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Seagate FreeAgent Go 250GB / 500GB / 640GB
6.2 out of 10

Seagate FreeAgent Go 250GB / 500GB / 640GB

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent Go 250GB / 500GB / 640GB

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Overall 2
2.0

The product didn't work

Amit Prakash Kulkarni, Amazon
22 March 2014
  • Summary: i really liked the the features of the product, unfortunately when it arrived it was compatible with my computers (both windows and mac). They couldn't detect the drive hence couldn't use it to its full potential. Had to return the product .
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Overall 2
2.0

Eventually Died

Deliverance, Amazon
12 August 2013
  • Summary: I owned one of these for a couple years and it worked as expected. Then one day it started beeping and it died. I still have external drives for years ago that are still working. This product should have lasted longer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not Worth It

Anonymous, Newegg
27 June 2011
  • Summary: Disassembled the shell to access the drive to test it. Yep, it suffered from the "click of death". Opening the case probably voided the 5 year warranty on the product, but how else does one access the drive to test it in another machine, just to be sure it's the drive and not the enclosure?
  • Pros: Very small size. Very quiet.
  • Cons: Died within a year of purchase. Lost all of the data while attached to a laptop while attempting to recover this backup data. Unfortunately this drive was the backup of a system that had crashed previously. So there was no way to recover anything. Infamous Seagate "click of death" issue. What is ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid this product.

Geekyone, Amazon
7 May 2011
  • Summary: Im very dissapointed with seagate. The hard drive works for a couple of months before you realize your data is corrupt. This unit has a really big bug in the firmaware, maybe in the hard disk itself inside the slim enclosure.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sorry Seagate, real disapointed

howard g., Newegg
5 June 2010
  • Summary: Sorry Seagate, Are you going through a T@Y@TA phase? VERY DISAPPOINTED, but I'll keep it. At this point I loose all the way around in returns.
  • Pros: It is a seagate product. Slim, nice look with a heavy base docking station that keeps it in place on desk. Duel USB for separate power and data. GREAT PRICE. 500GB
  • Cons: How did they get 400MB/s. I transferred my documents from my old XP PC to a new build with Win 7 pro. I was lucky to see 29MB/s the whole time. Very disappointed. This must be why Seagate does not publish transfer rates for this on the web site. I always relied on Seagate, even put 4 in the new P...
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad drives

Anonymous, Newegg
10 May 2010
  • Summary: I would send these back to Seagate, but it just isn't worth the hassle. I'm not confident that a replacement drive will work any better since I have 2 of these that give me the same errors.
  • Pros: The backup software is decent.
  • Cons: I am usually a fan of Seagate drives, but I have 2 of these and they both work for a while, and then give me bad sector errors. I am surprised that I got 2 drives with errors. I reformat them and then they will work for a while.
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Overall 2
2.0

COMPLETE FAILURE - DON'T BUY ! ! !

James Pulverenti, Amazon
14 December 2009
  • Summary: WOW...JUST WOW! I purchased this drive after reading all of the reviews and was confident that I was buying the best USB portable HD for the money. This drive was intended to back up my desktop PC data for a clean install of Windows 7.
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Overall 2
2.0

dead on arrival

Rev. Bren Jacobson, Amazon
14 December 2009
  • Summary: i took this drive to thailand to back up photos. when i got there it worked for one day and died. piece of junk.
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Overall 2
2.0

Windows - Delayed Write Failed

Dennis Triplett, Amazon
14 December 2009
  • Summary: I really wanted to like this drive but out of frustration, decided to destroy it. I've owned this hard drive for several months and this has been one of the worst Hard Drives I've ever owned, aside from a very cheap drive I once bought.
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Overall 2
2.0

Conked out when I needed it the most.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 December 2009
  • Summary: I was willing to pay the premium price tag on this drive because I thought that it would bring reliability. After 3 months, the drive conked out. None of the recovery tools on the market (including Seagate's) allowed me to recover my files.
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