Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 3TB (ST2000DM001 / ST3000DM001/STBD3000100)
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lasts 3 years
Edward W., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: I would go with NAS specific drives from this point forward hoping to get more that 3 years. Im thinking WD Red maybe.
Pros: I have 3 of these in my DROBO 5D and they worked well since I purchased on 4/19/2013.
Cons: I have 3 of these in my DROBO 5D and they worked well since I purchased on 4/19/2013. I had one fail almost 3 years to the day and from what i have seen on other reviews 3 years seems to be the failure point. I am anticipating the other 2 to fail pretty soon.
Summary: Bang for your buck, there are better options out there.
Pros: Economic solution for a lot of storage. Good transfer rates.
Cons: I have a NAS with four of these that I've had in service for just about exactly three years. At initial install, I had three failures. (Not all at once, one failed, a few days later two more failed.) They ran reasonably well, but I started getting errors on them after the three years were up. I'v...
Summary: Ordered five to up the capacity of my raid array. 2/5 were bad and showed thousands of media errors. Ran seatools against both and failed. The other three seem fine at least. Shame as I'm upgrading from 4 x 1tb seagate desktop drives that have gone strong for 2yrs now.
Cons: High failure rate until you get some good ones
Cons: The hard drive failed after 3 years of use, I am not the only one to experience this type of failure based on other reviews. There was no signs of failure before it occurred, no bad sectors, nothing abnormal. Then today it all of a sudden stopped being able to read or write to the disk, after a f...
Pros: Large storage, cheapest $/GB when I bought it
Cons: I've had this drive for about 3.5 years and it just failed last night. No indication that it was going to fail, just flat out died. Of course it is out of warranty too (What happened to the 5 year warranties? Products can't cut it anymore?) I'm worried that Seagate's QA has gone down in recent ye...
Summary: My first Seagate failure. Used in a mid tower desktop with a fan blowing directly over the drives. Used with Intel RST SSD cache in Maximized (writeback) mode (very quick). I would expect the cool temps and reduced workload to have lengthened the life of the drive.
Pros: Survived the warranty Was able to recover data after boot failure.
Cons: After 2 years & 4 months, SMART reports: 4300 hours powered on 1 end-to-end error / failure 8 reallocated sectors
Large datacenters have rated this specific model as one of the most-failed drives-BUY THE 4TB INSTEAD
17 February 2016
Summary: Do the research on this particular model. Large datacenters found this to be the highest failed drive, this 3TB model. Go with the 4TB model. I am stuck with 3 of these drives that I bought last year, and now that the data is coming in, I see I am not the only one stuck with this drive.
Pros: Works well for about a year. SMART data warns of impending doom, so watch it closely and take out of service as soon as any errors pop up. Seagate's RMA turnaround was about 2 weeks.
Cons: Had to RMA after a year, drive just failed and would only show up as 20GB total.