Summary: Not a robust drive. Bought it a couple months ago and didn't get around to installing it until now. (i.e. after 30 day return period) Once installed received nothing but annoying beeping coming from the hard drive. Took the drive and laptop to a local computer tech. He confirmed it's dead Jim.
Summary: Installed this in a friends laptop as an upgrade and now they're bringing it back to me a few months later because it's locking up and running slow. Ran some tests and the drive is riddled with bad sectors and seeks constantly. I'll have to replace it again but I won't be buying Seagate this time.
Expert Opinion - These drives only last a few months
Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 November 2011
Summary: I have purchased 3 of these drives in the past year or so. Each of them lasted under 3 months. I am an IT expert and a Senior Programmer at a major consulting company and I know the problems are with the drives, not me.
Summary: I too was a bit leery when I bought this drive originally because of the reviews, but the price was right at the time for a laptop (ThinkPad) drive replacement/upgrade. I should have listened to my gut reaction.
Summary: I bought this drive to upgrade the 250 GB OEM drive in my MacBook Pro. After I installed it, it worked fine for @ 3 months. Then it died. I shipped it back to Seagate and a few weeks later I had a replacement drive. After I installed it, it worked fine for @ 2 months. Then it died.
Summary: This particular drive was housed in my mid-2009 MacBook Pro, purchased directly from Apple and customized (3.06GHz processor, 500GB hard drive). I purchased the system on August 06, 2009. On February 02, 2010, the hard drive suffered a complete failure.
Summary: My drive started to make a loud "clunk" sound about a week after I installed it. I just spoke with Seagate warranty department and they said that it would cost me $19.95 to have them ship me a new drive under warranty.