Summary: First I would like to say, I have had many Seagate products, all of which have worked great over the years. This HDD I swear has been glitchy from the beginning, but I kept blaming my little glitches on other computer hardware (and even malware/virus's at times) Anyway finally received a boot disk error 4 years into the drive and my data was irrecoverable.
Summary: After installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 on this drive, I stared downloading the MS Windows updates in clumps of around 10 to 12 at a time and doing reboots In- between each clump. I always install all versions of Windows this way because there is no way I’m trusting Microsoft to install 90 to 112 updates on my system at one time! Well; as it goes, my hard drive stopped booting after 5 or so hours of loading drivers and updates.
Drive failed in just 8 days, video to hear the sound it makes
7 May 2012
Summary: Length:: 1:02 Mins This drive (the 750 GB version) failed completely in 8 days. It made the much reported, very loud clicking noise on day 7 and failed completely on day 8 with the same noise. Seagate's Seatools diagnostic utility said the drive was fine and passed all tests when I ran it after the loud noise on day 7 - it tempoarily worked for a brief period of time.
Summary: My Seagate Lemon came in a HPE-250f from HP with a Core i7 package. It lasted about a month....just long enough to get all my data & programs loaded into the "Seagate Trap". After the usual 2 hour long back and forth with the HP Rep. from some other world, he agreed to send another drive....which was a Hitachi brand. Now a year later, I'm faced with the same dilema, but this time I was smart enough to have an external HD backup drive.
Summary: BACKGROUND: Seagate Barracuda 750GB hard drive on our PC started going bad after a mere year and a half. No data loss, but drive would intermittently "freeze up" the computer so it might, for example, take 2 minutes to launch an application. (I found out later on the internet that other people have had similar problems with the drive and that it might be a design flaw.
Summary: I bought this hard drive to replace my main C: drive. Everything went well for about 2 days. Then I started getting automatic checkdisk from windows when I reboot after windows crashed. Finally on one of the auto Checkdisk my windows got corrupted after the automatic repairs. I changed hard drives to a good Samsung hard drive that I was using for backing up my data and put it as my main drive. I needed to reinstall a fresh windows again.
Summary: I purchased a ST31000528AS 1TB Seagate hard drive and the drive had poor packing inside the box. The drive was just sliding around in the box. Naturally 12 days from receiving the drive from Amazon the drive has to be RMA to Seagate. The drive would lockup in Vista, I would reset the computer and receive no hard drive detected. I had to Power down the computer wait 30 seconds then power back on to get the drive to detect.