Reviews and Problems with Seagate Constellation ES
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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.
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.
Summary: I would very concern to by any item from this vendor. The warranty information is not clearly described with the item and based on they own policy the Bulk New does not have any manufacture warranty! Be aware of that.
Summary: I bought a Seagate Constellation ES 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb / s 64MB Cache 3.5 by 47 dollars and when I received my package, was a Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb / s. was very disappointed because it was not worth returning from Dominican Republic. Knowing this I kept the hard drive but I take tremendous surprise when installed. PRI MASTER HARD DISK Error: S.M.A.R.T. BAD-STATUS, BACKUP AND REPLACE.
Summary: This Drive is said to work in Synology DS1512+. However, Seagate recently changed the firmware, which now causes intermittent failures when used with Synology. Go with another drive if your're using a NAS.
Summary: I had one ST3500514NS, 500 GB Seagate Constellation ES drive as my system drive. I also had 2 X 1 TB WD Black drives as data drives in my desktop system. I installed the Constellation drive in 2010 along with a MB upgrade. This drive was rock solid until Friday morning. It failed without warning, and cannot be accessed. There is a burn mark on the PCB next to the power connector, so I suppose that is the failure.