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9.5 out of 10

Seagate Slim Portable Drive 500GB (STCD500100 / STCD500400)

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Reviews and Problems with Seagate Slim Portable Drive 500GB (STCD500100 / STCD500400)

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Overall 2

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!
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Overall 4

Seagate has changed a great product ... beware before you purchase

JT, Amazon
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.
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Overall 6

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.
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Overall 8

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.
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Overall 10

Brilliant product at a great price

Pauline, Woolworths
10 December 2013
Overall 10

User Review

Becks, Woolworths
30 November 2013
Overall 8

good for recording tv

Mr. A. Edgington, Amazon
29 October 2013
Overall 10

small, slim and light!!

Jose, Amazon
20 September 2013
Overall 8

Slim and fast

Madwyn, Amazon
14 May 2013
Overall 10


Julio Horvath, Amazon
4 April 2013
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