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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB
6.2 out of 10

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB

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Overall 10
10

ok pad + not for extended use

Walter R., Newegg
29 November 2015
  • Pros: four years and hard drive just stopped working, not sure if thats good or bad, but hey its only 50 bucks
  • Cons: this unit was not two sided
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Overall 2
2.0

Just died- data with it, of course. A sad story

George C., Newegg
2 July 2015
  • Summary: It sure seems to me that for consumer-grade drives, one of the vendors should come up with a 'NO it's not working right, here it is limping, but here is the data we CAN recover from it' mode.
  • Pros: reasonable price, SEEMED TO BE reputable manufacturer (one of my customers) Taught me a lesson
  • Cons: Just died after very very light use. Won't spin up 1/2 of the time, will spin and then won't be recognized. It was partitioned and had multiple sets of family-important data. Reminds me now why CD/DVD/Cloud and redundant backup are important for images and documents. Disk drives, mechanical or SD...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

hi, Amazon
18 May 2015
Overall 2
2.0

Hard Drive Crashed

Chase H., Newegg
15 April 2015
  • Summary: I guess I will replace the drive with an SSD.
  • Pros: Worked well for a while. Decently fast for a HDD.
  • Cons: I bought this hard drive new from Newegg for a build for my mother in 2011. She mainly uses the machine for web browsing and email. This hard drive has now crashed in 2015 and it must be replaced. I expected more from a name brand such as Seagate.
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Overall 10
10

Just keeps running

Jonathan M., Newegg
11 April 2015
  • Summary: - Mechanical whine is only very slight after all this time. Hardly audible at more than six inches away. - For some reason unknowable reason, Windows will not recognize this as an install option during OS installation.
  • Pros: I bought this HDD in summer of 2009, almost 6 years ago. It's never been anything but fully satisfactory. It's still running in my computer right now.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Rob M., Newegg
16 December 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Arlene Ceterski, Amazon
6 August 2014
Overall 10
10

great

Hughston cook, Amazon
24 April 2014
  • Summary: Great hard drive it is quiet has loads of space does everything and anything you would need a hard drive to do. The shipping was fast and it was packaged very well and safely. I would recommend this to anyone.
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Overall 10
10

imac 2009 20"

josh, Amazon
29 March 2014
  • Summary: this hard drive has been in my computer working flawlessly in under 15min, uploaded the OS and to think i almost paid apple $400
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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the money

Susan Benner, Amazon
15 March 2014
  • Summary: Amazon you did great on the purchase. It is this company whom I do not like. As I ordered a new hard drive for my computer, I was sent a used one. Not happy at all. I had to go to Best Buy to get what I wanted which was new.
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