ST3000DM001 seems to be a bad series - 02/27/2014 16:39:19
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!]
Performance and low of noise
Reliability: it starts to show Prefailure status in the Event Viewer and weird noise as if it gonna crash on me anytime soon, only after 2 months of use.
Luckily for me, I realized soon enough and could backup/move all data there, not fully filled yet, to another drive.
It was quite an experience considering the size of it when it comes to fail on you with all the data you put on it on daily basis, scary.
So if you can avoid this and pay less for more momey, maybe you get what you pay for, after all.
The RMA process worked fine, luckily for me though, got a Remanufactured HDD instead, so far, so good, crossing my fingers.