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: I have 4 of these drives and one of them all of a sudden told me it was only 500GB. I have a coworker who had the same problem. Seatools allows you to correct this. Not a big deal if you don't have any data on it. However if you do, you will lose it all!!!
Summary: I purchased this drive on Amazon and used it in an HP MediaSmart EX470 Windows Home Server to increase storage. While playing video from the server the video stream would start to stutter and freeze.
Poor Reliability -- Bought 2, One works, One Makes Clicking Noises
M Cox "Shanghaied", Amazon
5 January 2009
Summary: I bought two of these 1.5 TB disk drives in Dec 2008 for $120 each and free shipping. I've bought a lot of hard drives dating back to 1982. And this is the first hard drive I've ever had fail in my life.
Think I got a lemon - NOW I take it back - 5 Stars now
4 January 2009
Summary: EDITED REVIEW: Ok, I wrote a review earlier prior to receiving my 2nd drive from Amazon. I received a drive with the CC1H firmware and it is totally awesome, no failures whatsoever, no streaming issues, no lockups - no failure to detect the drive, etc...
Summary: I bought two of these (not from Amazon, but another vendor), and they are unusable for media or any other near real time use. Every 5-10 minutes, the drives will stop responding for a period of time (10-30 seconds).