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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 4
4.0

Click of death!

Anonymous, Newegg
27 January 2015
  • Pros: I was able to use the hard drive on an external enclosure
  • Cons: After a few years the hard drive started to make a clicking noise
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Overall 4
4.0

died after 2 years, 1 month

Stephen P., Newegg
21 February 2011
  • Summary: From some comments, I guess 2 years is a long time for a hard drive. I don't think so. It shouldn't stop working. It sounds like it is running so I wonder if it is just the interface.
  • Pros: good looking and quiet
  • Cons: stopped working at 2 years
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Overall 4
4.0

THINK THIS OVER AGAIN BEFORE BUYING!

CLARICE M., Newegg
2 December 2010
  • Summary: keep it flat on the lowest surface/shelf that you could possibly place. Once you purchase it, you have to take care of it very well. Safeguard it and you will still get your stuffs accomplished.
  • Pros: Lasted me only for up to a year (i think). Sleek, portable but bulky. Promising. It helped me quite a bit. Price was somewhere about 80s (expensive back then).
  • Cons: If I have not mistaken, I purchased this last year that i rarely even used because I have a hard time to sit all day and organize everything. However, I always noticed that it would always make annoying noise which I got used to after a while. Today, I simply just knocked if off to the side which...
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Overall 4
4.0

500 was a champ, 1TB version not so good..

stephen h., Newegg
15 September 2010
  • Summary: I have the Freeagent 500 for 2+ years, and that thing worked like a champ. Never had a SINGLE problem with it, and would work in any PC I plugged it into. The same design was obviously not carried forward to the Freeagent 1TB.
  • Pros: Holds lots of data, and still has it a year later, no corruption yet, looks pretty.
  • Cons: Loses USB connection. Constantly getting a "MSFT.fil delayed write failed" error, and losing the drive mapping. Need to unplug
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Overall 4
4.0

Keep it cool ! ! !

Brian M., Newegg
1 August 2010
  • Summary: Probably my own fault, but I'm GUESSING it died due to lack of ventilation and subsequent heat build up. After consulting with IT guys at work, my next external drive will have an integrated fan and I will do a better job of keeping it well ventilated.
  • Pros: Easy set up. Reliable back-up scheduling. Relatively quiet.
  • Cons: No internal fan. Died after approx 16 months (of course, well past the warranty period). I can hear the internal disk spinning, but nothing happens & the drive is no longer recognized on my PC. Numerous internet blogs about same issue experienced by other Free Agent owners.
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Overall 4
4.0

I am looking for someone with a WHITE ROOM to swap out the bad parts so I can retrieve my data

Franklyn T. Southwell, Amazon
3 May 2010
  • Summary: My product failed. I had already put all my files on it... now.. I had to buy another hard drive.. Seagate Baracuda 7200.11. No w, I am looking for someone with a WHITE ROOM to swap out the bad parts so I can retrieve my data.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Garth Clark, Amazon
3 May 2010
Overall 4
4.0

Short Term! Less a year went DEAD!

BorgEye, Amazon
3 May 2010
Overall 4
4.0

Extremely fragile. I do not recommend it.

Young C., Newegg
17 April 2010
  • Summary: I have the previous iteration of this product (black in color, not silver, with the orange glowing light). I've owned this drive for almost 2 years with no reliability issues. Then, one day, I knocked it over with my elbow while it was resting on my desk. IT WAS NOT DROPPED FROM ANY HEIGHT.
  • Pros: - Design is pleasing to the eye.
  • Cons: - Slow to spin up. Takes almost 10 full seconds for Windows to recognize. - Extremely fragile: see below.
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Overall 4
4.0

Really like it, but...

PSD, Amazon
14 January 2010
  • Summary: I use this hanging off a USB hub on my AiportExtreme. I set it up for both PC (XP) and Mac access. One partion is used for TimeMachine backups for my iMac, which is wirelessly connected. It powers up for the backups and then sleeps when done. Was super easy to setup and partition.
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