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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop V1 USB 3.0 - 1TB-4TB (STCA1000200 / STCA2000200 / STCA3000100 / STCA3000200 / STCA4000200 / STCA1000300 / STCA2000300 / STCA3000300 / STCA4000300)
8.1 out of 10

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop V1 USB 3.0 - 1TB-4TB (STCA1000200 / STCA2000200 / STCA3000100 / STCA3000200 / STCA4000200 / STCA1000300 / STCA2000300 / STCA3000300 / STCA4000300)

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Desktop V1 USB 3.0 - 1TB-4TB (STCA1000200 / STCA2000200 / STCA3000100 / STCA3000200 / STCA4000200 / STCA1000300 / STCA2000300 / STCA3000300 / STCA4000300)

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Overall 8
8.0

Boot from SSD external thunderbolt with this and iMAC!!

ibucky, Amazon
31 July 2015
  • Summary: I have a 2011 imac, which the internal hard drive just kept getting slower. So I purchased this and a Samsung SSD 1T. WOW...does it work good. The real test is time. Let's see what happens over time. But now I feel like I have a brand new imac. It did cost way more than I wanted to spend.
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Overall 4
4.0

Seagate 3TB drives have a high failure rate

chins01, Amazon
25 July 2015
  • Summary: I bought 2 of these drives. Both lasted over a year but then slowly began to get more and more unreliable. If you do a google search for Seagate 3TB drives you'll see that studies have come out saying they have the highest failure rate.
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Overall 8
8.0

there isn't a really great alternative for easily hot-swapping drives with Thunderbolt

Justin Edmund, Amazon
21 July 2015
  • Summary: I bought two of these, two years apart, for my storage drives. Unfortunately, there isn't a really great alternative for easily hot-swapping drives with Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt is still great and the fastest out there, so I was willing to pay the price for it.
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Overall 2
2.0

43% Failure rate in 2014!

Divus, Amazon
5 June 2015
  • Summary: I was warned that Seagate drives had a tendency to fail often. I knew that and I considered it a old myth that probably didn't hold up. I wanted a external 3TB drive and this one had the best price. After a year of moderate use mine sure enough died on me. A quick google search shows I'm not alone.
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Overall 2
2.0

Caused my Mac to randomly restart

Andrew F, Amazon
20 April 2015
  • Summary: After having great success with the portable 2.5" drive version, the Seagate Desktop Thunderbolt Dock was something I was very excited to try. And when I replaced my Late-2012 iMac's 3TB 3.5" hard drive with an SSD, I finally had an excuse to get one of these.
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Overall 10
10

A great way to get thunderbolt speed on multiple drives.

Rocco Schiralli, Amazon
22 February 2015
  • Summary: This is a great product. It is the only way to daisy chain thunderbolt drives because it has its own power source. Portable drives that use Bus power are only able to run themselves and can only exist at the end of a daisy chain.
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Overall 2
2.0

Stopped working suddenly

Alan, Amazon
10 February 2015
  • Summary: My 3TB hard drive stopped working suddenly. It seems to be spinning inside but it can't be read by either Windows or MacOS computers anymore. (and I've tried everything including taking it to an IT professional.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok while it lasted, but it croaked with zero warning.

fried-neurons "v", Amazon
7 February 2015
  • Summary: How long are these supposed to last, anyway? I bought mine in late 2012, and subjected it to what I would consider average use. I used it to store movies, videos, and photos. Three days ago (it is now Feb 2015), it started making a weird noise, then stopped working completely.
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Overall 2
2.0

RUN AWAY FROM SEAGATE!!!

Gabriel Nogueira, Amazon
20 January 2015
  • Summary: Run away from Seagate!!! This thing didn't last a single year!!! Out of nothing, it stopped working. Took to one of those data recovery places: if they are able to recover the data it's gonna cost me $2k!
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Overall 10
10

Super pleased.

Mark, Amazon
17 January 2015
  • Summary: Hitachi 2TB just arrived to mate with my second Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Thunderbolt Adapter purchased at the same time. The drive mounts up as a "Hitachi" and not HGST, which gives me warm fuzzy confidence that it's not some cheap knock off. The drive is brand new and not used.
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