Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
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Locked up my computer, messing with it all day
Engineer dude, Amazon
16 December 2012
Summary: I can't even get the software to install correctly, let alone the drive! It has locked my computer up at least 15 times so far, and I'm about to go back to a known config and send the drive and SW back. Do Not Buy This!!!!!
Summary: New, Out of the Box, it failed to format. SeaTools reported errors. Returned for credit, thank you, Amazon. I went back to a WD Black HDD. I was apprehensive to purchase a Seagate drive after the firmware and other issues during the past few years. This experience did nothing restore any confidence in the Seagate name. I recommend CAUTION to those who choose the Seagate name.
Summary: I bought a 1Tb Barracuda, ST31000340AS and another ST31000528AS a few weeks later as backup. One day, more than a year ago, i turned on my PC and it wouldn't boot. I did not recognize my HDDs. I tried everything and then thought it was my SATA ports or MB. I removed my very nice Gigabyte board and replaced it with a crappy Mini-ATX board and had the same thing. I happened to Google the drives and found out they were bricked.
Pulled off what I could before it would spin no more
mike C, Amazon
5 January 2012
Summary: Running a 2006 Mac Pro with 4 drives. Not sure when I got this one, but it is the only one to fail. On the plus side, it did finally convince me to get an external backup drive for pics and video. Oh! I also got to play with various tech tool programs to get my data off - is that a plus? Would not buy again.
Summary: I purchased 15 of these drives in both the OEM and boxed retail version when they first came out and they were not cheap at that time. All 15 failed within the first year due to the now well-known firmware problem that Seagate had released in the drives. It seems that after they were power cycled about 100 times they just died. Seagate has a good warranty program and they would exchange them for free.
Summary: while I did get working hard drives in good condition, they were not the hard drives that I ordered. They were just packaged in a box with the model number etc of what I ordered but what was inside was a different model and lower profile drive. While this might be ok for some people we bought these specifically to go into a RAID set populated by identical drives, so getting shipped drives that were falsely packaged is very misleading and very inconvenient.NOT COOL
Summary: This is a POS it died after a year only. It has a 3 year warranty. Turning in for a warranty replacement...but waited two years before sending it in hopes they send me a brand new model. I hope seagate has improved since then... doubtful.
Summary: The product I received while it was a 500GB Seagate drive was not the same product that was listed. I specifically choose this drive because it was a replacement for a drive that failed on my RAID 5 array. I was trying to keep matched drives for the sake of performance and wear. This listing needs to be changed to the correct product or the shipper needs to contact the buyer and let them know that they are sending them something completely different than what the asked...
Summary: don't you EVER EVER EVER think of getting this piece of junk, if you wanna know why, just type the model and add the word lock-down and you will see why. I have read somewhere that 40% of these HDDs get to a lock-down state where the HDD keeps on spinning but it doesn't work, the pc won't boot, and if you are a tech guy, just wanna make it more simple by saying the BIOS won't detect it.