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Seagate Barracuda LP
5.4 out of 10

Seagate Barracuda LP

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda LP

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Overall 2
2.0

Awful Drive

Tyler B., Newegg
14 January 2014
  • Summary: Stay away from Seagate at all costs.
  • Pros: 2TB on the cheap
  • Cons: Everything else; original drive lasted less than a year before going out. Received a "certified repaired HDD" after RMA and that went out within months. Now it's out of warranty and a lot of my valuable data is "lost." I'm keeping the drive so I can recover it later, hopefully.
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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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Came with fatally flawed firmware

Michael P., Newegg
1 December 2012
  • Summary: You need to flash firmware CC35 onto these drives otherwise they were doing the click of death. Go to seagates website and download the ISO image and burn it to a disk. Boot to the disk and use it to upgrade the firmware to a tested version.
  • Pros: I got 2 of them for free because a friend had so many problems he didn't trust them anymore. (even if I could fix them)
  • Cons: These things came with flawed firmware on them (CC34). They were clicking like crazy and constantly losing connection.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fail

William J., Newegg
27 September 2012
  • Summary: Hard to believe such a reputable company put out such a shoddy product.
  • Pros: Cheap, good warranty
  • Cons: Failure rate too high. Purchased two for Raid 1, both lasted about a year, then both failed within days of each of other. End result: Loss of data.
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Overall 2
2.0

Worthless Drive from Seagate

John W., Newegg
1 September 2012
  • Summary: Bought two of them and both of them fail within first 6 month of light usages such as backup and external device. RMA both. Cannot believe Seagate was producing such worthless product. It really made me start to wondering Seagate's quality controls after ~15 years of good brand name.
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: Not reliable at all. Flaky.
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Overall 2
2.0

don't trust it your data

Sergey K., Newegg
7 August 2012
  • Summary: Don't store anything that you will miss on this drive.
  • Pros: was cheap, cold
  • Cons: first one was DOA, replacement lasted 1.5 year and failed last month. Lucky I havent found time yet to migrate data from my previous 1Gig drive that stayed the main storage and this one was just hooked up for temporary data.
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Overall 2
2.0

AVOID!!

Gregory S., Newegg
8 February 2012
  • Summary: You want to know that the data on your drives is safe and won't suddenly disappear. These drives and their periodic "hiccups" make me worry. You don't want to worry about your data. DO NOT buy this drive.
  • Pros: Drive is large capacity and energy efficient.
  • Cons: Where to begin... when I first bought 4 of these a couple years ago it was with the intent to create an internal RAID 5 array in my desktop PC. I am still using 3 of the drives in the RAID and saving the 4th as a backup in case of failure. Periodically, these drives will start to make a clicking ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Second time Seagate burned me

Michael B., Newegg
26 September 2011
  • Summary: After the 7200.11 firmware debacle a few years back I promised to never buy Seagate again. Low price clouded my judgement last Black Friday, and I will NEVER let that happen again. I highly recommend purchasing ANY manufacturer other than Seagate.
  • Pros: I got this drive for $60 Black Friday 2010
  • Cons: It has been about 10 months, and the drive is bad. SMART status fails, and Fedora is spitting out I/O errors any time I try to read from it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Won't buy Seagate again.

Anonymous, Newegg
25 June 2011
  • Summary: Returned for warranty service. A week after FexEx shows "delivered", Seagate site still "Not received". Had to fight with Customer Service about the phone line being unavailable. Was promised a call back by COB and didn't get it until next day.
  • Pros: 3 year warranty (you'll need it). Receiving 2 bad drives DOA reminded me not to RAID-1 same lot drives together (Thanks, Seagate!).
  • Cons: 2 drives ordered, both arrived DOA.
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Overall 2
2.0

Drive Failue after 10-months

Michael B., Newegg
23 June 2011
  • Pros: Setup was easy. Even though the drive says it is bad, I can still run the computer (F1 on boot).
  • Cons: The drive currently is bad according to the bood diagnostic. I am in process of returning it to the manufacturer.
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