"Great "Flex"ible Ext HDD but Memeo Software Fails"4.0 starson by jake.jacobs
Pros: *The array of swappable interface cables are perfect to tailor to your current (or future) PC and/or Mac.
*This HDD is a true PnP device w nominal user configuration required.
Cons: *Cheap casing.
*(optional) Memeo Backup application fails miserably.
Summary: Model: FreeAgent® GoFlex? (non-Pro) Ultra-portable Drive.
-Wish the case was more rugged and sturdy. But for the low price, what can you say?!
-During set-up, I downloaded the (optional) entire Memeo Back-up, Sync, Share, and Send applications. What a mistake! After numerous backups failed and bringing my computer to a near death, I uninstalled the additional apps, restarted, and reconfigured using just the basic Seagate Dashboard. Now, life is good again.
-As the editors and other review sites claim, this ext. HDD is truly flexible by means of connectivity to "your" computer type and interface. What do I mean? I have an old rig (Intel P4 2.4 GHz single core CPU w 1024 of RAM running XP 2003) but take great care of it. I am careful of what and how I connect to it. The fact I have the option to use and can select from a battery of cables (e.g., 3.0, eSATA, or Firewire 800) when I upgrade my computer puts my mind at ease. In addition, I applaud Seagate for having a mainstream ext. HDD in NTFS format compatible in both Windows and Mac OS. No need to format to FAT32 and limited to a 4 GB file size. Note: reformatting to HFS+ is required for TimeMachine software users however Memeo Backup (if it doesn't fail for you) is very similar.
-No configuration required. A simple Plug-and-Play device straight out the box.
-This 2.5" drive is small, lightweight and easy to disconnect then take on the go.
This is my first, but not last, Seagate external drive. Receives 4/5 stars due to minor items mentioned in the Cons section above.
I did a lot of research prior to purchase and found nothing better, based on price and my needs. No regrets after purchase and I have strongly recommend this to my friends.