Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 3TB (ST2000DM001 / ST3000DM001/STBD3000100)
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Roll the dice
Andy H., Newegg
6 days ago
Pros: It was cheap.
Cons: I bought this drive in June of 2013 and put it right into service as a backup disk in my server. It failed last week, late January 2016. 2 years and 7 months. Now I know why iit was priced so cheaply. I had only backed up to it a handful of times.
Summary: I bought two of these as redundant media drives in 10/12. Exactly three years later, one died. Then three months later before I could replace it, the other one died. What are the odds??? I am now trying to recover my data from either one. Guess these were just built to die.
Summary: Would have recommended based on previous experience with Seagate drives. Cannot recommend based on the current experience.
Pros: Have used these drives without ANY issues for a couple of years in a JBOD array for film work on My Mac.
Cons: Bought 2 drives for PC backup, both drives defective. One had a 1/4" gash in the circuit board on the bottom, the other would only format to 2048KB - not the usual 2.7GB. Tried to reformat in my Windows 10 and XP machines - no go. Bottom line returning both of these.
Summary: I've had good luck with Seagate generally until now. But 6 out of 8 drives not working is really horrible. I may have gotten extremely unlucky with the seller and this particular batch. Or perhaps because they were all shipped together, (very well padded/bubble-wrapped) something may have occurred.
Pros: - Had a great price - Seagate has done me well in the past
Cons: - Out of 8 drives, only 2 worked. - 2 drives showed up as 2.2 TB and would not mount on multiple computers, trying multi drive docking bays (all 3tb compatible), and with various Thunderbolt and USB wires. - 2 drives shoed up as 4 TB and would not mount/initialize - 2 drives initialized and were ...
Summary: This is the same drive as the "Desktop" bare drive model. Even the photo no longer references being a "Barracuda" drive. Apparently this is just a marketing ploy to get an extra $15 from you. It appears that the desktop bare drive only carries a 1 yr warranty. Its your call...
Pros: specs are decent, 7200 rpm 2 yr warranty is better than 1 year. It comes in Seagate packaging, though mine was visibly damaged.
Cons: This is a ST3000DM001 drive sold as a kit. The kit consists of Seagate packaging. I didn’t get any drive software that is supposed to come with a kit (per Seagate)
Summary: I remember when Seagate made good drives. It's sad to see what they've become. Their QA department might want to step it up a bit. Further more: The replacement Seagate sent me is hinky as all get out. Sometimes the drive just clicks and the next day it miraculously works again.
Pros: Ran well for 9 months
Cons: Failed after 9 months. I work regulary with this stuff and have replaced about a dozen seagate hard drives this year. It figures that my own finally went. I try not to buy Seagate anymore and have used other brands that I rarely have problems with. Seagate is too much of a gamble anymore. If you'...
Cons: I've now had this drive for nine months. All this time I've been trying to find out why it's so slow. It passes tests using seatools but there is something wrong with it. I had it in an older machine (XP SP3) and thought maybe some how that caused the slowness. Now I've built a new Windows 10 I7 ...