Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
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50% failure rate... after warranty expired
3 September 2012
Summary: I bought 2 of these drives and put them in a raid 0 to store some semi-important media for light use. It has been less that 2 years and 1 of them has already failed. Seagate offers a 1 year warranty for a reason. I have always been a fan of Seagate, but now I don't know who is reliable.
Stay away... these drives fail at an alarming rate
Gregory Popovitch, Amazon
3 September 2012
Summary: Out of three identical drives I purchased, one failed after 3 weeks, and another one failed after 2 years. Luckily I am running a RAID 1 so I had no data loss, but I definitely think these are junk. Poor customer support too. Shame on you Seagate!
Summary: It's very simple, do not buy these HDDs. I bought mine 2/9/11.. Started hearing the "click of death" roughly 6 months ago. Yesterday, the drive died.. Also, These drives do not have the normal Seagate warranty, of 5 years. These only have a 2 year warranty. DO not waste your time or your money with these drives.
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.
Summary: A terrible drive if you plan to use it for more than a year. I have had at least 10 clients in the past month lose these drives. Even the replacement drives have had numerous failures. Fortunately, most clients were have their drives image daily. Most of the failures were sudden and dire enough that no data was retrievable.
Summary: If all you want is one free-standing drive, this is great. But it does NOT play well with any RAID formations. After 2 months of trying, including sending one drive back to Seagate and getting a replacement, it still would not work in a basic RAID 1 (on Win 7 machine with Intel Rapid Storage Technology).