Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 3TB (ST2000DM001 / ST3000DM001/STBD3000100)
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Always make backups
Christopher V., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: I have 4 Samsung drives that were purchased between 2009-2011 that are working great today. I had hoped that Seagate would have incorporated Samsung HDD reliability into their consumer products since they purchased Samsungs HDD division a few years ago. But it looks like they may not have.
Pros: It performed well and was very quiet. Good price compared to its competitors... but sometime you get what you pay for.
Cons: Died on me November 2015. Purchased September 2013. Smart errors and failure to read or recognized drive by Windows 7 through SATA connection. Used Seagates drive test utility and failed there as well. Oddly enough I can access my files through an external USB connection. I was able to save all m...
Summary: Possible freak issue but felt it worth consideration.
Pros: Good value and normally fantastic reliability (see below). Used as a store for games and photos on my home PC.
Cons: I have had an apparent string of bad luck with this model. I had purchased some from Newegg recently and from a few other retailers in the past. Out of the 5 I have purchased all together 2 have gone bad within the first 6mo and a third was DOA. I don't blame Newegg or the other retailers but wit...
Summary: I have purchased many, many Seagate barracuda drives and this is the first time they have failed in the warranty period. I'm disappointed in this fact. I had always held them in such high regard.
Pros: Plenty of storage space, of which not all is available unless you have a relatively new PC.
Summary: Installed the drive in a Fedora-based system to hold a large networked repository of photos, movies, and other bulky items. The drive installed and performed flawlessly until now, when almost exactly 3 years into ownership SMART started reporting 8 Offline uncorrectable sectors - a sign that it is...
Pros: Tons of affordable storage
Cons: Dying almost exactly 3 years after installation
Summary: Bought two to populate a 2 bay Netgear ReadyNAS Duo in RAID configuration. Lasted 2.5 years before the ReadyNAS started to warn of increasing sector fails. Replaced this drive before it failed with a NAS optimized drive (Western Digital RED).
Summary: This drive spun faithfully for two years. I know drives will fail yet I only had one drive. This little reminder prompted me to buy two drives to replace it. I was quite fortunate in that the way that this drive failed allowed me to recover the data, three days after symptoms started.
Pros: Ran near continuously for almost two years. When it failed, it did so gracefully giving me time to purchase new drives and was able to copy all of the data to the new drives.
Cons: It failed in just under two years. I would have liked another year or two out of it.
Summary: Need to have a utility of some sort to actually correct platter problems before they become problematic. Advanced failure notification of some sort.
Pros: Simple and easy to install. Worked well in a WinXP machine as well as Win 7 pro upgrade later.
Cons: Ran without problem then suddenly stopped after year and a half of usage. Computer does not recognize it any longer. Disks no longer spin up at all. 2 other drives in same PC have no problem and they are older. Bummer