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Seagate ST980815A
5.7 out of 10

Seagate ST980815A

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate ST980815A

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Overall 4
4.0

Seagate drives

W. French, Amazon
20 September 2010
  • Summary: I bought three of these drives and all three have already started showing signs of failure after a purchase from 2 years ago. How sad. Seagate USED TO make good reliable inexpensive drives.
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Overall 4
4.0

good while it lasted -- about a month

ManlyMatt, Amazon
9 June 2010
  • Summary: perfectly good drive, but for only about a month -- then died suddenly without warning, ouch. What's more, according to the Seagate site, "The product you identified was sold as a system component. Please contact your place of purchase for service.
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Overall 4
4.0

The hard drive is used, not new.

Mathew K Raikes, Amazon
27 April 2010
  • Summary: Perhaps I missed something, but the hard drive I received was not new. Not even refurbished - just erased from it's previous use. It was in usable condition but with 1,452 hours and 286 power cycles it wasn't what I was expecting.
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Overall 4
4.0

BAD DRIVE

Marta O., Newegg
6 November 2009
  • Pros: I was expecting to last
  • Cons: Just start to go bad, I ran 2 programs for testing the hard drive. One show over heating. the other that the driver was failing and need to back up or loss all my data. I remove it and put back the original. I am contacting Seagate monday for a replacement. Just die at 1 month of the date of deli...
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Overall 4
4.0

Noisy

Mark C., Newegg
13 March 2009
  • Summary: I'm sending this one back for a replacement. I'll review the rreplacement later.
  • Pros: Good price
  • Cons: Constant high pitch whine, very noisy.
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Overall 4
4.0

Look for a different drive

Anonymous, Newegg
6 March 2009
  • Summary: It's only quiet when it wants to be. In less than a day it began vibrating at times to the point that it could be felt through the keyboard. It also developed a high pitched squeal. Yet another restocking fee for a garbage drive!
  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: Vibrates and high pitched noise
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Overall 4
4.0

Died on me in the 2nd year

Jean Y., Newegg
5 March 2009
  • Summary: I probably used it on average once every 2-3 months to back up my data and kept it stored with the rest of my electronics when not using it. (I don't live in a particularly hot or humid area, so I don't have a special dehumidifying cabinet for electronics.
  • Pros: Quiet, fast, light (until it broke)
  • Cons: Lasted under 2 years with light use - I bought this hard drive in March 2007, and it stopped functioning in January 2009
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Overall 4
4.0

Died

Oleh V., Newegg
8 February 2009
  • Summary: Seagate? never again... not hdd, for sure
  • Pros: Was working fine for about 30 days. Accurate what's covered with NE limited return policy..
  • Cons: Died. Rarely used. Was almost "empty"
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