Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB3.0 / USB 2.0 (STAA-series)
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Bad firmware, not software
Samuel Johnson "Sam", Amazon
22 April 2014
Summary: Ignore the Seagate software crap. Reformat the drive and just use it as a normal external hard drive without all the proprietary crap Seagate installed on the drive. The one problem I have is the drive loves to shut itself off to save power which is fine and dandy except it doesn't start back up...
Beware warranty issues on items from third party sellers...
13 February 2014
Summary: 2014/02/13 This in regards to the 1.5 TB model of this hard drive... (I really despise Amazons review system where multiple products in a product 'family' or 'class' all get lumped under one review area.
Summary: This is a good product when it works. The big problem is getting it to workm wirelessly. DSometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. The battery life is also a little short. Customer service to help with problems is good.
Cable connection is horrible but hard drive itself is great
Elisabeth Finstad "Moonshine Photography", Amazon
17 June 2012
Summary: I received this 1 terabyte hard drive for Christmas 2011 to store my zillions of photos on. I was very excited to have a compact portable hard drive with so much storage. My excitement waned the first time I went to move my computer slightly and the short cable quickly popped right out of the front...
Summary: Bought this to act as a Time Machine backup drive for my OS X Lion based Macbook Pro. So, it was my intention to leave the drive plugged into my Macbook any time I was at my desk, and let Time Machine do its thing.
Summary: The product itself, um, does the job. It is, fair to say, useful. Getting it to be that way, however, was a bit of an endurance contest. Very frustrating. For a device with better than 465 GB of free space, it kept rejecting files as small as 1.7 MB, saying there wasn't enough space.
Summary: The drive case is neat and cool, its design is really sharp and pretty. It barely makes any sound, and it's very fast. The only con on this product is its cord. At first I thought it was one of my USB ports that was loose, but when I plugged it into all of the other USB ports, I had to move a little...
Summary: The drive, especially piano black, looks very attractively and I think the idea of detachable adapters is a good one. The idea is somewhat screwed by the fact that this detachable adapter has a cable with connector unique to Seagate.
Summary: The good, this is a relatively cheap drive for the space you get and you don't need an external power source. The bad: physically it looks pretty flimsy. The part that the USB attaches to acts like it should be removed but it's part of the drive.
Summary: The picture is misleading because it doesn't show the sizable dongle sticking out on the front which changes the whole appearance and form factor. And it turns out this dongle is really annoying.