Summary: These drives have a very high failure rate. I built a server for work using 45 of these in a single 4U server with plenty of cooling and i have already had 6 of them fail in the last year. If i didnt already have 45 of these, i would go with a different model drive!
Drive quality suspect, b/c it was shipped like a pair of shoes
13 September 2011
Summary: I don't normally submit reviews on products simply to rip the delivery or customer service etc, but am making an exception here just to warn potential buyers of the Seagate Barracuda 1.5 TB 7200 rpm bare drives sold/packaged by Electronica Direct.
Summary: Purchased on Amazon from Source Media Group and I am extremely dissappointed with this vendor (no place to leave feedback, so I am doing it here). I have used these drives in the past so my complaint isn't specific to the product as i am happy with it and sorry that these drives are now hard to...
Summary: I was looking for two 1.5TB drives to put in a NAS and setup in a RAID1 array. I decided to go with Seagate (again) because of their 5-year warranty; I mean, if you can warranty your product for 5 years, then supposedly it should be good, right? Wrong!
Summary: I have used this hard drive for a few months now, and I can't really say anything bad about the drive itself. However, while researching this product, I did not come across any explicit warning recommending it not be used in a hot-swap dock.
Summary: This is a great bargain. Worked very well right from the start. Is it the BEST around--no. Is it the best around for the dollar I think so. Plus anytime you can work with Buy.Com so much the better.
Summary: I purchased three of these drives to expand the internal storage in my heavily upgraded PowerMac video editing system. The drives perform as advertised, but I failed to check the peak current draw at start-up which exceeded the available current in my 1KW power supply.
Summary: YET ANOTHER UPDATE: EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. Seagate called me today. They're swapping out my 1.5 TB drives for new 2GB Constellations on an advanced replacement basis. All I have to pay is shipping!