Reviews and Problems with Seagate 750 GB 7200 RPM FreeAgent Pro USB 2.0 / eSATA External Hard Drive
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Unreliable and crashes frequently
Dan J. Holloway "DJ Dan", Amazon
20 February 2011
Summary: I used this hard drive as my backup hard drive for about 6 months until it stopped working. I was able to obtain another one from Seagate under warranty and about 7 months later it stopped working. It seems it is safe to say this line is defective and I would recommend another brand such as Western Digital that is more reliable.
Summary: I loved the way it looked and installation was very easy. It worked well the few times I used it (as a backup). I bought it July 2008 and only used it to back pictures and some other documents. This drive is noisy (when it worked!), vibrates and after minimal use last week it stopped working all together. My husband's Seagate free agent go also broke after 3 months of barely use.
Summary: This is my third 750GB drive from Seagate - I keep the 3rd one 'on' and doing the dsaily backups of my precious photo - evry now and again I fire up the first two Seagate 750GBs and backup the backups to them I love these Seagates - I did a similar thing with Seagate 350GB drives until my photo outgrew it
Summary: In my ever growing need to store more and more large image files and thousands of mp3s I continue to buy larger and larger drives. So this drive replaces 2 250 Gig externals that I had been using, I still use those to back up the data from this which is now my main drive. I'm using it on a 6 year old computer with a measly 80 Gig internal drive, so really this drive is all of my data.
Summary: (Below is a copy of a review I also submitted on Buy.com) Be warned: the software for this drive is not supported with Vista 64. The drive itself works fine and I would give just the drive all ratings of 4 or 5. Setup was easy and the USB 2 connection works fine; my system detected the drive and ran the autoinstall for the FreeAgent Tools and the Seagate branded version of Memeo AutoBackup. Once installed, however, the FreeAgent Tools sofware does not run.
Summary: For the price it wasn't bad. The light bar is only visible from the right side, which is worthless if you have it to the right of you. The drive takes about 5 sec to spin up, which is annoying on bootup (especially when you have a few of them) and annoying when you are accessing it. Not a huge deal, but dumb design. Speaking of dumb design, they use a small usb connector - no clue why they didn't put in a full size B connector.
Summary: Seagate are by now well aware based on my (and others') many complaints that despite the advertisement suggesting this drive set (Free Agent USB) is Mac compatible, it fails the test regularly. The drive management software for Mac lacks the ability to control the interval before spin down - normally set at 15 minutes, this would not be a problem. However, it often: resets to 60 seconds (!) and resets to USB 1!
Good overall, significant annoyance when Hibernating a Windows machine
14 June 2008
Summary: Works fast and seems to be reliable. Setup was very easy and it runs a lot cooler than my previous external drive. Personally, I like the power-saving spin-down feature, as it prevents the drive from spinning idly for days on end (as sometimes happened with my previous drive when I forgot to switch it off). The downside of this is that it doesn't have a power button that you can press to manually turn it off.