www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Seagate-barracuda-lp.33715903
6.3 out of 10

Seagate Barracuda LP

Super-low power consumption reduces power costs over the life Read more

Great Deal: $280.00

Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda LP

Showing 1-10 of 130
Overall 8
8.0

Finally had one out of four fail three years in

zed, Amazon
6 November 2013
  • 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. When I physically checked on the drive, I found that all it would do is click repeatedly when powered up. It wasn't even recognized after a restart, so back to Seagate it goes.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Perfect for around 3 yrs

aliendemigod, Amazon
9 September 2013
  • 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 a backup drive to my ssd. I guess I got a good one because it has been perfect. I have never heard it make a sound at all.. ever.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Did not last 8 months and no replacement.

Robert Beaver "Sam I Am", Amazon
7 September 2013
  • 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!!!
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Exactly what I needed and works perfectly

mike luellen, Amazon
30 July 2013
  • Summary: I needed this exact hard drive to replace a bad one in an old piece of equipment. The RAID software accepted the drive and immediately started to rebuild my data. Disaster averted. Thanks.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Good drive but had some problems

Pen Name, Amazon
15 March 2013
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Drive was a bit slow, and then it died.

D. J. Dahl, Amazon
17 February 2013
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Exactly What I needed

D. R. McKay, Amazon
6 February 2013
  • Summary: This was a replacement for a NAS Drive system, When replacing drives replace with exactly the same drive to work.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

High failure rate with drive

GJG, Amazon
19 December 2012
  • 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. I'm sure some are working well but do you ant to take that chance. Avoid the risk and go with WD, Hitachi or another brand.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Great drive

richirich, Amazon
1 December 2012
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Good drive that does not last long

fex, Amazon
24 September 2011
  • 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.
  • Read full review
Next page >>