Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Mac USB 3.0 (STCB2000900 / STCB3000900 / STCB4000202 / STCB3000800)
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Failed after one year.
MA Stewart "output555", Amazon
2 September 2014
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.
Summary: When I first got this drive, I was very pleased. It's an attractive drive, and feels solidly built. I hooked it up to my iMac via firewire, and partitioned it into two drives - one to hold my iTunes library, and one for use as a time machine backup. Setup was easy, and the drive seemed plenty fast, and very quiet. It worked very well for about a year. Then the trouble started. I started getting messages from iTunes that the library could not be found.
Summary: I owned this device for well over a year before I could use it due to compatibility issues. I had purchased several cables trying to get this to connect to my Mac for sometime and even invested in the alternate docking bay which was supposed to make it compatible with other versions of the OS. Nope. Wouldn't connect. Nothing but problems. Later when I hooked it up to a new machine … nothing. The thing was a ghost from jump and I never realized it.
HD seems fine - but Amazon sent me a dirty, dusty returned/used one!
Big Red, Amazon
11 January 2014
Summary: This Seagate HD was supposedly purchased as a BRAND NEW unit. It arrived about a week late, and was obviously not sealed in the box. Everything had been opened and taped shut, the manuals were outside the box, and the unit itself was dirty, covered with dust, and scuffed. Is it now Amazon's policy to resell as NEW, any returned items that had obviously been used?
Summary: I had high hopes for this device and on a base level it does what it says. It's a Firewire 800/USB 2.0 external hard drive. It's preformatted for the Macintosh Operating System, which is nice, but honestly it's so easy to reformat a hard drive I'm sorry for someone who pays extra for this feature.