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Seagate FreeAgent Desk External 1TB Hard Drive
5.4 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

Should have listened to the other reviews

Andre Baros, Amazon
24 August 2010
  • Summary: When I looked up this item, most of the reviews were negative but old so I thought that maybe the reliability issues were resolved. Apparently not so. In the few weeks I've had it, I've had to use the disk recovery tool 3 times already to fix it and save my data.
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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.
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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

Keeps quitting

Amazon Customer, Amazon
6 July 2009
  • Summary: I have one of these, and it keeps losing connectivity to my PC. Every couple days I have to unplug and replug, in order to access the drive.
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Overall 4
4.0

This and the 750 Gb won't work on 2 of 4 computers

BuyCurious, Amazon
12 May 2009
  • Summary: Bought this and a 750 Gb version about the same time and used them flawlesslessly on my Sony Vaio laptop. I then moved them to my emachines PC and they froze my computer up and the drives became corrupted. I could reformat (yay, hours of work gone), and get it to work again with my Sony laptop.
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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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Returned item for refund

Mr. Ian M. Leiper, Amazon
29 September 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,...
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Overall 4
4.0

Looks good, but unreliable

Miles Willcod, Amazon
13 September 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.
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