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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive

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  • STAC3000101
  • USB 3.0
  • 3.5"
  • 2 years limited

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  • newegg USB 3.0 Interface SuperSpeed USB 3.0 delivers up to 5Gbps bandwidth which is around 10 times the bandwidth of the current USB 2.0, allowing for ultra-fast transfers of high definition movies and videos, as well as various other large capacity file formats. USB 3.0 drive is also backward compatible with PC’s USB 2.0 ports.
  • newegg Automatic Backup The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk external drive offers automatic, continuous backup of your data, and secures your backed up files to protect your privacy with powerful encryption software. Included Seagate Dashboard management tool allows for easy management of backup schedules, file encryption, and at–a–glance drive statistics.
  • newegg Works Interchangeably on both PC and Mac Whether you have a PC or a Mac computer–or if you go back and forth between the two – you can access and save files on the same portable hard drive anytime without reformatting. (Reformatting to HFS+ is required to use backup software for Mac or Time Machine software.)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Caught fire 5/22/2015 3:25:58 PM

Pros: Could be used in an insurance scam as it is a mini arsonist

Cons: The asian power devices inc adapter WA-24E12FU Caught on fire today after four years of normal use.

Flammable

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
REVIEW 5/14/2013 7:45:40 AM

Pros: Good Brand/Good Drive

Cons: The port for the seagate hard drive mount is held by what appears to be glue at best. It's been just over 2 years so my manufacturer's warranty is out the window. Thankfully I paid for the extended warranty.

Overall Review: Other than the cheap and poorly constructed mount I don't have a problem with the product. The itself drive works great.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Fails when using USB 3.0 5/4/2013 7:27:18 AM

Pros: USB 2.0 works
3TB

Cons: USB 3.0 fails after moments of transferring

Overall Review: See other reviews here and other places. If you connect to a USB 3.0 port, you have a very high chance of transfer failure.

This is basically an expensive USB 2.0 case.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
I have 6 of these... 6/6/2012 3:35:19 PM

Pros: I love these drives! I have 6 of them and have had no issue with them at all. They are faster than the dickens for the USB 3.0. I had nothing but problems on Widnows 7 with WD drives, they just didn't work right. So abandoned them and went Seagate. So glad I did. Seagate is on top again in my books!

Cons: None

Overall Review: The new 3 and 4 tb's are smokin' I have 1 of those so far. Way faster than even these. The on;ly con is they keep going up in price instead of down like they did for a while there.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Died and RMA issues 5/29/2012 1:26:21 PM

Pros: Large amount of disk space.

Cons: Died within a year of use. Tried to RMA it through Seagate's website but the RMA process doesn't seem to be working and the SeaTools program requires the drive to be functioning in order to pull serial information from it. Kinda hard to use their recommended troubleshooter when the drive won't start.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Don't buy it if you plan to copy large amounts of data 5/14/2012 7:31:52 AM

Pros: Didn't have it long enough to check out pros other than the fact that it is quiet, and works right out of the box.

Cons: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive
I ordered this 3TB hard drive for backing up data from my desktop. One of the disks has >500 GB data, and the other has about 700 GB. I have tried twice to copy the data from C drive to the external drive, and on both occasions, the drive managed to transfer 55GB and then froze (the transfer; the drive itself sounded like it was spinning). It also made the computer unresponsive, as it kept popping up drive write failure messages, and prevented me from using even ctl+alt+del to restart the comp.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Do NOT purchase this drive. 12/8/2011 12:31:57 AM

Pros: With the ludicrously inflated prices lately, none whatsoever.

Cons: Mechanical drive failure after 5 days of use. 10 seconds of clicking and then spins down, does not read at all. Enclosure functions fine, it is the drive itself that has failed. Data not recoverable by any means short of a platter transplant.

Overall Review: I have owned a myriad of seagate drives in the past that still function just as well as the day I bought them, but that was years ago. They've clearly transitioned to a vastly inferior manufacturing contractor and have no intention of correcting this long standing quality control problem as evidenced by their support forums. Unfortunately it seems this problem is not isolated to seagate, as large 2TB+ hard drives from manufacturers across the board have astonishingly high catastrophic failure rates... so it's unclear what to do about this at the moment other than keep half a dozen backups of everything and pray.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Component for External Drive Backup System 12/7/2011 9:24:44 AM

Pros: The drive was recognized on USB 2.0 without a hitch. I then moved, in case I wanted it in the future, all included software to disk, making GoFlex a clean, simple external drive. All worked flawlessly. Then installed a SYBA USB 3.0 3+1 card on Win 7 64 system with P6TD motherboard. I use this drive as backup only with Acronis Disk Director 11 and True Image Home 2010 software. All is working very well with quiet, fast and minimal heat buildup operation.

Cons: There is no on/off switch. Not a big problem, just have to get used to shutting it down on the USB side and unplugging the power supply. Could use a bit more clarity on included Seagate Dashboard software - I was afraid to try it.

Overall Review: Hope the Thailand flooding problem goes away fast so big hard drive market becomes competitive soon and prices drop correspondingly. If the price were lower I would buy another of these.

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