Reviews and Problems with Seagate Slim Portable Drive 500GB (STCD500100 / STCD500400)
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Not working...at all!
Jon Garcia, Amazon
2 March 2014
Summary: So far, I have been unable to get Time Machine to recognize this drive, thus unable to back up my Mac. When using the Seagate dashboard the only options allowed are to back up social media type stuff. I am extremely frustrated with this drive. I've uninstalled and reinstalled with no solve. The community forums for seagate are horrible and I still haven't found a solution. I do not recommend this!
Seagate has changed a great product ... beware before you purchase
15 March 2013
Summary: I have purchased dozens of these drives over the past year because they are small, fast (7200rpm) and USB 3.0. I was using these as external boot drives as well as a location to hold virtual machines. It "WAS" the perfect compliment to my ultrabooks and Macbook Airs! This recent order arrived in a new packaging format from Seagate. I figured it was just a new package for the same product.
A nice USB hard drive, but beware of the Seagate software
Bob Walter, Amazon
13 July 2012
Summary: This is a nice, compact, 500GB USB 3 drive. I plugged the drive into a USB port and it showed up immediately in Windows Explorer. I then installed the Seagate console application. This was far from automatic. I had to use the explorer to work my way through Seagate folders to get to the application. This is both good and bad. The good is that Seagate doesn't automatically install their software on your computer. Too many companies do that.
Small and quick portable hard drive, but not without software issues
Nick "whereishawkins", Amazon
3 July 2012
Summary: I ended up using this Seagate Slim drive for my new Macbook that has USB 3.0 support, and it's lightning fast for backups. Before I made this my drive for Time Machine backups, I gave it a thorough beating by copying hundreds of GBs of photos from my desktop to my new Macbook. I was thoroughly impressed at the throughput. Compared to an old Western Digital external over USB 2.0, I finished in less than half the time I had anticipated. There are minor gripes.