www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Seagate-new-barracuda-3tb-st3000dm001.33877264
8.5 out of 10

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB (ST3000DM001/STBD3000100)

Great Deal: $122.99

Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB (ST3000DM001/STBD3000100)

Showing 1-10 of 34
Overall 4
4.0

It Died

Margaret M., Newegg
15 March 2014
  • Summary: Thankfully, I lost no data since I don't trust any drive until 90 days have passed and this one failed in 20. It's annoying when Windows Updates forces a reboot and the system hangs because a drive is no longer responding.
  • Pros: Large Capacity - Fast - Quiet
  • Cons: Drive was delievered on Feb 25 as part of a new build and as of March 15, it's already failed. It didn't even make 20 days of use before failing.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Bought a new one and first 30 days

Hawk,, TigerDirect.com
31 January 2014
  • Summary: I bought one and it has been shipped back, then the replacement was bad. My hard drive so far the first 30 days has spent more time with USPS than at my house. Look for another brand.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Dead already?

3com111, TigerDirect.com
22 January 2014
  • Summary: Got the drive on black Friday and got it all set up and working really quickly. It was working fine for a good day until it died. Won't sow up in BIOS any more and just clicks when given power.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

It comes with a 1-year warranty

Ryuji, B&H Photo
18 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought five total of these drives in 2012 and some of them are dead, after about 18 months of service. I retire hard drives after 2 to 3 years of service because that's the point when the risk of failing drives increase sharply. But that point comes much sooner with this drive.
  • Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Quiet
  • Cons: Unreliable
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Drive fails SMART after 1 month

Clark S., Newegg
3 November 2013
  • Pros: Great drive concept. I was really hoping that this drive would be a great choice for my Synology NAS.
  • Cons: Unfortunately, having drives fail the SMART tests 1 month into its life is not good. Other reviewers indicated that these Seagate drives can fail shortly after installation. I got burned too.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

ITmatters, B&H Photo
30 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I'm a fan of Seagate drives. I've had bad experiences with others and usually do not with Seagate. I purchased two of these drives and mirrored them in a Synology NAS in July of 2012. Almost exactly 1 year later, one drive failed. The other appears to be working fine but...I can't say I'm pleased.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

VERY Cmplicated

Root, B&H Photo
22 December 2012
  • Excerpt: If you think you're going to stick these in your computer and have a drive letter pop up on your "computer" page and you're gonna have 3 more TB of memory. NOT HAPPENING. This was way more complicated and until I "cloned" my C drive, I couldn't even tell if these were working. When I did clone it, it partitioned the drive up into three sections. What a pain. And if you don't follow the directions carefully, you're just gonna have a 2TB drive anyway.
  • Pros: Easy To Install
  • Cons: Setting Up As Driive
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Died all too soon

Gary, FutureShop
21 April 2013
  • Summary: Purchased 14Nov2012. Failed 06May2014. This drive lived in a NAS behind a UPS, so it is not like it lead a hard life. I would expect a minimum of 3 years service, which I did not get.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

Noisy

Bentech, Amazon
5 November 2012
  • Summary: It is quick but it really does make a racket. I am having to get sound rubber CD slot expanders to make it quiet.
  • Read full review
Overall 4
4.0

noisy HD

daveat22, Amazon
7 August 2012
  • Summary: Next day delivery from Amazon by DPD, brilliant as they give you a one hour slot for delivery. The HD loaded onto my MAC without any problem and all 3TB can be seen and used. However it is the noisiest HD I have ever come across, and I have had a few. At the moment I have 3 Western Digital HD's in the MAC and they are silent, but as soon as I loaded this Seagate it rattles away, fortunately it is in a hard case under my desk and I usually play music loudly while I am...
  • Read full review
Next page >>