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.
This is NOT the retail drive and does NOT have a Seagate warranty
Sean Brady, Amazon
8 April 2015
Summary: The RETAIL version deserves five stars. I have several of them in a Drobo I use for backup and I have never had a failure, but if I did have a failure, the RETAIL drives are supported by Seagate warranty But the drive being sold here and the one I just received is NOT the retail drive supported by...
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.
90% Failure Rate in two years - Don't trust anything on these
Mike West, Amazon
27 January 2015
Summary: I have purchased over 20 of these drives over the course of a year for use in a media server and a couple of gaming rigs. The media server runs 24/7 but the drives spin down when not being accessed.
An air filter pack playing around in this HDD damage it totally
24 January 2015
Summary: I got a 3TB version for data backup. After I copied 2TB data into this drive, it was stored for about 1 year. When I took it out last week, it works fine at beginning. Then a series of problems came out one after another within next 2 days: - cannot read some files - strange sound inside case -...
Summary: Died just after 2 years of use. Purchased 11/23/2012 and it started dying on 12/14/2014. I noticed the drive wasn't listed under file explorer when I sat down at my desktop this afternoon, so I shut down my pc and then restarted it.
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).