Summary: Worked fine as a backup drive until I plugged it in one day and it did not work. It had been less than 48 hours since I had plugged it in prior and it was not dropped or moved. But lo and behold, it just stopped working. It did not come up on my disk utility, it did not appear under the seagate program. So I am not at all happy to have wasted my money on something that would die for absolutely no effin reason. Thanks Seagate.
Summary: Seagate used to be considered among the most reliable hard drives but I probably won't buy any in the future. This unit failed within 16 months of purchase and almost cost me the loss of 10,000+ photographs (I'm a professional photographer). I've also had three other Seagate drives fail or falter on me. That's a horrible track record. I'm switching to Western Digital and keeping my fingers crossed.
Failed after a year and a half -- my second Seagate drive to fail in a year
Michael Delman, Amazon
13 July 2014
Summary: After 17 months it stopped working. This was a backup drive. Fortunately I have other backups on and offsite. Also, it crashed my iMac when I tried to connect it again. If it hadn't been under warranty I'd buy a different manufacturer's drive. OTOH, I've also had drives from other companies fail in under two years.
Summary: We've been using the drive for over a year and it works great. Its fast, quiet and has plenty of room. It's a good solution for large media files and videos. We use this as a home external and it wouldn't be our first choice for a mobile/travel drive.
Small enough to hide away big enough to store double the capacity of my computer
Nicholas fidanza, Amazon
16 June 2014
Summary: Small enough to hide away big enough to store double the capacity of my computer. I"ve only had it for a few weeks the real challenge is.. if I need to pull my files from the backup will it hold up.. Stay tuned!..