Worked fine to replace an old, failing seagate drive in a windows 2012 server
Quick summary: nice replacement for an older model 2gb seagate ironwolf in my windows 2012 server.Background: my four-bay windows storage server 2012 came with four 2tb seagate ironwolf drives. Earlier this year, i started having weird, fluctuating, slow data transfers between my laptop and my server. Thanks to crystaldisk freeware, i realized one of the 2tb drives had a 'caution' state -- bad sectors. I didn't realize that the bad sectors would have such a profound affect on server performance.The new 2tb ironwolf drive here is one model newer than what is in my server, but it installed and works just fine, restoring the performance to my server. Adding it was a snap. I inserted it into an external dock, added it to the storage pool, then retired the bad drive which forced all the good data off the bad drive onto the new drive (i didn't have enough storage capacity to do this differently). It took about 24 hours to retire the old drive. Once that was retired, i removed it from the bad and inserted this drive -- which now had all the data on it -- into the same bay slot. Rebooted the server and all was fine.Conclusion: i'm a western digital fan, but this was a suitable replacement for an all-seagate windows server.