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Seagate Barracuda XT
5.7 out of 10

Seagate Barracuda XT

The new Barracuda® XT hard drive from Seagate delivers the Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda XT

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Overall 2
2.0

refurbished beware

Lucas N., Newegg
27 November 2015
  • Pros: Good price
  • Cons: Didn't work, the first drive was DOA, so Newegg sent replacement and the replacement drive worked for about a month or so but kept unmounting. Now I can't format the drive or write anything to it.
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2.0

Read other reviews.. Run!

Daniel W., Newegg
11 February 2015
  • Summary: If you're reading reviews to see if you should by this, it's a "do no buy" in my eyes. I'm online waiting for chat to assist with RMA. Required for this item, according to the prompt. It says the wait is over an hour, fun.
  • Pros: It's 3TB, it's Seagate
  • Cons: It's refurbished, and it looks like they did a terrible job on these ones. I initialized it correctly so was able to use/view it but it made a HORRIBLE ticking/clicking noise when in use. I would just avoid this one and purchase one that has not been refurbished (this one in particular).
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Overall 2
2.0

Be Wary

Eric M., Newegg
30 November 2014
  • Summary: Maybe if you are great with computers you can fix the issue or avoid it all together, but it did not work for me.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: I bought the HDD, but my BIOS did not detect. On my MSI Mobo, this HDD will not be detected. My other HDD, a WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, I had no issues. I even bought new SATA cables just in case, but even after that BIOS did not register it. ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Inconsistant

Joseph V., Newegg
24 March 2014
  • Summary: I am hoping that the next drive they send me works as it should.
  • Pros: Good speed, large size, decent price
  • Cons: Stopped working after 8 hours of use.
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Overall 2
2.0

failed in 1 year

DAMIAN C., Newegg
6 February 2013
  • Pros: reasonably priced drive
  • Cons: i built a server and it took roughly 8 months to gather parts and get up ad running. this drive was in use a little over a year in a raid 6. it failed. i've been warned against using seagates, and hope this isn't an example of them. i understand that drives fail, but i'm disappointed in how fast ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Junk

Bryce T., Newegg
30 January 2013
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Failed once. Went back to WD caviar Black 1.5 raid. Used this seagate as backup. Failed when needed. Have never owned a decent seagate.
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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

Dissapointing

Kent K., Newegg
9 November 2012
  • Summary: After the failure I have switched to the 3TB Western Digital Green. Although it has the intelliPower technology it takes a bit of time for the drive to spin up. But I believe this will help in the longevity of the drive.
  • Pros: Lots of storage and fairly fast data transfer if you have it on a 6Gb/s header.
  • Cons: Life span was extremely short. I had this drive for a few months and nearly had it full up to around 2.8TB and it died. No way to retrieve the data that was on the disk.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very Poor Quality Control

Lawrence G., Newegg
19 October 2012
  • Pros: When it installs it seems to run fine.
  • Cons: I bought 3 of these, only 1 of which would format. I returned the 2 that did not format for 2 more which also did not format. So out of a total of 5 drives, only 1 was usable. In the end newegg refunded my money, but I wasted over a week trying to format 4 bad drives.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed after 18 months of light usage.

Brian H., Newegg
3 October 2012
  • Summary: Seagate's been building drives for how many years and they still can't get it right? Really?
  • Pros: Fast, quiet. After failure, put it in the freezer for a couple hours and it'll revive just long enough to get your files off it.
  • Cons: Failed
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