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).
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.
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.
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.
Summary: This drive worked perfectly for just over a year, then I started to get the "you put away the drive improperly" warning. It appears that the power supply is failing. and when the drive shuts down it takes any other drives on the FireWire daisy chain down with it.
Professor H "1amazonreviewer @ gmail . com", Amazon
11 April 2013
Summary: Never hear a peep out of this hard drive. I have a lacie next to it and it sound like a whirring fan. I dont care how noisy they are because I dont keep them in the bedroom area. But if I did the Lacie would not be in there and this one could. No blazing beacon lights either.
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.