Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB3.0 / USB 2.0 (STAA-series)
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"Bad drive. Do not trust since I lost the data"
14 March 2014
Pros: It was a good deal for a 1.5TB drive
Cons: The drive went berserk after couple of years. The data was present, but could not read out of it. It made me to format the drive and the formatting process took a week. Then again I was able to use the drive to write data into it, but could not read
Summary: We bought this drive as a gift to my dad for Christmas. His 5 year old Western Digital died and he was in need of something to replace it. This drive was perfect for his needs and even featured the automatic backup utility. The only complaint I would have with the software is that if your computer goes to sleep, the backup stops.
Summary: About 4 years ago I bought a Maxor external hard drive (160gb) and I still use it. Once I ran out of room I wanted to get another Maxor but after doing some research, I found out they were bought out by Seagate so I checked out what they had to offer. I purchased one with 1tb and it was great until I dropped it which is why I had to get this one. I expect it to be as good as my Maxor and my first Seagate.
Summary: I bought three of these for a MacBook Pro. I have the Thunderbolt adapter and Display Port cable. These drives hook onto the adapter and are just like usb 3.0 but run twice as fast. The pros for this are the drives run usb 3.0, usb 2.0, firewire 800 and thunderbolt depending on the cables and adapter. I originally wanted the 1.5 tb version but unfortunately no longer available.
Summary: I actually bought mine at Sam's club after planning to purchase at Walmart. It cost me a few dollars more than Walmart even after adding on cost of expedited shipping. With it being close to the holidays and wanting to make sure had time to test it out before heading out on a Christmas road trip the price was worth taking it home vs waiting for expedited shipping to deliver.