Summary: Don't buy this if you want to live in peace.
Pros: TONS of space.
Cons: It's not as quiet as you would expect this day and age. It didn't seem as fast as described. It's incredibly fragile. I bought it to build my PC and a few months later had to buy an SSD and use this one as backup (D drive to store some files, which I rarely did); and even months later, it started...
Summary: Yes, I know I'm ranting about drives no longer sold, but my ST3000DM001 are busy failing in my WHS 2011, and ima gonna whine about it. (next review.)
Pros: First inexpensive 1.5 tb drives.
Cons: You get what you pay for, apparently. I had over 6 of these, and the 1 tb version in a WHS v1. All failed within few years, a few in warranty, most just outside it Only one gave me a SMART warning, the rest just stopped working, although I was able to clear most of them off before they totally fa...
Summary: The 7200's are notorious for problems so you have to be prepared. These drives were updated by seagate after their production due to on-board circuit problems (or so I read). To date I've purchased 6 total, but two of them were DOA and needed to be RMA'd for new ones.
Pros: Good value, good performance compared to other 7200rpm drives
Summary: This drive was used in a case with 3 fans(Thermaltake), kept cool and as a result delivered good service. I suspect many who had problems used enclosures with insufficient cooling, therefore problems
Pros: Unlike many who complained about this drive, I had no problems (until a month ago). The desktop was on 90% of the time. No complaints about the service this drive delivered.
Cons: All good things must come to an end. Windows complains about hardware storage issues and freezes regularly. Time to replace.
Summary: It died after 25932 hours (i.e. 1081 days) of use. Thank goodness to its S.M.A.R.T., it warned before its death so I had the opportunity to back up. Its temperature is 45°C while the temperatures of other drives in the same case are below 40°C