Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.7
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Bait and switch
7 February 2013
Summary: I was so frustrated with this company because they baited me and then switch the product which was dead on arrival. Save your money and buy another computer or # Just purchase a tablet like the Kindle Fire7 or HDX.
Summary: Out of all the sellers I have used at Amazon, Greentech was horrible. Ordered a harddrive for my computer, they sent the wrong one, called Amazon, and contacted the seller. I asked him to send another with a shipping label, ast first he would not, after a week of him emailing me, which I couldn't see since I had no hd in my comp, I filed a claim against this seller.
Summary: This drive died whilst being formatted. And it was new. I was replacing a 160 GB refurbished Seagate drive that had died in less than a month. What happened to Seagate? They used to have a good reputation for reliable hard drives. Are they going the way of the dinasour?
Summary: Second attempt to get a working HD replacement. First attempt it burns right in my PC. Amazon make a replacement but now the connector is wrong. So now I have 2 HD's in my possesion and neither of which will work in my system. Very frustrating.
Summary: Based on glowing reports of Seagate hard drives, I have purchased several over the past few years. The first two (80 Gb hard drives) I bought were DOA right out of the box but I returned them to Seagate for replacements (after about six weeks and several calls to complain they admitted they didn't have any replacements handy and sent two 160 Gb hard drives as replacements) and had no further trouble with them.
Summary: Not the same number (mine ST3200826AS) but still Seagate 200 gig drives... two failures after a week with each. Third one is now on the way. AVOID large Seagate drives. The web is full of horror stories. But I do not know which large drives are better since I see terrible reviews on most... I guess large drives are not ready for prime time especially for large file work.
Summary: Updated: 03-07-06, 07-05-07 Update: 07-05-07 KEEP IT COOL!! I bought a coolerMaster 4 internal drive bay that has a big fan infront and I never let my drives get much over 100 degrees. Drives from 120GB on get very very HOT if they don't have a fan blowing on them. I believe this might contribute to early failure so be warned. News flash: seagate bought maxtor and they are the exact same drives now.
Summary: Drive was DOA when I received it. It made weird grinding noises and and was not recognized by my computer's BIOS. I returned it. The 5 year warranty is nice but it sucks when you have to use it within the first 5 minutes.
Summary: When I used Seagate's software to install the drive, instead of setting up my new drive, it wrecked my c-drive that was already in the computer. This happened even thiugh I was following the customized directions that the software created for me. As a result, I had to go through a long process having an IT professional recover all of my files from my c-drive. This was almost a disaster!
Summary: When I first got the drive, I hooked it up to my Ultra ATA/100 controller and it worked like a charm. I now had a 200GB secondary storage drive. However, after a few days of usage, there would be instances where the drive would not be detected by the Ultra ATA/100 BIOS, causing my primary drive to fail to be detected, thus preventing me from booting up.