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8.2 out of 10

Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Mac USB 3.0 (STCB2000900 / STCB3000900 / STCB4000202 / STCB3000800)

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Desktop Drive Mac USB 3.0 (STCB2000900 / STCB3000900 / STCB4000202 / STCB3000800)

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Overall 6
6.0

it does what it is suppose to but its not really any faster then USB3.0.

stog, Amazon
16 December 2013
  • Summary: it does what it is suppose to but its not really any faster then USB3.0. Getting the thunderbolt version was a waste of money it cost about 2x as much as USB 3.0. Its not any faster doesn't provide any extra features. The only good thing about it was I didn't need a USB hub and it doesn't take up 1 of my 2 usb ports. I can daisy chain a device off of it so i can plug the thunderbolt display adapter into the drive and then plug the drive into my mbp.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK, lasted only one year...buy the warranty...

ethersea, Amazon
11 December 2013
  • Summary: This drive was a snap to install and worked smoothly for one year...almost to the day...and then died quite suddenly. The drive was never dropped, bumped, or abused in any way...it never left my office desk running Time Machine on my iMac. One day it just stopped working...I'd say buy the Square Trade warranty when purchasing, they quickly sent a check for the purchase price of the drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

Well, it looks well built.

Peter L., Amazon
27 December 2012
  • Summary: It is somewhat disappointing that it has no on/off switch. I cannot figure out how to do that from my desktop, which would be most ideal, but it looks like I will have to settle for "ejecting" the device every time my computer (iMac) boots up and I don't need to use the backup drive, or else leave it on all the time. :/ Advice anyone?
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Overall 6
6.0

Unsure about reliability

Noelle, Amazon
17 September 2012
  • Summary: I received this product via the Amazon Vine program, and have a MacBook Pro (2007). While the installation was fairly easy, I have yet to get it to switch reliably between my Mac and my PC - when on the PC, it just doesn't mount correctly, and I haven't found a resource to help with this. If you're just looking for an archive for your Mac, however, this is working for me so far - I've got 500GB of photos and videos sitting on it, so fingers crossed it lasts for a while.
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Overall 6
6.0

Software -YUCK, Drive OK

G. Chase "Photo hound", Amazon
12 August 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this Seagate STCB2000100 last week, and installed it Friday. Whoops, big mistake if there is a problem, no support after 4PM CT until Monday. As soon as I installed the software my MAC w/OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) crashed, and it has only opened 2 times since, otherwise I get a frozen mouse and keyboard. I did write Seagate asking how to uninstall the software, prepared to wait til Monday by now.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's a hard drive - what can I say? Seagate Mac-formatted 2TB External Hard Drive

Dennis M. Wierzbicki, Amazon
28 June 2012
  • Summary: Not much I can say about an external hard drive at this stage of ownership, having just received and installed it, but I'll give it a go. Being a Mac OS guy, this drive was truly plug-and-play for Mac OS 10.6.8. Plugged in into the wall, then connected via Firewire 800 and it came to life. I installed the Seagate Dashboard software (more on this later) and again, all went without a hitch.
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Overall 6
6.0

As a hard drive, great but special features didn't work for me

Domenico Bettinelli, Amazon
28 June 2012
  • Summary: It's got to be difficult being the manufacturer of hard drives. You have to figure out a way to differentiate what is essentially a commodity product with special features. I applaud Seagate's attempt, but it didn't pan out for me. This 2 TB hard drive has two Firewire 800 ports (which allows for daisy-chaining) and one USB 2.0. As for speed and capacity, it looks great. The idea of the capacity indicator via LED lights on the front is good too.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just a plain old usb 2.0 drive if you are a Mac user

R. Smith, Amazon
26 June 2012
  • Summary: Nothing special about this "backup" drive. I am a Mac user and can attest to other reviewers that the Seagate Dashboard software is useless for a Mac user. When you install it, it says that the install failed, but it really didn't. The application was in my application folder and I could open it. However, it doesn't really do anything for you.
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Overall 6
6.0

Drive OK...service rubbish

PETER pLUME, Amazon
21 November 2013
  • Summary: Drive did not work on arrival. Eventually diagnosed as a duff connector cable.
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