Summary: I bought these disks to supplement the 3 I already have in my Netgear ReadyNas. The 3 I already had running for 2 years have reallocated sector counts in the 2-11 range (for those that don't know, reallocating sectors is how the drive deals with data that has gone bad and is a reliable measure of the disk dying). And those are from when my apartment has lost power. The disks I have installed from this vendor have around 37 reallocated sectors upon installation.
Summary: Perhaps I am misunderstanding something, but the drive I was shipped was refurbished, and I was expecting a new drive. Furthermore, the drive was DOA. I am running tolls against it now before shipping back to Seagate - but I just reread this product description and I see nothign about it being a refurbished product. BTW, my belief that it is refurbished come from the fact that the label on the drive reads "Seagate Certified Repaired HDD".
Summary: I bought 2 HDs for my NAS devices and BOTH start presenting bad blocks in less than 2 months. This is quite bad, and only points me that there is a quality problem with Seagate. And this issue is even more problematic considering that desired usage of those units, which is backup!
Summary: This enterprise class drive was installed in a NAS RAID unit in which three other 2TB Western Digital enterprise class drives had been installed for about a year. The unit is accessed 24/7. The WD drives, after more than 10,000 hours, still have 0 reallocated sectors. After initializing this Seagate drive in the NAS it showed 0 reallocated sectors. However within a couple of days it began to show several and then several more.
Summary: Seagate has not been very competitive in the hard drive area lately. They only have this drive in the 2.5 mm size. 3 other competitors have 1 tb drives for around 100$. The competitors drives are 12.5 MM in height in this size range. This is even a little big for many portable devices. and this one has a height of 15mm which does not work in Almost ALL portable devices. Some day Seagate may reenter the portable device market.
Summary: I purchased 2 new Seagate Contellation Hard drives model ST32000644NS from Amazon.com for my ReadyNas storage box on May 2011. When I received them I was shocked when I opened the mailing box, there was 2 Seagate Hard Drives each inside a plastic pouch, no manufacturer sealed box, no pamphlet or catalog, nothing but the 2 plastic pouch each has 1 hard drive.
Summary: Nur als Externe Festplatte verwendbar, somit leider nicht das, was ich haben wollte. Leider war die Angaben in der Beschreibung nicht korrekt, sonst hätte man diese auch als Interne Festplatte benutzen könnenIn meinen Rechner konnte ich sie von der Einbautiefe nicht einbauen. .