Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Mac USB 3.0 (STCB2000900 / STCB3000900 / STCB4000202 / STCB3000800)
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Didn't Work on my Mac Book Pro
3 May 2013
Summary: I couldn't get this hard drive to work with Time Machine on my Mac Book Pro. It would begin backing up, and then suddenly it would say it had been ejected incorrectly. From that point on, it wasn't visible on the computer, even though it was still plugged in. I'd have to unplug it, and try several more times for it to even show up again. Never got it to work.
Summary: I bought this last week believing it would solve a number of my storage problems on my 2011 Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion OSX 10.8.3. Before purchasing this drive, please do yourself a favor and read all of the 1-2 stars on Amazon of people having problems with the "Disk Ejecting Prematurely".
Summary: As soon as I started the first file transfer onto this harddrive, a pop up appeared saying that it hadn't been ejected properly and then it froze the file transfer process. It wouldn't allow me to even shut down the finder window. So NOW I have to eject the new hard drive by unplugging it. So we try it again. We reformat the drive so there's no errors and the same thing occurs.
Summary: The performance of this drive under Mac OS X 10.8.2 is unacceptable as the drive will repeatedly cause the error "The disk was ejected improperly, always eject a disk before..." and then the system will hang (spinning pinwheel in the Finder). The time for this problem to present varies and has ranged from < ~30 sec to as "long" as ~5 minutes. The is the 2nd drive (both Seagate Backup Plus 3 TB drives) that has demonstrated this unacceptable behavior.
Summary: This product was Dead On Arrival. Nothing. No power. Tried everything. I will be willing to amend this review, depending on whether I get satisfaction from customer service. But to send out a non-functioning $400 hard drive is bad business. Where was Quality Control? Update: I called Seagate today at 5 CT, Oct. 30th. They said that the warranty expired in August of this year. Hmmmmmm..