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Seagate-barracuda-7200-11.32611045
5.7 out of 10

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.11

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Overall 4
4.0

Stay away from Seagate, in general, if you do not backup your data and this drive especially (very high failure rate)

George Williams "Computer Expert", Amazon
13 November 2014
  • Summary: All I can say about this is get a WD or Hitachi as a backup. Over the last four years I have gone through about five of these. Each one failed in the same way within 2 to 13 months: magnetic storage failure. Starts out fine with no bad sectors, but progressively becomes worse. The worst example was one that failed in two months. Started out brand new with no bad sectors or any issues in SMART. Within a week it had developed five weak sectors.
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Overall 4
4.0

After trying to do cloe disk 1tb hard stopped t loading.It is now worthless.

mike, Amazon
25 August 2013
  • Summary: After trying to do clone disk to this 1tb hard disk it stopped loading.It is now worthless.Going back to return it now...and thnx for wasting my time Seagate.
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Overall 4
4.0

1 out of every 5 will fail

Vole, Amazon
7 December 2012
  • Summary: Purchased a big lot of these with friends last year. Of the drives, we had an average of 20% failure rate. If you do use them, make sure you monitor them carefully for the "click of death". it's a known hardware issue. Thank god for backup. I only lost about 200GB of data but was able to recover almost everything, things that I didnt backup between the time of copy and last backup.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dead After A Year

Richard E. Schindler Jr., Amazon
4 October 2012
  • Summary: Not very happy with this drive, after normal to light use, it has failed - right after the Warranty expired. Surprise! I certainally wouldn't recommend this drive, considering I lost Everything on it, with no warrning...
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Overall 4
4.0

Fourth drive failure this year

W. J. Lentz, Amazon
28 April 2011
  • Summary: I purchased a replacement drive to keep my business up while I wait for a warranty replacement for the fourth drive that is about a year old that has failed in several different cases this year. Seagate used to be very reliable, but even their 5 year warranty does not help when you lose a TB of data.
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Overall 4
4.0

2 Years of Light Use

Matt Doyel, Amazon
7 July 2010
  • Summary: Looks like I got longer service than most other reviewers. I bought a 500 GB ST3500320AS as an identical second drive in a RAID (this one to match the stock drive that the RAID came with). It worked fine for two years of light duty (it was constantly powered on, but not a lot of read/write activity) and then it went toes up in the middle of a file transfer. SMART Status = PASS but running a SMART Test produced failure to read test element.
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Overall 4
4.0

Works fine...until it breaks.

J. Brunner "techy dad", Amazon
8 April 2010
  • Summary: Today my computer suddenly stopped working. I'm using this Seagate 1TB drive as a secondary HDD (primary drive is much smaller) and I use it to store my music, movies, etc. Thank goodness I also back up everything to a THIRD external drive, because as it turns out the only way to get my computer to start working again was to unplug this internal Seagate drive. I checked and ironically I ordered this drive a year ago to the day. So yeah..
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Overall 4
4.0

Firmware Issues

I. Wan, Amazon
24 August 2009
  • Summary: I bought two of these HDDs a little less than a year ago due to its good reviews here and installed them on my Windows Home Server. However, after 10 months, one of them just bricked. I couldn't even mount it on a different computer. The BIOS wouldn't even recognize the drive. Luckily WHS did a great job replicating my data to the other HDD. After doing some research, I found out that these models have a firmware issue where the drive simply bricks itself.
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Overall 4
4.0

Beware of the bundled Acronis/Seagate DiscWizard application

James J. Wong "More or less", Amazon
2 March 2009
  • Summary: Generally I am very happy with the drive, so much so that this is the second one that I have purchased. I do have a gripe, and it is a serious one. It doesn't concern the drive but rather the Acronis/Seagate DiscWizard software that comes bundled with the drive. One of the functions of this application is to create an image backup of the drive in the event your data becomes corrupted.
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Overall 4
4.0

check for possible problems as soon as you get it

William J. Wagner "Incomparable Wierdo", Amazon
19 February 2009
  • Summary: If you haven't read about this drive's issues elsewhere, let me enlighten you. It seems that on some drives manufactured last year, the firmware has a big bug: it will lock up on boot-up and not be seen by the computer. Your data isn't gone, but you won't be able to access it. There is supposed to be a somewhat simple fix for this- if you're kinda techie skilled (I haven't tried yet for my bricked drive)..
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