Summary: I still can't figure out how this thing actually works, and I frequently get a notification it's not been ejected properly even though it's still plugged in....sometimes it automatically runs a system backup, sometimes it gives me a notification a backup hasn't been done in some time.
Seems flaky, may have blown out Thunderbolt port, doesn't work smoothly with my system
2 December 2014
Summary: Bought this for a MBP but it wouldn't mount when I plugged it in. Turned out the Thunderbolt port was bad, but I had never used the port before so I'm not sure if it was working prior to plugging in the drive.
Summary: I really want to give this product more stars, because when it worked, it worked great... After about a year of use, the connection is constantly lost. I always properly eject the drive and it's always been stored safely in my bag with the cord removed and neatly wound, but regardless of my attempt...
Summary: It doesn't back up the hard drive on my apple desk top (2005). My son did more research and realized this is a common problem with this particular computer/backup interface. It WILL back up my husband's newer apple lap top, so no need to send it back, since we will use it.
Summary: The drive worked great for Time Machine, hooked up and backed up almost instantly once I chose it as my backup location on Time Machine. Bad thing is, I had a couple large virtual machine backups on this hdd and it failed yesterday after only being a few months old.
Summary: I have just received this awesome Backup Plus Seagate hard drive, and immediately connected it to my MacBook with Firewire800 cable. I had to connect the AC adapter, because the Firewire 800 connection was not providing enough power for the device to power on, as I have experienced with previous...
URL for Windows Download in Quick Start guide doesn't work
Rod Maciver "Nature Artist", Amazon
16 July 2012
Summary: I bought this drive a few days ago and then spent a couple of frustrating hours following the Quick Start guide instructions for customers who purchase the drive to move files back and forth between a MAC and a PC. They don't work because Seagate changed their website.