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1.0 out of 5 stars DOA, July 10, 2012
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This review is from: Seagate Desktop Internal Bare Drive 3TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/sec, 7200 RPM (Personal Computers)
I purchased the 3 TB version of this drive to add to an unRAID server (used as a home server used to store multi-media files). The drive failed to format and then also failed the SeaTools short test. We've watched the warrantee on Seagate Barracuda drives drop from five years to three years to one year. It appears that Seagate doesn't believe its own advertised <1%/year failure rate. Seagate quality control is definitely on the decline...
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2012 9:31:53 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2012 2:29:57 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 17, 2012 3:39:44 PM PDT
First of all an unRAID server is based on UNIX not Windows. I had several Hitachi 3TB drives in the server at the time I added this drive. They formatted without issue as did the replacement 3TB Seagate drive. Second we are also running 3TB drives on Windows. It does not require any special "workarounds", just initialize the drive as GPT rather than MBR.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2012 9:07:14 PM PDT
KB says:
I don't understand the "nobody ya know" comment of "your comment is NOT relevant to this 2TB drive"...this 2TB drive? 2TB? This is a 3TB drive, so Thor's comment and rating are relevant.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2012 5:00:10 PM PST
Oak Aged says:
I am reading this review under the ST2000DM001, the 2TB version. So it looks like either Amazon's database is messed up, or they intentionally (or out of ignorance) lumped all the "Seagate Barracuda" reviews together. This was a HUGE problem a while ago when I was trying to compare different versions/printings of the same book title, as it made it impossible. And there are significant differences.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 5:39:02 AM PST
KB says:
Yep, looks like they have now lumped all the available drive sizes as well as all the comments into one big pile.
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