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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
Summary: Hmm...shoulda looked at more of the reviews before I made my purchase. Silly me for not paying a little more for the "enterprise" version of this drive. In short, these units shipped 11/26/2008 and the drive I affectionately named Bastion died 12/26/2008. And this merely after formatting the drive with nary a byte written. Thank God I didn't place anything valuable on there.
Summary: I purchased one drive , and it went bad in less than 2 days. I got the click of death, and the drive just stopped showing up in bios. I got a replacement drive that lasted about 2 weeks before i started getting clicks and delayed write failures. I could read from the drive but in the end i couldn't write data to it. It would just start clicking and then i couldn't do anything. I do allot of video editing so i had about 300GB on it when i lost it.