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6.6 out of 10

Seagate GoFlex

Seagate GoFlex The Seagate GoFlex is a portable hard drive Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate GoFlex

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Overall 4
4.0

disappointing

Robert Schulzetenberg, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Would not recommend.

J. Finol "Finol", Amazon
8 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

I didn't like it...but then I redesigned it !!!

Mark Quin "Flyfisher", Amazon
28 August 2014
  • 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..
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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wouldn't recommend this for ease of use

DAVID L. EWING, Amazon
25 June 2014
  • Summary: Software limits usefulness Didnt want that crap and limits my desire to buy another Seagate product I want drag and drop not manufacturer limits
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Overall 4
4.0

Lacks built-in Interface

John Randolph, Amazon
8 January 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Seagate GoFlex, Never Happy with my Mac, now it is dead at only 2.5 years old.

GB, Amazon
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.
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Overall 4
4.0

didn't last long

b02, Amazon
19 November 2013
  • Summary: hard drive only lasted about 1.5 years and died. tried to reformat it in case it had bad files but that didn't help.
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Overall 4
4.0

Get the newer one instead

Citizen John, Amazon
16 November 2013
  • Summary: The smaller Seagate 1 TB units are far better. Get one of those rather than this one. Also, this one although much larger, runs hotter.
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Overall 4
4.0

Format It!

Fernando, Amazon
5 October 2013
  • 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.
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