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6.9 out of 10

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB3.0 / USB 2.0 (STAA-series)

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB3.0 / USB 2.0 (STAA-series)

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Overall 2
2.0

Quiet data corruption. Seagate failed me twice.

Ilya Kantor, Amazon
23 October 2014
  • Summary: My unit started to die before warranty ended. SMART test failed. Seagate sent me the replacement (a newer model btw, not this one). The replacement drive worked for half-year then started to die too. The data became corrupted. When I was copying the data, it did not give an error. It even allowed me to read the data back without errors. But now the data is bad. E.g a picture becomes unreadable, the file differs from the one I put.
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Overall 2
2.0

It was quite painful.

Sweta Saxena, Amazon
22 October 2014
  • Summary: I had bought it for my sister. The hard drive broke down within no time. She had to contact Seagate directly and get that fixed. It was quite painful.
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Overall 10
10

Great for multiple clone backups

Gigi, Amazon
18 July 2014
  • Summary: I prefer periodically cloning my whole computer rather than only doing normal backups. You can copy any or all files or when you get the deadly blue screen you can restore the entire OS. I have several of these drives to rotate my backups. Backup or be sorry!
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Overall 8
8.0

this was a great price for the time I bought it

Justin J. Wilson "Justin Wilson", Amazon
15 July 2014
  • Summary: I use this for Time Machine, with two partitions, so I can store files separate from the backups. Built to last, it's fast, quiet and hasn't failed me yet. Only downside for me is the need of a power cord (meaning I can't use it on the go). There are newer models now that don't require one and are well over 4 or 5 TB. Still, this was a great price for the time I bought it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Hate it

Amy, Amazon
9 June 2014
  • Summary: I can't even get the stupid thing to show on my desktop or in my computer anywhere! Any online tech support I can find to read has instructions that prompt me from when I find the item in my control panel--ummm it doesn't show up. When I went to download some software to help with this Seagate Dashboard loaded and not FreeAgent GoFlex-not any of the times I uninstalled and reinstalled.
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Overall 2
2.0

bad product

Keyur Patel, Amazon
28 May 2014
  • Summary: always disconnects and the cable is not very useful. I called up seagate and they provided another cable for 10$ but didnt make any difference.
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Overall 4
4.0

Misleading Title of This Product

Moaz Bambi, Amazon
22 May 2014
  • Summary: I've bought this product a while back, and I've used it primarily for backup. Today, I wanted to backup 320GB of data. I started backing up, and due to the big bulk of data I'm backing up, I started noting the data transfer speed! These are USB 2.0 speeds not 3.0. I looked up the listing here, it clearly indicates USB 3.0 everytime they have the chance. But my data speeds were only about ~30MB/s which is USB 2.0.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don'y waste your money...

Harlan McClean, Amazon
20 May 2014
  • Summary: After 3 months the unit stopped mounting on the computer. All my files and music are now unrecoverable! Thank God for the Cloud.
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Overall 4
4.0

Died after two years of gentle use

Gregory C. Schmidt, Amazon
29 April 2014
  • Summary: I suppose some of you might think that getting two years out of a hard drive is good. Well, I don't, especially considering it was never dropped, abused, or mishandled. It fact this was just sitting on a shelf when I needed to move some files... It makes an awful clicking noise and windows says it needs to be formatted to continue. I tried that, and it failed immediately. This drive is a brick. I expected a little more than 2 years of use. Probably won't buy this again.
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Overall 2
2.0

This product is terrible!

James Burnham, Amazon
28 April 2014
  • Summary: Just bought this thing - plugged it in, installed the software for mac, rebooted my computer and it acts as if nothing was done. I suggest save yourself the sometime and get something else. Will be returning this expensive brick tomorrow.
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