Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.12
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Failed In Less Than A Day!
4 June 2012
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 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.
Summary: Received item and withing a day or so had the click of death. Yes..I did update the firmware per seagate site.....but the unit without being accessed...started to click when powered on. Totally froze the computer unless I unplugged the power. I never..never..had a hard drive fail like that so fast...but I know I am not the only one with this same problem. Too bad. I order a replacement..hopefully...this one will work longer.
Summary: Amazons Frustration Free packaging for hard drives EPOCH FAIL!!! 1. Cardboard supports FAIL 2. Packaging marked fragile FAIL 3. Hard Drive bouncing in packaging SUCCESS 4. Wondering about platter damage SUCCESS I hate reviewing products passed on packaging, but this is kind of important until amazon gets their #*&$ strait.
Summary: I have had good success with Seagate drives in the past (older PATA models). Because of this, I decided to buy one of these 7200.12 1TB drives despite the mixed reviews (and 7200.11 known problems). It failed in a week--good thing I hadn't yet trusted it with much data. At least I can just return it to Amazon and buy another brand rather than being stuck with a refurb or whatever from a Seagate warranty claim.
Summary: I had two of these drives die in a NAS box and the third one in my PC. I've been experiencing some problems with my desktop and my Windows Home Server was kind enough to tell my PC hard drive was dying. Having been familiar with the RMA process already I ran the SeaTools and sure enough my Seagate drive is failing their tests after 1,200 hours of power on time. The two Western Digital drives in my machine have over 19,000 hours on them and they are still passing.