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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 3TB (ST2000DM001 / ST3000DM001/STBD3000100)
7.3 out of 10

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 3TB (ST2000DM001 / ST3000DM001/STBD3000100)

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 3TB (ST2000DM001 / ST3000DM001/STBD3000100)

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Overall 6
6.0

Strange Failures

Jose G., Newegg
14 March 2016
  • Summary: I'll might buy Seagate drives again, but always as a mirrored pair.
  • Pros: These drives worked well right out of the box. I purchased two and set them up in a linux md mirror and performed well. They were quiet and did not produce much heat. They almost made it to the 3 year mark of operation.
  • Cons: There are no cons for these drives except for a strange failure. Both drives died within two days of each other. The first one went down, but the mirror was ok. I was able to backup everything and then the 2nd drive went down the next day. The seatools program reported hard errors and they couldn...
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Overall 6
6.0

Still running.

Anonymous, Newegg
2 March 2016
  • Summary: Looks like the 4 TB drives (ST4000DM001, IIRC) are much more reliable ... and still well priced.
  • Pros: Well priced, when I purchased it, and it's still running (quietly) in a home-based server that runs 24/7.
  • Cons: This particular model has a terrible reliability record (see backblaze.com's reports), but mine's still OK (knock, knock).
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Overall 6
6.0

Died after 3 years

Russ M., Newegg
3 February 2016
  • Pros: Affordable storage
  • Cons: It began clicking at 2 years and then died the following year.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dead after 3+ years

Anonymous, Newegg
29 January 2016
  • Summary: Developed "hard to read sectors". Seatools for DOS "fixed" it but I use it as a place to put backups so can't have a flaky backup drive can we.
  • Pros: Worked fine for several years.
  • Cons: Bought in fall 2012 died jan 2016. A little over 3 years of life. I have many drives who lived much longer lives. Not run 24/7 just 3 or 4 hrs a day. This drive was a hot backup to the OS drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dont buy just because its a "Barracuda"

James D., Newegg
20 January 2016
  • 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)
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Overall 6
6.0

Last for 2+ years

Josh B., Newegg
4 January 2016
  • Summary: A 4tb took the place of this drive and it is a seagate.
  • Pros: It was a great hdd. It housed movies from my media server. I am not using raid on it.
  • Cons: I started getting I/O errors from it. S.M.A.R.T. didn't show any issues. I connected it to 2 different computers with different cables & kept getting the I/O errors. Wasn't able to get the movies off it, since it was to far gone. It died right after the warranty.
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Overall 6
6.0

Quick failure in my opinion

Shawn S., Newegg
20 December 2015
  • Summary: I purchased this as a bare drive 2/2013 and it starting failing this month, 12/2015. Thats pretty fast seeing that I have other drives for 4 years that are still going strong. I use this 3tb drive as my Movies drive in my HTPC.
  • Pros: Pretty quick drive.
  • Cons: Pretty quick to fail and reviews are showing a pretty high failure rate.
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Overall 6
6.0

6 Months of Power-On Hours

Felix K., Newegg
28 November 2015
  • Summary: I just installed them into NAS box, it's not a mission critical. I dont' trust them, so won't be storing anything important. Next time, I will run SeaTools on all drives as soon as I receive them to confirm they are new.
  • Pros: Was cheap when bought it on 1/30/2015 at $79.99 each. Bought 2 drives to replace a server on RAID-1 w/ 256GB drive. After about 2 weeks in service, I realized, the RAID controller is too old and it doesn't handle 2TB drives very well. Although these drives were in service for only 2 weeks, they s...
  • Cons: After 2 weeks of usage, I had it sit on the shelf until today. Pulled it out and ran SeaTools to check its health before putting it into NAS box. It tested out fine except for few things: 1st drive: 1. The serial number reported doesn't match the label on the drive. 2. Lifetime Bytes Read shows 4...
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Overall 6
6.0

Always make backups

Christopher V., Newegg
13 November 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

I have had issues with these

Zachary M., Newegg
13 November 2015
  • 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...
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