Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 3TB (ST2000DM001 / ST3000DM001/STBD3000100)
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These aren't very reliable for high end drives
James K., Newegg
7 days ago
Summary: I probably should have just switched to another vendor and mixed drives. But still, these Seagate drives are extremely disappointing.
Pros: They are listed by Synology as approved drives for their great RAID based NAS products.
Cons: I've now purchased 7 of these for a 4 bay synology. Two were unsatisfactory on delivery... Synology rejected them and NewEgg replaced. Now, 3 months out of warranty at 2 1/4 years, one of them fails. I keep buying these because I think that it's wiser to stay with identical disks in a RAID, but t...
Cons: High failure rates Every Seagate I've owned has died within a year or just over a year of having it. My most recent experience was with a drive that lasted around a week before it began clicking.
Pros: Was the cheapest 2TB drives when I purchased, way cheaper than competitors.
Cons: I bought 4 in November of 2012 I made a raid 6, 4TB storage, so that 2 could possibly fail and I might still have my data. Within the first 6 months~ one went bad and I got an RMA. Right after November of 2014 - 2 died within 3 days of each, the 2nd died the morning that my replacement was showin...
Summary: First year failure rate of only 5%, second year failure rate shoots up to nearly 40%. I was apparently lucky to make it as far as I did. Now it'll be at least $800 to do a full data recovery on it.
Pros: Inexpensive external drive from a big box discount retailer(about $100) that I was given for Christmas 2012. Worked flawlessly, never had any issues when I'd take it with me in my duffle bag for travel. Fast transfer rates.
Cons: One day, about 2.5 years into use, the heads stopped working. A few clicks and then it would power down. Not recognized in Windows at all. Level 3 clean room head replacement needed to recover the 2.5TB of media I had on it, including 9 years of family photos and my 50GB music collection.
Excerpt: We've used a couple dozen of these HDDs for day-to-day video editing operations, including rendering and archiving. Our first Barracudas were 1TB; now we're using the 3TB. We've never had a failure, never lost any data.
Summary: If you have Windows 7 through 10, you need to use the partition tool within Seagate Disk Wizard (download from the site.) Set up as a GTB or something of that nature (it'll say what to do.) It's a simple setup process.
Cons: Bough 6 of and 2 failed in less than a year. RMAed 2 and another 2 failed after 26 months. Avoid them if you value your data. I would never buy this model again. Had a WD Green and worked for 4 years. In summary 4/6 failed and i seed the other 2 not passing S.M.A.R.T test.
2 of the 3 went bad just a couple months after the warranty is up
Jerry T., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Pros: Worked until just after the warranty expired.
Cons: Horrible, I bought 3 of the Seagate hard drives. 2 of the 3 went bad just a couple months after the warranty is up. I also bought a couple 4tb. One went out after 1.5 years. Tried to get it warrantied. Seagate said it was over 2 years old so it would not warranty. They use manufacture date. How c...