Summary: This item failed in 8 months of light, and I mean light use. Avoid this product, I will update this review once I get information on returns but I'm pretty sure based on other reviews that the replacement will fail in the same time frame. I have had much better luck with model ST31000340AS. Even though they state 3 year warranty, they iterated a 90 warranty in email but it is not on their ad. Buyer beware!!!
Summary: I bought this drive about 2 years ago and the first one died (with the click of death) after just a week. I got an RMA from Amazon with no problem but then the RMA drive also failed with the click of death after about 6 months. This time I got it replaced through Seagate on warranty and have been running the replacement drive for about 6 months now with no issues.
Summary: I had Seagate send me a replacement drive for my ST31000520AS because the S.M.A.R.T was reporting failure after just under 3 years. There were no signs of failure aside from S.M.A.R.T reporting. Data still read and wrote fine, but I was tired of the S.M.A.R.T report, so I sent it back. The replacement drive Seagate sent me died in a week, it had no symptoms nor warnings, it simply crashed dead.
Summary: This drive was delivered promptly and is a replacementdrive for my NAS. It formatted without a problem and hopefully I will never need it, but if I do I am confident that it will work just fine.
Summary: I bought this drive around 1 year ago and I was very happy with the huge capacity (2TB) so I decided to use it as a backup disk and to move data around computers using it with an enclosure. At the beginning it was a dream; files, music, photo, video, everything in a single place, but almost a year later it started to die.