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....
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.
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.
DO NOT BUY! NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SLEEP MODE. SUPPORT IS AWFUL!
John L. Grosbeck "scoobydoozie", Amazon
3 May 2010
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS DRIVE! THIS DRIVE DOES NOT RECONNECT AFTER AN iMac GOES TO SLEEP. I have contacted tech support about the problem and they have not resolved the issue. Here's their last response: "Beyond using the power setting on the Mac, if this does not resolve the issue you would need to install...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.