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Seagate-goflex-home-stam3000200-3tb.33447703
7.4 out of 10

Seagate GoFlex Home STAM-series

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Home STAM-series

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Overall 4
4.0

Fails as a media server, software is hard to use

Right-o, Amazon
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Just Okay

Will, rakuten
31 December 2012
  • Summary: I expected better from Seagate. Compared to others I've used, it is difficult to set up and you have to install proprietary software to access files stored on it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Make sure you are tech savy before getting this one

weldre, Amazon
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. I have had several network drives before and thought I was reasonably tech savy, but this is way overkill for a drive to put on your home network. I simply don't need this level of security on my home network.
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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wish it had worked

S. Skaryd "dulcimers.com", Amazon
12 September 2011
  • Summary: I loved this device when I saw and read about it. It was attractive, compact, 2TB! and reasonably priced. Sadly it wasn't compatible with my network or computer. I spent most of two weeks on line with Seagate trying to get it to work. Their final solution (after getting me to remove Norton 360 and jump through a lot of hoops), was to say that it had to be my operating system so I should reinstall my OS.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cross of a True NAS and a Consumer External with the Features of Neither

Sam F., Amazon
12 September 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not all there yet!

Mike, Amazon
25 August 2011
  • Summary: I bought this drive not only for the storage space but also for it's versatility. I loved the idea of being able to see my pictures over the internet through a browser. I like the wireless setup idea because it would help reduce cable clutter. I liked the 2TB.. OK, the Free agent Goflex Home does all that. BUT, It's clunky. It's overly complicated for the setup, for everyday use, and to troubleshoot which I had to do often.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not all there yet!

Mike, Amazon
25 August 2011
  • Summary: I bought this drive not only for the storage space but also for it's versatility. I loved the idea of being able to see my pictures over the internet through a browser. I like the wireless setup idea because it would help reduce cable clutter. I liked the 2TB.. OK, the Free agent Goflex Home does all that. BUT, It's clunky. It's overly complicated for the setup, for everyday use, and to troubleshoot which I had to do often.
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Overall 4
4.0

Warm bodies with a phone do not a support make!

Manmohan C. David "eBuyer", Amazon
17 April 2011
  • Summary: The unit looks good on the outside but I could not get it to install and really take it for a test drive. The tech support lacks the real knowledge to trouble shoot. They couldn't resolve my problem even though I gave remote access to the Tech. Their best diagnosis - "Something is wrong with your computer"!!!!! That was a shocker! Considering the fact that I wouldn't have called if I did not have a problem.
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Overall 4
4.0

If using itunes 10, look elsewhere

Don Ware, Amazon
14 December 2010
  • 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.
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