Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Home STAM-series
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Value for money 4
Overall quality 6
Very Flakey product
27 December 2012
Summary: I use NDAS products and was sure this product would be as good, NOT. Software looks good, but connecting to the drive and accessing files is a real pain, doesn't work every time.. Once connected, transfer speed seems to be good, but it takes a few tries... I am frustrated and wouldn't recommend this product if you what things to work right the first time.. Too bad I can't return the dawn thing..
Summary: Are you tight for space or need to access files from more than one computer and have a home network? Are you a penny pincher like me? Then this might be the ticket for you. Be forewarned though that - - the drive goes to sleep and needs to fully spin up again before you can have access to files. Even on my rocket of of computer, as a media server for MP3's this drags my PC (scored 7.4 on WEI) to a crawl. - Crappy interface.
Summary: Does it do the job it was purchase for? Yes and to dam many times aday. Right now I have it turn off, because there is know way to tell the dam mechine to backup your system only once a month not 3 times a day, would I buy this HD again NO
Summary: For an external network drive it does a good job. For sharing my folders it is very difficult to add security, in fact there is very little option. Some of my folders were not visible on my DLNA TV until I discovered I need to rename all folders with a capital letter on the first letter. Their utility for sharing folders is buggy, I can't see all my files.
Pros: STREAMS VIDEO THROUGH MY PS3, WIRELESSLY, WITH NO HANG UPS, AS LONG AS I HAVE RE-AUTHORED THE VIDEOS AS "MOVIE ONLY" CAN EDIT FILES ON MY LAPTOP AS I PLAY THEM ON MY PS3 EASY SETUP I GAVE A GOOD RATING AS I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED OTHER FEATURES AND I HAVE NOT
Cons: NONE YET REQUIRES 3 DRIVE LETTERS [X,Y,Z] FOR HOME NETWORK USE WHICH ONLY MAKES IT AVAILABLE ON 1 COMPUTER[X,Y,Z ALREADY IN USE ON OTHER]
Summary: I like the product and the functionality of it. But I am having some issues setting up the Time Machine back up (for Mac users-FYI). The wi-fi syncing just doesn't happen. If you are just looking to backup files in a remote (cloud) way, then no problem. Works like a charm. There is an APP to access your files remotely as well (iPad, maybe Android-not sure), excellent option to have if you travel a lot like I do and you don't want to lug around portable hard drives.
Summary: This system can be installed easily once the customer figures out how to do this. Most of what is needed is on a disk but the quick install gives limited information about the location of this information. Three shares are immediately established for the administrator and additional shares can be generated by adding users. However, it looks like the only way to add folders(shares) for a user is to put them in the locations Seagate created for each user.