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Seagate ST31500341AS
4.7 out of 10

Seagate ST31500341AS

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Overall 4
4.0

Notorious for Failing

Matthew L., Newegg
19 January 2016
  • Summary: Would not recommend.
  • Pros: Good Paperweight. Seagate Warranty was good at replacing them and then re-replacing them. I've literally had 14 fail on me within a couple years.
  • Cons: Notorious for Failing within the 5 year warranty. Get the 7200.12 revisions instead.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fine until it failed

David G., Newegg
6 January 2016
  • Pros: It was nice having 1.5 TB of space - while it lasted.
  • Cons: The Seagate Barracuda drive died after using 5 yrs. 9 months. That's at least better than the two years reported by some other people. But I expect my hard drives to last as long as I own my computer. Actually, I normally would have upgraded/replaced my computer by now where I wouldn't have encou...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the money

Valentin P., Newegg
15 October 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

drive

kevin s., Newegg
21 April 2015
  • Pros: received the item fast.
  • Cons: the drive only worked for 32 days. since it is under warranty we have to contact manufacturer. will be without part of our sever for another month.
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Overall 4
4.0

unreliable after 2 years of use

Richard P., Newegg
9 December 2014
  • Summary: I test both Seagate and WD in a 4 year range : - 4 Seagate ST31500341AS. - 4 WD Red - 4 WD Blue. - 1 WD Velociraptor. - 4 WD Blue. Conclusion : WD is really better at long term mainly if your computer run 24/7. 0 lost cluster in all my WD drives.
  • Pros: Excellent transfer speed for money rate.
  • Cons: - High BTU (Overheat more than WD HDD). Seagate : 40 Celcius. WD : 35 to 36 In the same environnement (Bay Drive). - Many lost clusters after 2 years...
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Overall 4
4.0

S.M.A.R.T says to replace

Mindy V., Newegg
23 April 2014
  • Summary: Get a HD with a longer warranty
  • Pros: I worked fine for 4years
  • Cons: I purchased this HD in 2010, now I am back to buy a new HD because after 4 years ,I got a blue screen of death. S.M.A.R.T says I need to backup and replace. So its now defective and its beyond the 2 yr warranty
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Overall 4
4.0

High failure rate

Jerry C., Newegg
23 December 2013
  • Pros: Lasted for less then one year without bad sectors, at 8 months both drives got some bad sectors those were reassigned. went for a long time before getting more then after 2 years more frequent till message from operating system to backup due to probable failure. 2 drives within the same week same...
  • Cons: I placed that info in the pro because anytime drive(s). go out with users data, not to good . Its a good thing I do images of my data, working as a data proc manager and working in the field since early 70's. Anyone buying any of there drives even new ones please take the time to do backups. And ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad sectors developed

Vladimir Y., Newegg
12 December 2013
  • Pros: Not a catastrophic failure. I was able to get all the data off safely.
  • Cons: I have 2 of these drives and both developed a couple bad sectors. Good thing it was before the warranty expired. Bad thing is that somehow one of the drives was an "evaluation version" (P/N ending in -900). Seagate declined to do a warranty replacement on that drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

AARON K., Newegg
10 April 2013
  • Pros: was nice
  • Cons: Starting click-o-death 2 mo after warranty
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Overall 4
4.0

worked well for 6 mo

Seth F., Newegg
2 January 2013
  • Pros: Worked beautifully for about 6 months.
  • Cons: After 6 months it has now started to click and is running much slower. I expect to be forced to replace it in the next month. I do not reccomend this drive.
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