dealsseagate barracuda st2000dm001 2tb 3.5" internal…

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This drive has a HIGH failure rate. I wouldn't risk my data with it!

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Had this exact drive, it started to fail after maybe a month. I'd spend a few extra bucks to get something better.

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@magnum4000: based upon the sample size of 600 reviews on Newegg, you appear to be correct. The way I wade through a decent sample size like that - click on each time frame, All / 6 months / 2 weeks and focus on the 1-star count.

All - 24%
6 months - 27%
2 weeks - 67%

At a minimum the recent batch looks like a stinker.

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Or it could be NewEgg's poor packaging of drives.

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@schoondoggy: does it matter if the packaging is the cause? Same result either way on this deal.

Newegg customers have been claiming Newegg packaging is the problem for years. You'd think if that were the true cause Newegg would simply improve the packaging.

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There's so much crappy information out there about these drives. So many people just say "it died and I'm irritated" - THAT'S A USELESS REVIEW. If you want some GOOD information about these drives and what you should look out for, there is an absolutely amazing (still one-star) review of these drives on Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/review/R205L2P2CHJ02D/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B005T3GRN2&nodeID=172282&store=electronics

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I have one of these drives, apparently there are at least a couple of variants. One version has two platters, one has three. Two is the more desirable, if I remember correctly. I don't know/can't remember if this has to do with failure rate or access time. Seagate support told me in an email they have no way of knowing how many platters are in the drive, and I haven't been able to find the "coding" behind my serial number.

Oops, this is important: The first drive failed after a surface test, during which I thought it got quite warm, and Newegg was very good about the whole RMA thing.

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@animuson: wow, that has got to be the most detail and followup I've seen in an Amazon review.

While I certainly understand why Seagate obscures what we're really buying because it gives them flexibility, Seagate should not be surprised when larger capacity SSD gets closer in price, we all run, run, run to SSD for large storage, and not just for boot/program start performance.

BTW, regarding your not liking the simple, "my drive failed" reviews, what do you expect, should those people open up the drives to determine the cause? Would you prefer not knowing the failures happened? I do look for the confirmed purchase indicator to at least improve believability. (vs competitor shill plants.)

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@bluemaple I'm saying that just saying something failed simply is not enough information for an adequate review, and I frequently mark them as not helpful. There are so many factors to hard drive failure, like how it's packaged, how it's handled when it gets to your house, etc. Those are extremely important details that no one ever includes, so it's impossible to verify if some of these failures are at the fault of the manufacturer or just owner error. With there being different versions out there, it's all the more important to verify exactly what drive you have. I'd be very interested to see how many of the good-version drives fail compared to the bad-version drives.