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.
Summary: I just needed a local ftp server with a couple of Terabyte capacity. This thing can not be setup simply without having it call home to some HIBserver site. I asked tech support, they said there was no way. Plus it served me advertising trying to read my own hard drive! I understand that inside the dock is a linux machine that could be rooted, but why go to the trouble? I sent it back and ordered one from a competitor that I am not allowed to name.
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.