- Mac OS and Time Machine ready out of the box
- Automatically save photos from your social networks
- Mac & PC compatible with downloadable HFS+ driver
- 2 years limited warranty
Seagate Art Deco Gatsby USB 3.0 Thin and Sleek 12/11/2013
This review is from: Seagate 500GB 2.5" USB 3.0 Slim External Hard Drive Model STCF500801
Seagate. 2 Year Warranty. USB 3.0. Elegant. Cool Temps checked by Speed Fan on 440 GB Transfer to check speeds and temp. The Looks. The Move. It is A Song, A Rhapsody. Price is knockout and onsale. First sold to as Mac Time Machine or some other such nonsense name. Where is Michael J Fox when you need him. Download file from from Seagate. Boom 40 seconds later it is Partitioned, Formatted, SMART. Auto Registration. See Cons on this one. Speeds are not accurate as I am running two usb hubds and 14 TB of external drives so it ended up in USB 2.0 but it did range from 70 o 160 mbs in USB 2.0 and like I wrote temps did not go over 38C. It was cooler than my SSD 180 GB Intel. WOW!.
I installed two 3GB Barracudas external and 2 2.5 inch NewEgg Slims (from the Pulp Fiction Movie) and tried to 1) set them up. One at a time would not automatically go one to one to one to one. I did get the two Slims to auto registration one plugged in and the other unplugged and reboot. Switch plug and unplug. The Barracudas swam to the bottom like Seagate Bottom Feeders but I blame the dual external with fan that does not support SMART or stupid.
Great release point at Christmas but I do not see Seagate over selling this model as the Box reads for the Mac and PC users cringe as the old Chirstmas Past ghosts of Apple Talk and other nightmare Mac stories. Whatever makes anyone happy but with my new MS Tablet 2 and the Seagate drive writing personal buy and sell offers the eyes are on technology then the price quote. IT IS A CLOSER!
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