Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.7
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Good drive, when it worked
Andrew Swanson, Amazon
27 October 2013
Summary: Drive ran well when it actually worked. The SATA connection wasn't very good and was very touchy. Got new SATA cables, hoping it was an issue with the cables that came with my mobo, but they didn't work either. Very bad connection to the HDD, cables didn't feel like they were in good and would wiggle around. Returned for refund, will update.
Summary: Bought this drive primarily for the 5 yr warranty. For the 2 years it was in service, drive was error free and operated relatively noise free. Disk died on me around the 2nd anniversary. Sent to Seagate for data recovery. Balked at the estimate of $1500. Most data recovery efforts will void the warranty anyway. In future, i will be more focussed on taking backups, and paying less attention to the warranty details.
Summary: I was disappointed to find that this drive did NOT include a SATA interface cable; or mounting hardware for that matter. I would have expected AMAZON to make mention of that fact so that I could have ordered a cable at the same time as the drive. After I get a cable and install this drive, I will return with additional comments.
Summary: I bought this item in March (not from Amazon), with the 5 year warranty. Worked fine, until it began making a clicking noise, described elsewhere as turning the drive on and off. When the drive was making that noise, it would no longer be detected by windows. If the drive was making the noise at startup, my system would hang, so I would have to unplug the drive (it's a secondary).
Summary: To my dismay, I discovered that this drive does not support acoustic management modes. Everytime the cache is flushed (which is every 2-3 min or so) I have to put up with what sounds like the buzzing of a large insect trapped inside the computer case. It may be acceptable in a server room, not on a desktop. I'm going to return this thing and exchange it for either a Maxtor or a WD.
Summary: I have nothing to complain about the functionality, price, and installation. They are all good. 200 giga bytes hard drive only coasts me $100 after rebate. Installation software works great. And copy files in/out without any problem. But, the harddrive drives me crazy by its noise. It makes this low click-click noise while it accessing the disk, AND when it is idle. When it is idle, about every minute, it makes noise last around 3 seconds.
Summary: This thing would be perfect were it not for the noise. Constant humming, can hear it in the next room. Other than that I have it partitioned into 4 volumes and it works very well, double the performance of my previous drive (10 GB quantum)
Summary: ich habe diese Festplatte ersteigert, weil ich bisher immer zufrieden war mit der Qualität. Leider ist dies die lauteste Festplatte, die ich bisher nutzen durfte. Es gibt zwar kaum Vibrationen von der Rotation der Platten, aber wenn ein zugriff statt findet, rasselt sie, das es seines gleichen sucht. Also nächstes mal keine Festplatte bei Ebay ersteigern...