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...
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).
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 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.
I could not get either of the 2 I got to work on my system
David Hudson "Disco", Amazon
7 February 2013
Summary: I may have got 2 duds or damaged in transits or may have a compatability issue. However the first was quickly replaced and the second was returned with out a fuss. Good after sale service. I got another product with simular reveiws which works in my PC.