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For some odd reason, this works exactly as described...,
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This review is from: Seagate 2TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST2000DM001) (Personal Computers)
There are a LOT of reviews about this drive (ST2000DM001) that say that it fails, or that it will fail very soon or something similar.
Now, I've only had mine a month, but in that month, it has worked exactly as expected. I pulled my 3.5 year old (dead) 750GB drive (which, I might add, is the first Seagate drive I personally ever had fail out of probably 20 - though I've had a LOT of all types of drives fail at work) and replaced it with this one. I then resilvered my RAID-Z in my server and within 12 hours or so, that completed. I then scrubed the zpool. The next morning, everything was exactly as expected.
No failures. No errors.
I have no idea if this drive is going to last for 3 years or so (what I would consider a decent lifespan for a rotational media drive in a server running 24/7), but so far, so good.
It's just running as expected.
I wanted to write this review simply because hard drives like this aren't exactly sexy. If they work, they work. If they don't, you go on line and bash the manufacturer. I'm sure that there are several drives (perhaps more than "normal") out there that failed. But considering how many of these things they make/sell/ship, you're still not very likely to get a bad drive. Even though when it happens to you, it's not fun AT ALL.
So, mine works. Could that change in 6 months? Yes. Absolutely.
Will I be back to update this if it fails? Yup. Definitely.
In the mean time, I'll probably pro-actively replace the other 2 750gb drives in my RAID-Z with two more of these HDD's - once prices come down a bit more towards their pre-Thai-flood prices.
Update (11 Sept, 2012): Nothing new to report. It still just works. Running 24/7.
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Initial post: Aug 31, 2013 1:23:55 AM PDT
Posted on Oct 24, 2015 2:18:02 PM PDT
Daniel Watkins says:
When the drive is actively reading or writing and you slowly tilt the drive or tap it with your finger, do the seek noises become much louder? Mine does on a laptop hybrid drive and also the Seagate ST6000DX000 6TB drive.
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