Summary: Like other reviewers, my drive completely failed in less than one year. I got an in-warranty replacement and that just suddenly died in the same manner. The frightening thing is that there is little to no warning.
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: I bought this to use with Time Machine on my mac. The usb cable will not plug into a powered usb hub. I randomly goes offline and I haven't had the time to figure out if there is some firmware that I need to get to run it on the mac more accurately.
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.