Reviews and Problems with Seagate SV35.5 - 3TB (ST3000VX000)
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MTBF Reached in 18 months - Beware
M. Levine, Amazon
3 weeks ago
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: Seems nice if you understand the problems that will occur with a lot of other programs and devices. I would say that for a power user, this might fit the bill for a nice RAID arrangement even tho it is intended for video and surviellance uses. Quiet and cool rule in RAID, and dependability matters a lot in Near LIne uses too.
Pros: What a nice hard drive, heavy tho, but silent, dependable over the month or so I have used it.
Cons: Would make excellent paperweight, heavier than two regular HDs. Don't even think of putting it into a laptop portable, heh.