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9.3 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 2
2.0

I/O Error

J, Staples
27 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I have tried several times and I keep getting a backup error saying I/O error.
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 2
2.0

Great concept but...

Kathleen, B&H Photo
6 January 2014
  • Excerpt: ... this adapter does not work with the 4TB Backup Plus desktop drive for Mac by Seagate. I am not sure which drives will work - one should probably contact B&H prior to ordering. B&H was most kind in offering return postage for these items.
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Overall 2
2.0

Seagate Backup Plus 3TB

backuper, Staples
2 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Have 4 and all 4 have connection problems. Some times they connect and other times won't. On one the connector came loose and went inside the unit. I am sorry I bought them. They are fragile not rugged like the other type connection type plugs.
  • Pros: High Capacity
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable

michaelxjw, Staples
12 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Drive is unreliable. Drive fails to awaken following computer being placed in sleep mode. Only works if Energy Saver settings place sleep mode to "Never".
  • Pros: Easy to use, High Capacity
  • Cons: Difficult To Use, Unreliable
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Overall 2
2.0

I have been soured on Seagate

rakuten
29 August 2013
  • Summary: Beware of this drive. Drive failed after first week of use. Drive would not spin up although base was powered. Needless to say the eleven laptops that were backup'ed on it will be redone. Company agreed to replace drive after several phone bumps but at a cost. Learned a lesson on this one.
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Overall 2
2.0

Hot Hot Hot

Yechaowei L., Newegg
24 July 2013
  • Summary: Despite what the name says, you should not use this for backup of important files. The enclosure is designed with little functionality in mind. The vents don't do much to help cool the drive. If I used it for backing up files, I would expect drive failure within a year.
  • Pros: A lot of storage at very fast speeds with USB 3.0
  • Cons: It runs hot. By hot, I mean > 60C.
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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 the Mac or hard disk. You will be dis-appointed if you want to use this a thunderbolt bootable disk.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed second time, wont power up

Bill, Staples
29 November 2012
  • Excerpt: The unit failed to power up at the second use. Internet searach shows this as a widespread problem. Suggested fixes unsuccessful.
  • Pros: Failed To Power Up 2nd Ti
  • Cons: Failed To Power Up 2nd
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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. My Amazon Supplier did not have any knowledge of this product so I contacted Seagate Support and they requested I run the Seagate Seatools utility to check the unit.
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Overall 2
2.0

Didnt work

Johannsen "Krister", Amazon
7 February 2014
  • Summary: Plugged in the mains unit but drive failed to power up. Checked the mains unit with a meter and it produced the required power ok. Drive did not seem particularly robust in construction. Disappointing, so returned for refund.
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