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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 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 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 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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Overall 2
2.0

Reviews

Thomas P. Straus, Amazon
11 December 2013
  • Summary: It broke within warranty period. Lost 500 GB worth of data. Poor quality and poor return policy. All techie friends say "stay away from Seagate hard drives."
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid

Ryan G., Newegg
9 February 2012
  • Pros: Did a fresh install on a media pc drive crashed not once but 3 times...RMA was useless since it was so cheap.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead on arrival

Kenneth P., Newegg
9 July 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed twice in 2 years

Ben J., Newegg
17 June 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead on Arrival!

Daniel D., Newegg
31 May 2011
  • Pros: None.
  • Cons: Got an RMA from Seagate. Should have replacement in a week. I have purchased many Seagate drives, but this is the first DOA.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Jesse L., Newegg
27 May 2011
  • Summary: Newegg has been good to me, this is the first part i've ordered that has been DOA.
  • Pros: Newegg got me all 10 items I ordered at once.
  • Cons: Hard drive was DOA.
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Overall 2
2.0

No Dice!

Gary H., Newegg
27 May 2011
  • 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.
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