If you buy from "Top Gear, Inc", you'll end up with a "Certified Repaired HDD", and it will most likely fail immediately.
29 March 2015
Summary: I received a "Certified Repaired HDD" that immediately failed and screwed me in the worst way. This notification is helpfully written in small print on the hard drive label and conveniently left out of the product description, describing it as "New" and "not refurbished".
Summary: As others have mentioned, these drives are total garbage. I have never had a hard drive fail like this -- in less than two years it is just done. What's worse is that they claim it is out of warranty. Really? A hard drive isn't guaranteed to last more than 2 years? GFY!
Summary: I purchased this drive about 8 months ago. I just installed it a couple of weeks ago. It lasted a little over a week and died. I am going to call Seagate and see about having it replaced. From what I have read it is going to cost me shipping and I get a refurbished one in return.
Summary: WE PURCHASED THIS HARD DRIVE ON JAN 20 THROUGH AMAZON. IT ARRIVED AND SHORTLY INTO FEB. WE INSTALLED IT. ON MARCH 15 THE HARD DRIVE CRASHED, AND I HAVE LOST MONTHS OF PICTURES. I UNDERSTAND HARD DRIVES CRASH FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT THIS WAS BRAND NEW, NOT EVEN TWO MONTHS OLD. HORRIBLE.
Summary: Keep getting corrupt sectors and now the MFT is gone. Had to use Data Recovery to extract my data. Even though i can soft repair and reformat the drive, i dont consider it reliable anymore. I bought this drive in Oct 2012 and its already out-of-warranty in Jan 2014.