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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home 2 TB STAM2000100

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2 TB
  • Connects to your WiFi router, enabling convenient, wireless access to all your files from any PC or Mac computer in the home
  • Automatically and continuously back up files and folders from up to 3 PC and Mac computers in the home - Time Machine software compatible
  • Stream movies, photos and music to PCs, Mac computers, game consoles and GoFlex TV HD media player
  • Simple setup in just minutes
  • Share a USB printer with every PC and Mac computer in the home
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Technical Details

Size: 2 TB
  • USB Powered

Product Description

Size: 2 TB

Product Description

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home 2 TB STAM2000100

From the Manufacturer

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home
Automatically protect your data while also enabling streaming

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home
A simple solution to access all your data anywhere, anytime. View larger
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home
Enjoy your movies, videos, and photos on the go with the free GoFlex app.

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home
Remotely stream your media library to any Internet-connected computer

The GoFlex Home network storage system enables you to set up a wireless network for the backup, storage, and streaming of your files at home. Connect multiple computers, PC, or Mac, and automatically protect your data while also enabling streaming to media players, game consoles, and other computers, all over your own "cloud". Then download the free GoFlex Home app to experience movies, video, and photos while you're on the go. It's perfect for those who need more space than a portable hard drive allows but still want access to all their data. Having a cloud solution for your movies, music, and photos also means less devices to carry around--use your phone or tablet to keep you connected to all your media and important files.

A Cloud to Call Your Own

Use the GoFlex Home to wirelessly back up and store data for multiple computers. Share media to your networked mobile devices, or access media from remote, web-connected computers with no monthly fees. It's like having your own cloud storage and backup solution right at home.

Your Media Made Mobile

Store your media safely at home, then experience all your movies, photos, and music on the go. Your data becomes portable, but you don't need to worry about mobile storage or data loss when you're on the road. Stream your media to iPhone, iPad, and Android devices using the free GoFlex Access app. Or remotely stream your media library to any Internet-connected computer with a web browser. It's a simple solution to access all your data anywhere, anytime.

Big Backups

GoFlex Home lets you automatically back up and store up to a massive 3TB of data from multiple PC and Mac computers. It will easily organize even the largest media library in one secure spot. It's even compatible with Time Machine backup software for Mac.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP/Vista/7, or Mac OSX 10.4.6 or later
  • Available USB 2.0 port for host computer
What's in the Box?

Seagate GoFlex Home network storage system with base and hard drive, Ethernet cable, power supply, quick start guide, GoFlex Home install CD, warranty.

Seagate FreeAgnet GoFlex Home External Hard Drive Specifications

1TB1 2TB1 3TB1 Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home
Model Number STAM1000100 STAM2000100 STAM3000100
Interface Wireless Wireless Wireless
Available Colors Black Black Black
How Much Will it Store?
Digital Music Digital Music (Hours) 16,660 33,320 49,980
Digital Photos Digital Photos (Files)
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
320,000 640,000 960,000
Digital Videos Digital Videos (Hours) 1,000 2,000 3,000
DVD Quality DVD Quality (Movies)
Based on standard 2 hour movie
250 500 750
HD Video HD Video (Hours)
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
250 500 750
1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.

Product Information

Size:2 TB
Product Dimensions 3.1 x 5.3 x 6.8 inches
Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Shipping Weight 3.4 pounds
Department Storage Devices
Manufacturer Seagate
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number STAM2000100
Customer Reviews
3.4 out of 5 stars 491 customer reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #346 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Network Attached Storage
#1,272 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > External Hard Drives
#9,602 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Networking Products
Date first available at Amazon.com July 20, 2010

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Size: 2 TB
I nearly wrote this network backup drive off until I finally corrected the way I set it up.

Initially when I set it up my backups were taking for ever and I nearly returned this to Costco. Copying a 1 GB file from my laptop over the wireless network was taking 15 minutes. So imagine backing up a 300GB drive (3 days). I realized that something had to be incorrectly setup.

The problem was not the drive, but was the fact that everything was connected through my Verizon Fios wireless router!!! This router is only a 10/100 wireless router! This was the issue - it was the bottleneck that was slowing everything down. I bought a simple gigabit wireless router and connected my entire home network to it so all communication in my home was not approximately 7-8 times faster. My gigabit router then connected to the Verizon Fios router to access the internet.

So now copying a 1 GB file over the wireless network takes around 2 minutes (instead of 15).
Copying a 1GB file from a PC that has a lan wire connected to it takes approximately 1 minute.

So if you're going to buy this great and cheap device I suggest that you spend some time in learning how to do this right (or get someone else to help you).

3 Big Tips:
1) Don't install the software that comes with the drive. Instead open a browser, type in goflexhome.local in the Address field, and press Enter to start the setup.
2) Make sure that you don't use a 10/100 wireless router. This will be the bottle neck and slow things down immenseley.
3) If you are using a PC then use Cobian (a free backup software) to backup your PC. With a Mac use Timemachine.

I now have this setup so that my PC's and Mac backup by themselves up on a daily basis.
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Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
When I bought this product, I was very optimistic. The promise of a consumer-friendly network attached storage drive that is quick and easy to use, has plenty of features, and is compatible with tons of devices. I am a fan of the Seagate GoFlex system with swappable docks. However, in the end the use of this GoFlex Home has fallen below expectations.

My biggest problem with this drive is the read/write speeds, especially the latter. As a 2 TB drive, one would expect to load a fair amount of data onto it, and read large files off of it. The read speeds on this thing were halfway decent, but not good enough to effectively stream an HD movie, even on a fast wireless N network. The write speeds are far worse. Transferring files wirelessly to the drive had a max speed of only ~4 Mbps, and an average barely over 3. Even worse, the dock's USB port had an even slower speed, max around 3 Mbps and average just under 2. Moving files around internally was also often slow, it was unbearable. It literally took days of straight transfer to get 1 TB onto this drive.

Beyond these already-crippling problems, this drive does not work with quite as many devices as the advertising would suggest, or at least, not for free. Multiple reviews suggested it would work right out of the box with my Xbox 360. After numerous attempts and a bunch of research, I have decided that this is not the case. Without third party software, this device will not stream to the 360, and possibly not even with said software. I also was unable to get it to stream to my Android phone (Droid X), even though it is DLNA equipped. The sharing features in the software are confusing and don't seem to work the way they should.
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Size: 1 TB Verified Purchase
The drive in this NAS is just a drive. Nothing bad to say about it. The software, however, that allows it to be accessed by computers on the network and to be used for backup is just awful. Especially if you are using Windows 7. I have two brand new Windows 7 computers and an old Win XP machine on a wireless network. The GoFlex NAS is wired, so I connected it to my wired/wireless combo router/DSL modem.

One computer worked OK, although finding the three drive partitions the software sets up was sort of catch or catch can. Also I had to install the NAS drive manually using a method explained on the Seagate GoFlex support pages in an FAQ. The installation software on the CD-ROM did not work.

The other computer seemed to work fine at first but after several days during startup it spent about 20-40 minutes looking for the drive, while the screen remained black. Removing the network connection to the drives corrected the problem nicely.

I also wanted to use the print server feature on this device. Unfortulately the server is quite primitive and usually did not work. One of the Windows 7 computer kept losing its connection in addition, requiring frequent re-installs.

Finally, the backup feature seemed to work OK, but was extremely slow -- like 28 hours for the first backup. I think this was caused by two issues: 1) the requirement that you make a system image which is a slow process. 2) the GoFlex drives connection speed over the network. Oh, did I mention that the computer is brand new and has only a few files on it and just a couple of apps. So I'm not even backing up much.

Of course, the thing seemed to work pretty well on our third computer, an ancient Win XP Pentium D computer I built myself around 10 years ago.
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