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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 8
8.0

Finally failed

Paul J., Newegg
21 March 2016
  • Pros: It has been a great reliable HDD - until now, BUT this drive was installed roughly 6 - 7 years ago. It had almost 39,000 operating hours on it when it finally failed. Bought another Seagate, although a ST2000DM001 this time. Hope it lasts as long as the one it's replacing.
  • Cons: S.M.A.R.T. monitoring did not warn me of an impending failure; although it is my fault for not knowing how to use the "smart" software. I didn't realize I needed a program to access the smart monitoring... thought it would pop up when something was going wrong... NOW I KNOW.
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Overall 8
8.0

6 years old died without notice

Scott S., Newegg
15 July 2015
  • Pros: 6 years old died without notice
  • Cons: 6 years old died without notice
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, Fast, But Annoying Seek Noise

Georg R., Newegg
28 January 2015
  • Summary: (This is for the 500GB version of this HD) I got me one of these used and would otherwise have no reason to complain. The drive is fast..has 32MB of cache and well, does everything a HD is supposed to do. However the seek noise, although faint and subtle drives me bonkers.
  • Pros: Fast
  • Cons: Seek noise
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Overall 8
8.0

Impressive to start...longevity questionable

Travis H., Newegg
9 February 2014
  • Summary: Had 8 of these in a server spinning 24/7 since May 2009 in a home file server. As of July 2013, they've been failing one after the other. Its a shame as I have a few 750GB models from an older server that are showing their age, but none have failed.
  • Pros: Fast and reliable
  • Cons: See Other Thoughts
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Overall 8
8.0

died after warranty

Jacob B., Newegg
5 January 2013
  • Pros: Lasted 2years solid no fits.
  • Cons: Miraculously failed 2 weeks after warranty expires. Now I remember why I usually buy WD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good internal hard drive

Justine B., Newegg
1 January 2013
  • Summary: Purchased this drive to use as my recorded tv folder for my first HTPC build. So far everything is good and there are no issues with the drive. I have three of these units in my server and they have proven reliable as well.
  • Pros: Good brnad name. Drive working for a good time now with no issues.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Drive

Anonymous, Newegg
31 December 2012
  • Summary: Drive benchmarks around 125-130 mb/s read and write out of the box. Not bad, but this is strictly a backup drive for me so the size makes up for it. I have another Barracuda 1tb drive that benches at 180mb/s read and write that's my data drive.
  • Pros: Quiet Decent Speed Great space for the price
  • Cons: Only "decent" speed
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Overall 8
8.0

Mo' storage, no problems

Frederick P., Newegg
27 December 2012
  • Summary: Someday I'll be able to get 1.5TB SSD drives for $70. That day is probably several years away, but when it comes I will look at this review and say "wow I can't believe I paid $70 for such little space on a platter disk". But here in 2012 (almost 2013), it's a great value for bulk storage.
  • Pros: Cheap Good bulk storage
  • Cons: Not SSD
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Overall 8
8.0

still kinda scared....

Taj S., Newegg
13 December 2012
  • Summary: I saw a lot of negative reviews and thought maybe I shouldn't buy it, but I did and am confident I made the right decision, it's a little sluggish but it's still an awesome drive for the price...
  • Pros: large capacity, um.. very large capacity for the price?
  • Cons: kinda slow... but whatevs it's cheap
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Overall 8
8.0

OK drive, not the best

Anonymous, Newegg
30 November 2012
  • Summary: -I recently pulled this drive from my file server where it was runing 24/7 for almost 3 years, I noticed that it was showing a high relocated sectors, now seagate states that 100 sectors = bad drive, but I pull them asap bad sectors show up, it only had a 2 year warranty compared to the other...
  • Pros: -good drive not the best in speed for a 7200 RPM drive -ok noise level, can get loud when writing a lot of small files -24601 hour of use (1025 days) has 36 relocated sectors -Average temp is 34*C no fan 29*C with fan
  • Cons: -limited warranty, only 2 years vs 5 on other drives -sluggish for 7200 RPM Sata II drive -one egg
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