Summary: This is not an intuitive product, and I'm a little computer illeterate so it took me a while to get it working. Nonetheless, once I did I do like it. It does work with MAC and Time Machine. Do yourself a favor, read what you can about it online before you try to install and get it working, you'll be glad you did.
Summary: Overall, a decently priced external 3Tb drive. The device is usable straight out of the box for Macs but requires an added driver install for compatibility with PCs. The read/write speed is comparable to my WD My Book 3TB External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 File Backup and Storage , as is the size and weight. Both come with a connecting USB cable and are powered through an added adapter (I tend to prefer the portables that are powered through the USB cord).
Summary: I like this Firewire drive for my Pro Tools HD Rig. Fast, reliable & a good price.The only thing I wish, is that it was not designed to sit upright like a book because it fell over in its side although nothing was broken.
Summary: I was so excited about getting this. Plugged it in and was watching it backup as advertised. Then suddenly, nothing. Tried the other Mac. Same thing. I contacted Seagate and they were great. Couldn't update the firmware because my computer wouldn't recognize the Seagate. Seagate promptly sent me a replacement. I upgraded the firmware and it worked perfectly.
Summary: I have two of these; the oldest one is five months old. No problems so far. I gave it four stars because I don't think five months is enough time to earn a '5.' But it's the best external drive I've had (also have owned Western Digital and a few LaCies). What I like about it: Lots of GBs per dollar Quite (not silent, but quiet enough) No annoying lights No on-off switch (I prefer it that way, you may not) Handsome, sturdy case Firewire inputs are on the back and the side...
The tutorial videos were a little difficult to find
Leah Maines, Amazon
8 March 2013
Summary: As someone who has never used a backup drive, the Seagate Backup Plus was extremely easy to hook up. Simply follow the instructions to hook up the Backup Plus to your Mac and it instantly became compatible with Time Machine. Just be aware that installation can take awhile depending on how much data is stored on your computer. However, when it came time to Install Seagate Dashboard it was too confusing.
Summary: This is what it is; a memory harddrive back up that is simple to install and use [we used it to back up a work related Apple laptop]. With the thunderbolt connection (faster than the traditional UBS port) it took about 2.5 hours to back up 200 gb of data for the first run. We liked it that it was simple to install, nothing complicated to set up for immediate use, unlike our naz that has programs to back up on a regualr basis.
Summary: Purchased this to use for the Time Machine back up on my iMac computer. I have had it for a few months now and it seems to be doing what I need it to do. Doesn't time out as some of my other drives do, I would buy it again.
Works as well as my existing WD My Book Studio 1TB Mac External Hard Drive
Chicago Book Addict, Amazon
28 December 2012
Summary: After having a hard drive fail (granted something fell on the laptop so the fault was mine) I have always been religious about backing up my files. This external hard drive marks the 4th I've owned. Of course, even that sometimes isn't enough as I once had an external hard drive fail as well. My solution has been to have two external hard drives, that way if one fails I still have everything stored somewhere else.