Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
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Was fine at first....
20 August 2015
Summary: worked just fine for over two years(warranty period), and then just a few months out of warranty, BOOM, failing linear, butterfly, and random reads. In 20+ years of computer ownership its my first failed HDD, so maybe I'm just spoiled, but I definitely wasn't happy with this bit of "fun" that I had...
Stay away from Seagate, in general, if you do not backup your data and this drive especially (very high failure rate)
George Williams, 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.
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 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.
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...
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.