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.
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
Summary: Salve a tutti, oggi vorrei parlarvi di un hdd interno, il Seagate Barracuda 7200 500GB 3,5'. Questo hard disk è uno dei più diffusi, possiamo trovarlo sia sui pc che all'interno dei NAS (volgarmente hard disk di rete) ormai molto diffusi sia a livello aziendale che casalingo. Dotato di buona velocità e capacità (questa versione dispone di 500 gb) dispone di un collegamento Serial Ata, connessione ormai presente su quasi tutti i pc prodotti negli ultimi 7/8 anni.