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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB 6.0Gb/s (ST500DM002)
7.9 out of 10

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB 6.0Gb/s (ST500DM002)

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 16MB 6.0Gb/s (ST500DM002)

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Overall 4
3.6
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Bad buy and a waste of valuable time

Jim,, TigerDirect.com
10 April 2014
  • 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).
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Overall 4
4.0

NO

ANAND, Snapdeal
19 March 2015
Overall 4
4.0

defective

Antonio, Amazon
11 January 2015
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

dead at delivery

Asif Shah, Snapdeal
19 January 2014
  • Excerpt: i have recieved a dead product which is not working
  • Pros: Quiet
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Overall 4
4.0

I may have received a faulty unit

Ian, London, Amazon
1 December 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

BE AWARE

M. S. Haque, Amazon
4 September 2013
  • 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).
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Overall 4
4.0

Product arrived with a bent foot

Mathew Bradley, Amazon
20 August 2013
  • 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!
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Overall 4
4.0

Not suitable for older Windows operating systems (e.g., XP)

tipshornal, Amazon
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Annoying setup

Grumpy, Amazon
16 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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