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great when it works but both have now died within the first month,
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This review is from: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Bare Drive - ST31000524AS (Personal Computers)
windows became really unresponsive and then after a reboot, i got a message saying something like there was a bad boot sector. trying to 'repair' with the win7 disc did not work. this has happened now with both drive i bought. thankfully amazon is good and i got new ones and they are running good (so far)
no bad sectors reported with CHKDSK and the intel rapid storage utility says everything is ok. one more dead and i'm gonna get something else.
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Initial post: Jun 6, 2011 8:46:12 AM PDT
J Pilven says:
Have you tried zeroing the disk out with a disk utility program? Just wondering because whenever I have had failed drives, I zeroed the disks out and afterwards there were no more errors and the drives had come "back to life" kind of a thing. Maybe Seagate wasn't zeroing the disks before they ship them? It does take forever and a day.
Posted on Jun 9, 2011 9:20:04 AM PDT
Maurice Henry says:
do you guys even remember that these drives run hot and needs to be cooled.... of lately i see plenty folks buying 7200rpm drives and putting them in enclosures that are fanless... Brent back in the days when it was just 4200 and 5400 rpms... you could run those drives day and night without direct airflow... just the natural air flow in your computer chassis would be sufficient... when 7200 rpm came about... a whole new ball game.... you need at least high rpm 92mm or a good 120mm pointing over the drive. thats why i kinda stick with the seagate 500gb... they are thin and cool easily...
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2011 6:59:16 PM PDT
E. Rogers says:
Might just be another Microsoft Issue I have my win 7 do some really strange things and have re installed about every 3 months. win7 even wiped out a system image I had on a separate disk as soon as it was installed to re image it locked up and it was gone upon my rebooting.
Posted on Jul 25, 2011 4:40:28 PM PDT
Danny Yu says:
Odd, I use my seagate drive heavily for gaming and I've had no issues at all. I've experienced no problems the two months I've been using it. And I agree with Maurice, you need to take care of these drives. I give it sufficient air and fan ventilation
Posted on Jan 27, 2012 10:31:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 27, 2012 10:33:23 AM PST
Big Smelly says:
I dont know what is going on with Seagate. In the same computer I've had two of these die and a 2 year old WD continue to work. The second Barracuda to fail was the warrantee replacement for the first and now another 1tb seagate (8 month old with 4218 hours) HDD has told SMART that it is going to fail soon. I'm not a noob and am fairly careful about heat and static electricity. Anyone have any ideas? Regards C
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST31000524AS
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