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Seagate Barracuda XT
6.1 out of 10

Seagate Barracuda XT

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda XT

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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer beware - seagate is not reliable

fmp7 "willlynilly", Amazon
23 December 2012
  • Summary: Years ago, Seagate took the crown of being the best drive on the market. Then they bought the Maxtor company, a drive not known for being great. Right about that time, the quality of Seagate plummeted.
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Overall 2
2.0

Watch out for Bait-and-Switch

Shopper, Amazon
25 February 2012
  • Summary: I ordered a Seagate Hard Drive model ST32000641AS for $230 but actually received a Seagate drive ST2000DM001. Although the specifications appear the same, the price for the ST2000DM001 is $150. This product was a bait-and-switch.
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Ed, Amazon
11 January 2012
  • Summary: As soon as I connected the drive, it made very scary mechanical sounds and wasn't even recognized. Dead on arrival. I can't help but wonder if this was due to the the poor packaging.
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Overall 2
2.0

Crashed during initialization

Tech Fan "ASH", Amazon
3 December 2011
  • Summary: Purchased 2 of these for a Synology NAS unit. First one initialized fine but the second crashed during initialization. Returning them and purchasing WD units instead. Thought Segate was the more reliable brand - guess I was wrong
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Overall 2
2.0

2 of 4 drives failed

Dr. Lon H. Mcpherson "Lonald", Amazon
9 November 2011
  • Summary: Purchased 4 3TB Seagate drives to use in a RAID 5 configuration as part of a Home Theater installation. The idea was to have a fault tolerant system, where one drive could go bad and the array could be rebuilt. I've now had the array collapse due to failure of two drives on two separate occaissions.
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Overall 2
2.0

Reallocated Sectors Count

Sergio Handal Zalaquett, Amazon
30 September 2011
  • Summary: This model is facing problems. I have this drive for less than a month and is showing "Reallocated Sectors Count" on the S.M.A.R.T information. This means that: "Count of reallocated sectors.
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Overall 2
2.0

2 Drives; 2 DOAs

Matthew R. Kristal, Amazon
17 September 2011
  • Summary: Seagate must be getting lax on the Quality Control since I don't remember them being this bad in the past. I have several Seagate drives that have been working for years. I've now order two of these drives, 1 from Newegg, and one from Amazon. Both drives were DOA.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not Compatible with HP workstations

Don, Amazon
4 July 2011
  • Summary: While Press Releases claim the 2.1 TB Barrier is broken, don't count on your HP workstation recognizing the whole drive. My xw8600 "sees" a 746 GB drive. HP says its Windows and Windows says a GPT drive is usable at 3 TB.
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Overall 2
2.0

1 out of 4 dead on arrival

Blink Music, Amazon
10 November 2010
  • Summary: Ordered four for a RAID solution in our new MACPRO 12 core, 1 was dead from the start. This is unacceptable. Seagate, wake up, you were once a terrific company. I *never* had this happen but our tech advisor advised me NOT to buy seagate. He said seagate is unreliable. He was right.
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Overall 2
2.0

Data Errors after 3 Days

Power User, Amazon
9 November 2010
  • Summary: My new high performance Seagate drive failed after 3 days! After buying Seagate bare drives for over 15 years, I noticed that the quality of Seagate drives has been deteriorating over time. The Seagate 2TB 6 Gb/s drive started generating data and file errors in my Win7 PC after 3 days of use.
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