Reviews and Problems with Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2TB
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Cheap external drive, cheap results
R. Lopez Mejia, Amazon
22 August 2014
Summary: At the time of purchase this was a good price 2TB external hard drive that I have been using as a backup hard drive, however I have never putted through any kind of abuse nor I move it around a lot (from my closet to the desk is the only path) but it's already a buggy disk. I hate the fact that it doesn't have an ON/OFF switch, so when I plug it in the disk starts spinning and then I have to cross my fingers that the thing will boot up correctly and appear on my computer...
Summary: I have owned this product since September 2012. I really like the fact that it automatically back-up my files the moment I add them to my computer, it had already help me recuperate some files. I love music and have lots of songs saved, I also love hiking and wildlife photography, so I have lots of pictures and still have more than 50% of free storage space. Great buy!!!
Read the warranty information before you buy from Outlet PC
25 June 2014
Summary: This hard drive just failed, and Seagate says the 2 year warranty expired even though I bought it less than two years ago. There is an exception for some Amazon sellers to the standard warranty period. I contacted Outlet PC and they said tough luck. Not buying from this seller again.
Summary: Sleek, modern, small, easy accessibility, and usage. Winner over over hear! I'm in love with the design. I've had one other brown, odd shaped sea gate hard-drive in the past years and its was so unattractive looking. I only bought it because the price was so good, but was I embarrassed to take it out in public. This one is a two for one deal.. Looks gorgeous and has major space.
SeaGate FreeAgent Goflex Desk 2TB Firewire 800 USB
Den Be, Amazon
3 February 2014
Summary: I needed a FireWire 800 Hard drive to back up my computer. It is now backed up. I liked the ability to use different SeaGate Hard drives on the FireWire 800 base. Beware, not all Seagate Hard Drives use bases.
Summary: I bought this for the drive model inside, ST2000DM001, which is the performance 7200rpm 2TB HDD from Seagate. Surprise, surpise, it has a different firmware... Which of course makes it a lot more (~23%) slower on seeks. Transfer speed is on par, at 160MB/s on avg (200MB/s top for the first 1/3 of the hdd and it goes down to ~100 at the end of the disk). About 6 months down the line the drive suddenly failed and had to replace it.
Summary: This is my third drive from them and the second to die just days out of warranty. Absolutely finished. I made the mistake of getting one last one, but my next one - already on order - is a WD. Worst drives ever!
Summary: This is my second purchase of the FreeAgent GoFlex drives. I had a 3TB and a 2TB. The 2TB model contained a ST2000DM01 hard drive, but the version I had contained the 3 x 0.67 TB platters, instead of the better version which has 2 x 1 TB platters. Both drives died in 2 years. First the drive becomes noisy. Next, it isn't detected. In Windows it shows up as raw/unformatted in the disk manager. In Linux, it shows that it can no longer read the partition table.
Worked on Windows 7 and Windows 8 but suddenly stopped working/not recognised
1 January 2014
Summary: I was very happy with this external drive that was used for my large media files when one day it just stopped being recognized. The drive green light comes on, the disk spins, there are no warning beeps during POST nor clicking noises after power-on. I tested it on three PCs and all no longer sense it. I took the housing apart (great U-tube video on this) and tested the harddrive with a SATA, USB, converter adapter. The harddrive was recognized.