Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent Desk External 1TB Hard Drive
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Really disappointing durability
3 March 2011
Summary: I bought this in Feb., 2010 for use with my Mac. It lasted till December, less than a year, when it began to clatter and heat up and was a total failure. Yes, it was easy to install and use while it lasted, but clearly useless after breaking. Disappointing given Seagate's reputation.
Summary: Mine died after a couple of months but really it was only about 10 uses.... probably not up and running for more than an hour or two total. Got all data on it, turned it off and put it away. Couple of months later plugged it back in.... won't load up, not recognized, failed the SeaTools diagnostics miserably. Went from working to nothing without even being turned on.
Michael Durwin "designer - www.eyeanimate.com", Amazon
6 June 2010
Summary: Most of the positive reviews I've read were from those who only had this drive for a short period of time. This is a data storage device, which is something you'd assume could be used for a significant period of time. How untrue. I bought the device a year ago to take the overflow of projects that I work on that range from videos to websites. Several weeks ago the device ceased showing up in my Finder.
Summary: i had this drive for about a year when one day it wouldn't power up. so it thought, d*mn, another failed drive. but i've had other drives fail on me by ezquest and lacie. i tried replugging it about 10 times thinking (or praying) it would start up but to no avail. i had it plugged in with through the firewire port and my friend mentioned that i should try to plug it in with the mini USB so it doesn't require as much power and...presto it started up!
Summary: I do computer repairs. I normally don't like to see reviews that rate a product with only one star because they got an "out of box failure" but I will have to add myself to the category of people that will not give a product the benefit of a doubt. I already have a 500gb Maxtor that has worked perfectly.
Summary: I write this review to urge you to steer away from purchasing this product. After reading the four positive reviews on Amazon, I was excited to dive in and place massive quantities of video and audio on my new, shiny, iPod-like designed Seagate drive. I opened the drive on December 23rd and started by backing up all of the data I currently have externally stored. That worked well enough but with fairly slow transfer speeds.
Summary: I needed a drive for storage of fansubs so about a year and a half ago, so I aquired this drive. It worked fine up until the beginning of this week. All of a sudden, it would not be acknowledged by my PC. Maybe I should be happy as I got a longer life than other reviewers but as this had a five year warrantry, it should have lasted a lot longer than a year and five months. Quality device? No way!
Summary: there just hurting there employees by selling this device. by inventing bad device. more people get laid off. the broken devices that have to be sent back well I made FreeAgent pay for my shipping label back to them. & 2 times in a row the device broke. my warranty is replacing it free. its been a pain in the butt because it started making clicking noises & would not write. Transferring rate is Very slow.
Awful product for Mac, terrible service for anyone
John R. Graves, Amazon
9 January 2010
Summary: Used to store pics, music, word docs. Magically became 'read-only' one day; only 450 GB used. Seagate hid their customer service numbers well; navigated page after page and completed form after form just to get the promise of a customer service/tech support callback/ email that never happened. Lost money, time, maybe files (gonna try to buy another external hard drive, transfer, and wipe clean the Seagate. Will never buy another product from this company again.
Summary: Long time Amazon buyer, first time review writer. I read the reviews on troubles with sleep mode, but since my MacBook Pro (running Snow Leopard) doesn't sleep (sleep mode is turned off so it can be backed up at night), I thought it wouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately, the drive has three times disconnected unexpectedly on me (twice when it was idle, and once when I was using iMovie to capture video).