Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7
I read it mostly when looking for a external HDD about 8 months ago. I can't guarantee the validity of the statements, just that I heard them. BTW, I got a 1TB Seagate external drive and the thing works great.
We've had about 5 of them fail at work in a period of four months or so last fall. All 500 GB drives from the 7200.11 vintage. I was able to resurrect 3 of them with some sleight of hand, electronic tricks, and just good luck. Two of them have been going fine in my NAS now for over six months, and the other one is in my media PC. Not bad, considering they were in the garbage.
I don't know that I'd want to own one of that series without access to surface mount soldering equipment and test gear though...