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  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Upgrade Cable USB 3.0 - STAE104

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (81 reviews):
    (3.7/5)
    Seagate

    Improved TXFR speeds are great...

    ...IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING with USB 3.0 and how to set up your computer ENTIRELY to take advantage of this feature. If you don't save your $20.00, because you won't see a difference.I measured a improvement on a 10GB file transfer (with the factory Seagate USB 2.0 cord) at 24 minutes WRITE time (to the drive), dropping to just over 4 minutes with the new adapter. READ speeds (from the drive) took that 10GB file just hardly different than USB 3.0: 3 minutes vs. 4 minutes.The nice thing about this setup is that in the future, this cable supports many other types of 2.5" drives that could read or write faster than what we have now. If future compatibility is your kick, then it is worth the $20.00.Yes, eSATA is still faster than USB 3.0 on paper, but not for long. The internal components of computers are going to catch up fast to expand and meet USB 3.0's ability. My new 2011 Alienware has all-in-one-combined 3.0 / eSATA ports - I have not seen... 5/5 Amazon Customer - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Upgrade Cable USB 3.0 - STAE104 (Personal Computers) ...IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING with USB 3.0 and how to set up your computer ENTIRELY to take advantage of this feature. If you don't save your $20.00, because you won't see a difference.I measured a improvement on a 10GB file transfer (with the factory Seagate USB 2.0 cord) at 24 minutes WRITE time (to the drive), dropping to just over 4 minutes with the new adapter. READ speeds (from the drive) took that 10GB file just hardly different than USB 3.0: 3 minutes vs. 4 minutes.The nice thing about this setup is that in the future, this cable supports many other types of 2.5" drives that could read or write faster than what we have now. If future compatibility is your kick, then it is worth the $20.00.Yes, eSATA is still faster than USB 3.0 on paper, but not for long. The internal components of computers are going to catch up fast to expand and meet USB 3.0's ability. My new 2011 Alienware has all-in-one-combined 3.0 / eSATA ports - I have not seen... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 22, 2011

    Works with all 2.5" SATA drives =)

    0 5/5 Jon - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Upgrade Cable USB 3.0 - STAE104 (Personal Computers) I purchased this connector as a gamble - I wanted an easy way to access all the different 2.5" drives I have accumulated over recent years. I looked at the pictures closely and the connection appeared to be just a standard SATA connection, so I ordered it and waited.I am pleased to say it works a charm - I just plug it directly into a naked 2.5" SATA hard drive and connect the usb plug to my computer and it is instantly recogised - result!So yes, you can use this connector with any drive of this type - it doesn't need to be a Seagate one. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 19, 2011

    Best thing ever.

    0 5/5 James J. Northam "cynical1" (greensboro, nc USA) - See all my reviews, June 16, 2011
    List Price: $49.99
    Price: $36.99
    You Save: $13.00 (26%)
    10x faster than USB 2.0
    LED lights show drive activity
    Part of the GoFlex Storage System: works with all GoFlex and GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drives


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC2000106

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (449 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    Seagate

    4TB Sleek, Fast, & Easy

    I purchased the 4TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external drive with the intent of consolidating all my media files onto a single central drive. Straight out of the box, impressions were good. The newer generation drive offers a sleeker high gloss alternative to the previous Seagate Desk models. The drive comes equipped with a USB 3.0 base dock, which features five white LEDs on the front to illustrate power as well as indicate the capacity used on the drive in 25% increments. In addition, it also comes with the AC power adapter and a 4 foot USB 3.0 cord, which is significantly more convenient than the 1 1/2 foot cords that were supplied with my 1TB Seagate GoFlex Ultra Portable Drives.Right out of the box I plugged in to my Windows 7 laptop, had the drivers automatically installed, and was off and running in about 30 seconds. Simple enough. Actual available space on the drive (due to conversion) is about 3.63 TB, which was an expected reduction.. but is worth noting for... 4/5 Chris - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 4 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC4000100 (Personal Computers) I purchased the 4TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external drive with the intent of consolidating all my media files onto a single central drive. Straight out of the box, impressions were good. The newer generation drive offers a sleeker high gloss alternative to the previous Seagate Desk models. The drive comes equipped with a USB 3.0 base dock, which features five white LEDs on the front to illustrate power as well as indicate the capacity used on the drive in 25% increments. In addition, it also comes with the AC power adapter and a 4 foot USB 3.0 cord, which is significantly more convenient than the 1 1/2 foot cords that were supplied with my 1TB Seagate GoFlex Ultra Portable Drives.Right out of the box I plugged in to my Windows 7 laptop, had the drivers automatically installed, and was off and running in about 30 seconds. Simple enough. Actual available space on the drive (due to conversion) is about 3.63 TB, which was an expected reduction.. but is worth noting for... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 23, 2011

    Great Drive with One Understandable Flaw

    Because of some early negative reviews from Amazon users, and what I'm pretty sure is a computer rendering of the product instead of a photograph, I was initially a little reluctant about this drive. But I've had a lot of very good experiences with Seagate, so I bought it. I'm glad I did.The build quality is nice. The enclosure is actually really slick. I do prefer the look of a thin, USB powered, 2.5" external, but in the world of 3.5" drives this is total design win.It performs about as expected, if not better. I'm currently still using USB 2.0, but the initial burst on this thing is crazy high, and it (very) gradually slows down to my typical transfer rate. This is more true with a single large file than many small files. But its overall performance has me really excited about installing a USB 3.0 card in my system.The Bad? Well, I bought this to be a media drive, and it "sleeps" after a relatively short period of inactivity. I want my... 4/5 Beard/// - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 4 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC4000100 (Personal Computers) Because of some early negative reviews from Amazon users, and what I'm pretty sure is a computer rendering of the product instead of a photograph, I was initially a little reluctant about this drive. But I've had a lot of very good experiences with Seagate, so I bought it. I'm glad I did.The build quality is nice. The enclosure is actually really slick. I do prefer the look of a thin, USB powered, 2.5" external, but in the world of 3.5" drives this is total design win.It performs about as expected, if not better. I'm currently still using USB 2.0, but the initial burst on this thing is crazy high, and it (very) gradually slows down to my typical transfer rate. This is more true with a single large file than many small files. But its overall performance has me really excited about installing a USB 3.0 card in my system.The Bad? Well, I bought this to be a media drive, and it "sleeps" after a relatively short period of inactivity. I want my... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 22, 2011

    Works in Windows Explorer after Converting to GPT

    This drive uses 4KB sectors due to it being over 2TB. 512 bytes has been the standard. Long story short, Windows doesn't like the way the drive is formatted. Windows recognizes it and can view files on the drive, but USB transfers, especially large ones, using Windows Explorer hang partway through and never complete. Transfers seemed to be working fine if I used the software included with the drive, but I did not want something running in the background constantly. I just wanted more storage space to copy files onto manually.If you want to use this with Windows Explorer, you'll need to convert the drive to GPT (GUID Partition Table). The Seagate software did not recognize the drive after I did this, but I was fine with that.In windows 7, you can convert your drive by going to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Find the correct drive, delete all volumes on that drive. Right click on the drive and select... 3/5 Chuck - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC3000102 (Personal Computers) This drive uses 4KB sectors due to it being over 2TB. 512 bytes has been the standard. Long story short, Windows doesn't like the way the drive is formatted. Windows recognizes it and can view files on the drive, but USB transfers, especially large ones, using Windows Explorer hang partway through and never complete. Transfers seemed to be working fine if I used the software included with the drive, but I did not want something running in the background constantly. I just wanted more storage space to copy files onto manually.If you want to use this with Windows Explorer, you'll need to convert the drive to GPT (GUID Partition Table). The Seagate software did not recognize the drive after I did this, but I was fine with that.In windows 7, you can convert your drive by going to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Find the correct drive, delete all volumes on that drive. Right click on the drive and select... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 23, 2011
    List Price: $149.99
    World's most versatile external drive - upgrade your interface to suit
    Easy-to-use pre-loaded backup software with encryption
    Inside the Box: GoFlex Desk external drive, backup and encryption software pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide
    Inside the Box: GoFlex Desk external drive, backup and encryption software pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide
    Streamlined design complements any workspace
    Includes GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 adapter with capacity gauge display
    2-Year limited warranty
    USB 3.0 plug-and-play


  • Seagate

    Seagate STAK100 FreeAgent GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (39 reviews):
    (3.0/5)
    Seagate

    It works, but this isn't for everyone...

    This is one of those products that is probably the reverse of most tech products. In this case, the average non-techie will probably love it - but people who know their way around computers are going to be baffled.As with most products like this, I planned on just bypassing the Pogoplug service altogether and treating this like a networked docking station. That would have been something I could really use. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a major hassle to access this device without using either the Pogoplug website or their desktop access software - and I'm not interested in using either of those methods.According to the full manual, which is downloadable from the Seagate website, the GoFlex Net CAN be accessed as a networked device. The network name is supposed to be the letters 'FADS' followed by part of the MAC address. In my case, that name never showed up - so I went to my DHCP server to verify that the name hadn't been registered, and it hadn't... 3/5 D. Matheny (Austin, TX) - See all my reviews, September 1, 2010

    Does work as NAS with simple setup if you know how.

    I read the reviews, as well as performed searches online, before buying the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net STAK100. Specifically, looking for a way to use it as a NAS and not fiddling around with Pogo.A simple search on the net gave me this link:[...]Though titled for dockstar, this works for the Go Flex Net as well. The instructions are posted on the site in one comment, with some modifications I added. I'm on Windows 7.1) Take a Seagate Go Flex harddrive and plug it into your computer.2) Open Notepad and paste the following into a new document:servicename=yoursharenamexcode.metadata=neverxcode.thumbnail=neverxcode.stream=nevercifs.mode=rw"yoursharename" for example can be "dockusb1" for one hard drive #1, "dockusb2" for hard drive #2, etc.3) In Notepad, go to "save as" and save to your Seagate drive root as .ceid(make sure to pick "all files" as the save as type from the drop... 4/5 Robert Bruhn (Tallahassee, FL United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate STAK100 FreeAgent GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device (Personal Computers) I read the reviews, as well as performed searches online, before buying the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net STAK100. Specifically, looking for a way to use it as a NAS and not fiddling around with Pogo.A simple search on the net gave me this link:[...]Though titled for dockstar, this works for the Go Flex Net as well. The instructions are posted on the site in one comment, with some modifications I added. I'm on Windows 7.1) Take a Seagate Go Flex harddrive and plug it into your computer.2) Open Notepad and paste the following into a new document:servicename=yoursharenamexcode.metadata=neverxcode.thumbnail=neverxcode.stream=nevercifs.mode=rw"yoursharename" for example can be "dockusb1" for one hard drive #1, "dockusb2" for hard drive #2, etc.3) In Notepad, go to "save as" and save to your Seagate drive root as .ceid(make sure to pick "all files" as the save as type from the drop... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 8, 2011

    Useless Device

    First, you must understand that this is not a network storage device as it is marketed. IT is a media storage device. It is not designed well for doing backups of your own personal storage and your own personal data.The product uses Pogoplug to manage the device. All configuration is done through the internet through the pogoplug website, not directly with the device. Therefore Pogoplug in some respect - owns the access to your data.It is hard getting technical support because Pogoplug manages the software while Seagate manages the hardware support. To make matters worse, documentation, as mentioned by other posts, is absolutely terrible. Very little information online or through the software itself.On to the review...In order to use this device with windows or Mac, or even Linux, you need to install the pogoplug software - this will create a "pogoplug share" on drive "P" for your computer. This share is password protected. The... 1/5 Derek - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate STAK100 FreeAgent GoFlex Net Media Sharing Device (Personal Computers) First, you must understand that this is not a network storage device as it is marketed. IT is a media storage device. It is not designed well for doing backups of your own personal storage and your own personal data.The product uses Pogoplug to manage the device. All configuration is done through the internet through the pogoplug website, not directly with the device. Therefore Pogoplug in some respect - owns the access to your data.It is hard getting technical support because Pogoplug manages the software while Seagate manages the hardware support. To make matters worse, documentation, as mentioned by other posts, is absolutely terrible. Very little information online or through the software itself.On to the review...In order to use this device with windows or Mac, or even Linux, you need to install the pogoplug software - this will create a "pogoplug share" on drive "P" for your computer. This share is password protected. The... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 22, 2010
    List Price: $99.99
    Works seamlessly with GoFlex ultra-portable drives and any USB storage device
    Access your digital files from any computer on your home network--PC or Mac--and from anywhere in the world
    Listen to your music, watch your movies and access your content from iPhone, iPad, Blackberry or Android mobile devices
    Share your photos, music, and movies over the Internet without uploading


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk Desktop Adapter - USB 3.0 STAE106

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (150 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Seagate

    Seagate GoFlex Drive & USB 3.0 Desktop Adapter

    0 4/5 Bruce Macdougall - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk Desktop Adapter - USB 3.0 STAE106 (Personal Computers) I bought a 2TB GoFlex drive from Costco, and the USB 3.0 adapter (base) from Amazon. Everything works fine and performance with the USB 3.0 adapter is noticeably better than USB 2.0.I have only two minor issues:1. The drive + base is not very stable. It is tall and narrow which means it will topple over with the slightest bump.2. The USB 3.0 base comes with a brand new "international" power supply. While this might be fine for some, it made me wonder why the new base even came with a power supply when the original unit already had one? That said, the snap in plug adapters worked well. I just threw out all the non-US adapters.Amazon's price for the USB 3.0 adapter was better than the stores but I wish Seagate would just use the 3.0 base as their only option. A USB 3.0 device will work fine plugged into a USB 2.0 port, so there is no reason for Seagate to offer a separate adapter other than as an excuse to sell you something else. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 24, 2011

    Upgraded from USB 2

    I find Arthur's review to be interesting ... this base is for the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex (SFG, my abreviation) product so it wasn't designed to be used with a bare hard drive as it appears he has done.I bought the SFG 2tb with USB2 base before the USB3 base became available. It is literally plug and play. The only evidence that it is present is (a) the tray icon and (b) intense periodic backups bring the computer to a standstill for a few seconds. When this USB3 adapter became available, I bought it. Upgrade requires installation of the PCI board, exchanging the bases, and using the power supply and USB3 cable included in the kit. Note that the kit includes power plugs for the variety of plugs found world-wide; India? Australia? Europe? where ever you are, just use the appropriate power plug on the universal adapter. Cool!Installation routine, once the base is changed, etc., is: The USB3 cable is FIRST plugged into an existing USB2 port, the software/drivers... 4/5 Plankwing - See all my reviews This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk Desktop Adapter - USB 3.0 STAE106 (Personal Computers) I find Arthur's review to be interesting ... this base is for the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex (SFG, my abreviation) product so it wasn't designed to be used with a bare hard drive as it appears he has done.I bought the SFG 2tb with USB2 base before the USB3 base became available. It is literally plug and play. The only evidence that it is present is (a) the tray icon and (b) intense periodic backups bring the computer to a standstill for a few seconds. When this USB3 adapter became available, I bought it. Upgrade requires installation of the PCI board, exchanging the bases, and using the power supply and USB3 cable included in the kit. Note that the kit includes power plugs for the variety of plugs found world-wide; India? Australia? Europe? where ever you are, just use the appropriate power plug on the universal adapter. Cool!Installation routine, once the base is changed, etc., is: The USB3 cable is FIRST plugged into an existing USB2 port, the software/drivers... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 27, 2011

    An Easy Upgrade

    I bought my GoFlex Desks over a year ago (and I've even reviewed them here), and because my equipment was all USB 2.0, I accepted my limitations and was perfectly happy. However, after a year of babysitting and file-managing, I started to wonder if there was some way I could spend less time waiting on a copy/paste operation so I could get on with my life. It was time to move up to USB 3.0.The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk Desktop Adapter for USB 3.0 has been a no-brainer solution. It comes in a no-frills cardboard box, but the nice thing is the unit includes another USB cable and an AC Adapter: in short, everything but the drive. There is also a version you can buy here that comes with a PC card you can install into your desktop computer to get USB 3.0 ports if you need them (NOTE: If this review is appearing under that product, be aware that Amazon does this and we reviewers have no control over it).Installation is simple: slide the old base off your... 5/5 Winter (USA) - See all my reviews, January 18, 2012
    List Price: $39.99
    Offers both vertical and horizontal drive orientation
    USB 3.0 offers a 10x performance increase
    USB 3.0 cable included, AC power adapter included
    Easy-to-view LED capacity gauge
    Compatible with GoFlex Desk external drives


  • Seagate

    Seagate Backup Plus 2TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA2000100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Seagate

    Tons of ROOM! (A Review for People Who only want the Space)

    I understand that there's some back and forth over whether or not this unit is compatible with Windows Backup (due to sector sizes and blah, blah, blah). I don't use Windows Backup and have no intention to do so (I like to keep track of my files myself), therefore, I can't comment on the compatibility issue one way or the other. Other reviewers have also commented on the the Seagate Dashboard...I haven't used it either. So, you might be wondering why I'm bothering with this review.I'm writing this for one reason...all I wanted was oodles of storage space, and this External HDD delivers in spades.Seagate has been the only brand of External HDD I've ever used, and every drive I've purchased has functioned as intended (even my first Seagate External HDD, a 120gb model that's nearly 10 years old now, still works to this day). I don't mean to sound like a brainwashed fanboy, but I've never been disappointed with a Seagate drive.I've seen some people... 5/5 SilentEvil - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA3000101) (Personal Computers) I understand that there's some back and forth over whether or not this unit is compatible with Windows Backup (due to sector sizes and blah, blah, blah). I don't use Windows Backup and have no intention to do so (I like to keep track of my files myself), therefore, I can't comment on the compatibility issue one way or the other. Other reviewers have also commented on the the Seagate Dashboard...I haven't used it either. So, you might be wondering why I'm bothering with this review.I'm writing this for one reason...all I wanted was oodles of storage space, and this External HDD delivers in spades.Seagate has been the only brand of External HDD I've ever used, and every drive I've purchased has functioned as intended (even my first Seagate External HDD, a 120gb model that's nearly 10 years old now, still works to this day). I don't mean to sound like a brainwashed fanboy, but I've never been disappointed with a Seagate drive.I've seen some people... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 10, 2012

    Be careful with this drive and software

    Note: Dec 2013 Update follows the initial review===============================================================I bought the 3 TB drive to back up my Dell XPS 15 750MB hard drive as well as to store my ever increasing inventory of video files. It seamed like a great price for $149The hard drive came with Seagate software called Dashboard for backing up user document files. It was easy and worked well. It created a backup of my document directory and gave me the option for having both added or changed files updated at a time of my choosing.What happened next was more of a Microsoft issue than Seagate. When trying to use Windows 7 backup to create a disc image on the Seagate, it kept failing halfway through giving me error messages. This happened to me before on other large external hard drives over 2TB, so I thought I would fix it by partitioning the drive into a 750GB and 2.25TB drives. I then tried to back it up on the 750GB partition but had... 3/5 James M. Koury (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews, June 20, 2012

    Compatible with my GoFlex FW800 and other adapters, Speedy

    I have been happy with my 3TB GoFlex drive for keeping my active iTunes Library and other multimedia files. I was backing it up onto a 2TB GoFlex to store off-site where it would be safe, until 2TB was too small to hold everything. For a while I split the backup across a pair of 2TB drives, but wanted to give one of the 2TB to my daughter for college. I have a multitude of portable Seagate GoFlex drives as well, and none have failed me yet. So I bought the new 3TB Backup Plus so I could simply clone the 3TB iTunes drive in one step.I used the Mac OSX Lion Disk Utility to re-partition the Drive as "HFS+ Journaled", instead of the NTFS that it came formatted with. Then I did a test and copied a 16GB folder to it and it was pretty speedy (under 10 minutes on an old iMac). But this time I installed the Seagate software for the extra features, which I never did before with my other Seagate drives. BAD IDEA. I couldn't clone my first drive without the receiving drive... 4/5 L. Ganz (Colorado Springs, CO United States) - See all my reviews, June 18, 2012
    List Price: $114.99
    Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer
    Save feature enables user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social network
    Features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates; upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter
    Impressive 2 TB storage capacity
    Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting
    Keep copies of your precious digital files, in case disaster strikes


  • Seagate

    Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA3000101)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Seagate

    Tons of ROOM! (A Review for People Who only want the Space)

    I understand that there's some back and forth over whether or not this unit is compatible with Windows Backup (due to sector sizes and blah, blah, blah). I don't use Windows Backup and have no intention to do so (I like to keep track of my files myself), therefore, I can't comment on the compatibility issue one way or the other. Other reviewers have also commented on the the Seagate Dashboard...I haven't used it either. So, you might be wondering why I'm bothering with this review.I'm writing this for one reason...all I wanted was oodles of storage space, and this External HDD delivers in spades.Seagate has been the only brand of External HDD I've ever used, and every drive I've purchased has functioned as intended (even my first Seagate External HDD, a 120gb model that's nearly 10 years old now, still works to this day). I don't mean to sound like a brainwashed fanboy, but I've never been disappointed with a Seagate drive.I've seen some people... 5/5 SilentEvil - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA3000101) (Personal Computers) I understand that there's some back and forth over whether or not this unit is compatible with Windows Backup (due to sector sizes and blah, blah, blah). I don't use Windows Backup and have no intention to do so (I like to keep track of my files myself), therefore, I can't comment on the compatibility issue one way or the other. Other reviewers have also commented on the the Seagate Dashboard...I haven't used it either. So, you might be wondering why I'm bothering with this review.I'm writing this for one reason...all I wanted was oodles of storage space, and this External HDD delivers in spades.Seagate has been the only brand of External HDD I've ever used, and every drive I've purchased has functioned as intended (even my first Seagate External HDD, a 120gb model that's nearly 10 years old now, still works to this day). I don't mean to sound like a brainwashed fanboy, but I've never been disappointed with a Seagate drive.I've seen some people... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 10, 2012

    Be careful with this drive and software

    Note: Dec 2013 Update follows the initial review===============================================================I bought the 3 TB drive to back up my Dell XPS 15 750MB hard drive as well as to store my ever increasing inventory of video files. It seamed like a great price for $149The hard drive came with Seagate software called Dashboard for backing up user document files. It was easy and worked well. It created a backup of my document directory and gave me the option for having both added or changed files updated at a time of my choosing.What happened next was more of a Microsoft issue than Seagate. When trying to use Windows 7 backup to create a disc image on the Seagate, it kept failing halfway through giving me error messages. This happened to me before on other large external hard drives over 2TB, so I thought I would fix it by partitioning the drive into a 750GB and 2.25TB drives. I then tried to back it up on the 750GB partition but had... 3/5 James M. Koury (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews, June 20, 2012

    Compatible with my GoFlex FW800 and other adapters, Speedy

    I have been happy with my 3TB GoFlex drive for keeping my active iTunes Library and other multimedia files. I was backing it up onto a 2TB GoFlex to store off-site where it would be safe, until 2TB was too small to hold everything. For a while I split the backup across a pair of 2TB drives, but wanted to give one of the 2TB to my daughter for college. I have a multitude of portable Seagate GoFlex drives as well, and none have failed me yet. So I bought the new 3TB Backup Plus so I could simply clone the 3TB iTunes drive in one step.I used the Mac OSX Lion Disk Utility to re-partition the Drive as "HFS+ Journaled", instead of the NTFS that it came formatted with. Then I did a test and copied a 16GB folder to it and it was pretty speedy (under 10 minutes on an old iMac). But this time I installed the Seagate software for the extra features, which I never did before with my other Seagate drives. BAD IDEA. I couldn't clone my first drive without the receiving drive... 4/5 L. Ganz (Colorado Springs, CO United States) - See all my reviews, June 18, 2012
    List Price: $134.99
    Keep copies of your precious digital files, in case disaster strikes
    Save feature enables user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social network
    Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer
    Impressive 3 TB storage capacity
    Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting
    Features USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates; upgrade to Thunderbolt technology or FireWire 800 with the available additional adapter


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1500100

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (485 reviews):
    (3.4/5)
    Seagate

    2TB model - An attractive HDD with the option to upgrade $$$

    This review is for the 2TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex model. The 2TB version is not small and portable like the 500GB model. The 2TB version uses a standard desktop size 3.5" HDD, while the 500GB model uses a laptop size 2.5" HDD. The 3.5" HDD will transfer files faster than the 2.5" HDD, but will produce more heat.--My history with Seagate has not been so good. To me and many others, Seagate has a reputation for drives that fail quickly and unexpectedly. Everyone can repair a bad history, but I can't seem to forget Seagate's reputation. But like any bad relationship, things change and I must try to move on.This Seagate GoFlex external hard drive looks good, really good. It's the kind of design that stands out from the crowd. But... where is the ventilation? All hard drives heat up, so why are their no air vents or fans? This worries me. All the eye-candy in the world won't make up for a burned up hard drive.The performance... 3/5 Lincoln (Arizona, USA) - See all my reviews, June 4, 2010

    Tons of space, but only for one computer!?!

    Pros:1. easy to install2. easy to use3. Specific Folders can be selected for backup4. It turns off and on when computer is turned off and on.Cons:1. Software license only allows use with 1 computer2. Many ads to purchase more software in the bundled software3. There is a memory leak in the software (version 4.60.0.7252)I plugged this thing in and it automatically started the software install which was very easy to follow. Once it was done it defaulted to backup my entire computer which was perfect because 2 TB of space if plenty of space to do this for me. The software did have an option to select only specific folders which was nice to know in case I upgrade my pc and have to limit the amount of files for backup.The software has built in advertisements asking you to try and purchase more of their software. They are easily avoidable, but I'd rather not see them. My favorite part about the backup software bundled... 4/5 J. Dugas "signature" (MA, United States) - See all my reviews, June 19, 2010

    Seagate can no longer be trusted.

    0 1/5 John Calendo (North Bergen, NJ United States) - See all my reviews, December 7, 2010
    List Price: $139.99
    Offers both vertical and horizontal drive orientation
    USB 2.0 plug-and-play drive
    Worlds most upgradable external drive upgrade to a faster interface with a GoFlex Desk desktop adapters
    Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
    Includes GoFlex Desk USB 2.0 adapter with capacity gauge display


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC3000102

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (449 reviews):
    (3.2/5)
    Seagate

    4TB Sleek, Fast, & Easy

    I purchased the 4TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external drive with the intent of consolidating all my media files onto a single central drive. Straight out of the box, impressions were good. The newer generation drive offers a sleeker high gloss alternative to the previous Seagate Desk models. The drive comes equipped with a USB 3.0 base dock, which features five white LEDs on the front to illustrate power as well as indicate the capacity used on the drive in 25% increments. In addition, it also comes with the AC power adapter and a 4 foot USB 3.0 cord, which is significantly more convenient than the 1 1/2 foot cords that were supplied with my 1TB Seagate GoFlex Ultra Portable Drives.Right out of the box I plugged in to my Windows 7 laptop, had the drivers automatically installed, and was off and running in about 30 seconds. Simple enough. Actual available space on the drive (due to conversion) is about 3.63 TB, which was an expected reduction.. but is worth noting for... 4/5 Chris - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 4 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC4000100 (Personal Computers) I purchased the 4TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external drive with the intent of consolidating all my media files onto a single central drive. Straight out of the box, impressions were good. The newer generation drive offers a sleeker high gloss alternative to the previous Seagate Desk models. The drive comes equipped with a USB 3.0 base dock, which features five white LEDs on the front to illustrate power as well as indicate the capacity used on the drive in 25% increments. In addition, it also comes with the AC power adapter and a 4 foot USB 3.0 cord, which is significantly more convenient than the 1 1/2 foot cords that were supplied with my 1TB Seagate GoFlex Ultra Portable Drives.Right out of the box I plugged in to my Windows 7 laptop, had the drivers automatically installed, and was off and running in about 30 seconds. Simple enough. Actual available space on the drive (due to conversion) is about 3.63 TB, which was an expected reduction.. but is worth noting for... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 23, 2011

    Great Drive with One Understandable Flaw

    Because of some early negative reviews from Amazon users, and what I'm pretty sure is a computer rendering of the product instead of a photograph, I was initially a little reluctant about this drive. But I've had a lot of very good experiences with Seagate, so I bought it. I'm glad I did.The build quality is nice. The enclosure is actually really slick. I do prefer the look of a thin, USB powered, 2.5" external, but in the world of 3.5" drives this is total design win.It performs about as expected, if not better. I'm currently still using USB 2.0, but the initial burst on this thing is crazy high, and it (very) gradually slows down to my typical transfer rate. This is more true with a single large file than many small files. But its overall performance has me really excited about installing a USB 3.0 card in my system.The Bad? Well, I bought this to be a media drive, and it "sleeps" after a relatively short period of inactivity. I want my... 4/5 Beard/// - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 4 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC4000100 (Personal Computers) Because of some early negative reviews from Amazon users, and what I'm pretty sure is a computer rendering of the product instead of a photograph, I was initially a little reluctant about this drive. But I've had a lot of very good experiences with Seagate, so I bought it. I'm glad I did.The build quality is nice. The enclosure is actually really slick. I do prefer the look of a thin, USB powered, 2.5" external, but in the world of 3.5" drives this is total design win.It performs about as expected, if not better. I'm currently still using USB 2.0, but the initial burst on this thing is crazy high, and it (very) gradually slows down to my typical transfer rate. This is more true with a single large file than many small files. But its overall performance has me really excited about installing a USB 3.0 card in my system.The Bad? Well, I bought this to be a media drive, and it "sleeps" after a relatively short period of inactivity. I want my... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 22, 2011

    Works in Windows Explorer after Converting to GPT

    This drive uses 4KB sectors due to it being over 2TB. 512 bytes has been the standard. Long story short, Windows doesn't like the way the drive is formatted. Windows recognizes it and can view files on the drive, but USB transfers, especially large ones, using Windows Explorer hang partway through and never complete. Transfers seemed to be working fine if I used the software included with the drive, but I did not want something running in the background constantly. I just wanted more storage space to copy files onto manually.If you want to use this with Windows Explorer, you'll need to convert the drive to GPT (GUID Partition Table). The Seagate software did not recognize the drive after I did this, but I was fine with that.In windows 7, you can convert your drive by going to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Find the correct drive, delete all volumes on that drive. Right click on the drive and select... 3/5 Chuck - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC3000102 (Personal Computers) This drive uses 4KB sectors due to it being over 2TB. 512 bytes has been the standard. Long story short, Windows doesn't like the way the drive is formatted. Windows recognizes it and can view files on the drive, but USB transfers, especially large ones, using Windows Explorer hang partway through and never complete. Transfers seemed to be working fine if I used the software included with the drive, but I did not want something running in the background constantly. I just wanted more storage space to copy files onto manually.If you want to use this with Windows Explorer, you'll need to convert the drive to GPT (GUID Partition Table). The Seagate software did not recognize the drive after I did this, but I was fine with that.In windows 7, you can convert your drive by going to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Find the correct drive, delete all volumes on that drive. Right click on the drive and select... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 23, 2011
    List Price: $169.99
    Easy-to-use pre-loaded backup software with encryption
    Includes GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 adapter with capacity gauge display
    2-Year limited warranty
    Streamlined design complements any workspace
    Streamlined design complements any workspace
    World's most versatile external drive - upgrade your interface to suit your needs
    Inside the Box: GoFlex Desk external drive, backup and encryption software pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 4-foot USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide
    USB 3.0 plug-and-play


  • Seagate

    Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA4000100)

    Personal Computer (Seagate)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Seagate

    Tons of ROOM! (A Review for People Who only want the Space)

    I understand that there's some back and forth over whether or not this unit is compatible with Windows Backup (due to sector sizes and blah, blah, blah). I don't use Windows Backup and have no intention to do so (I like to keep track of my files myself), therefore, I can't comment on the compatibility issue one way or the other. Other reviewers have also commented on the the Seagate Dashboard...I haven't used it either. So, you might be wondering why I'm bothering with this review.I'm writing this for one reason...all I wanted was oodles of storage space, and this External HDD delivers in spades.Seagate has been the only brand of External HDD I've ever used, and every drive I've purchased has functioned as intended (even my first Seagate External HDD, a 120gb model that's nearly 10 years old now, still works to this day). I don't mean to sound like a brainwashed fanboy, but I've never been disappointed with a Seagate drive.I've seen some people... 5/5 SilentEvil - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 3TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0 (STCA3000101) (Personal Computers) I understand that there's some back and forth over whether or not this unit is compatible with Windows Backup (due to sector sizes and blah, blah, blah). I don't use Windows Backup and have no intention to do so (I like to keep track of my files myself), therefore, I can't comment on the compatibility issue one way or the other. Other reviewers have also commented on the the Seagate Dashboard...I haven't used it either. So, you might be wondering why I'm bothering with this review.I'm writing this for one reason...all I wanted was oodles of storage space, and this External HDD delivers in spades.Seagate has been the only brand of External HDD I've ever used, and every drive I've purchased has functioned as intended (even my first Seagate External HDD, a 120gb model that's nearly 10 years old now, still works to this day). I don't mean to sound like a brainwashed fanboy, but I've never been disappointed with a Seagate drive.I've seen some people... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 10, 2012

    Be careful with this drive and software

    Note: Dec 2013 Update follows the initial review===============================================================I bought the 3 TB drive to back up my Dell XPS 15 750MB hard drive as well as to store my ever increasing inventory of video files. It seamed like a great price for $149The hard drive came with Seagate software called Dashboard for backing up user document files. It was easy and worked well. It created a backup of my document directory and gave me the option for having both added or changed files updated at a time of my choosing.What happened next was more of a Microsoft issue than Seagate. When trying to use Windows 7 backup to create a disc image on the Seagate, it kept failing halfway through giving me error messages. This happened to me before on other large external hard drives over 2TB, so I thought I would fix it by partitioning the drive into a 750GB and 2.25TB drives. I then tried to back it up on the 750GB partition but had... 3/5 James M. Koury (Boston, MA) - See all my reviews, June 20, 2012

    Compatible with my GoFlex FW800 and other adapters, Speedy

    I have been happy with my 3TB GoFlex drive for keeping my active iTunes Library and other multimedia files. I was backing it up onto a 2TB GoFlex to store off-site where it would be safe, until 2TB was too small to hold everything. For a while I split the backup across a pair of 2TB drives, but wanted to give one of the 2TB to my daughter for college. I have a multitude of portable Seagate GoFlex drives as well, and none have failed me yet. So I bought the new 3TB Backup Plus so I could simply clone the 3TB iTunes drive in one step.I used the Mac OSX Lion Disk Utility to re-partition the Drive as "HFS+ Journaled", instead of the NTFS that it came formatted with. Then I did a test and copied a 16GB folder to it and it was pretty speedy (under 10 minutes on an old iMac). But this time I installed the Seagate software for the extra features, which I never did before with my other Seagate drives. BAD IDEA. I couldn't clone my first drive without the receiving drive... 4/5 L. Ganz (Colorado Springs, CO United States) - See all my reviews, June 18, 2012
    List Price: $189.99
    Install the pre-loaded NTFS driver for Mac and use the drive interchangeably between PC and Mac computers without reformatting
    Due to a limitation in Windows 7, 4TB drives are incompatible with the Windows Image Backup software. Instead, the files can be moved to the drive directly.
    Share feature allows multiple files to be uploaded to social networks at once from your computer
    Keep copies of your precious digital files, in case disaster strikes
    Save feature enables user-generated content to be backed up from your favorite social network


  • Seagate

    Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC3000101

    CE (Seagate)

    Rating (115 reviews):
    (2.6/5)
    Seagate

    Very Useful, with just a Pinch of Obnoxious Thrown In

    [NOTE: While this review is for using the GoFlex Desk 2TB USB External Hard Drive on a PC with Windows 7, if you are a Mac User you should be aware that there are some compatibility issues that may be a serious show-stopper for you. I suggest you look for other product reviews here specifically addressing compatibility: Western Digital have replied to these reviews with links that may help you decide whether your machine might not work well with the GoFlex 2TB.]After having serious problems with Western Digital's products, I decided to switch back to Seagate. 3 years ago Seagate had kind of bait-and-switched me the last time I bought drives and I was stinging from that, but research and recommendations brought me here to give them another try.The GoFlex desk is a very good back-up drive. Unlike other brands I have used, the drive is heavily shielded on the inside and multiple rubber cushions lock it firmly in place to minimize vibrations. After complaints... 4/5 Winter (USA) - See all my reviews, January 7, 2011

    First Drive failed in first month...

    My first drive failed within the first month after only a couple of uses. I contact and set up for a replacement drive on the web, boy was that a mistake ! It seems there are THREE serial numbers for the drive including the base and the drive itself. When I sent it in, they denied the repair because I had the wrong serial number. I phoned, and after a number of minutes this was corrected and a drive would be sent out. This evidently is a common problem that they have not figured out how to deal with. So after a few days, no notification of a drive so I called again. It seems they did not have any refurbished drives, so they would send me a new one...yippee! I even got them to ship it 2 day shipping. So I get the drive....and there is NO USB 3.0 based. I called yet again, and I got chastised for sending the base in. How was I supposed to know that the base was not the problem in the first place. So after a few more days, I got the base too. The replacement drive seems to be working... 2/5 Michael Moss - See all my reviews, February 20, 2011

    Awesome, awesome drive

    0 5/5 attackAnt (Santa Fe, New Mexico) - See all my reviews, November 16, 2010
    List Price: $249.99
    USB 3.0 plug-and-play drive
    World?s most upgradable external drive -upgrade to a faster interface with a GoFlex? Desk desktop adapter
    Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
    Offers both vertical and horizontal drive orientation
    World?s most upgradable external drive -upgrade to a faster interface with a GoFlex Desk desktop adapter
    Offers both vertical and horizontal drive orientation