When I swapped it out in my RAID array and looked at the SMART Data ( S
Mark G., Amazon
9 May 2015
Summary: This was to be a NEW DRIVE. And I was charged the price for a new drive. Well.... Day 1. Started showing ATA errors immediatly upon syncing. When I swapped it out in my RAID array and looked at the SMART Data ( S.M.A.R.T = Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) it already had 5169...
Summary: I have used these Seagate 1TB drives in my home RAID (redundant array of inexpensive drives) for years. I finally had the first one go bad last week. It lasted 5 years, and its mate is still going strong. Good bang for the buck, and great overall reliability.
Summary: Received wrong Hard Drives. I ordered 2 ST31000528AS 1TB Hard Drives and received 2 ST31000524AS 1.5TB Hard Drives. Would probably be fine in most applications. These are replacement drives to a Raid configuration and 1.5 TB won't do. I am sure the drives are great.