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.
I should know better than to order only one drive.
William S., Newegg
9 May 2013
Summary: I should know better than to order just one drive. While I've had good luck in the past, it has now run out (I usually buy WD, but this drive got lots of eggs and was at right price point for enterprise drive). This will be RMAd in the morning.
Pros: It weighs less than a desktop drive.
Cons: DOA. Doesn't even spin up. Not recognized by BIOS - in multiple machines. I expect DOA with cheap drives - this is an enterprise drive to be used in a server.
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: 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: 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: 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.