to get decent speeds, they are cool and use just on 4 watts of power each.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Linux

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