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Seagate ST31500341AS
4.7 out of 10

Seagate ST31500341AS

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate ST31500341AS

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Overall 6
6.0

Must know what you're getting into

Andrew D., Newegg
14 July 2015
  • 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
  • Cons: Notoriously problematic "Seeking" noise
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Terrible

Lindsey K., Newegg
16 April 2015
  • Summary: This is the first hard drive that's ever failed on me, but it's part of the first computer I built. So, it's pretty disappointing.
  • Pros: Lasted 5 years in a RAID with a 1 TB drive. Very reasonably priced (when it was purchased)
  • Cons: Shorter than expected product life
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Overall 6
6.0

Died after three years

Hong Z., Newegg
11 March 2015
  • 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
  • Pros: It works well when it is alive.
  • Cons: Hot, relatively short life
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Overall 6
6.0

It was a good drive

Anonymous, Newegg
30 June 2014
  • Pros: Speedy and plenty of space.
  • Cons: Now it's dying with the constant spin up and clicking.
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Overall 6
6.0

Got it for cheap and still feel ripped off. :P

Joseph L., Newegg
10 March 2014
  • Summary: When SMART starts to report bad sectors, you have about 3 weeks to evacuate the drive before failure. When it starts clicking, you will have lost a significant amount of data. I was fortune that I had backed up and only lost about 30 GB of replaceable files.
  • Pros: Worked reliably for 4 years. Was fast enough to stream HD videos from.
  • Cons: Failed in 4.5 years (click of death). Performance started to degrade after about 3.75 years. Warranty is only 2...
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Overall 6
6.0

Not sure...

Isaac V., Newegg
3 February 2014
  • Summary: It doesn't seem to be the same as my prim, if it seems to have to reload, it's the same speed, as my Prim, only 500 gb more?
  • Pros: It's holding what I put on it but it's by no means as fast and my prim.
  • Cons: It seems to take a while to load up. I don't know if this is normal or not, sometimes the games I have on it with steam get forgotten, until it goes to reinstalls, then find it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Luck of the draw

Donald L., Newegg
7 December 2013
  • Summary: I ran 7 of these drives in a linux raid 6 array running 24/7. Average temperature readings for the drives were approximately 28 to 34 degrees C as reported by the drive. All drives were shipped with the CC1H firmware after some issues arose from various customers.
  • Pros: + Best price per GB (when purchased in Aug 2009) + Great sequential performance
  • Cons: * High failure rate (4/8 drive failures*) *failures are not catastrophic, but decommissioned based on the recommendation of the smartctl reported data. 4 of the 8 drives encountered 1000 to 4000 reallocated sectors per the smart ctl stats.
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Overall 6
6.0

Crashed after 1 year

Dominik S., Newegg
10 October 2013
  • Pros: Usually reliable, good price
  • Cons: That's my 2nd Seagate hdd that broke
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Overall 6
6.0

It started making clicky noises and died after 4 years of use.

Brian V., Newegg
9 April 2013
  • Pros: Lasted about 5 years. I bought it on 9/16/2008 and died on ~4/1/2013.
  • Cons: This hdd was my "backup" hdd that backed up my other dead drives. I now have no "backups" of my "backups" so I am angry. I can't recover any of my files because it doesn't get detected.
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Overall 6
6.0

Will be using the warranty

Dunagan L., Newegg
1 January 2013
  • Pros: Price good. Lots of storage. Performance was great for the price.
  • Cons: Two of the three purchased started acting up after 18 months of constant but light usage. The drives will be sent back for RMA. Randomly not responding.
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