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Pros: Pro: Held my data for two years and one second.
Cons: Con: Does not have a warranty that lasts two years and two seconds. I always feel somewhat ripped off when an item lasts exactly as long as the warranty. Last night with zero warning this drive simply disappeared from Windows Explorer. When I restarted, it had disappeared from the BIOS too. After changing the port and cable I did get it it to come up long enough to retrieve my some files not yet backed up, but I ran SeaTools on it and it did not pass the short "Fix it" test so its not my PC...its the drive. I downloaded SeaTools for Dos and am now running the long tests to see if it can banish some bad sectors and at least function as a backup drive.
So I basically rented this thing for six bucks a month for two years. Now I will probably end up throwing it in the trash. Seagate, if you gotta make junk, could you at least make it a LITTLE junkier so it will expire in 23 months, not 25? What a rip-off.
This review is from: LG WiFi Built-in BP330
Pros: Great Blu-Ray picture, plays lots of file formats, doesnt take up much room, very inexpensive
Cons: 1. When using Newegg to compare this to the BP-530, the comparison table says that both are 3D capable. This is an error. It is NOT. Unfortunately, I used this info to make a selection, then bought elsewhere where returns are not an option since they didnt advertise it as 3D. I am very annoyed at Newegg for this error.
2. It will stream content from networked PC's, but you have to install some stupid piece of software from Nero, which will search my disc and create a media server on the computers where my movies are. WHY CAN'T IT JUST READ THE WINDOWS FOLDER STRUCTURE AND LET ME PICK WHAT i WANT TO WATCH THAT WAY. Like my WD-Live box does, and all the other streaming boxes. This is the height of annoying.
3. Its small....way smaller than all of the other standard sized equipment in my rack, which means it has to sit on top of everything and is so lightweight that it can be knocked around easily. This thing is tiny and i doubt it weighs half a pound.,
Other Thoughts: Haven't tried setting up the media server software yet. Very annoyed to have to do that at all. If anybody knows of any hacked firmware or other means to avoid this archaic, idiotic, cumbersome step, please let me know.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Better than WD, good value, relatively quiet, lots of space for the price, goes in like a dream, BUT...
Cons: In the last few months the following stuff happened...
1. One of these drives showed up DOA.
2. Barracuda 500gb that had ALL my OS and business files died...head began to read and write so slow that it took Seagate data recovery four days to image the drive. That cost me a grand to get the data back.
3. When I originally tried to diagnose and fix the drive myself and it was taking six hours to go from 1% to 2% the tech at Seagate told me to send it to them. I later found out that the process I was doing was essentially what they did at Seagate Data Recovery and if I had let it run for four days like they did, I could have repaired the drive myself. Deceit or incompetence?
4. On SATA drives, the data cable plugs onto a small plastic tab and the metal contacts. This tab has broken on two different drives, neither one handled roughly. Why is this open at the bottom so the tab can be so easily snapped off?
Other Thoughts: Seagate is great for customer service but I have zero confidence in their hard drives lately. I have purchased a LOT of Seagate drives and have a closet full of ones that I stopped using because they became obsolete...not because they broke. These problems seem to be recent and I hope they get their act together and start earning their place at the top again.READ FULL REVIEW