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.
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...
Summary: I've been through two of these hard drives already, and I won't make the mistake of installing another. The good news is that Seagate will keep sending you new drives, when (not if) your drive fails. However, who wants to deal with that? I plan to sell the replacement they send me this time on eBay.
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.
Summary: The "Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB 32MB 7200.11 SATA Hard Drive" has performed as expected for me. I bought it to replace a failed IOMega drive in an external USB case. The Seagate drive was fairly easy to install in the external case and the included software recognized and formatted the drive with no...
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.
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.
Summary: I bought this drive as a secondary drive, just for backups from the main drive. Easily installed, quiet and quite fast in operation, but after just under 4 months of use, it's decided not to play any more. It gave up completely.