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Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

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Year by year, the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 hard drive proves its superior design and performance. With 7200RPM of motor speed, 1TB of sustainable storage and 32MB of cache, the Seagate ST31000528AS delivers 160MB/s maximum data rate over SATA 3Gb interface. Now, 70 percent or more of the materials used to build the hard drive is recycled. This hard drive also complies with RoHS directive.

  • newegg Second-generation Perpendicular Recording Technology With Seagate’s second-generation perpendicular recording technology, the Barracuda ST31000528AS offers a massive 1TB storage capacity and enhanced reliability by increasing data density while reducing moving parts.
  • newegg SATA 3.0 Gb/s Interface The Seagate Barracuda ST31000528AS features the next-generation SATA interface supporting up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rates, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-pluggable point-to-point connections for optimum performance, efficiency, convenience and flexibility.
  • newegg Sustainable Technology for a Green World The Seagate Barracuda LP (Low Power) hard drive is built and delivered with best-in-class; environmentally friendly processes to better protect the environment.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • christian s.
  • 8/11/2014 8:01:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsfailed after 2 years

Pros: worked well when it worked and wasn't clicking
got on sale for $50
worked well in mac pro tower

Cons: Seagate used to be amazing, I used to buy them ONLY, until in the last year I have had 3 fail on me. Quality control must be gone...with that said I have been buying WD.

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  • Eric G.
  • 8/2/2014 9:49:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe worst drives I've ever owned

Pros: Big storage.

Cons: I bought 2 of these drives in 2010 with the expectation (back then) that drive manufacturers surely would be on top of their game and not give users problematic drives anymore. I mean heck, hard drives have come a long way, haven't they? Boy, was I wrong.

After a few months of use, one drive started growing in Reallocated Sector Counts steadily over the next few weeks, which turned into months, which turned into years.

It's now 2014, and drive 1 is at 185 Reallocated, and drive 2 is at 104. Granted, they're still working, but they are REALLY degraded as far as speeds go now. I would never trust these drives for important storage.

The problem with these drives seems to be wide-spead, as a quick google search of this model takes you on a journey of posts about people saying this drive is horrible. It definitely comes down to CERTAIN drive models with Seagate being bad, as I have 2 other Seagates (not this model) which work okay (with the exception of one drive which has an End-To-End SMART error now) and were also purchased in 2010.

Regardless, this made me not trust Seagate anymore. I'm using these two drives as movie storage on a Plex server just to store movie downloads, so I'm not really bothered if the drives die. I could always redownload the movies.

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  • Pedro R.
  • 7/3/2014 8:08:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDon't trust it

Pros: It lasted 3 years...

Cons: It failed and took all my data....no warning and it sure does not measure to all me WD drives much older and still running good

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  • Dennis C.
  • 6/29/2014 2:26:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPoor reliability

Pros: pretty standard "pros", when it worked

Cons: Noisy on spin-up.
Failed after about 18 months.

Other Thoughts: This is the second Seagate HDD that I've had in the last three years that has failed me with less than two years service. Hmm, in fact, all of my Seagate HDD's have failed me. After some period of time they start "clicking" on startup, then after a while, the clicking becomes permanent. My most current unit will now only work when lying flat, started "cold". After a couple of hours, even that position will start "clicking". I have totally lost faith in Seagate and will start buying only Western Digital drives until Seagate cleans up their act.

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  • Faizulla K.
  • 6/21/2014 9:21:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsUnreliable

Pros: Came pre-installed with the gateway fx desktop.

Cons: Died within 3 years.

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  • Leo F.
  • 6/13/2014 3:12:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorthless

Pros: 1Tb, quiet.

Cons: One was pretty much DOA - scandisk errors. Two others died about two years later within months of each other.

Other Thoughts: Bought three. I returned one right off the bat as it was bad. Two others died about two years later within months of each other. Amazing timing - just after warranty. Wish there were a better hard disk manufacturer. Hopefully my 3TB Seagate NAS drives are of better build quality!

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  • Mr. L.
  • 3/14/2014 7:41:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGOOD FOR A YEAR or SO then FAILURE

Pros: Decent value for the money. Good warranty system.

Cons: I ordered 4 of these to create to Mirrored Servers RAID 0 for a video editing machine. I've had to replace two of them over the past 3 years, which was ok, at least one was under warranty and I had redundancy with the RAID 0, however recently a 3rd one went out, complete failure and the RAID did not hold up causing us to lose our entire stock footage library and some client footage.

Other Thoughts: I've been a big fan of seagate over the years when building our editing machines, including external storage as well, but this is the last straw. We have to have something more reliable.

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  • Michael S.
  • 1/19/2014 6:13:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIt Died

Pros: lots of space

Cons: Just died after 3 years, luckily i was able to save my data

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  • Pattilynne W.
  • 12/3/2013 8:17:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSeagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: no problems after 2 years, great product very happy. Seagate did a superior job .

Cons: none the hard drive works great

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  • Donald L.
  • 11/15/2013 10:22:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggs4years then dead

Pros: great for the time!

Cons: Died 4yrs out

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