Summary: Relatively easy to install except for what you need to do to eliminate partitions. It was not explained clearly and took some experimenting to discover what to click on so that the Drive letter was setup correctly.
Summary: I purchased this product to use with another GoFlex hard drive. The USB 3.0 card driver is stated to be on the hard drive. I did not purchase a drive with this unit and there are no drivers on Seagates website to install the USB card. Therefore, the entire package is functionally useless. Recommend Seagate put a driver on there website for their card to allow it to be used with drive.
Summary: This was a Godsend! I had an old USB 2.0 drive which was as slow as molasses. I also have a vintage 2002 Pentium IV machine. So first I had to get an extension card which connected 2 USB 3.0 ports to the motherboard. The new adapter worked fine with the card and my old motherboard. Normally, to back up my one drive with the five partitions would have taken half a day. However, with the card and this adapter I was able to do it in 2 hours.
Summary: Bought this to upgrade a USB 2.0 drive that I bought, and also to upgrade the PC I was going to use it with. The hard-drive adapter snaps on in seconds, and the card is very east to set up. Install it in the computer and install the drivers for it that are stored on the hard drive. Pretty simple, although it's important to pay attention to the instructions and do things in the right order.
Old Dell <2hr Backup ADD Seagate & USB 3.0 18min Backup
2 June 2013
Summary: Old Dell 2-3hr Backup ADD Seagate & USB 3.0 18min Backup Old Dell slow Backups added Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB 2.0 and Seagate GoFlex Desk 3TB. The 3TB can be a problem. 690 Dell Workstation Win7 64bit ,4 650 GB Seagate 15K hard drives added to help BU speed. No change BU times 2 to 4 hrs size 162 GB to 316 GB_Programs, mdb, XL, & Stock Market Data. Added Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk Desktop Adapter - USB 3.0 Kit BU times 18 - 22 min size about 200 GB).
Summary: I originally purchased a Seagate 2TB drive with the USB 2.0 interface for backing up my 250gb hard drive. It took days (about 4) to back up 175gb. Browsing the drive was excruciatingly slow. Opted for the USB 3.0 kit and have seen vast improvements browsing files. Needed to backup system for preparation for Windows 7 install. Looking forward to seeing how much improvement in the system backing up the new OS. The kit was easy to install.
Summary: I had a few dying SATA drives that I didn't want to stick directly into my computer. Picked up one of these on the cheap, and stuck a bare 3.5" SATA HDD onto this. My computer detected it immediately and I was able to grab the files I needed from the drives. Works with 2.5" as well. Note, if you use a bare drive, you need to add a little fluff at the bottom to keep the drive from bending (it will not sit flush with the stand) Note, people with IDE drives are out of luck.