Not so Good
9/6/2015 10:57:03 PM
Scott Coburn from Medicine Hat writes:
- Cheap, fast while they work.
- You'll notice my review So So from the beginning of 2013. I purchased two drives in the bundle deal and one arrived DOA, the replacement is still working. However the other drive which worked from day one died here a couple days ago. So it lasted just over 2 years. Furthermore the drive in my wifes computer that I mentioned in that review died about a year after the review. So it only lasted about 18 months. I never claimed warranty on it because I didn't want another one of these drives.
- So I am writing this review well after the purchase date to give you some idea of the longevity / reliability of these drives and because they are still being actively sold. I won't be purchasing this model of drive again. I also will think twice about purchasing Seagate. I've had good luck in the past, and I've had drives fail from WD, but this model in particular seems plagued. My suggestion is to spend a little more and get a WD Black.
Good stuff, Great stuff
7/10/2015 9:49:50 AM
Zoey from Edmonton AB writes:
- Runs like clockwork. I got one of these three or four years ago when my 1TB from Best Buy died in just over a year. Unfortunately this one died on me as well but considering the heavy usage it saw as my OS drive, gaming and media storage I'd say 3-4 years is worth the initial 119.00 ( a steal at the bargain price of 99.00 as of July 10th ) investment.
- It did chirp at me from time to time but I rarely noticed it after awhile. It also gave me little to no warning before it died to recover my portfolio and personal data. Oh well. :(
- Most of the negative reviews I'm seeing are from a few to two years ago or about the chirping. Honestly those are both neglible to me because the chirp doesn't bother me ( it did make me worry at first the drive was going to fail early ) and I always buy two years of in store protection on anything from ME. 10 bucks is worth the peace of mind for two years and it completely circumvents manufacturer involvement all together.
Quit being cheap people, your computer should be your baby.
11/6/2014 12:13:25 PM
PC Geek from Calgary writes:
- Works great in RAID 5.
- had 1 failure out of 4 in RAID 5 in 2 years.
Great drives, other must have gotten a bad batch
7/13/2013 8:22:27 PM
Vlad from Winnipeg writes:
-Works Well in RAID1
- I had to update the firmware to remove the chirping noise many talk about. Not an issue though, since anybody should look into updating firmware on new products. If you don't feel comfortable doing it, get an experienced tech to do it.
- Like I said, there were the chirping issues, which were fixed with firmware update. Like some have said, there must have been a bad batch of drives or something for those who complained. Again, this is common of drive manufacturing. Just a common hiccup. Great prices, easy to replace. They are speedy on their own and just as fast in my RAID1, which is nice. They played very nice with my Intel hardware driven RAID.
2/18/2013 3:37:29 PM
Scott Coburn from Medicine Hat writes:
- Cheap 2TB drive. Very fast when they work.
- Purchased two of these drives under the bundle deal. One for each son. Son #1 wanted everything left as it was, so I imaged his original drive and wrote that image to this new one. Everything worked as expected and he's been running it for a couple of days. Son #2 downloads and installs / uninstalls indiscriminately, so we both felt that a full re-install would be better. Installed new drive and computer takes a long time to POST. During POST drive detection it gives an error. DOA.
- So these drives are batting 50% thus far. To be fair my wife's computer has the same drive in it that I bought at FutureScrap over six months ago and it works fine. The upside was that I called ME and the girl I spoke with was excellent. I will return the drive and once they confirm that the drive has shipped, they will ship my replacement. Good thing too, I return to work Sunday (overseas) and won't be back until April. Will update this once things iron out.
About 20% Failure Rate after 6 months
2/11/2013 12:29:30 PM
Grant from Winnipeg writes:
- Quick, big and cheap drives, can get sustained writes over 200MB/s in RAID10. Similar speeds to WD Black drives, for the same price as the WD Blue (when I purchased).
Using a lot of these drives in "archive" file servers, not high usage machines, but on 24/7.
- Unacceptably high failure rates. Out of about 60 drives, have had to send at least 10 back to Seagate in the first year. Hasn't resulted in data loss yet, and if it were mission critical we wouldn't use consumer-grade drives, but still far below what I'd expect.
Running similar setups in same environment with 1TB WD Blue SATA drives and haven't had a failure yet in over 2 years.
- Decent size, price and speed, but get used to filling out the RMA form on Seagate's website. I'm switching to WD Blue for good.
2/10/2013 11:03:16 AM
Rosco from Edmonton writes:
- 65 MB/s transfer speeds between two drives.
Cheap price at $99.00.
- After running 2 drives for a period of time, there were no issues.
- From reading the other reviews, there must be a bad batch of these drives. That is normal with any product you buy. Sometimes you get a bad batch where many will fail. This could be attributed to many things, such as the robot applying grease had some issues for a short period and some drives got past the quality control. One person ruled out Seagate forever ... funny. It's a hard drive and all major manufacturers will have some bad batches from time to time.
2/6/2013 5:24:17 AM
Roger from Calgary writes:
- None so far
- For 100 $ this is a good drive. No issues so far and its been in my PC for a few weeks. The noise issue some report has not appeared.
A simple fix
2/6/2013 12:30:29 AM
Xernion from edmonton writes:
- Strong and fast read/write speeds. Firmware is easily updated. Quiet drive.
- typical chirp from factory firmware
- besides the factory chirp. Seagate has a great updated to the firmware to solve this. This drive is strong and fast. No real complaints since its typical for any tech to make sure that the firmware is up to date. Installed 6 in raid after having 3 wd fail within the first year. Running these 24/7 and still going.
No complaints, great product so far!
2/3/2013 8:22:35 AM
Vincent from Stony Plain writes:
- -Large Capacity
-Have seen consistent transfer speeds of 124mb per second between this drive and a 500GB Barracuda 7200rpm, which I thought was pretty good for a platter drive
-One of the better capacity-to-price ratios I've seen
- -Not as fast as Solid-State drives?
- Haven't had either of my Barracuda drives for years yet, so I can't comment on the longevity. In any case, I have no complaints on value, performance, noise or anything else, really, at this point. Would recommend to others.