Read the Reviews... Transfer Speed is unbelievably slow.
ken l, Amazon
1 October 2014
Summary: Read the Reviews... Transfer Speed is unbelievably slow. 98gb transfer is estimated at 150 hours. I'm trying to stream music from it to another computer and it hiccups every 5 secs regularly. I have it connected with ethernet through a router.
Had high hopes, but was terribly disappointed so I returned it
31 August 2014
Summary: I bought this to store files to share over the cloud and access anywhere as it states. First uploading is an absolute nightmare. Not only is the application clunky...it is terribly slow. I had VERY high hopes for this because I wanted my own 'cloud'.
Stick with Dropbox. The technology just isn't there yet.
Jason Carnell, Amazon
30 August 2014
Summary: I bought this device thinking it'd be a great alternative to dropbox and Google Drive and, in the long run, cheaper too. Sadly, I was mistaken. First off, getting it set up is NOT easy. Secondly, it's horribly slow for, both, uploads and downloads.
Blazing Fast Bulk Copying And 4T Works Great With Ipad
27 July 2014
Summary: I just received my Seagate Central 4TB (SC) today, and wanted to post a preliminary review of how fast it was to copy bulk video files to it. I've learned that Amazon reviews have to be looked at with a more critical eye to the most recent first, as responsive manufacturers often will keep updating...
Slow transfer rates... but 2 weeks in, no complaints with my minimal use so far.
Oooh chimpanzee that, Amazon
23 July 2014
Summary: I did not plan on getting this at best buy, but I had 2 portable hard drives that I needed to replace, and I figured the 4TB storage would be great, and I wouldn't have to worry about putting different content on different hard drives.
Summary: Haven't used it yet since I don't have anything to put into clouds, but if I did I will be ready for it. It really feels like this is very useful for the person who wants to be away from it all. Keep it out there - that's what I always say.
Summary: This has been the most disappointing purchase I've ever made... External Hard Drive advertises to have integrated USB 3.0 BUT! 1. That's a lie, port is 2.0 2. It's only purpose is read USB based storage (not file transferring nor PC/Console/etc communication as any USB receiver would expect from an...