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. I can't say why, I can only say that I have tried many Seagate drives since that time and ALL of them have died within 2 years. I am a pretty heavy user, I have a few file servers each with 6-10 hard drives in various RAID arrays.
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. In fact, had the poor packaging not called my attention to the problem, I would not have investigated any further. The packaging for this $230 hard drive was TERRIBLE! It was just dropped in the box with bubble wrap.
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. I'm all for saving waste that Amazon is doing with their new packaging but sending the hard drive in a bare box with only two plastic holder? Not a good idea.
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. Avoid these drives!
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. When the hard drive finds a read/write/verification error, it marks that sector as 'reallocated' and transfers data to a special reserved area (spare area). This process is also known as remapping, and reallocated sectors are called "remaps".
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. All they do is beep every couple of seconds, BIOS won't even see the drive.
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. After reading it might be a BIOS or driver issue I flashed the ROM with the latest BIOS, updates all firmware drivers, etc. all to no avail. I also tried Seagate's utilities and they also "see" a 746 GB drive.
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.
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. Upon restarting Windows, CHKDSK is automatically launched to check the integrity of the new Seagate drive.