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6.2 out of 10

Seagate FreeAgent Desk External 1TB Hard Drive

Fast data transfer with FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 interfaces, p Read more

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

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Overall 4
4.0

Really like it, but...

PSD, Amazon
13 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. Have also connected it directly to the iMac using Firewire 800, when I needed to restore, after my system started misbehaving. The drive is super quite, and looks great.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Linux friendly

Yi Kun Yang, Amazon
31 August 2009
  • Summary: This is not a Linux friendly external drive. Keep getting disconnected from my Linux notebook. I had to use a Windows machine to set the firmware to never spin down in order to work with Linux. It works now, but then I loose the energy saving feature.
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Overall 4
4.0

Could be better

D. Bolton, Amazon
23 August 2010
  • Summary: I work in a retail store where this hard drive is very popular. I knew of some common faults with all Seagate drives but I as I could get it for £50 instead of £60 I was willing to be extra careful with it to try and avoid these faults. The common fault being easily fixed doesn't ruin the drive, however, it is just a hassle and a bit annoying.
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Overall 4
4.0

Returned item for refund

Mr. Ian M. Leiper, Amazon
9 April 2009
  • Summary: This item prooved incompatible with our windows vista system. Once installed and when booting up our system the computer screen did not work. It remained blank, having glitched. We had to switch off the system at the power point as we could not shut it down normally due to there being no icons, prompts and the mouse pointer visible.
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Overall 4
4.0

Looks good, but unreliable

Miles Willcod, Amazon
8 March 2009
  • Summary: The drive looks fantastic, with a bright blue LED on the front. Which worked well first time, and then only intermittently. The drive would then fail to be detected by Windows, and I couldn't use it without a lot of resetting. If Seagate Quality Control couldn't spot this, I am not relying on their products for backup. Switched (to a Lacie which has been great, so far).
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