Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB
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Not up to expectation for MAC Computers
Mr. Objective, J&R
28 July 2010
Summary: I had used this product with my windows PC and was very satisfied. When I switched to a MAC computer I found that the windows product did not work with an apple computer. So I purchased another one for MAC only. It works very well like a high capacity flash drive, but it does not come with back up software. Customer service rep of Apple confirmed this deficiency of the drive and advised me to use the Time Machine utitility in my Mac Computer itself for back up.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable
Summary: When I ordered this drive, there was no mention at all that it was Windows only. There was not so much as one word on any of the printed material or in the PDF manual about setting this drive up for use on a Mac. I had to go into the disk utility and Erase (re-format) the drive to make it usable, which, had it failed, may have made it un-returnable... The format succeeded an the drive has worked fine ever since.
Pros: Attractive Design, Compact, High Capacity, Quiet
Summary: I have been a fan of Seagate portable drives ever since I used one for the first time several years ago. They're fast, stylish, and built well. This one is no exception to those rules. Compared to my other Western Digital external hard drive, it is lightning fast at transferring files. I purchased the Seagate DockStar Seagate FreeAgent DockStar Network Adapter STDSA10G-RK (White) along with it, and they work well together.
Summary: I would have been delighted with this product if the included software to make it operational did not have embedded in it an extremely annoying POP-up advertisment for "Carbonite" (on-line storage). I felt that using the software as a means to gain access to me flying under the radar of my pop-up blocker was under handed and offensive! It took a little digging to figure out how to turn the advertisement off!