"NOT a dependable drive"1.0 starson by daffy688
Pros: The price / capacity ratio is good. It has a nice looking external shell.
Cons: After only 1 month's use, DRIVE HAS FAILED and i can no longer access my data.
Summary: One single month into use this is what i'm experiencing: as soon as i connect the drive to its power adapter you can hear it spin up. However, a few seconds after connecting the provided USB cable to the computer, i can hear the drive spin down and a windows message appears "USB device not recognized". That has dissolved any faith i have in Seagate hard drives.
Stay away from Seagate hard drives, internal o external. They seem to be having internal power management issues, since i've found a LOT of customers post comments about this same issue on Seagate's own forum, without any tech answering a single message. These drives seem to also develop a loud clicking sound that warns of internal failure. SeaTools and DiscWizard software are totally useless, since they cannot see the drive as connected.
Seagate hard drives are not dependable.