Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex Home STAM-series
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Good for a basic home media NAS appliance.
S. Briggs, Amazon
5 July 2014
Summary: This is my second GoFlex Home. The first one had a drive go bad in it and I replaced it with a 4TB drive pretty easily. This second one is still running fine on the original drive. Both of them work great. As others have mentioned the speed isn't the best but since all I'm using this for is backups of media and reading from them with my Roku, it works fine.
Summary: I bought the product about 3 years ago. I use it as a movie streaming device (DLNA) for my bluray players (Sony BDPS-3100). It works great! Easy to install, but may be a little complicated for beginners. No type of coding or anything is needed but remember to directly plug this into your router on the first go. It has two small lights on the front which indicate its connection and the connection of the hard drive to the base.
Summary: I had high hopes for this product and wanted to follow step by step the instalation instructions but when I get to the point of using the included software, surprise: it does not support Windows 8. I had to download the software from the website. Then I wanted to keep synchronized a specified folder (rather promoted by seagate) and again surprise: This function is only 30 for days, then I have to buy it.
Summary: I would definitely recommend this if you are not a heavy user and don't mind the speed. I don't think it transfers at super high speed. The speed depends on a lot of things other than this device, but for me it is a little slower than I would expect. On the good side - installation is easy, it doesn't get too hot after prolonged use and looks sleek with other electronics.
Summary: Early to tell (it's only been in use for a week)- but the product seems to perform as advertised. Saves the data alright, but said data is very difficult to track down & recover. The path seems pretty straightforward for one computer, but finding it for a second on the network is an arduous process. Still in the learning curve, tho- maybe with some more time to investigate I'll figure the tricks needed to streamline the process.
Summary: Just as a caution -- the box that I received indicated that it only supported Windows 7, and in point of fact, the software will not run on a Windows 8 (Pro) PC. So simply go to the Seagate web site, and locate and install the software compatible with Windows 8. The software could have been featured more prominently on the support web site, but it does work smoothly when installed. So far (and it's only been a week), it works fine.
Summary: Just purchased this NAS 3 days ago. Using it mainly to store and stream music and movies to a Yamaha RXV-673 network A/V receiver and other components on my home network. I am not sure why others have had problems with this item and rated it lower because mine installed without a hitch and is working great so far. My set up: Windows 7 Professional laptop, gig router, and a gig switch.