Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Mac USB 3.0 (STCB2000900 / STCB3000900 / STCB4000202 / STCB3000800)
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For a Mac OSX 10. 6. 8 user ...
Ryan Carter, Amazon
6 March 2015
Summary: For a Mac OSX 10.6.8 user, skip this drive. I was using it to back up using Time Machine but every morning the backup SW reported a failure, due to the external HD not being mounted for the scheduled midnight backup.
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.
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.
Unreliable hardware and the "2 warranty support" is just a marketing gimmick.
9 May 2014
Summary: Purchased this product in 2012 during black Friday. I used it to backup pictures and videos from all my devices (tablet, phone, camera ... etc). I turned on the drive about 20 times in the past 2 years to backup data and on the 21 attempt it started to make a clicking noise.
Summary: I purchased this drive on March of last year. I have been using it mainly for personal files, but also as a Time Machine backup for a time (it was partitioned). The drive worked really well for the past year.
Summary: This is a review of the "Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Thunderbolt Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac..." connected to a mid-2011, 27 inch iMac 3.4 GHz Quad Core i7, model 12,2 with 32GB RAM running OS 10.9.2.
Summary: I have a Seagate portable Flex drive and was looking for more storage for my Mac desktop. I chose Seagate 3TB but was bummed that the drive would not power up. Interestingly, the box was factory sealed and only came with a quick start sheet, no other instructions.
Summary: Not only is there very misleading data in the Product Description but Seagate Support for the product is bad as well. Read the "What's in the Box?" section. It clearly states "....FireWire 800/USB 2.0 adapter with capacity gauge, 5-foot (150 cm) FireWire 800 cable...".
Summary: I attempted to use this external drive to backup an iMac prior to swapping out the internal drive and this external drive failed on several metrics to be Mac Compatible. 1) Response time is very poor.