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Seagate Barracuda XT ST33000651AS 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
  • SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • 5 years limited
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The new Barracuda XT hard drive from Seagate delivers the industry’s first 3TB desktop drive with a comprehensive, non-hardware solution to access the entire 3TB of data, even on legacy systems. Utilizing new features within the free Seagate Disc Wizard software, Barracuda XT users can now deploy 3TB of storage on legacy systems using Windows XP and PC BIOS systems or on newer Windows systems and systems equipped with new UEFI BIOS.

  • newegg Easy Configuration 3 TB of capacity is easily configurable with free Disc Wizard software to overcome legacy capacity limits of 2.1TB with no added hardware required.
  • newegg Market-Leading Capacity Massive capacity meets the demands of today’s space hungry applications such as high performance game systems and video production systems.
  • newegg High Performance 7200 RPM drive complements the high capacity delivering a power combination of extreme storage and top-end desktop performance. And 64MB cache optimizes burst performance and reduces data throughput bottlenecks.
  • newegg SATA III Interface SATA 6G interface enables the use of the industry’s newest and fastest hard drive controllers targeted for high performance desktop, gaming and entry level server systems.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years


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  • Bernard A.
  • 9/23/2013 4:43:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsno problems for now!

Pros: upgraded from a western digital caviar black 1tb drive.
that drive was great btw-- 4 years old and going like a champ. Just ran out of space.

This drive is faster, too-- however that may be entirely from the fact that a full drive, is a slow drive. And I had about 30gb left on that 1tb drive.

Purchased used off an internet auction house (apparently the name is an 'inappropriate word,' lol. Fingers crossed, so far it's quiet and installed without issue

Cons: Not really a con. Read on.
Showed up as 746.xx gb at first. Big problem.
I knew that old computers might only read 2.2/3tb because of bios software, but I have a new computer, and it was only reading 746!
Looked online, only found several frantic and frustrated forum posts from years past. I notice some reviews here as well.
The bios saw the full 3tb...
But windows disk management could not be coaxed no matter what. It was giving me all kinds of trouble, initially not wanting to format, then only wanting to format the 746 space....

But guess what?
Doubtfully tried seagates disk wizard, used it to set up the hard drive, don't even remember what now-- it was just a click or two, nothing complicated, and disk management was suddenly able to see 2.7x terabytes, and format it properly. 6 hours later (did the full format to be safe), it was ready to use. 2 hrs after that I'd transferred all 1tb of my old drive on to it.

A refreshing feeling to have a company's bundled software, work exactly as intended, with absolutely no troubleshooting, errors, or stress.
Oh! And the clone software seems to work too!
I was really peeved when samsung's ssd 'included' software... only to find that on the cd, was a link to norton's website, and an invitation to purchase their ghost software. bundled software my a$%, samsung :) I can't remember but there was some other piece of hardware that I had a similar experience with... the included software was not included at all, but merely a link to a pay site!

discwizard is free and seems to have worked just fine, in getting the seagate drive to work as intended with zero fuss, and in successfully cloning my boot drive, including boot files! (i'd had trouble with that in the past-- only possibly the software's fault though).

Other Thoughts: will post back here in a few months to think of it, to confirm that all's well. will post sooner if all is not... fingers crossed! Just installed this last friday then went camping... doing an error check now just to take a pulse.

for absolutely every drive of every make there are so many bad reviews, doa's, and scarier, sudden deaths just months later when you're feeling safe. I really wish someone would just make an excellent, reliable drive, and not focus on anything else. It could be slower-- I have an ssd, it could be smaller, I could just buy 2 of them to put in the tower, and it could be $300-- but if I KNEW it would never fail in 8 years, I'd be happy to pay for the peace of mind.
so far though, i've just been lucky. not in my (admittedly limited) computing life have I personally had a dead drive. still concerned for the future however.

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  • Kent K.
  • 11/9/2012 12:47:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDissapointing

Pros: Lots of storage and fairly fast data transfer if you have it on a 6Gb/s header.

Cons: Life span was extremely short. I had this drive for a few months and nearly had it full up to around 2.8TB and it died. No way to retrieve the data that was on the disk.

Other Thoughts: After the failure I have switched to the 3TB Western Digital Green. Although it has the intelliPower technology it takes a bit of time for the drive to spin up. But I believe this will help in the longevity of the drive.

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  • Steve Y.
  • 1/14/2012 2:51:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy these drives

Pros: Drives are large.

Cons: Now I have never written a review before and find I just have to this time. I won't call this a review of sorts, but a gripe. I bought 5 of these before the flooding happened for $159. To date I have just had my second drive fail. I have to pay $10 evertime one of these dies to either get an advanced replacement or more to send it back in advance since I don't get the large company shipping discounts. Then you get a refurb unit. First one failed a week after having it and the second now about 2 months later. These drives are really poor quality. Not what I was expecting from Seagate. Would definitely recommend even if you like Seagate not buying them.

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  • Elizabeth P.
  • 1/6/2012 4:25:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks, What Else Do You Want

Pros: Tons of space.

Great performance.

It worked out of the box.

Cons: Dealing with the 3tb size can be difficult. I couldn't get mine into a single disk letter but, thats my fault.

You will have trouble installing Win7 on this on a new build. I just installed on another drive then mirrored it over.

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  • Michael T.
  • 1/5/2012 6:30:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsWill not buy again either...

Pros: Large in size.

Cons: 1 in 4 died a few months after buying them, the whole time it would randomly drop from the array. Very annoying, having to rebuild 12tb takes days.

None of my BIOSes recognized them, I had to buy an Adaptec RAID card, which I would have done anyways.

Putting it in a USB drive and giving to my friend doesn't work, and neither does taking it out and giving it to a friend, it will want to reformat for some reason. So don't get it for large data swaps either.

Plus they are pretty noisy.

Other Thoughts: I got 4 of them in a media center case attached to an Adaptec 6805 in RAID 5. They are pretty noisy in just spin mode, they cause a lot of vibration. Reading is pretty quiet, except for the dead one. Average about 80mbps per drive on the inside of the platter, about 500-700MBps with 4 in RAID5. The whole annoyance of their troubles has left me sour with Seagate, meanwhile my WD RE2 have been running for 5 years no problem.

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  • Craig B.
  • 1/1/2012 8:54:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWILL NOT BUY AGAIN !!!

Pros: Doubles as paperweight

Cons: I just purchased three drives in one order. Two of the drives will not power up at all. The 3rd drive sounds like a jet engine about to take off.

Manufacturing date on drives is: 12147

I build computers for my clients and do not plan on buying this brand again.

Other Thoughts: I would rate this product with (0) eggs but, the system will not allow it.

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  • Steven M.
  • 12/3/2011 1:29:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDont use for OS boot

Pros: lots of space, quiet, good warranty, Price was 189 when I bought it.

Cons: Don't use as OS boot drive. Very slow. Good for storage only. Price went WAY up.

Other Thoughts: Get two of them for parody.

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  • Fransiscus O.
  • 11/21/2011 3:04:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far so good

Pros: I bought this almost 3 mos ago and so far, it's been running fine. My BIOS only recognize the drive as 750k, and there was no updates for my BIOS. I updated my intel IO controller, Windows 7 was able to see the 3TB. It's running fast, and I hope it will last. Only time will tell.

Cons: None, so far.

Other Thoughts: I ended up buying 3TBs external drives for back ups. I do not want to end up losing all my files.

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  • Rudy A.
  • 11/12/2011 4:52:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Space

Pros: Still works
Nice and Quiet
All the space I could ever want
I bought it for 150 here

Cons: Its 429.99 now

Other Thoughts: Its a Seagate, it will die on you in a year or last you forever, most I owned died a quick a sudden death. I dont regret my purchase, and its doing a fine job on my computer, of course I have a UEFI Bios so it was cake, picked it up immediately.

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  • Jason M.
  • 11/10/2011 9:11:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsextended portion vanished

Pros: It isn't dead...the primary 2TB partition is working fine...

Cons: I finally figured out how to set up the extended capacity 1TB partition a couple weeks ago using the seagate discwizard software.

Now the extended capacity drive is gone...just vanished. I don't know how to get it back, and I'm' afraid to set it up again because I might lose my data.

Other Thoughts: Save your money and just get a normal 2TB drive because that is all this one is good for.

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