Reviews and Problems with Seagate Constellation ES
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Fail early and often - avoid this model
Michael B., Newegg
31 December 2015
Summary: I've had extremely good luck with seagate over the years, but this model has been the bane of my existence. I am immediately switching to a different brand for my server. Maybe the next revision will work better.
Pros: Runs cool and quiet, good warranty
Cons: I bought two of these a few months apart for my home server, and within another month both of them have failed. The replacement for the first one was recertified, and it just failed as well. The replacement for the 2nd one was another new drive, but the delivery driver threw the box onto the porc...
Summary: I will be testing these and will be prepared to return them, should they prove to be defective.
Pros: No apparent damage, maybe that will be a pro when I finish testing these.
Cons: Box arrived with no outward damage, but inside, there was half of the Styrofoam "clam shell" that is usually used for drive packaging. There were a few of the drives still down in the clam, but because the top of the box had been filled only with large bubble packs to hold the drives in, they wer...
I have tried these drives with two different Raid controllers ...
Robert A. Jones, Amazon
29 January 2015
Summary: I have tried these drives with two different Raid controllers and they either show up as wrong type or can't be seen at all. I've purchased two raid controllers a Dell Perc 6ir and HP 212 w battery backed cache. The HP is a 6 Gb/s SAS controller. So not sure what is up.
Summary: Lesson here: never order anything you won't be able to test well within the 30 day return period (Premiere gets you no slack). This was 10 days past that period, so have to pay for shipping RMA back to Seagate.
Pros: Best packaged OEM drive I've seen from the Egg. Nice change from previous years when bare drives were allowed to rattle around in the box.
Cons: Won't spin up. Tried on 3 different systems and controllers, Drive responded to identification requests, but without spinup no actual SMART data was available.
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.