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Seagate FreeAgent Desk External 1TB Hard Drive
5.2 out of 10

Seagate FreeAgent Desk External 1TB Hard Drive

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent Desk External 1TB Hard Drive

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Overall 2
2.0

Died after 3 years, just storing files

adam f., Newegg
25 August 2013
  • Summary: no wonder its out of stock
  • Pros: used to work.
  • Cons: Died!, used this drive to backup files, [hd] probably seen 10 hours of work time, then sat in my drawer seeing nothing but other cables and misc adapters [in the dark].
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Overall 2
2.0

Problems with TimeMachine on Mac

Brian O., Newegg
5 November 2010
  • Summary: I bought this drive to replace a smaller Western Digital drive. My setup is to have this drive physically connected to an iMac, and then backup both the iMac and a Macbook (via WiFi) using time machine.
  • Pros: Good price, nice looking case.
  • Cons: Difficult to format for use on Mac OS X. Seagate power settings interfere with TimeMachine settings.
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Overall 2
2.0

should have known from the start

Dawn G., Newegg
7 September 2010
  • Summary: I will stay away from all Seagate products in the future.
  • Pros: Pretty silver case Average price
  • Cons: Straight out of the box it made a ticking sound like the disc wasn't sitting properly. It would take forever to start up and then randomly stop. We only used it for our home movie storage so it wasn't moved around once we set it up. Stopped working altogether within a month.
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Overall 2
2.0

Breaks Easily

Anonymous, Newegg
22 August 2010
  • Pros: Performs well when it works.
  • Cons: Very fragile. Mine stopped working after a getting a not very big bump.
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Overall 2
2.0

stopped working

Michele H., Newegg
5 August 2010
  • Pros: Tech support is very helpful....
  • Cons: Stopped working after a couple months. Period. Won't bother spending money on a Seagate again. Called tech support... they were very helpful in telling me it was bad. Didn't bother trying for a replacement because I waited too long after it broke to call... went with a One-Click and am happier wi...
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Overall 2
2.0

Only if you want to lost data....

Gary L. Richter Jr. "gmurder", Amazon
28 June 2010
  • 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....
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Overall 2
2.0

Little piece of junk

Tara L., Newegg
20 June 2010
  • Summary: Mine wasn't dropped. It just died for no reason. Definitely avoid this.
  • Pros: Looks nice Decent warranty Lots of space Pretty Cheap
  • Cons: Least durable HDD you'll ever own. If you so much as tip it over it will break. It might be alright if it is never moved.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not a long term storage solution

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

not the most reliable

agypsy, Amazon
13 May 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

My Seagate Free Agent was a little noisy but reliable ...

Urbansarasoda, Amazon
3 May 2010
  • Summary: My Seagate Free Agent was a little noisy but reliable for the couple years it sat on my desk but when I put it in a box and moved it halfway across my office to a different desk it died and now I have to find someone to retrieve my files - so much for backing up to this external hard drive, now my...
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