Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Home STAM-series
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hard to figure out software. Huh you need Phd
Michael G., Newegg
2 January 2016
Pros: easy use usb line nice disayn
Cons: software and partitioning really really you need be phd in software science. why not just easy drop and drag like any hard drive instead of complicated installation setc. after 2 years stop working can not get anything from it lost my entire archive of photography not only this one i ll stay away...
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.
Summary: The connector between the base and the drive looks like standard SATA. However, I wasn't able to get a USB-SATA interface onto it to try to reformat the disk, despite shaving down the connectors on my cables (something goofy about the size of the connectors, maybe?)...
Pros: Large capacity, built-in backup, interesting user interface with content management, reasonably priced, modular design (base can handle multiple drives), remote access through Seagate's hub.
Cons: Drive failed right after setup (ejected media, started a format, drive dropped out and never came back even after a hard reset during a call with Seagate support). The NAS software considers no connectivity to the Internet to be a network failure even if it has connected successfully to a LAN. It...
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.
Summary: Bought this as a poor mans NAS - only proves that you get what you pay for. Hooked up to a Gbit switch, this thing takes over two hours to copy 7 GB of data to my local computer (hooked to the same Gbit switch).
Pros: Storage capacity
Cons: Slow - like stone age slow. Like walking 3 miles to fetch water and carry it back many times a day slow. This thing is slow, I tell ya . . . the only reason it's not in the trash is the storage capacity - fine for slowly backing up, but fast retrieval? Forget that. . . .