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Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention hard drive external hard freeagent goflex time machine seagate freeagent easy to use western digital backup software usb cable macbook pro usb port power supply freeagent portable hard highly recommend plug and play usb2 and firewire drag and drop stopped working waste of money. Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Black Verified Purchase. I was expecting this drive to be like a spare drive to back up files and store data on and allow me to edit some files as I wanted.
I really was expecting it to work just like a jump drive does, but have a lot more storage space. I didn't want to have to plug it into a wall, you know, portable. I wanted to be able to take it to several computers I have at home and at work.
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What I found out after I placed my order was that these drives by Seagate have pre-installed software on them that once connected to your computer will ask you to load, after a two minute wait. If you install this software "Dashboard" and whatever else is there, you may have some of the issues like all of the other negative ones I read. Seagate must think that the only purpose to buy this drive is to do a back-up on one computer and to have it auto run every so often, hence their software.
I personnaly am not interested in their software, especially everything I have read to date on it. So I started by removing the software from the drive, then just using the drive as a back up and to copy some work files to. All seemed fine, then took to work and tried to update a file and found out the the whole drive is read only format, no update capabilities allowed from another machine.
Did some more reading and discovered that if I Format the drive completly, don't do the quick format do a full format which will take about 1 hour per Gig, so make sure you have plenty of time to do this. When your done the drive will be free of Seagate's software and read only formats for file updates.
The drive will work just like a jump drive allowing you to take it from one computer to another, update files as you see fit, back up files and so on I think if Seagate wants to keep their good name, they need to offer better instructions on their products and they should not pre-load this software on their drives. All of the issue, at least most of them, appear to be with this software and not really the drive itself.
At least this is my finding after I performed this format, the drive is now what I expected to use it for.
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I hope others find this review helpful, as I am a little tech savy, but no comparison to most of you smart people out there. Skip the backup software. I've been really pleased with this back up my drive. It's small and sleek looking and operates quickly.
My only gripe is the Memeo back up software that it comes with. It's set to constantly track changes on your machine so that it know what files to back up.
That's nice I guess A little window will pop up from the tool bar I use XP , telling me that I have something like 3, files to back up after only a few weeks have gone by! I have to assume that some of those are temporary files The pathetic thing is that the software won't tell you which files they are. Instead it just tells you that you have a pending back up for your "My Documents" folder, and in my case, my Outlook file.
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I want more details than that! For awhile I was really worried that I had a virus on my computer because the number of pending files to backup seemed outrageous. Supposedly you can change which files back up e. After several frustrating attempts to use the Memeo software, I'm giving up on it. Buy the hard drive. Skip installing the back up software. Try freeware like SyncToy instead. It's MUCH easier to use.
I purchased this external HDD because it was on-sale at a reasonable price and filled the need for a large capacity external HDD that takes its power from the computer vs. Other reviewers have stated that this was not a good price for the capacity. They stated that this item could be purchased for less money at WalMart.
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