Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 250GB - 320GB (ST250DM000 / ST320DM000)
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70% Work 30% Fail
18 April 2015
Summary: I have purchased at least 10 of these drives over the past two years for use in my media center. When they work they work well, but they definitely have failure issues. As of right now I have 3 that are dead.
Summary: Drive died after 4 months of below average use as an internal (non-OS, Non-software) storage drive. I tested the SATA port with another drive, works fine. Tested this drive on multiple ports in more than one machine, even with different cables, and it's completely dead.
The drive is dead in 2 years while it is under warranty, but ...
26 November 2014
Summary: I use this Seagate 3TB HDD in my NAS device, which is one of its expected usages. It had been working fine but suddenly died only after 2- years of use -- it starts with some strange mechanical noise.
Summary: I don't write a lot of reviews, but I felt compelled to write this one, as this is rated way, way too high for such an unreliable piece of hardware. I bought 4 of the 2TB model for a NAS less than two years ago, and as of today all 4 have now failed.
Bought 8 drives, 5 have failed in under 2 years. No warranty.
S. Miller, Amazon
1 September 2014
Summary: THE BAD #1 I bought 8 3TB drives on 9/11/2012 for a RAID 6 system using an Areca ARC-1882IX-12 controller. I've had 5 die - 3/25/14 (18.5 months), 6/27/14 (21.5 months), 8/9/14 (23 months), 8/30/14 (23.5 months), and 8/31/14 (23.5 months).
Failing drive, at least still under warranty for a few more months
14 August 2014
Summary: Purchased the 3TB version on 11/23/2012 and today (1 year, 8 months, 22 days) I created a RMA with Seagate for a failing drive. Hard Disk Sentinel shows disk health @ 9% and SeaTools "Fix All Fast" fails to complete successfully and gives me a failure code.
Summary: Had this drive for almost two years and it failed I lost everything on it. I looked up seagates failure ratings and their larger drives 3tb and up have between a 10-25 percent failure rating after 3 years.
Summary: I bought 10 of these in October 2012 for use in a Synology DS1812+ While this is an eight bay system, the type of data that I'm keeping and my own experiences working in enterprise environments made me play the "better safe than sorry" path. Glad I did.