Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Home STAM-series
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Died after 2 years
V. Faller, Amazon
26 April 2015
Summary: I bought this NAS a couple years ago to back up my macbook pro and eventually my wife's macbook air. I setup time machine on both machines but GoFlex kept disconnecting. I am not sure if it was the fact that they are macs or if the product is faulty, but it was frustrating.
Summary: I bought this for back up purposes and found out it's really a network media drive. I set it up when I first got it and forgot the password to the drive so I can't access it and the tool Seagate gives you to reset it is awful because you have to remember the username and even after figuring that out...
Short-lived and not very versatile. Look elsewhere.
Melissa Szymczak, Amazon
8 July 2014
Summary: Worked ok for 18 months and now the drive is dead. Too much for its limited capabilities and short useable life. I don't know if the WD comparable models are any better but this is not a long-lived NAS solution and it limited at that.
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.
Beware of major issues with multiple GoFlex Home devices
1 February 2014
Summary: Over a year ago I bought a GoFlex Home NAS storage device to provide shared network storage to various computers here at home. It worked OK, and (with help from web searches) I was even able to access the storage from Linux and Mac computers.
Easy to snap it together but very limited in function..
21 November 2012
Summary: Memeo software that this NAS came with, has crashed my DT THREE times; big blue screen.. and after FOUR days is still 'backing up the C drive' on my DT.... about 46% still pending.. Insane... Have left messages with Seagate AND Memeo.. and nobody bothered to respond..
Make sure you are tech savy before getting this one
14 October 2012
Summary: Buyer beware. You really need to be very tech savy and willing to enter a password every time you want to access your files. The only way to access the drive via the network is via their software.
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.
Summary: There is a lot of space on this drive, but the interface is its downfall. Q. Hoping you can access this as a true NAS drive using all devices on your network? A. Nope. Only certain computers and devices will be able to do that. Q.