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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 6
6.0

Has been a great drive

Dominick D., Newegg
11 March 2010
  • Pros: it looks nice, isnt too heavy, runs decently fast for a large external drive, pretty quite.
  • Cons: The drive is just over 3 months old and is used a back up drive for my photography only. I have about 350+gb of pictures on it at this point and bought a large drive so i wouldnt run out of space any time soon. Well about a week and a half ago it started the clicking. It froze the drive up to bei...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Hard drive

J. Singh "jassi", Amazon
1 February 2010
  • Summary: Simply it is so easy to use but no good security protection, and you have to keep it in good standing potion or it start making noise.. which could cause a big problem..which i am dealing now and i might have to sent it to company to fix that problem..
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Overall 6
6.0

worked great until dropped

Nick H., Newegg
5 January 2010
  • Summary: I've read alot of the reveiws on here and elsewhere. Most people had the same problem with it dropping and not working.
  • Pros: It lasted more than a year without any problems.
  • Cons: I had it on top of my tower, which was also on top of my desk. The cat bumped into it and it fell bout 3 and a half feet onto a concrete floor (Not Seagates fault) and that was it. That kinda fall probably would've broken any hard drive.
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Overall 6
6.0

It works but it scares me

Adalberto J., Newegg
1 January 2010
  • Summary: I think one reviewer said it best. "Warranty doesn't help you get your data back when it fails" Let me put it this way so far it's been great and it hasn't failed on me the two months I've had it but those clicking sounds have me making backups of my data onto old drives I was hoping to give away or...
  • Pros: The price is cheap and it works, it's speed is on par with others it doesn't feel slow. I like that it auto turns off after inactivity to conserve power and auto turns on when I access the drive again. The look is nice silver that works with my iMac well and the HD activity is the seagate logo on...
  • Cons: The enclosure is pretty large and can take up space laying flat horizontally on your desk so beware. The clicking on this drive when sometimes being accessed is scary. It seems to happen most for me when it auto turns on from inactivity. It's a weird awful noise that sounds like it's failing, so ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Booting problems with drive connected

More Air, Amazon
9 December 2009
  • Summary: This drive was very easy to install and get running. The software is relatively easy to use, but is a bit limited. The problem I have with the drive is that my computer will not boot when it is plugged in.
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Overall 6
6.0

Works - but is incompatible with sleep function

J. W. Barden, Amazon
13 October 2009
  • Summary: The Seagate FreeAgent Hard Drive for Mac is easy to set up and get running with Time Machine. Backup is automatic and you don't have to think about it. Moving or copying files to the hard drive was also easy.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just stopped working

Charles S., Newegg
16 September 2009
  • Pros: Pretty good software for synching and scheduling.
  • Cons: Major complaints - THE THING JUST STOPPED WORKING! Was working fine and then just stopped working. Contacted Seagate support and will send it back. Luckily the disk itself has a 5 year warranty. Software is built into the drive and does not come on CD or other media. Can be downloaded though. You...
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Overall 6
6.0

Problems......Maybe

Anonymous, Newegg
26 May 2009
  • Summary: I'm really torn on evaluating this drive. Usually the external drives I have on my servers are rock solid. Older Seagates with that throbbing yellow light have just worked forever. Certainly no disconnects like this one. Perhaps it will just come around, but I'm slightly concerned.
  • Pros: Nice looking. Nicely built. At the time it was reasonably priced with some financial perks. For a month it worked fine in my Windows Home Server environment. The warranty is nice, and I hope I don't have to take advantage of this but see below.
  • Cons: In then last couple of days, I've had as many disconnections of this device from my Windows Home Server. It seems to come right back up when I disconnect power from the drive and reconnect.
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Overall 6
6.0

Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive

SCI-FI Nut "Gravy Grabber", Amazon
27 April 2009
  • Summary: I have been pleased with the performance of this drive, but have few concerns. The drive co-exists with a USB Scanner, USB Keyboard, USB Mouse, (2) USB Printers, (2) Card Readers writers, and multiples USB flash drives. I only use the Seagate drive when I want to back up system files.
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Overall 6
6.0

NO 64 bit support

Anonymous, Newegg
6 April 2009
  • Pros: Simple, large storage
  • Cons: Apple does not support 64bit os's with their software. the 32 bit will not even load on WindowsXP-64 bit pro
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