www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Seagate-backup-plus-desk-usb-3-0.33672180
9.0 out of 10

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

Best Price at Amazon

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

Showing 1-10 of 45
Overall 6
6.0

Wait for Thunderbolt-2!

gadog, Amazon
14 January 2014
  • Summary: Works without needing the included mac drivers for Seagate 3TB drives under OSX 10.9, but you have to load the supplied MAC driver for 4TB drives. Performance with the 4TB Seagate drive as a time capsule backup is still slow, no improvement from the USB3 connection. Did not expect to see spinning beach balls with this TB1 connection. Works ok, but USB3 is the best value.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

You have to be careful in using. I lost

Phillip, Staples
2 January 2014
  • Excerpt: In coping some files to and from device, some of the files were lost. I am not sure about the realiability of this drive.
  • Pros: Compact
  • Cons: Deleted Files On Its Own
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Good Size, But Not Perfect

MrMikey59, Staples
23 August 2013
  • Excerpt: After 1 hour of use attached to Wireless Network while attached to Router, the data storage failed and was lost. Required reconnecting drive to computer to diagnose. Transfer speeds of 5 MBS max using the USB 2.0 connection on the router; not sure why - should be closer to the USB 2.0 200 MBS. (My reason for this purchase!) Great for use attached directly to a computer, especially when using USB 3.0 connection.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, High Capacity
  • Cons: Poor Network Access
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Not worth the cost vs. USB 3.0 performance

Navarro Parker "Motion Graphics Dude", Amazon
26 June 2013
  • Summary: The only reason to get this is if you computer doesn't have USB 3.0 but has a Thunderbolt port. (I think there was a year of MacBook Pros that had this strange combination). The drive mechanism of almost all spinning hard drive platters for the consumer market are going to peak at 150MB/sec... which is well within what USB 3.0 can deliver. The interface isn't the limiting factor on mechanical hard drives, it's the drive itself.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Good product that caused some problems

rolle, Staples
7 June 2013
  • Excerpt: It is a nice large external storage device, what with having 3TB available in a nice tidy package. I can't comment on the included software as I didn't use it. What I bought it for was to use it with the Windows built-in backup. For that use it fails, because the format on the drive, although it is recognized by Windows and you can put files on it - is not compatible with the Windows backup due to the physical sector size of 4096 bytes.
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, High Capacity, Quiet
  • Cons: Difficult To Use, Not easy to setup
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

"Batteries not included."

Allen C. Huffman, Amazon
14 April 2013
  • Summary: The words "batteries not included" brought sadness to the hearts of children any time they opened some electronic gift, only to find out they would not be able to enjoy the wondrous lights, sounds or motions of the present until their parents made another trip to the store for the batteries.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

As advertised, but expensive

Bruce Friedman, Amazon
11 March 2013
  • Summary: These arrived as they were ordered, the description was accurate, However I believe the price is high. This was packaged well and arrived on time. Nice!
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Not a good value

Cal, Amazon
4 March 2013
  • Summary: Works fine but loses two stars due to it's being overpriced. An adapter shouldn't cost more than the product that uses it. 2TB Backup Plus drive runs around $110, the 3TB drive runs around $140, yet this adapter runs around $150 and for that you DON'T get the Thunderbolt cable that will run another $20 to $30.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Average Hard Drive Nothing Special

Mike, Staples
20 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Only gave 3 stars because to make use of the Firewire 800 adapter or Thunderbolt adapter you have to purchase directly from Seagate their own proprietary cable!!! Sucks!
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, High Capacity, Quiet
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

SEAGATE 3TB BACKUP PLUS

ROADBLOCK, Amazon
7 July 2014
  • Summary: Had this drive for about 6 months now, and yesterday 06-07-14 the drive had gone from my computer, I was just surfing the net and youtube, the power light was on but the status bars had gone out, I checked the drive in Acronis Disk Director and it said UNALOCATED, OH S---., all my backups (2.5TB) have gone. I am going to get a 3 TB WD GREEN AND USE SOME RECOVERY PROGRAM, I HAVE TO SEE IF i CAN GET ALL MY BACKED UP DATA BACK.
  • Read full review
Next page >>