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