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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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.
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: This is a fine drive but beware of the drives ABOVE 2 TB (i.e. the 3 TB and 4 TB as of this writing) if you use Windows 7. The 3 TB and 4 TB drives use 4K (4096 byte) sectors and they do not emulate 512-byte sectors.
Summary: I am running Mac OSX 10.7.5 using the Backup Plus 1Tb and Backup Plus 3Tb which I connected using a USB 3.0 port and, with the Seagate Thunderbolt adapter, the Thunderbolt port. I could read and write to the drive using USB but could only read when using the Thunderbolt port.
BOOTABLE on Mac but Beware the Extra Seagate Driver for Big Drives
G. Kuo, Amazon
2 August 2013
Summary: This desktop Seagate Thunderbolt adapter has been praised for its usability with drives other than just the Seagate goFlex encased drives. Indeed it is true, you can attach bare external drives if you also arrange for some physical support for the drives. That's already covered in other reviews.
Fast and daisy chains, but iffy value proposition and no cable
Indy Reviewer, Amazon
12 March 2013
Summary: The Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Thunderbolt Adapter is a specialty device for users who don't have a USB 3.0 connection, who want to daisy chain multiple drives, or who want to do substantial video capture and transfer.
Summary: When I received the Thunderbolt interface I had already been using my 4TB Backup Plus drive for a few days with the USB 3.0 interface. Reading the (minimal) documentation told me that I had to install a driver to be able to use the drive with both USB and Thunderbolt I thought that might be a likely...
Seems priced for the market, based on what it does and doesn't have
Dave "Dave", Amazon
25 February 2013
Summary: Taken in a vacuum, I wouldn't be impresssed by this device, but if you look around for Thunderbolt docks and adapters, the price is reasonable. PROS: 1) Works fine. I have another dock, and I find their performance about the same.
Summary: After trying a Pegasus J4 Thunderbolt Drive Enclosure (didn't work at all with a late 2012 iMac 27"; worked on Mac OSX ML on an Option Boot but DIDN'T work at all with Windows 7), I tried the Seagate Backup Plus Adapter, and it worked perfectly in an external SSD setup...