Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
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Generic drive. SSD should be considered if speed is important, otherwise get this if you have found a great price
2 weeks ago
Summary: In todays market all HDD's basically feel the same. Its hard to remember which drives last longer, and performance is not worth the effort to compare. I have 11 hard drives on my main workstation (5 in an array, an SSD boot, and 5 externals for different reasons) and I can never remember which ones has done well - some have been replaced over the years. I will use this moment to complain about 2TB and up drives...
Summary: The disk drive was being used in a Netgear ReadyNAS as part of a RAID set. I had to replace the disk drive 3 times until I got a drive that would pass the SMART test and not fail. Vendor was very helpful.
The HDD is ok, however, it's not the right one. :(
Linda & Jamie, Amazon
20 February 2014
Summary: I ordered the 32mb cache, 3.5inch 3gb/s SATA drive as pictured and described in the information. When I received it, the box was correct, same model #, showed it was 3.5", etc. However, inside the box was a 2.5", 64mb Cache HDD. It was brand-new, etc, however, its not what I ordered. Most people would be quite happy with this BETTER harddrive, however, I HAD TO HAVE the 32mb cache and no higher, because the device its going in cannot handle 64mb cache and does not work.
Summary: I ordered the ST310005N1A1ASRK hard drive and installed it. It works fine no problems noted but I gave it only 3 stars because Seagate switched drives on me. The box my drive came in had the correct model number on it but when I installed the drive the system showed it to be a model ST1000DM0031CH162. I wrote to Seagate and their response was that the models were the same except the ST1000DM0031CH162 has 64 MB cache instead of 32 MB cache.
Summary: Be careful with this drive, Seagate has a known problem with many of it's recent Baracuda High Capacity Hard Drives, where after 3-6 months, the drive simply fails to boot. If you purchase this drive, you must go to the [..] site and use the drive detect software they offer there to see what version of firmware is on your drive. If there is an updated version of firmware then you need to flash update your drive.
Excerpt: This capacity drive is a long overdue purchase for my digital content creation. I use it solely for image, sound or video files and pair it with an 1Tb external HD for backup. I can't tell that its particularly fast, but I don't know whether its the Adobe programs or the hard drive access.
Summary: This is an OEM drive as several reviewers have noted, but this should be expected of any drives sold by Amazon unless the retail box is shown in the product description. This should not be a problem for most people since most motherboards come with extra SATA cables and most power supplies now have SATA these days, but if you need these items along with mounting screws opt for only drives sold in retail packaging. Now, about the drive.
Summary: I bought 4 of these for a RAID5 setup in September. So far I've had two of them fail. One was a hard failure in which the controller stopped working completely, and the other is showing a lots of seek errors in the SMART data and tells me its going to fail soon. They both started clicking the heads (a symptom of a reset because of an error) just a few days after I got them.