Excerpt: Have had many Seagates over the years (10+) had one fail, soon after powering up. So for me that's a 10% overall fail rate. Then there was the Barracuda problems and firmware issues of 5 or so years ago. Then they bought up other lesser drivew makers, and moved most of their R&D and engineering out of Minneapolis, where it had been for 40+ years. Had very good performance for the money. Seems to be a business on the down swing though lately.
Excerpt: Bought a 2TB Baraccuda drive. About 9 months later it failed (clicking noise then startup then stop and more clicking noises). Seagate sent me a replacement refurbished drive under warranty. It failed after 1 week. Seagate sent me a replacement new drive under warranty. It didn't work straight out of the box. I must be the unluckiest person in the universe or Seagate quality has become non-existent.
Excerpt: Was browsing around and i found B&H. The price for this hard drive was well below any other quote I found. The product arrived on time, well-packaged. So far it is working great and my computer is performing awesome! Will continue future service.