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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB
6.1 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 6
6.0

Average Reliability

Anonymous, Newegg
20 October 2013
  • Summary: Although this drive has been discontinued, for those who own this drive, in my opinion it is reliable drive for everyday less intensive usage
  • Pros: Good OK drive for everyday use.
  • Cons: I had bought this drive in May 2009 and then this year in June 2013 I started getting continuous pop up error messages from Windows detecting hard disk problem with hdd and it reporting failure. So in short this drive lasted me 4 years with approximately 2000 hrs of usage which in my opinion is v...
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Overall 6
6.0

Seagate has Questionable Quality

Amber H., Newegg
14 July 2011
  • Summary: I also own a 2TB Seagate External Goflex HDD and that also failed, except that was only around 2 months.
  • Pros: Somewhat high sequential/random read/write rate.
  • Cons: Failed after a little over a year. Bad luck I guess.
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Overall 6
6.0

DOA/RMA issues

THE F., Newegg
17 May 2011
  • Summary: Seems to me if you have a BRAND NEW defective drive they should replace it with a new one. Not a refurbished or "certified repaired". This is especially an issue if you are a reseller or doing a new system build for someone.
  • Pros: Typically these are good drives. I am sure I have bought no less than 15 Seagate drives in the last 8 months
  • Cons: This one (as have a few others in the last couple months) arrived Dead and would not recognize in the system at all. My issue is not so much this but when you do an RMA and they send you a "certified repaired" drive as a replacement for a drive that you JUST opened as new.
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Overall 6
6.0

1 of 2 arrived DOA

Zedic B., Newegg
12 April 2011
  • Pros: Ordered two drives. One worked fine; One was Dead On Arrival (DOA)
  • Cons: One drive was making a loud clicking sound, and Motherboard would not recognize it. Waiting on Newegg to RMA. There goes my free shipping. :-(
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Very Fast.

Travis Reed, Amazon
21 January 2010
Overall 6
6.0

but I still think that's a pretty short life for a drive

Scott McGowan, Amazon
21 January 2010
  • Summary: I bought this drive 4.5 years ago and it died today. Granted it lasted almost 5 years, but I still think that's a pretty short life for a drive. I never worked it that hard and it stayed on my home desktop.
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Overall 6
6.0

strong vibration and noise, but works

Roy, Amazon
21 January 2010
  • Summary: It has a strong vibration that rattles the CPU's panels and can be heard through my computer desk and through my wood floors, it sounds like a humming electrical panel. Other than the vibration and the noise caused by the vibration it seems to be working fine, but due to the vibration and noise I'm...
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Overall 6
6.0

2nd Time's a Charm

C. Voissem, Amazon
26 June 2009
  • Summary: First unit was DOA. Got a warranty replacement from Seagate which has been working fine for a few weeks. I thought I was spending $60 for a new hard drive, but ended up paying $70 for a refurb (after shipping original to Seagate -- grrr). Other than that, no complaints.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Sil-W, Yandex
21 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Всего имеется в наличии 3 диска этой серии:
  • Pros: Тихий, быстрый, компактный
  • Cons: большое количество брака в серии
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

rodinsa1, Yandex
31 July 2010
  • Pros: Рядовой жесткий диск, умеренный нагрев, достаточная производительность.
  • Cons: За три месяца использования уже 29 бэд-блоков, которые автоматически перемещаются в резервную область. Насколько это критично, не берусь судить, просто решил поделиться своим опытом.
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