"Unhappy with over all performance."0.5 starson by ck722
Cons: Mimeo software unreliable. Seagate support insufferable.
Summary: First off I will say that I have had great difficulty in finding an easy/reliable backup system. Tape drive, no luck, various external hard drive units, unhappy. The Seagate GoFlex did not break my record of disappointments. The included software Mimeo, left me with the feeling that it was doing nothing, or just faking it's job, anyway I felt it to be unreliable.
Seagate support was very difficult, they made it very difficult to return the unit when it tested bad using their own built in "self test" (tested bad) Downloaded Seagate tools, it tested bad. Many loops to jump through before the point to box up and return. Warning: if it is good, and most are, we send it back to you. Tested again with both test methods and it is suddenly good! Aargh!
I uninstalled the Mimeo software on my Win7 and formatted the drive to erase all traces of Memio. Now I am looking for reliable software to use with the the Seagate drive.
Why does it seems impossible to find simple reliable back up systems? Windows back up system on my Win7 PC also does not work for this HD.. Maybe it is working for CD backups, I made a set, but I wonder???