Summary: I have purchased 2 of these drives based upon very good service I have received with it's predecessor, the ST3500410AS which was super reliable, super fast and super quiet. Apparently, Seagate decided to cheapen something in this drive with the ST3500418AS to make more money without assuring quality...
Summary: I used to trust seagate a lot. I had a 3 drive RAID array for four years with not a single fault until the day I ungraded. So when I built my new array in my computer, I went Seagate again. Well, THIRTEEN months in, and two drives failed.
Packaging designed to kill the hard drive during shipping
20 July 2010
Summary: This was a Seagate hard drive put in an defectively designed cardboard box without a plastic clam shell. The result was ZERO padding for the hard drive during shipment. I repeat ZERO padding. If Amazon is shipping hard drives like this, it's like purchasing a time bomb for your data.
Summary: I bought this HD after I checked some previous reviews about this product so I took the decision to get it. The first week I got my first drive I started having problems with it because sometimes it was not recognized by the Bios and sometimes it was. One week after it never came up.
Summary: I ordered four Seagate 500 GB hard drives for my computer now, and out of those four, three have failed. The first failed instantly, the second failed a couple months later, and now my third hard drive is failing about half a year after use.I'm surprised that my fourth hard drive is doing as well as...
Summary: OMG! You gotta be kidding about the "Frustration-Free Packaging" phrase. You guys really crossed the line this time. The HDD was shipped inside a simple cardboard box without any protection to avoid receiving hits or bounces inside the box along transportation.
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 just received this drive today and was horrified at the way it was packaged. It was loose inside a cardboard box. That's it. I'll give them some credit in that it appears to be a box designed to fit a hard drive, with some extra cardboard around the edges to keep the drive away from the actual...