Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive USB 3.0 STCA-series
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My time is valuable why waste it fixing junk
3 weeks ago
Summary: Had this product for almost a year, and now it just sits there and slowly blinks at me, computer won't acknowledge its connected. I'm done wasting my time attempting to fix it by following Seagate's instructions and links and downloads. It was a second back up to my subscription with Carbonite Cloud Storage so I haven't lost anything but like the secure feeling of having multiple back ups available when necessary. Wont use Seagate products ever again.
Summary: USB drive for this HD will work for a few minutes and then the computer will not able to recognized the drive. I lost some photos because of this issue. DON"T BUY as external HD. I finally open the drive and install as internal hard drive. Hope this will last longer than depend on USB connection.
Summary: I'd previously bought WD drives and had no problems. The Seagate died within a year and I needed outside help to recover the data. I researched and discovered a lot of similar customer complaints for this model. This is a class action lawsuit waiting to happen as Seagate hasn't acknowledged the product is defective. I'll never buy a Seagate product again.
Summary: I have always had great luck with Seagate drives. Having built my own computers for over 15 years I have only had WD drives fail on me and still use seagates I bought 5 years ago. This drive seems to be keeping my streak going. I have traveled all over the world with it in my carry on and while I take great care to not jostle it to much, it has taken its fair share of abuse and just keeps going.
Summary: The Seagate 3 TB HD was purchased almost 1 year ago and is still going strong. It is connected to our household router and is a backup drive and file-sharer for 3 laptop computers to connect wirelessly and backup throughout the day. My mother's brand new 15" MacBook Pro internal HD died about 2 months after purchase and this Seagate 3TB drive resurrected it (through the backup in Time Machine).
Pros: low cost for 3 tbs very flexible usb cord and long power cable durable quality
Cons: might be unstable - could have a broader base slight fan noise when on
Summary: After just 3 months, this drive has failed. The problem is that we need to recover SOME of the data (not all, as most was backed up elsewhere) and do not want to send it back to Seagate with all our data on it!! If your drive fails, I think Seagate should provide FREE software and data recovery. Seems like they make fragile/cheap drives and stay in business from data recovery on failed drives.
Summary: I purchased this Drive a day after I purchased a new Netgear Router ,also from Costco. The drive was recognized by the router at first power up. I configured all my systems backup's to point to this drive. All was fine until a reboot of the router. Next thing is the drive was not found at all. reseated the cables, nothing. rebooted router a few times, nothing..walked away for a while and tried again.
Summary: The sleep mode has been factory-disabled by default. It spins continuously, never sleeps. Tech support says that is the way that it was designed to work. You can't convince me that continuous spinning is optimal when it only gets accessed a few times a week for secondary backup. I returned my purchase as defective.
Cons: sleep mode not available by factory default.