Summary: Well it finally happened again. I bought this drive a little over a year ago after experiencing disastrous results with another brand where the several drives failed in a few months. Here I was thinking that this drive is working great for over a year.
Summary: I had about 1.5 TB of data on the thing. Fortunately its a back-up and my original data is still in tact. Unfortunately it now means I am scrambling to get flash drives and other back-up means together to cover myself until I come up with a new strategy.
Pros: When it worked it was simple to set-up and use.
Cons: Died this past weekend. I bought this on August 14, 2012, and less than two years after purchase it is a brick. The drive made noises from the start, but I had always heard that some Seagate drives can do that. Sunday I noticed my scheduled back-up had missed its window. I tried to restart it, an...
Summary: I got this on an Amazon gold box deal of the day. So far it has worked great. I got a new laptop with a solid state hard drive and needed some extra space. This allows me to keep everything I need and not have to use any USB plugged devices.
Summary: 1. FORGET CUSTOMER SERVICE, THERE IS NONE. I SENT THEM EMAILS A YEAR AGO, HA HA (NO RESPONSE AT ALL). 2. IT'S REALLY SLOW (BUT THERE ARE OTHERS THAT ARE SLOWER). 3. WHEN IT IS WORKING IT'S OK. 4. WHEN IT STOPS WORKING, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN. (THERE IS A "FAN" WEBSITE WITH SOME TIPS...)
Summary: Bought this with much hesitation but went with my gut feeling. Amazon had item on Today's Deal at 130.49 which was $40.00 below sale price they have it now. Installation was very simple using it to move over my music/media collection to share.