Summary: Its a disapointing experience that things this days arent made to last, My first seagate of 320gb worked for 4 years, But i must say, that in my city there are a lot of power issues so, maybe that damage it. Buy with Caution!
Summary: This is the 2nd harddrive I have bought from this model for a 2nd system in the house. It has been true to me for the last 5 years so far with 100% reliability. Currently it is used as storage, secondary to my main SSD now. For the price, you can't beat it.
Summary: I still haven't decided who makes the best drives, Seagate or Western Digital. But I do know this, it's a dead heat race. I am currently using 3 Seagate and 3 WD drives. The Seagate drives are very quiet and fast, and I haven't had one fail on me in 10 years (since I stopped buying computers and building my own) but you have to temper that knowledge with the fact that these drives are spinning at 7200 RPM so I always have a cooling fan on my drives.
it failed again same as my first seagate hard drive
13 April 2014
Summary: I did not believe seagate hard drive would fail so quick. so I bought a second one. it failed again as the first one with the clicking sound. it lost my faith on American products. I maybe should go for Japanese products again.
Summary: Used this in my Raid array because that's what my IT guy used, so I replicated it. No longer have that Terastation so I have switched to a heavy duty hard drive. These usually wore out after a year or two.