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Seagate SV35.5 - 3TB (ST3000VX000)

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate SV35.5 - 3TB (ST3000VX000)

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Overall 2
2.0

Do NOT buy!

Moolah, Amazon
15 September 2014
  • Summary: Don't ever buy any Seagate hard drives. I had 4 fail on me in succession. Their drive quality has dropped over the years and are now no longer the brand that they used to be. All 4 failed drives are less than a year old. They all developed the click of death. No SMART errors came up, they just crashed spontaneously 1 after another, days apart. Seagate RMA is also one of the worst! They will send you back a refurbished drive and THAT will fail within weeks!
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Overall 4
4.0

MTBF Reached in 18 months - Beware

M. Levine, Amazon
11 August 2014
  • Summary: I purchased two of these in December 2012 and they both have been generally in continuous power on mode since. I use these drives in my NAS array and generally have no complaints, except that one of them just died and it's been only 18 months since purchase. I didn't purchase a protection plan however, these drives come with a 1 year warranty. Unfortunately for me, I'm out of warranty and needed to purchase another 3TB drive. Not happy that it died in just 18 months.
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Overall 10
10

the seek time is better than the WD red but maybe it uses more ...

Mike, Amazon
31 July 2014
  • Summary: the seek time is better than the WD red but maybe it uses more energy. it's great for storing games and videos. it has good enough load times and fast seeking for videos.
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Overall 2
2.0

4 out of 4 failures within 2 years

jeff1952, B&H Photo
11 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I used these drives in a QNAP 4-drive NAS for recording video 24x7 from 25 surveillance cameras. In 2 years we've had to replace 4 drives due to failures. Two of the drives failed within the first year, and 1 of the replacements has already failed. Would not recommend these drives for this application, even though that's supposedly what they are designed for...
  • Pros: Quiet
  • Cons: Poor Reliability
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Overall 2
2.0

A dud - don't waste your hard earned money on these drives

Marek Kowalczyk, Amazon
6 June 2014
  • Summary: Pros - none Cons - After purchasing 2 of these drives in February I've yet to receive even 1 that is actually works and is new. I've had the drives already replaced 3 times, with most of them being DOA. I wanted to set up a raid drive with mirror storage for my photos and video clips, and haven't been able to do any of that. What's even worse, is that now Seagate wants me to accept refurbished drives as opposed to new ones ...
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Overall 10
10

This is THE DRIVE for recording!!!!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 February 2014
  • Summary: I loved this drive so much, i purchased another one to give it a break and not slave drive it 24/7!! Now one fills up while the other one relaxes and vice versa. Very Fast!!! Perfect for my HD Cameras!!
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Overall 10
10

GREAT FOR DVR

Jeff, B&H Photo
30 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Easy Install Great performance shipped fast
  • Pros: Fast Connectivity
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

First one I had worked very well until it broker after about 18 months.

David Lehman, Amazon
17 January 2014
  • Summary: I'm giving this model one last chance. It was recommended to me by the company that makes the DVR that it's going in, so I'm just going to take their word for it. Last chance.
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Overall 10
10

Solid performer, rugged durability

Bob Nelson, Amazon
1 January 2014
  • Summary: In spite of an ice storm in the region, the product arrived from Amazon in a timely manner. After three weeks of 24/7 use, the drive shows all signs of fine performance and plenty of storage at an affordable price.
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Overall 10
10

Too bad no SDD in this size

dmbTank, Amazon
24 August 2013
  • Summary: Spinning Monsters. Seagate please give me SDD in this size. Now reality, I bought a few of these for my NAS, everything worked as planned, time will tell. I will give seagate credit as I have used their products in the past with long life reliable service. Since these are for NAS i was not too concerned about read and write speeds but more concerned about life expectancy.
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