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1.0 out of 5 stars Not dependable, July 2, 2012
This review is from: Seagate 3TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST3000DM001) (Personal Computers)
I purchased 6 of these to use in a 4 drive RAID setup (four working, two extras) for dependable backup. Within a week two drives failed me - both reported bad sectors across the drives. Within two more weeks, two other drives have failed also with bad sectors. The other two are still working, but I can't depend on them to backup my data.

If you need to keep your data around, I can't recommend these drives.
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Initial post: Aug 6, 2012 9:59:48 PM PDT
IsHeAimbot?? says:
bad sectors aren't the end of the world

Posted on Aug 7, 2012 6:41:56 PM PDT
veracity says:
Use drives designed with RAID in mind!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2012 11:38:15 AM PDT
P. Pike says:
I'm doing that now for my RAID, but I have also had multiple failures with these drives in a non-RAID setup.

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 10:49:11 AM PDT
Are they made in Thailand or China? What version of firmware do they have?
Some Internet articles say that newer Seagate drives are from Suzhou China instead of the flooded factory in Thailand. They have part # 1CH166 instead of 9YN166.
NAS prefer firmware version CC4H. But the Chinese made disks are stuck with CC43 and cannot be upgraded to CC4H.

Posted on May 27, 2013 2:14:34 PM PDT
M. Bartlett says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 18, 2013 8:56:32 AM PDT
J says:
um, the drives would still need to be reliable for backup, not just raid...

going on a bit of an raging tangent there Mr.

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 2:38:20 PM PDT
Nick P. says:
Did you update to the latest firmware? This fixed my issue with an older Seagate drive. I had re-allocated sectors until I updated the firmware. It has been running for a month without any other issues.
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