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Seagate Backup Plus Desktop V1 USB 3.0 - 1TB-4TB (STCA1000200 / STCA2000200 / STCA3000100 / STCA3000200 / STCA4000200 / STCA1000300 / STCA2000300 / STCA3000300 / STCA4000300)
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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 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 2
2.0

Thunderbolt drive will not function as Mac bootable volume.

Halibutter, Amazon
4 April 2013
  • Summary: I am using a Seagate 4TB Backup Plus drive with this Thunderbolt Adapter. The drive works well for blazing-fast file transfers, but it simply can't be used as a startup volume with my MacBook Pro (10.8.2), which is very disappointing. Seagate tech support has been absolutely useless.
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Overall 2
2.0

NOT recognised as Mac bootable volume !!!

Stephen Lui, Amazon
18 March 2013
  • Summary: I attached the STAE129 with Seagate Backup Plus Desktop 4TB disk (STCA4000300) which surprisingly didn't work as a thunderbolt bootable disk unit. I tried to boot a LaCie thunderbolt rugged drive and it works fine - therefore I feel the problem lies with the Seagate thunderbolt adapter rather than...
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of setup 2
2.0

Faulty

liv, Argos
1 April 2015
  • Excerpt: This product was the last one in the store. When I took it home and set it up, it was faulty and wouldn't work, the outside of the box had been damaged so maybe it got a fall, but I brought it back and got a full refund.
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of setup 10
10

Awful product. Died, replaced, died again.

derek, Argos
16 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought in July 2013 and backed up a TB of data. By Feb 2014 the HDD had failed. Power light comes on until HDD is connected to the base, then goes off. Took it back to Argos who replaced it straight away. Backed up what files I still had, but by Dec 2014 the HDD had failed again.
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Overall 2
2.0

I did not find the software bundled with it easy to use and would have preferred a manual back ...

Trystram Alley, Amazon
13 December 2014
  • Summary: The product was supposed to come with a cloud back up subscription which never allowed me to log on or use it. I did not find the software bundled with it easy to use and would have preferred a manual back up procedure. When required to restore the backups the product failed.
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of setup 6
6.0

Seagate Hard Drive not as shown on Argos website.

Flyingcoppertop, Argos
25 November 2014
  • Excerpt: The item as shown on the Argos website is a vertical unit. The item is in fact designed for horizontal. The unit did not function reliably and was retuned and a refund was given.
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Overall 2
2.0

wrong item

Andrew, Woolworths
3 June 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Problem with unit out of the box.

JMT, Amazon
2 April 2014
  • Summary: When I connected it up to my new HP PC it resulted in me not being able to boot the machine into Windows. Plus after several attempts to identify the problem I had to recover Windows because I could not even boot the machine once this unit was disconnected.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never again!

J. Woodman, Amazon
10 March 2014
  • Summary: This drive worked perfectly well for exactly three weeks. Then I made the mistake of updating the Seagate Dashboard software, following a notification from Seagate. All hell broke out on my PC - I wasted a day getting it to the point of being usable.
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