Summary: After developing thousands of seek errors and read errors, I decided to yank this out of my backup video raid set. I took the drive cover off to admire the internals and found smudge and mobile dust and debris particles on the surface of the top platter.
good hard drive, but i had to return it because it got fried
11 May 2014
Summary: it normally works pretty well and connects everytime when i connect it, but one time it got fried and i lost all my data, fortunately it was during my one-year warranty and i just returned it for a new one, but had to pay shipping
Summary: I have owned and/ or specified probably a hundred Seagate drives of all stripes. I was flabbergasted to find this has a short, one-year warranty (unlike the drive inside which, if purchased separately would have a three-year warranty).
Summary: Working fine until the day I start hearing a beeping sound. The beep was coming from this HDD, and that means it is dead. Lost 3TB of valuable data wihtout any warning.. I have problems with Seagate products, and they seem to need to improve their quality.
Summary: Died after the one year warranty period. Hardly used ... purchased 2 of these and both started giving trouble. First one made clunking noises and the second one just didn't show up. Tried to reformat first one but it wasn't recognized. Reformatted the second one and it appears to be working.