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Other Thoughts: I ordered this drive because it has firewire connections which I need for a video project next week using a mac. the model that arrived did not have firewire ports and instead had usb 3. If they were out of stock or this was a newer model I should have been informed before shipping. I now look like I have no clue what I am doing to my companies CEO. needless to say I am not happy
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Reviewed By:N/A,4/8/2014 2:14:53 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product less than 1 day. Did you find this review helpful?
Pros: -USB3.0 + Firewire 800 -Large Capacity -Responsive Support
Cons: -disk5s2: I/O error. -disk5s2: I/O error. -disk5s2: I/O error. -disk5s2: I/O error. -disk5s2: I/O error. After a month, both the original and the drive that I received after an RMA throw errors and cause Mac OS X to present the drive as read only until remounted.
Secondly, on my windows machine (when trying to troubleshoot), the drive does not present itself consistently between firewire and USB connections. Set up an NTFS partition while on USB, disconnect properly and then connect via firewire.. "Drive needs to be initialized!" The fireware update on the website was supposed to fix this, but it did not.
Other Thoughts: I suspect they got a bad batch of 4Tb hard drives going into these enclosures. Another G-Drive 1Tb that I have set up as an offsite backup has been running flawlessly.
Reviewed By:belly917,3/26/2014 12:09:08 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: High speed usb3 device. It's a Seagate! The drive is protected within the case with a metal caddy and rubber mounts to reduce shock if dropped.
Cons: Plastic case. USB drive adapter is separate from the drive. This would allow you to use the drive internally, since it would be easy to attach the sata connectors to the drive in the case. On the negative side, the sata connectors would probably suffer the brunt of being dropped.
Other Thoughts: USB 3.0 is not properly supported by everyone and is not Seagate's fault. I was misinformed and angry at the time I wrote the critical review. I would like to caution you to better know your requirements and what will work best for you.
Reviewed By:Mr. Batch,3/20/2014 7:52:44 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: Once I got it working, it's been great, exactly what you want from a USB 3.0 portable hard drive.
Once I got it installed, the Dashboard is simple and easy to use.
Cons: Initially showed up as a device, said it was installed, but wasn't in Computer. Well ok, set options to show empty drives.
Oh? Still not there?
Well alright then, Disk Management here we go.
There it is! Wait, why doesn't it have a name? Just a blank field for a 2 TB drive.
Well, alright, I'll just rename it.
Right click on the drive, and every single option is greyed out.
Ok then... can't rename the drive to be recognized. Fun.
15 minutes of troubleshooting later, including installing the Seagate troubleshooter, Windows 7 drivers, and Dashboard (which also did not automatically install like it was supposed to), I just reformatted the drive. No more shenanigans, little drive.
Set up and named the drive through Windows, and it worked like a charm immediately.
This darn thing wasn't formatted correctly, it appears. That's a bad move, Seagate.
Other Thoughts: It's a good drive, but it's also hard to have a bad drive. Either it works or it doesn't.
I shouldn't have to reformat the darn thing to use it.
Reviewed By:N/A,3/17/2014 12:16:25 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
This user purchased this item from Newegg
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Contains standard Seagate 1TB Sata 2.5" drive.
Cons: Non-standard USB drive interface. Non-standard USB 'B' plug end (Cord and device interface). Might work for a MAC, but I don't have one. Drivers and reboot required for Windows. Forget making it work for Linux, DVR and other such devices. Cheap plastic case.
Other Thoughts: Why reinvent the wheel and make your product not suitable for all possible applications?
Reviewed By:Mr. Batch,3/6/2014 4:12:49 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product less than 1 day.