Summary: I bought three of these drives across multiple vendors (two of them were stock with Asus laptops and a third from New Egg) and I've had a 100% failure rate with the last one dying about a month ago. Not that I trusted them before (I prefer Western Digital) but I would never touch Seagate again after this. Apparently their acquisition of Maxtor brought with it their high failure rate.
Summary: I received the item as expected. Just had the time to istall it in my DELL Latitude D830, install the OS and after a few days of working it started making a "tic tic" noise and brokens. It's no more readable from BIOS or live OS starting from CD, it's useless. And no returnable. I'm wondering if Amazon intends to do something about this inconvenience or just took the money for selling a failed item.
Summary: Look up trouble with Seagate drives and Macbooks. It's a real problem. Buy some other brand, like a Hitachi or Western Digital. Don't buy this for your Mac. You can make it work (eventually), but it's a major pain, when normally replacing a Hard drive on a mac is SUPER easy.
Summary: It came DOA totally, making clicking noises and and I couldnt return it, logistics are so complicated and extense that obviously no one would like to return something that was 80 bucks only...it's more the hazzle to have it returned than buying another one.
Summary: I bought this drive a few months ago and about a week after installed it started to make a noise that sounds like a bunch of marbles are loose inside my MacMini. It also makes beeping noises here and there...The noises are starting to become more prevalent so I went to Seagates site to have it swapped out...they want to charge me 19.99 in order to send me out one first so that way there isn't any down time...What a crock!..
Summary: This drive was in my MacBook laptop which only got light use. It failed after 2 years. Should not have failed so soon. I replaced it with a larger and faster Hitachi Travelstar 320GB 7200RPM SATA drive on sale for less than the price of this one. Hope to get more than 2 years out of the replacement drive!
Summary: I purchased one of these to replace my laptop hard disk. Everything was working fine for about 5 days, and then the disk failed - badly. There were many failed sectors which could not be remapped, and eventually the disk couldn't be read at all. Amazon set up an exchange for me I got a second disk.
Summary: Before I get into specifics, this caution - note the date and model on this (and other) Seagate internal hard drive reviews. Amazon lumps together drives of differing technology, size, and generation into one review pile. Look for the reviews that actually apply to the drive you're considering. Even though I read multiple reviews warning that this 750GB drive is prone to failure, I'm an optimist so I bought one anyway.
I bought this hard drive from DCL Digital Components Ltd ...
Jeff Newton, Amazon
31 October 2014
Summary: I bought this hard drive from DCL Digital Components Ltd. (dclstore), believing it to be a brand new Seagate drive, however it turned out to be a Seagate "Certified Repaired HDD", whatever that is meant to mean. After only 15 months of light use in a Macbook 13" it completely and suddenly died. So it was clearly not "repaired" to a standard that made it fit for purpose.