Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB 6.0Gb/s (ST500DM002)
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70% Work 30% Fail
18 April 2015
Summary: I have purchased at least 10 of these drives over the past two years for use in my media center. When they work they work well, but they definitely have failure issues. As of right now I have 3 that are dead.
Bought 8 drives, 5 have failed in under 2 years. No warranty.
S. Miller, Amazon
1 September 2014
Summary: THE BAD #1 I bought 8 3TB drives on 9/11/2012 for a RAID 6 system using an Areca ARC-1882IX-12 controller. I've had 5 die - 3/25/14 (18.5 months), 6/27/14 (21.5 months), 8/9/14 (23 months), 8/30/14 (23.5 months), and 8/31/14 (23.5 months).
Summary: I did a build using this drive and it lasted long enough time for me to install a few apps. My System Mechanic program flagged excessive seek errors and within a few hours it evolved to excessive read errors. I wasted a whole day of effort because of this (issue).
Summary: Please be aware that this product from Cambridge accessories only came with the hard drive its self and nothing else that it states 'is in the box' (Power adapter , Mounting screws ,Software CD).
Summary: Product arrived with a bent foot as if it had been dropped at some point. I'm fine with having a mildly damaged outer casing HDD as it shouldn't really affect performance in the dank hole of my PC, but notify me beforehand or check your products, thanks!
Not suitable for older Windows operating systems (e.g., XP)
9 August 2013
Summary: The Seagate HDD version I received was an Advanced Format drive with 4K sectors rather than 512bytes. This is not immediately compatible with Windows XP. I have cloned to the drive and Windows is now painfully slow. There are ways to minimise the problem, but best to be aware first.
Summary: I was trying to replace a hard disk drive (HDD) in an Intel RAID 1 configuration. I have Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 on a HP m8425f Media Center PC. I discovered the Seagate ST500DM002 is a so-called Advanced Format (AF) HDD.
Summary: The unit worked but was the loudest hard disc I have used in ages. I contacted the seller who suggested returning the unit. I am glad I did. The performance of the disc was fine, but noisy discs usually are signs that they are on the way out.