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.
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 purchased a couple of these drives to replace lower capacity SATA-2 drives in my system. I am using them in a softRAID 0+1 array, and I have had some challenges with my add-on SATA RAID controller failing to maintain connection with the drives. I have found the performance and thermal profile quite reasonable for 5900 RPM drives.
Summary: Seagate Barracuda LP 2 TB 5900RPM SATA 3 GB/s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive ST32000542AS-Bare Drive Purchased 2 of these hoping they would be a good deal. I have installed both drives in my HP Home Server. Each drive formatted out to 1.89 GB. I am in the burnin process now so I can not comment on reliability but I have purchased other Seagate drives with good results both in chassis and external.
Summary: I'm probably not the first one to do this, so I'll pass it on. Apparently a 'bare drive' is a drive with no parts, and not just a 'clean drive.' IE, it's an OEM drive, and there are no SATA cables, no screws, no SATA power converter cables, no manual, no factory provided hard drive tools for cloning, etc. I was a little surprised.
Lawrence S. Sinanan "You get what you pay for", Amazon
17 January 2011
Summary: I bought 4 of these during the black Friday sale 70usd a piece. A little research before buying suggested a firmware upgrade would fix the Click of death problem that many people complained about. Its been a month but the Click still happens even though I updated the firmware but only on spin up. Read and write speeds are no where near what I expected it to be in a 0+1 RAID setup. Spin-up takes forever.
Big drives, cheap price, cool and quiet, works as RAID1 and RAID5*. Very Good!!!
A Conrad "Ask Conrad", Amazon
4 January 2011
Summary: This is a review of the . I purchased a handful of these for various purposes: to increase storage capacity in a few computers, to put in a D-Link DNS-343 NAS box, and to replace the existing drives on a Buffalo LinkStation Duo (2TB) NAS box. First thing I did was update the firmware to CC35 for these drives, and thankfully so because each of the drives were still running CC34.
Working perfect, and they have been spinning for 30 days straight.
Manda "Manda", Amazon
30 December 2010
Summary: December 30,2010: So I couldn't resist buying these at the $59 dollar price, lets hope that I don't lose all my data now. I bought 4 of them, and all of them had labels saying China, all of them firmware CC34. I was worried about the firmware part because everything seemed to say that those were the "bad" batch.