Summary: The drive stopped working 1 month after warranty and I lost all my information. Only thing you can do is send it in to Seagate for a couple hundred dollars to extract the data. I was very disappointed in Seagate's customer service. I couldn't get in contact with anyone for days and when I did, they gave me wrong information for getting replacement parts.
Summary: The card interface that makes this an external hard drive gave out about a year after I bought it. I could still use the HDD, but had to take it out of its casing and connect it directly to the motherboard via SATA. A year after that, this hard drive gave out. Lost a bunch of data. Would not recommend.
Summary: I bought this knowing that I would never use the 1 TB disk drive instead (saving that as a spare for a laptop). Come on Seagate wake-up !!! Nobody wants to use a high speed Thunderbolt with a 5400 RPM drive inside !!! It's embarrassing that your engineers even came up with this idea. After looking on Youtube how to open the chassis, I put in my own Samsung SSD 256 GB drive instead (forget the warranty..
I detached the Thunderbolt cable and system running fine again. The reason the drive runs hot is ...
G. Emmett Thoreau "designer", Amazon
11 August 2014
Summary: Be warned: this drive runs hot, very hot compared to the alternatives. I have used it for 1.5 yrs now and it finally started giving my motherboard problems. This design of Thunderbolt gives the drive direct access to the CPU. My motherboard was not able to boot with the drive attached. I detached the Thunderbolt cable and system running fine again.
Summary: I was looking for a easily portable external drive. At first look, this appeared to be a very compact unit, but as it turned out both the USB and Firewire interfaces were external to the drive and it was necessary to carry both the drive and the interfaces. The description of the product did not make this readily apparent. Although I'm sure the drive is compact, and acceptable for storage, it is not easily portable and if you misplace or forget the cable, it is unusable.
Seagate GoFlex, Never Happy with my Mac, now it is dead at only 2.5 years old.
27 November 2013
Summary: This Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable 1TB External hard drive was never happy with my Mac Powerbook. On first startup after attachment (used FireWire) it is fine but it never figured out how to "sleep" without starting to generate continuous error messages after "awakening". NOW, 2.5 years later, it has DIED a fast death. I had stored all my Adobe LightRoom files and the Mac TimeMachine files. Suddenly this week it stopped letting me copy files off of the disk.
Summary: It has a partition and software on it that is VERY annoying and tenacious too! They are difficult to remove but once done the drive is wonderful. Come on Seagate, just format in in FAT and send your software as a CD and let the customer choose.