Originally Posted by chappy16775
The low 3-star Newegg rating scares me a little. Still - none of the competition have much better ratings.
The 2 major problems with 3/4 TB Hard drives + Newegg
1) Newegg's packaging has gotten a lot worse recently. It's a crapshoot when you buy an OEM drive how they pack it, and thus a lot of people get DOA drives due to bad packaging.
2) People always bitch when they are stupid. This shows up more with 3/4TB Hard drives because of issues because they either don't have the bios or knowledge to format one of these drives, or don't understand why their free space does not say 3/4TB. Not to mention, people who are angry are much more likely to review something than people who get a working product. Newegg is usually better than most places when it comes to their ratings though
It's not the drive itself that is the reason for the poor ratings, it's mostly newegg. It's too bad that newegg usually has all of the best hard drive deals.