Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.11
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Drives kept failing
Rick Holm, Amazon
4 April 2014
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 will be sticking to western digital drives.
Pros: Nice slim drive design. Pretty lightweight compared to other drives I've come across in that form factor. Good price.
Cons: This drive clicks almost every time it's accessed. Its the sound from the head parking when going into power save or idle state. It's extremely annoying. It can be heard over an A.C running and computer fan noise (about 6 fans). BEWARE! Seagate's website states this is normal hard drive sound and functionality. I've got a 10k rpm western digital velocitraptor and a western digital caviar black edition and I've never heard any kind of parking clicks as loud as this dri...
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.
Pros: Previous Seagate drives have proven to be reliable for me. I like them also because Seagate, at least at this time, doesn't program the firmware to block RAID use, forcing you to buy a more expensive drive.
Cons: I just opened the shipping carton from NewEgg. The retail box was inside. The Seagate hologram seal on the retail box was cut open. I called NE to return it but was told they have to open the retail box to record the UPC. (it's on the outside of the box) Then she said they have to open it to record the drive serial number. BUT, the drive was still sealed in the antistatic bag. Maybe they can scan through the bag? Why would they do that when both the UPS and the drive ...
Summary: I originally bought two of these bad boys to put into a NAS (network attached storage) that was going to be tucked away in a closet. Well the NAS (linksys) was a bust (returned it since it was so slow). I kept the drives and put them in my HP computer as a RAID-1 (mirrored) pair. They are fast but do click a bit as the heads do their reading ans writing. Overall a good buy and reliable so far.
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.
Summary: This drive works great and was very easy to install. I was a little disappointed with how loud it is when accessing data - it can compete with my iTunes music late at night. I have a feeling that most of the larger capacity drives will have these noise issues though. I still recommend it.