Reviews and Problems with Seagate SV35.5 - 3TB (ST3000VX000)
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Do NOT buy!
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!
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.
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...
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 ...
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!!
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.
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.