Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB
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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...
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.
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.
Summary: I thought my computer already had a spare SATA cable but it didn't so I had to order one of those. Buy the time I got the cable and had time to install it and then decided I should return it 30 days had passed so I couldn't.
Pros: Good price
Cons: This recertified drive was dead on arrival. Wouldn't even spin up.
Summary: I bought this in July 09. It died Dec 2010, then the replacement "recertified" drive died June 2011.. 6 months later! Could just be the refurb center in McAllen, TX but this drive does not last. I have three Western Digital drives that are more than 3 years old and still working.
Pros: Inexpensive - $60 in July 2009, quiet, fast
Cons: Worst failure rate for any drive I've owned.
Summary: I've never purchased a new HDD that didn't work right out of the box. My last 2 drives were smaller 250 gig Seagate Barracudas. They're fast quiet drives and still work great after a couple years of daily use.
Pros: Newegg shipped out a replacement very promptly.
Cons: Tried installing Windows XP Pro to this drive 3 times with no luck and finally returned for a replacement. Unfortunately that added another $8.00 S&H to the total cost. Hmm? Haven't had a chance to try the new drive yet.