05-21-2009 07:31 PM - edited 05-21-2009 07:33 PM
Today I bought a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5 TB SATA HDD (Model: ST31500341AS, Serial: 9VS1M98K, Firmware: CC1H).
I installed Windows and transferred about 100GB of data to the drive. The drive was working very quitely and fast. Upon a reboot and ever since, the drive makes a whirring and loud clicking sound. Furthermore, the drive is now very slow to read/write data.
As a consequence I am back on my pervious HDD.
I'm going to return the hard drive tomorrow but I don't know if I should exchange it with the same model or get something else. Are these problems common with this drive model or did I just happen to get a lemon?
05-22-2009 12:29 PM
I doubt that there's anything bad about that model of hard drive in general. You might want to test the drive with SeaTools before returning it, just to be sure that the drive really is at fault, and it's not some sort of software problem.
This also highlights the fact that you should keep backups of your important data, because hard drives can fail at any age.