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'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.
Not reliable for storage, not fast enough for capture.
Max Grodty "Max Grodty", Amazon
31 January 2011
Summary: ORIGINAL REVIEW JANUARY 2011: I bought the 2TB Seagate "green" drive for capturing video from my VCR tapes to convert them to AVI for editing. The drive was a little too slow however and kept dropping regions from long video captures. After 40 minutes of capturing it would show a large file but would only retrieve the last few minutes of it. I repeated the process several times with the same result.
Summary: 1 month after purchasing an 1.5TB External Seagate hard drive with this disk installed inside, I could hear some thicks and weird noises from the drive and finally the malfunction. The drive stopped and then continued working and finally stopped completely! I extracted the disk and connected it into a internal SATA port and the same problem occured. I had 1TB filled with info. So I decided to purchase the same drive but in this case, only INTERNAL.
Summary: I'm using some of these drives in a ReadyNas Duo. For some reason they are still shipping drives with CC34 firmware. Recommendation is to upgrade to CC35 to deal with some reliability and noise (clicking) issues. So I try to update to CC35 using Seatools but that doesn't work because for some reason the serial numbers don't match the list of upgradeable drives. Turns out it's a well known problem and there are ways around it (just Google).
Summary: I bought three of these - one 1.5 TB drive and two 2 TB drives. Two of three have already failed with the infamous "click of death" - there are many many reports of these drives failing after a few months on Seagate's forums. Stay away...
Summary: I ordered because of pricing and good experience with seagate hd's but after recieving it ...had the click of death right away and then got a second one shipped to replace and the same thing only this time it had issues reading the drive as well once it was loaded with information. I would say that this is a product to stay away from...Amazon was great about it ...and I am willing to have a third shipped but they want to give a refund..
Summary: Amazon had this drive on sale for a very good price so I ordered two of them to be used in an NAS (Network Attached Storage) server. I was looking forward to using the new "green", low-power demand hard drives. Unfortunately one was quite noisy, to the point of being unacceptable (and much louder than the specs claim) and the other had the dreaded "click of death".
Summary: For years I have bought Seagate Barracuda drives, because Barracuda meant 7200rpm performance. Now, Seagate has slowed down the rotation speed of their drives, making them slower, and marketing is trying to sell 3 watts of power saving as a benefit. Give me a break. I want 7200rpm performance, and since most Seagate retailers don't sell the 7200 line anymore, it looks like I will be buying all Hitachi drives from now on. Seagate is green, but they won't get my green.