Reviews and Problems with Seagate Constellation ES
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They are spinning nicely and quietly
Martin S., Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: So far, I have nothing to complain about when it comes to these drives. They are spinning nicely and quietly. Seagate makes some very nice drives. I have been using their drives for well over 15 years now. I do prefer the enterprise line of Seagate drives as they are the only drives approved for use with enterprise grade RAID controllers (see card mfg supported lists).
Summary: Worked perfectly on arrival, packaged safely in ESD bag. Needed to replace a dead Dell OEM SATA drive in an MD1000 storage array (service contract expired). Put it in, RAID array rebuilt no problem, way way WAY cheaper than Dell replacement drives, same drive but without the Dell logo.
Summary: I swore off Seagate drives years ago due to their issues but needed a pair of cheap 1TB drives [picked them up on a great sale]. Running in raid1 with RST and somewhat disappointed they are not faster for having 128MB of cache. They are also fairly noisy with the usual head grinding when doing seeks. 5 year warrant is a plus and enterprise are more robust so failures are much less then consumer drives. They run fairy cool with active cooling.
I bought for of these disks less than one year ...
28 October 2014
Summary: I bought for of these disks less than one year ago. They are OEM disks and have NO warranty from the manufacture. A real disk has a 5 year warranty from the manufacture. I now have a $250 paper weight. Check on the seagate website when you receive the disk and return it immediately if the serial number doesn't offer an manufactures warranty. I'll NEVER buy another disk this way. 90 day warranty basically does nothing on a disk that should last 5 years.
Summary: With NAS devices I would always want to buy internal hard drives that are suitable for that environment. When I read that these drives were energy efficient and needing less cooling requirements, I thought that these were worth a try. For network attached storage devices it has impressive credentials and it features a SATA 6 Gb/s interface, 7200 rpm rotational speed and a 128 MB cache.
Defective, was not recognized in two different Mac Pro towers.
R. REINHARD "mac lover", Amazon
30 August 2014
Summary: Did not work in two Mac Pros. I bought this for my Mac Pro tower, and put it in three different hard drive bays, yet my machine did not recognize it. Then I put it in a newer Mac Pro tower and that machine also did not recognize it. Subsequently I bought a Western Digital 3 TB HD on Amazon and immediately my Mac Pro recognized it, then initialized the disk so I could use it, which I have been doing ever since without incident.