Reviews and Problems with Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive USM 500GB - 1TB (STBU - series)
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It doesn't work well with my Acer, Windows 8.
4 November 2014
Summary: Well, first off, this device only has 465GB on it, not 500GB. So I've been cheated out of 35GB. Also I have an Acer laptop with Windows 8, and even though it connects with no problem, I have trouble whenever I right click on it or in it for options. The window just stops responding then closes.
Summary: Somewhat overpriced. Also I'm having issues with the drive disconnecting without warning. I don't trust the drive, so I've decided not to use it for anything mission critical. For basic usage it should be ok. Speed seems good.
Summary: A little background on Thunderbolt, all it is basically PCIe run external, and is extremely fast interface. In theory it could be used for external video cards etc. The main issue with this device is that hard drives and solid state drives just aren't fast enough to warrant Thunderbolt.
Summary: I'm not going to cover the operation, or software of this drive. Others have done a good job of that. I will cover my experience with the USM docking capability. USM is supported by, Lenovo, Asus, Thermaltake, and Pogoplug according to Seagate's website..
Summary: I had mixed reactions to this external hard drive. It does a decent job of backing up your data overall. I just think the price merits a bit more security, a bit more care (rubber feet for the drive), and better packaged software.
The hard drive is fine but the software slowed my computer to a crawl
5 July 2012
Summary: This review will be a bit shorter and to the point than usual, because the product itself is quite basic and I wasn't able to fully review the software because it apparently made my computer virtually unusable.