Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB 6.0Gb/s (ST500DM002)
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Value for money 4
Overall quality 2
Bad buy and a waste of valuable time
11 August 2013
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: Drive installed ok and looked fine when I added to my system, however during the first smart tests it failed on the extended diagnostics which is something I strongly recommend for any drive, even if all looks ok This test raises awareness to one of those issues that we typically only find out after warranty periods elapsed.. I triggered a drive rebuild immediately which is a high IO operation, which unsurprisingly failed.
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.
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). The hard drive also has the wrong specification compared to what is listed on amazon, it is listed as being 6gb/s whereas the one i received was a 3gb/s model.On top of this the hard drive has scratches on it and the mounting screw holes have slight wear indicating that it has...
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! I will be returning it if it doesn't work, but I have yet to have the chance to try. Amazon does have good customer service so it shouldn't be a problem if it starts developing problems itself.
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. Drive itself is quiet otherwise.
Summary: I have had the drive installed in my desktop for about a week. First thing that caught me out was the power cable is not the old 4 pin connector and required me to get another power lead. Then I wanted to set it to 1.5Gb transfer rate. Seagate didn't include a small jumper for the back of the drive so I hunted around in the shed only to find the drive has an extra small jumper connector.
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. As soon as the Seagate was installed on my system I could no longer use Windows Update or Windows Mail.
Summary: Hi friends can anybody confirm on which firmware this seagate st500dm002 running on i'm definitely needed this kc43 firmware pls help filpkart otherwise if not pls flipkart give me the details of this specific model st500dm002 firmware-kc43 thank you
Excerpt: в последнее время из-за него часто вылетает синий экран смерти, приходится каждый раз перезагружать, каждый раз снимать крышку корпуса ПК чтобы подправлять SATA разьём надоело возиться с ним, вероятно мне попался глючный, некачественный винт, в ином смысле брак
Pros: тонкий, мало потребляет всего то 8 Вт
Cons: ненадёжный, теряет контроль, что при запуске BIOS иногда не определяет, низкая производительность