View Full Version : Seagate 1 TB Barracuda Premature Drive Failure

17th January 2009, 06:04 PM
I know this is not software - but it is about the things you put your software on

There is a major spate of hard drive failures of the new 1TB drive from Seagate. After a short period the drive becomes invisible to the computer.

For more info see the Seagate user forums if you have recent Seagate drives


18th January 2009, 10:57 PM
Thank for the warning, we all have external HD's.


18th January 2009, 11:10 PM
Not a surprise..

I've always used Seagate Barracuda's and they have been and still are superb untill a few months ago when I bought a new drive which failed, then got a replacement which failed and then that was replaced and it failed.

Since Seagate and Maxtor are now the same I will never buy another seagate drive.

Western Digital for the win :D

Dick Bowman
19th January 2009, 08:39 AM
Trouble is that, over the years, every manufacturer seems to go through good/bad patches. What's important is how they go about recovering bad situations - Seagate do appear to be being upfront about this.

19th January 2009, 02:09 PM
YIKES!!! I just got myself a 1Tb WD Elements..Hope I did a wise move.

19th January 2009, 03:20 PM
Garrie - if your drives became invisible to the computer then this is the symptom of the current problem where the drive bios closes down

blu by u

Go to the Seagate web sites and chase down to see if your drive comes from the range of suspect drives.