Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Home STAM-series
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Defective, warranty problems, Seagate's new hostile RMA requirements...never buying a Seagate drive again.
Anonymous "Anonymous", Amazon
16 October 2014
Summary: I own a PC repair shop, so I know what I'm doing. This drive died (no data recoverable) a few months into service and Seagate's manufacturer warranty on the unit apparently had run out THE EXACT DAY I ORDERED IT. Furthermore, Seagate now forces anyone who wants to return a Seagate product for defects to do so through whoever they bought it from, a process which doesn't work so well when you buy from a third party reseller (thanks, Amazon Marketplace!
I found this kind of dirty. If it wasn't for their faulty product I ...
jason paris, Amazon
21 September 2014
Summary: When it works I'd give it 4 stars. The only problem is that it is kind of slow. But that is only when it works. The first drive failed in about 2 weeks. It wen completely dead. It was under warranty so it was replaced without any problem. Even though they replaced the drive they wanted to charge me for recovering any data on the drive. I found this kind of dirty. If it wasn't for their faulty product I would need the data recovery service.
Beware: You can't have two of these on the same network!
Robert B. "Frustrated in Colorado", Amazon
2 August 2014
Summary: I have had one of these for several years and would have given it a 5 star rating but when I couldn't get this new one to work, I contacted Seagate and was told "Sadly, because the drives have the same network name hard wired into the unit, it is not possible to have two Goflex Homes on the same network at the same time." While I appreciate the fine customer support, one would think better engineering would have prevent this.
This beast has been fussy the entire time I've owned ...
Alice Day, Amazon
24 July 2014
Summary: This beast has been fussy the entire time I've owned it--difficult for any computer to recognize (supposedly the cable is the culprit) and it runs really hot when it is running. Now the drive is just out of warranty, and has become inaccessible--it doesn't have the click of death (yet), but no computer will recognize it. This is my second Seagate drive to do this. Of course, I have not found WD to be any more reliable.
Great idea very poor execution... Not very user friendly or reliable
Santiago I., Amazon
21 July 2014
Summary: Product is not easy to configure and stopped working after a few months. After is stopped working I had to reset and now I can't use it at all it says that I don't have the tights to save files even though I am logged in as administrator. Customer support is very basic and slow to respond even with premium membership. The upload of files takes forever wirelessly and when doing the initial back up with lots GB's, the device gets disconnected.
Summary: +Ve - setup was easy, price was ok. -ve - its slow while watching HD movies. After 2 years something failed and its not booting up. Customer service asked me to return the product. I am worried about the 3TB data in it. Its tough to identify the issues with the disc as we need separate SATA/USB cable to connect to PC (I am hoping i can do this.) Its slow with copying and reading.
Summary: I don't write many reviews, but this terrible waste of money has motivated me to, just so others don't have to go through the same painful experience that I have. All of the software that comes with this thing is god-awful and buggy. If you want to watch your videos on your mobile device (one of the BIGGEST SELLING POINTS of a product like this) then you're going to have to go through the Seagate app, which is a total mess and can play NONE of my videos because it...
Summary: It works for a while. I used the drive mainly as a backup drive for my mac backup using time machine software. Now it is not recognized anymore. It is not reliable and wasting my time. It is not even a year old yet. Terrible products.
Save yourself a lot of trouble and get something else
16 February 2014
Summary: This is a terrible network drive. The software that comes with it is rather primitive as well. On the first install it refused to recognize its own drive as being connected. Worked on the second install, but drive is detected intermittently. It will selectively work, or not work, connect or not connect to your network. You can have it fully connected to the router and directly connected to your computer via USB and nothing will recognize the drive..
Summary: If you are considering a NAS for your home network, in my opinion, this is not the device for you. It's slow, clunky and, in my case, the device failed after only a year. Talk about 'planned obsolescence'. The support web site treats home units as if they are an afterthought. Finding useful documentation on this unit is difficult at best. Also, there is no bit torrent client. Further, DLNA support is not that great either.