Pros the fact that it is a NAS
Locks up with flashing red lights
Complete loss of many gigabytes of data
HUGE waste of time
MASSIVE loss of data
Summary Don't even begin to consider this drive if your intention is to use it to store data... It will store it ok but, without warning, will lock up hard as a rock (what it has now become) and any stored data will be completely inaccessible.Despite numerous attempts for assistance, Seagate customer / technical support has not even bothered to reply at all... Don't waste your time and money here.
Updated on Jan 4, 2009
Pros ease of use and quickness of drive. Gigabit port
Cons not as user friendly with the interface
Pros Case looks nice?
Cons Horrible user interface, horrible documentation, slow
Summary I wanted to use this as a home server for my music and documents. That was fine for about 8 months, then it started to slow down. The the red exclamation mark started to stay on (this is not a valid status per the documentation as far as I can tell). It became too slow to use so I now use an old PC for my NAS. Not sure what to do with it - I feel like I wasted $249.
Pros It has a somewhat attractive case
Cons died after 3 weeks, horrible tech support
Summary Tech support wanted me to test the output of the power supply with a multi-meter. When I told them I don't have one, they said to go to radio shack and they'd help me. Really? ***?! Wouldn't authorize a return until I tested the power supply. I took delight in smashing it. I'll never buy Maxtor/Seagate again. I'm a consultant and will tell my clients the same. Avoid this product it will die - just read the forums on their own web site. Everyone hates this thing.
Pros its black That is all i can say good for it after i got it it was slow it didnt work right and when it did ah well ive wasted more then 300 in my live You would think they would at least Honor there Prod IF I OWNED STOCK in SEAGate I would SELL IT
Cons dies after a few months over heats then its a door stop dont trust SEAGATE
Summary SEAGATE IS A RIPOFF STAY AWAY FROM THERE PRODUCTS