Product Type: Seagate External Hard Drive
Newest Review: ... buy one, shop around a bit to get the best price. MY EXPERIENCE ______________ I need a lot of music for my day job and Im always taking v... more
Great external desktop drive.
Seagate External Desktop Drive 1 TB
Member Name: amyboosimpson
Seagate External Desktop Drive 1 TB
Advantages: Looks great, Lightweight and practical
Disadvantages: No on/off switch
Today I am reviewing my external hard drive from Seagate. Now Im not a very technical person but here is some of the geeky stuff. Please not this was taken from the Seagate website.
Technical Details for Seagate External Desktop Drive 1 TB
Product Description Seagate External Desktop Drive - hard drive - 1 TB - USB 2.0
Type Hard drive - external ( desktop )
Capacity 1 TB
Form Factor 3.5"
Interface USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Power Source Included AC adapter
Dimensions (WxDxH) 12.6 cm x 20.7 cm x 4 cm
Weight 1.02 kg
Localisation Middle East, Africa, Europe
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
This can be found at most computer shops and on the net and I'v found that the price really ranges from anywhere betweek £60-£100. So my advice is if you want to buy one, shop around a bit to get the best price.
I need a lot of music for my day job and Im always taking videos and pics of my work, so my computer is always completely packed. I needed some form of portable storage to help with this problem. I came across this hard drive when looking around in my local maplins, I had been wanting one for ages. Now Im not very good with computers at all! I should mention that now!! The one and only reason I bought this one was because it was £42.99 which I think everyone will agree s a great price for a 1 tablet hard drive. Now the packaging is white yellow and black and very informative.... if you do actually understand it! I had a few questions about it so I asked a worker in the shop. Yes, it will fit a laptop..... Yes the plug is international so I can use it abroad and home and Yes it is lightweight for carrying around. So thats it, hard drive bought and paid for. Phew, now comes the hard bit INSTALATION :( Oh no wait, all you do is plug it in, no disks, no regeristing, no anything, just plug it in and go. I was amazed at how easy it has been using it and Iv not had trouble with it once.
So, this harddrive is a beautiful shiny black box which has a sexy curved front and back. The wires plug into the back and there is a small green light on the front to signafy it is on and working. It comes with 2 wires, one usb cord which is about 2m long and also the plug adaptor cord which is the same 2m. Now I have to say the plug itself is massive, but it does come with interchangable prongs so you can swap and change whenever very easily.
Well for me it has certainly done its job. I'v had it close to a year now, and I'v got my whole life on there now. I use it much more than I though I would and because its so simple, you just plug and go I can use it everywhere. I like the design. It looks sleek and expensive, so when I get it out people think its quiet nice. The cords on the cables are long enough but not too long and the weight isnt too bad to carry around. In fact I carry it around a lot and have had no problems.
My only grumble is that it doesnt actually have an on/off switch. It just automatically turns on when you plug it in and off when you unplug it. This for me is unpractical and uses electric up. For example I plug it ito the tv to watch a film, then when the film finishes I just turn the tv off and forget to unplug the hard drive. Due to this Im taking off one star.
Apart from this, overall its good and I would recommend it. Its worked out great for me and it does its job.
Thanks for reading and rating.
Summary: Great product