"Good Value"on by Doug_444
Pros Seems simple enough to setup (actually none needed) just plug the wall wart and USB cable up. No on/off switch etc. Bought @ Staples for $89 good value for a 1TB drive.
Cons Kid @ knew nothing, no display model to look at and I couldn't open the box before buying ! Found out after getting home no backup software included.
Summary However after getting the unit home and hooking it up (very simple 2 cables USB cable and wall wart for 120V the unit powered right up and my system found the drive. Again no backup software is included and none is needed as long as you are running Vista (Home Prem) or Windows 7 backup software is included. Backed up both a Vista machine and a older Windows XP system. I had to go find 3rd party software for the XP machine if you want to do a snap shot backup of the hard drive. Other wise you can drag and drop files manually which is a good idea in addition to the snap shot. Soooooo if the unit holds up (2 year Warranty included) I give it a heads up for now.
Pros Stylish. Slim design. Reasonable price for a 1tb Hard Drive. Quiet and fast.
Cons Only got three and a half months use out of it.
Summary One day the hard drive just stopped working and my computer could no longer detect it. I can feel the disc spinning, but there also this constant clicking. Now i fear i have lost all my data. Tried every step on the troubleshooting page. Phoned Seagate's technical support office and they told me the issue should be taken up with where i bought it from. So i called up where i bought it from and they said it was something i needed to take up with the manufacture. So now I've bounced back to square one and it's like no-one wants to help resolve this issue. I've done my research and found there are lots of people who have had the same problem with this exact hard drive. So much for customer satisfaction. So is it the hard drive itself or the manufacturer?
Pros Large size, decent price
Cons the included software
Summary The first thing i did when i plugged in my 2TB HDD was format it and remove all the crappy software which came with it. I use mine for file storage which includes movies, anime and video games. So far i am happy with it.
"Terrific Purchase"on by trompfy
Pros It is portable and easy to carry with you
Cons It doesn't work with Mac only PC
Summary I bought this on Wednesday 2nd November 2011 and I was very happy with it because I can now use it to store all my 2007 to 2008 episodes of Home and Away so I don't need to buy any blank DVDs or a USB Flash Drive
Pros Lots of storage space. Using it also for Business & Personal purposes.
Cons A little bigger then the usual, but still portable.
Summary Read some reviews before and after. A little concern, but it's working fine so far.