Summary: I bought 4 of these about 3 years ago. They've been quietly humming away in my file server without complaint ever since. Until yesterday that is. My 3ware raid controller dropped one from the (fault tolerant) raid-5 array it was in and would not find it again with a rescan of the controller.
Summary: I was reading the reviews for this drive and I was shocked to say the least. I bought mine at walmart for around 65 bucks as part of a seagate external backup. The housing for the backup overheated and failed after about a year so I removed the drive from the housing and installed it in my system as...
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I've had this drive just a short time when it began to click at spin-up, a bad sign. It immediately became unrecognizable to the OS. A little searching showed this to be an all too common problem. Don't risk it. One star is still too much for this drive.