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6.1 out of 10

Freecom Hard Drive XL 2TB USB 2.0

Fast external USB 2.0 hard drive solution Stylish aluminium Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Freecom Hard Drive XL 2TB USB 2.0

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Overall 2
2.0

5 star reviews are too hasty

wise owl, Amazon
31 December 2012
  • Summary: Well what can I say. Like everyone else I did the research, read other people's reviews and digested all the online information I could find on this product before parting with my hard earned cash. Like so many other unfortunates I bought this Freecom external drive and backed up my wedding photos, music files, invoices etc. The drive lasted 15months. A lot longer than most other unfortunates but nevertheless same result. The drive was given every opportunity to survive!
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Overall 2
2.0

back connection comes loose unusable

avengersm, Amazon
29 June 2012
  • Summary: Had this drive few months now with a lot of info on it but the back connection has came loose and I cant access any data of it
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Overall 2
2.0

Suddenly died without warning

J D Sammes, Amazon
30 July 2011
  • Summary: Initially very pleased with this product, which worked perfectly straight out of the box. Have used it for 18 months as principal backup without trouble. It has now suddenly stopped working without warning. Has not been dropped or mishandled in any way. Computer no longer recognises it, and the drive is making regular clicking noises - we all know what that means. Luckily I have always backed up all my data twice, which is a pain but which has now proved worthwhile.
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Overall 6
6.0

No pleased

Dragonfly, Amazon
20 April 2011
  • Summary: Device arried on time and in good condition, worked from the box. I copied the pre loaded files to my "C" drive as per instructions and reformatted the drive to NTFS. I later suffered a main drive malfunction loosing every thing that was on it so now I have no software to manage my Freecom 30973 drive. I have been trying ever since obtain a new set of the pre-loaded files from Freecom without success, they do not respond and seem not to be interested.
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Overall 8
8.0

great value

superscot, Amazon
28 January 2011
  • Summary: I thought long & hard & read many reviews about many hard drives before purchasing this one, although it was a little heavvier than I expected & my only other minor gripe is that it neads a seperate power supply, but that is just a tiny niggle So far it has performed well & is relatively quite when operating, I think it will take me some time to use up the 1 tb.
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Overall 10
10

Simple good value back updrive

C. Rees, Amazon
7 December 2010
  • Summary: The benefit of the back up drive is that ,the software with it is simple and it does an excellent very quick incremental back up. Unlike some incremental back up software, this merely replaces those files that have changed as opposed to creating new backups with a new date. If you have a large volume to store then the initial back up can be long-hours, I have c.450+GB. Once set up though, Incremental back ups are minutes.
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Overall 6
6.0

Heavy Duty

amexico, Amazon
4 December 2010
  • Summary: Well made, but quite heavy. Not the quickest and cables are too short for my liking Never got it to ask me the password security option!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Duff device after only a few uses...

Pumpkinsmoothie, Amazon
6 September 2010
  • Summary: I am a keen Freecom user and have had no issues with their XS range until this purchase... After a few careful uses backing-up my systems, the USB connector on the drive fell through into the case! I am in the process of sending it back to Freecom but needless to say, I am disappointed with the build quality of the casing. Lets hope they can replace it. Just bear this in mind peeps.
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Overall 2
2.0

awkward until it broke.

llyr, Amazon
5 September 2010
  • Summary: this hard drive has to be connected to power to work and the power cable is only three feet long which makes it very difficult with most desk set ups and awkward to use where ever you are, a matter made more frustrating by the fact that there's no apparent reason for it? after a few months of light use the usb cable input on the hard drive has come lose and it's stopped connecting to my laptop completely - that's all my 'backed up' files films photo's and documents...
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Overall 8
8.0

Freecom 31973 Hard Drive XS 1TB USB-2

T. Stringer, Amazon
7 June 2010
  • Summary: Very impressed with this hard drive for the price. Data transfers at a good speed for USB-2. Only downside is the usb cable - far too short, what on earth were they thinking!!
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