Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Home STAM-series
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Fails as a media server, software is hard to use
26 March 2014
Summary: This drive works fine for backing up files, but it fails as a media server. The web-based software is so hard to understand, none of the organization makes sense and it is really poorly designed. For a product where the bytes are a commodity, they could have differentiated themselves with software. Seagate != usable software. The drive will "go offline" (is it rebooting?) if I'm doing too many actions on it.
Um ... do I have to be a network engineer to use this thing?
R. Hull, Amazon
25 June 2012
Summary: Look, I know I'm not an IT professional. But I certainly have a reasonable comfort level with consumer-based home computing devices. My friends, bless them, think I'm more tech-savvy than I am because I do get several of my home devices to talk to each other. I'm usually pretty confident kicking around with a new piece of equipment and figuring things out. This thing, I can't figure out. It frightens me. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't work.
Pros: Is a small unit that brings almost anything needed. Nice price.
Cons: Medicre control panel, dont work with linux, can't change the goflex_home name so you cant have two in the network, slow, runs on adobe software, if you make a share on the unit other people wont see it unless they have the software installed, can only ha
"I wanted a drive for backing up my PC. This isn't it!"
7 March 2011
Pros: Set up was easy. It's nice that you can share a printer across the network. Neat that it can back up three PCs and five users.
Cons: I bought this because I wanted a backup hard drive but found that the backup is performed through Memeo software - not through regular Windows backup. The Memeo software won't backup my external hard drives, it only backs up files on the C: drive.
Summary: The drive works great for most applications, but the home sharing feature which worked in itunes 9.2 does not work in itunes 10. This was reported to Seagate support over 3 months ago, and the only response I got was that they were aware of the problem and were working on a fix. Works fine with Time Machine, network mounted drive.
Summary: I saw this drive and thought it was the answer for my network storage needs. I have two windows 7 laptops, an iMac and a Windows XP desktop. I've had the drive a couple of weeks and still can't get it to connect on the Windows XP computer. It works well on the iMac and is kind of intermittent on the windows 7 computers. Now on to the printer sharing. It is very strange.
Cross of a True NAS and a Consumer External with the Features of Neither
Sam F., Amazon
27 September 2010
Summary: When I bought this product, I was very optimistic. The promise of a consumer-friendly network attached storage drive that is quick and easy to use, has plenty of features, and is compatible with tons of devices. I am a fan of the Seagate GoFlex system with swappable docks. However, in the end the use of this GoFlex Home has fallen below expectations. My biggest problem with this drive is the read/write speeds, especially the latter.