Product Type: Seagate External Hard Drive
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worst thing ever made!!!
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB
Member Name: kayleighmcardle
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB
Date: 19/08/11, updated on 19/08/11 (35 review reads)
Advantages: stream films with ease
Disadvantages: doesn't work
The idea of this hard drive is that you can access all your files without taking up precious hard drive memory on your pc/laptop.
you can also access your files on your games console, PS3 or Xbox, this enables you to stream your files in seconds to your t.v, just using your games console as the middle man.
you are able to access your files on other pc's, and create a backup of all your important document, this does take a long time to process though.
It has a memory capacity of 480mps, that is A LOT of memory you can store 100s of films and 1000s of music tracks.
It has a light on the front that let's you know if it is connected to your network, although that light can be on and my laptop thinks otherwise and cannot find it.
Sounds great! Problem is it doesn't work like that.
You can purchase this for around £129.99 being the cheapest I have saw it, that is on Amazon, but It can sell for anything up to £180. This is not a cheap gadget especially as it doesn't do what it is supposed to.
I have had problems with the games console share feature, my files just disappear, even if they have previously been played through my PlayStation, so it is not that the file is incompatible. This is completely unfixable, trust me I have searched the internet high and low to resolve this issue but all I ever find are people having the same problem. And not just 1 or 2 people it's 100s.
Seagate have a website to 'help' you fix technical issues. It is not helpful, all it ever does is redirect you back to the same page (why?).
There is a phone number you can call but this is international so I wouldn't even like to imagine how much it would cost to call them.
I emailed about this problem, I did get a reply but all they said was to ring them up ( I don't think so).
I stupidly managed to lose the receipt so can't even return it, although it possibly may be smashed into lots of pieces.
If the Seagate does work (when it wants to) it is brilliant being able to stream music and videos to my PS3 with no effort at all it is a lot better than rummaging through my ever expanding DVD collection.
I would not trust it to be a backup of my documents.
The program that is used on the pc is easy to navigate but (there's always a but with this thing) it often says winn error32 when trying to open your files thus making them inaccessible through the dashboard.
You do need an internet connection for this to work as well because it runs of your network. At first I had an issue with the IP address, so I just entered it manually, if you are not good with computers though this would be very difficult.
At the moment I would not recommend to buy it.
If this issue does get resolved I will update this review because it has the potential to be such a wonderful gadget, but it has to many technical faults with it at the present time.
Summary: do not buy it, it is a waste of money.
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