Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive USM 500GB - 1TB (STBU - series)
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Bradley R, Apple Store
25 February 2015
Summary: I should have researched this before buying, but was in the store and made the assumption it would be what I needed. Once it was plugged in and the software was loaded it began to backup my stuff.
Summary: I bought this drive to store my entire music/movies library. It died on the second day - Disk Utility recognizes it, but is unable to repair it. A giant waste of money - I will be taking it back to Apple and spending twice the amount on a G-drive, which have a far better track record.
Summary: On the first day that I bought the external hard drive, whenever I connected it to my Mac Mini, I lost my internet connection. The only way to restore the connection was to physically disconnect the USB cable to the hard drive, turn off the Mac Mini and then turn the Mac Mini back on.
Summary: Purchased for Time Machine back up on iMac. From the start drive would mount, run for a time, then unmount by itself. Would not pass the Seagate Dashboard provided diagnostic test. Covered under warranty and replaced but after reading other reviews, don't expect any long-term reliability.
Summary: I used this as a backup for my photography, after 5 months it started freezing my computer and eventually failed completely. It crashed my Macbook Pro twice and actually crashed the tech company's computer, too. Lost everything on it. Don't invest in this hard drive.
Summary: I bought mine this past June. It worked fine until a few days ago. I had all my movies, entire life's photo collection, my entire iTunes collection and all of my important documents on it, including the sound files for the music software program Sibelius.
Summary: We use external drives quite a bit and several different brands. We simply could not get this one to work. It didn't seem like it was plug and play so we returned it. Thanks Amazon for your excellent return policy.