"3 firmware upgrades, and problems are even WORSE now"0.5 starson by chiefted
Pros: How can I say this politely, well there aren't any pros.
Cons: Boot up times not increased
More spinning "pinwheels of death"
More BSODs on my windows VM.
Computer won't go to sleep or well at random times wake from sleep even with the lid closed.
Little support from manufacturer.
Summary: I have tried (key word is tried) to use this drive in my work MacBook Pro for about 6 months now. It has been the biggest bag of hurt I have ever seen.
Look at the Seagate support forums before even thinking of buying this drive (and before commenting on this comment).
Video playback is choppy
Spinning beach ball for no apparent reason
Fails to wake from sleep
Will wake from sleep at various times for no apparent reason.
In a Windows machine I would get random BSODs
After upgrading the firmware three times, Seagate still won't admit there is a serious problem with this particular model. They push firmware updates up, no change they ask us to fill in spread sheets, no change.
Seagate needs to man up and recall these drives and stop using its customers for Beta Testers (with out the customers knowledge).