Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1000100 (Black)
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- USB 2.0 plug-and-play drive
- Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
- World’s most upgradable external drive - upgrade to a faster interface with a GoFlex Desk desktop adapters
- Includes GoFlex Desk USB 2.0 adapter with capacity gauge display
- Offers both vertical and horizontal drive orientation
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1TB USB2.0 freeagent goflex desk
From the Manufacturer
The GoFlex™ Desk external drive delivers high-capacity storage, backup and encryption for all your files with its plug-and-play USB 2.0 connectivity. You now have versatile connection options to suit your needs. Simply pair the drive with a USB 3.0 or FireWire® 800/USB 2.0 GoFlex Desk desktop adapter and instantly increase your performance by up to 10x. The GoFlex Desk drive works interchangeably between a PC and Mac® computer and can be set in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, complementing any desktop environment.
Seagate® GoFlex™ Desk
PROTECT. STORE. DO MORE.
Easy - Plug-and-play external hard drive with automatic backup software
Compatible - Share files with both PC and Mac
*Reformatting to HFS+ required to use backup software for Mac or Time Machine® software
|USB 2.0 (Included)||Firewire™||eSATA||USB 3.0|
- Offers upgrade cables and kits that make it easy to move up from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0, eSATA or FireWire® 800 for up to 10x faster transfer speeds for your large files and HD movies
- Extends your digital life so you can access and share your files from anywhere by pairing your drive with the GoFlex Net media sharing device
- View your movies and photos on your TV by pairing your drive with the GoFlex TV HD media player
|What can you store?|
|Capacity|| Digital Music |
| Digital Photos |
| Digital Videos |
| DVD Quality |
| HD Video |
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
Based on standard 2 hour movie
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
The GoFlex™ Storage System
| Seagate® GoFlex™ Family Hard Drives || || |
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| GoFlex™ Ultra-Portable Drive || GoFlex™ Pro™ || GoFlex™ Desk External Drive || GoFlex™ Home |
| GoFlex™ TV |
HD Media Playing Device
| GoFlex™ |
Net Media Sharing
|System Requirements|| |
Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system
|Product Dimensions||6.22in L x 4.88in W x 1.73in D (158mm x 124mm x 44mm)||Weight: 2.38lb (1.08kg)|
|Inside the Box|| |
| PANAM |
| GoFlex Desk Kit |
GoFlex Desk Kit
GoFlex Desk Kit
| 1TB |
| STAC1000100 |
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I replaced that Seagate with a Western Digital that I have not had any problems with whatsoever. I was a novice as far as backing up goes. I had yet to realize that to have back ups in two or more places and formats is imperative. I lost a lot with the first failure, but no need for details, other to say that I was astonished at the sheer loss, and one would think that the name Seagate would have stuck out in my mind. But, it did not.
That's why, a year or so later, with the incredible price for 3 TBs, I did not hesitate to purchase this one. A month or so ago - after approximately five months of nonstop service, it ceased showing up in Windows 7. My remedy was to power off my system, power off the external HD, unplug the USB, check the other end of the USB to make sure it was tight, and then to plug it all back, and start everything up again. This worked. Microsoft would install the drivers after it reappeared and then it would be fine. The last time it failed to show up, I followed a friend's advice, and plugged its USB cable into a powered USB hub. That did the trick. I placed it into the "one of the many unknown anomalies while running a PC" category, considered it fixed and gave it no more thought.
An aside: this external drive was installed and kept in one place for the life of it. I never took it hiking with me, it was in a temperature-controlled room and no one uses my PC but me. The drive was used properly, and not overused, nor abused and for personal use only.
Last week this second Seagate HD completely died. The green light on the front of it dimmed out, even though sometimes I could feel movement and heat. I worked with it for many hours over the course of the next two days.I searched forum after forum, site after site (including, of course Seagate's), re-downloaded drivers, software, but it became apparent that any further attempts to fix it would be futile.
I'm going to get in touch with Seagate to get it fixed next week.
Since it was the second Seagate drive to die on me, I felt compelled to come back and review this. I've never experienced two peripherals or PCs produced by the same company to completely cease working in all of the years I've been a computer owner.
By the ratings, I am acutely aware that there are people who've bought one, two or several Seagate products and have never had a problem. They probably swear by them, for good reason. I also understand that my experience may just be a coincidence. I am not saying that Seagate makes poor products at all - except personally, I'd be a fool to buy another one. I am just putting this out there for what it is - one person's unfortunate involvement with the product.
As mentioned by others, the Memeo Backup Standard software is built into the HD (no external CD to install, and fires up immediately after plugging in the power cable and USB connection. The software interface menu is pleasantly simple in design, although there are some drop down menus and an "advanced options" button. My experience with backup software is slight, since, as an old DOS-head, my familiarity with data tree structures allowed me to create (home system) backups with whatever file manager Microsoft offered with their O/S. But I had enough room (2TB's!) to completely copy my C:/ drive, and so I let the software do its thing.
One time consuming mistake I made was not doing a good clean-up job on my C:/ drive before starting a major backup. I was still doing some tweaks on a new Gateway i3, SX PC and later ended up rearranging / renaming some large video folders on its 1TB HD, in order for my streaming server media (TVersity - a great freebie!) to present menus in a logical way. To be fair, Memeo warns the user not to change "anything" in the backup file, upon pain of losing your entire backup.
Finally finishing a (rearranged) USB 2.0 backup, I thought to test the restore option, since that's what you're ultimately paying for. Clicking the total restore option immediately took me to a launch menu, and I elected to stand down at that point. However, when I tested the "restore specific files" option I got the following message. "We cannot restore specific files from this backup right now. Please try again later or select another backup to restore." To make a long story short, after removing the Seagate and rebooting, the same message continues to this moment on partial restores. As I had no error messages appear while backing up the Gateway drive, I researched Memeo's tech support, FAQs, etc., and ended up creating and sending them the problem. They were supposed to answer in 24-hours, but missed their deadline. I'm reasonably confident I could cull out any backed up Seagate files using Windows Explorer, etc. But should you have to use 3rd party software to perform a major function belonging to the product you bought? I don't think so. I was on the fence between 3 stars or 4, but the bad serial # on the box decided it for me.
This drive automatically powers up and down with the computer which I really like. It didn't try and install unnecessary software on my computer either and aesthetically it's quite nice.