Pros NONE NONE NONE
Cons WONT LOAD ON MAC
Pros Honestly, I have none. This storage device is a piece of junk.
Cons The drive tends to overheat easily, which then causes the drive to drop off the network. At times it would work with my PC, but not the other Macs on my network. I've spent 2 days trying to get all of my files off this drive. Finally was able to get these
Summary Don't get seduced into buying this drive becuase you have had great experiences with other Seagate products. This product is poorly designed and not ready for prime-time.
"Piece of junk"on by winmaniatico
Pros Nothing at all
Cons Never function as described.
Summary I am an IT Pro with more than 15 years of experience. Believe me, this is the worst thing that I have to work.
Pros Not Many at all
Cons To Numerous
Summary My experience with this 1TB network drive is about the worst in 25 years of assembling my own PCs.
I bought the drive as a solution to back up three PCs on a home wireless network. The one drive would always be available for back up.
The drive is bundled with Memeo back up software which needs to be installed on each PC with password required to access, even if there is only one user. The software is designed to do real time back ups to a location on the drive, updating the backup as changes occur. Disasters of course occur if you change the backup and not the original.
The program worked on one PC, the one connected by ethernet to the router. It did not work on the other two wireless connections. Contacting Memeo, as Seagate required. was useless. I had to tell someone named Jason three times to read my question. He kept answering questions I was not asking. Finally he sent back a solution completely incomprehensible.
My objective is to always have a recent image of my each harddrive backed up. I tried Windows 7 backup routine and discovered that Windows 7 Home Premium will not see networked drives. Apparently Win 7 Professional and ultimate will.
I had experience with Easus backup but needed the pay version to see a networked drive. OK I paid $39.00. But that wouldn't work either. Easeus support couldn't solve that, saying its a network or drive issue.
Finally I contacted Seagate support. Their answer was they don't support third party software. Truly the last time they will see any of my $.
One other interesting point. the drive is supposedly designed to stop spinning when there is no activity. This drive is ALWAYS spinning.
"Troublesome"on by AlexnBeth
Pros Amazon Delivered Fast - It works good with Windows
Cons Not a good fit for Mac users - Connection issues, and when the device does connect, copying files is unreliable (folders would copy but not the files).
Summary Device would intermittently drop off the network - using a MAC OS X - Snow Leopard - could see the drive in Finder, but connection failed. When I did get it to connect, I tried copying folders of pictures over, and the folders would copy fine, however there was nothing in the folders. As I say in my Pro's section, it worked flawlessly with Windows, but all my home stuff is Mac, and with Mac computing, it was quite frustrating.
For a strictly Windows environment this is a great product, but Seagate really needs to make the software, which is sorely lacking - both on the drive and the utility disk - much more responsive to Macintosh. I know there are some blogs and review's that state that it works well, and that may be the case....it was frustrating to me. And in the end, it is being returned. If you have a Mac and are looking for a network storage device, I would go with a competitors product.