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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Russell B., Newegg
14 October 2015
Cons: I have had absolutely no luck with seagate drives! I warn you it will fail . Everycone I have purchased in the last 10 years has failed and I have lost all my data. Buy at your own risk! They are the worst drives ever. None of my other brand drives have ever failed! None! in all the others I have...
Summary: A program called "Hard Disk Sentinel" was used to verify and track the temperature of the drive. Also used a program called "Zero Assumption Recovery", which was able to scan the drive, retrieve the data and then transfer the saved data to a different hard drive.
Pros: I bought this drive because of the best cost per mb that was out there at the time. For the amount of storage you get for the cost you will spend, it is hard to find a lower value.
Cons: You get what you pay for. If you just want some quick storage and don't have much to spend this drive might work for you. My drive only lasted about two years before it turned into a RAW drive. Also this drive runs HOT (69 deg C) on average (according to S.M.A.R.T. data). The drive started to hav...
Boot from SSD external thunderbolt with this and iMAC!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Was a good amount of space for the price at the time of purchase (Feb 2013).
Cons: Bought two: One failed after one year, Seagate replaced under warranty. The other failed after two years just after warranty expired. They weren't used heavily. One was used to store media for a media center. The other was the backup of the first one.
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.