I bought a mac pro from Jigsaw24.com with the 3 extra hard disk bays filled with 1T Seagate drives.
One Seagate drive failed after a few months. Their response was that if I played about I could probably recover the drive – there was an issue with them. Rather than following their advice I used a replacement Hitachi drive I had lying around.
I should have payed more attention to the “there was an issue with them” bit. Now a couple of years on, the other two drives have failed in quick succession.
So I offer a reliability warning on the following drives:
Seagate Barracuda ES 2 1000 bytes
Date Code: 09224
Site Code: KRATSG
Symptom before shortly before fail is the disk starts clicking like it is turning off and on.