Large storage for price
Nice looking unit
Cons Can't think of any...!
Summary I bought mine at Heathrow when I was going on a trip to Israel and had discovered the night before I left that my laptop had very little space for emptying SD cards on to. This drive proved to be a godsend and is now in use at home as a back up drive.
I don't understand the issue about it falling over, who would want to put it on its side anyway? It's designed to be laid flat and as such it's perfectly stable!
So far it's been 100% reliable and I plan to buy another to use as another back up! for the cost it really is a nice piece of kit and although the USB may be slower than a Firewire connection I like the fact that I don't need an external PSU to power it unlike another external drive I own.
Pros can't say anything good about this drive
Cons it works once or twice then never works again and this seems to be happening to a lot of people
Summary i bot this drive so i could move my recording files from compter to computer and i also need it to store images of a bunch of different computers i build and for back up purpuses i did not expect to plug in a usb drive and see it try installing software on every machine i pluged it into wich was only 2 machines before it stoped working then the drive become unaccessable also acronis would not work right with it either it would not make the image or an image would be corrupted and i did not buy this to use some one elses 3rd party half arsed back up software the stopped working any ways ......So i tryed to format it windows could not format it so then i did a quik formatt and it seems to be working now and now acronis is working properly as well ,but why did seagate market this product like this why not just send a blank drive instead cousing a headache, o and it is very slow much slower than my old WD elaments drive it took 15 minutes to load an image onto a new drive which only takes about 2 minutes when i plug a sata drive in and load the image so transfer rate is out the window thanks again seagate for a nother big mess up remember seagate is the company the bot maxtor and threw out the best drives ever made when i started this job way back when i had to replace about 50 seagate hard drives with maxtors becouse the seagate drives were going bad before the computers even made it to the shiping destination never had it happen with a maxtor the custumer had an issue with incompatable memory cousing the WD,s we started using to fail again i've been forced to use seagate drives in our machines and they do fail about 1 out of 20 fails on our custumers so keep in mind thears many reasons to stay away from seagate the are not the best company the fact that the threw out the best drives ever MAXTOR, it just erks me to this day .....so don't buy this drive if you don't want a headache buy a western digital elaments drive or something other than a seagate pruduct o and my proflex drive is shuting down after a few minutes from a shut down on this machine atleast but if I plug it in it stays on and depending on the computer it may not shut off from what i've read so any way don't buy it bottom line
Pros - Plug-and-play
- Quite fast
- Solid structure
- Heating resistant (even after 5 hours of constant writing)
- Nice looking
Cons - Possibly susceptible to fall from intended upright position (most likely not to fall, don't consider this a real Con)
Summary I consider this an excellent (until now) purchase. I got two other Seagate external drives and I am a fan of Seagate (not without a reason). I previously bought a Hitachi Desk XL1000 external drive and altough a good purchase it proved to be quite noisy during writing large amounts of many small files. I did not face such problems with the Seagate drive.
"I am disappointed"on by jesenkoe
Pros USB 3.0 (but you need to buy this kit separately). Easy to install. Size is very small for 3.5' external HDD. It's fast...
Cons HDD will not stay turned off when shut down any elecronic connected by USB (even computer)
Summary Unfortunately, I will return (or sell) this HDD. I have WD My Book 1 Tb who doesn't make any vibrations, and stay turned off when shut down any electronic connected by USB to it. Let me be clear, I dont like that much this WD too, because of "light show" LED's on front pannel of HDD when it's running (which is so bad during watching movies), but from my experience WD My Book is better choice.
Pros Easy installation and setup.
Turns on when the computer turns on, turns off when computer turns off.
Backup utility is very easy to use.
Cons Nothing so far.
Summary Picked it up on sale... backed up 200+ GB of data files in ~2 hours... so far am loving this...