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Seagate STAM3000100 3TB GoFlex Home Network Storage System

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  • Usage Backup & stream media through personal cloud
  • 3TB
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M
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  • newegg Wireless-ready multi-PC and Mac Computer Backup and File Sharing The GoFlex Home network storage system includes software to automatically and continuously back up all the files and folders on up to 3 PC and Mac computers in the home. It also enables you to wirelessly share a USB printer with every PC and Mac in your home and access your files over the Internet from computers and mobile devices when outside of the home. (Backup software includes licenses for 3 computers. Additional licenses are available for purchase.)
  • newegg Upgradable Storage Capacity Upgrade the capacity of the built–in drive by simply removing the drive from the base and replacing with a higher capacity GoFlex Desk drive. You can also plug in an additional USB external drive for added capacity.
  • newegg Multimedia Streaming The GoFlex Home network storage system lets you stream movies, photos and music to Networked PC and Mac computers, game consoles, GoFlex TV HD media player or FreeAgent Theater + HD media player.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • steevieg
  • 6/23/2013 1:25:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat but software is terrible

Pros: 3TB NAS

Cons: The software is the worst! It's almost impossible to even get it to work. You then follow the troubleshooting steps only to keep going around in circles doing the same steps over and over and over again. Thankfully Windows was able to see the drive connected in the network so that I could just bypass using the terrible software!

Other Thoughts: I thought I was stuck with this thing and not able to use it. I was very close to returning it, but thankfully I found a way around Seagate's terrible software for this.

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  • Max
  • 4/3/2013 9:24:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY

Pros: can be used as a 3tb internal HD

Cons: Transfer speed is SLOW as HELL.. its insane it look like a dial up connection.. and don't worry i have a high-end equipment. ALSO one of the WORST thing about this is that you have to use the network drive that seagate created for you like public, private, backup and more and you cannot delete em lets say to create your own categories. I Dont have anything good to say about this external hard drive, i also contacted technical support and they told me they couldnt do anything its the way the hard drive is. THIS IS MY LAST PURCHASE FROM SEAGATE go with like WD if you want something thats gonna work

Other Thoughts: DO NOT BUY unless u want to use it as a internal hard drive

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Max,

This reply is from Seagate Support. We noticed your review and wanted to apologize for the problems experienced with your GoFlex Home drive.

There can be a variety of reasons for slow transfer speeds. For maximum performance, please use the network drive letters to do your file transfers. Using Seagate Share will provide lower performance. Also, here is a support article that outlines potential network bottlenecks that can hamper performance as well:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/218351en

Additionally transfer performance can be improved significantly by enabling port forwarding on remote access. Here is a link for additional information on this:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/218355en

You can create your own Shares on this drive as needed. For more information on how this is done, please refer to our User Guide here (page 50 and 60):

http://ow.ly/k82Ml

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our support staff and we will be happy to assist further:

http://seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • Disappointed in MN
  • 3/12/2013 9:08:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThis is a dud.

Pros: Large capacity, built-in backup, interesting user interface with content management, reasonably priced, modular design (base can handle multiple drives), remote access through Seagate's hub.

Cons: Drive failed right after setup (ejected media, started a format, drive dropped out and never came back even after a hard reset during a call with Seagate support). The NAS software considers no connectivity to the Internet to be a network failure even if it has connected successfully to a LAN. It doesn't seem to want to hold its DNS server settings across reboots, regardless of whether it was configured for a static IP or DHCP. Doing a hard reset (using the pinhole on the side of the base for 10 seconds) will render your existing data inaccessible unless you reconfigure it with the same username you used the first time, at least according to the Seagate tech (I didn't get far enough to have any data on it). There is no apparent way to partition the disk or assign a usage cap to a share. Suggestions from Seagate and from forums say to unplug and re-plug the disk several times to try to get the unit to see it -- not exactly confidence-inspiring.

Other Thoughts: The connector between the base and the drive looks like standard SATA. However, I wasn't able to get a USB-SATA interface onto it to try to reformat the disk, despite shaving down the connectors on my cables (something goofy about the size of the connectors, maybe?)... Shows up as a "SharePoint" share type when browsing it from a Mac -- my unit died before I could map a drive from a Windows machine so that might just be a Mac quirk.

Overall I'm happier with the bare-bones Buffalo NAS I use for backups than with this... It tries to do to much, is unreliable, and is hard to troubleshoot.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Disappointed in MN,

This reply is from Seagate Support. We noticed your review and wanted to apologize for the problems experienced with your GoFlex Home drive. We would like to talk with you, by phone preferably, to determine the root cause and available resolution to the drive behaviors described in the review. We have created case #03281198 to use when contacting us that will show your review and our response. If from the US or Canada our contact number for technical support is 800-732-4283. If outside of the US or Canada please try us here under Technical Support (choose your region):
http://www.seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Suppor

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  • SATA_FAN09
  • 3/7/2013 8:00:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSeagate 3TB NAS drive with avg 2.5 to 4 mbps speed

Pros: Can not see any pro for 3TB space for the speed it got of under 5MB/s, it may be good for dormant 500GB drive for naive users, but for 3TB with under 5Mbps speed, it's a product architecture and usage model failure for even a common day to day use.

Cons: - I tried different OSes, machines and ways of connecting including direct connection from laptop gigabit eithernet port to harddrive base ethernet port, the max speed I got was 5Mbps, with average of 2.5Mbps.

- It may takes weeks for me to backup or copy 3 TB data ( Just a frugal 150GB back up is taking more than a day). So this makes it of no use if someone wants to make a quick backup or recovery of even 5-10Gbs worth of data.

-Worst part is - other than ethernet port or wireless, there is no other way to get data in and out of this drive. The SATA port at bottom of the drive once connected to SATA to USB dongle, it shows ~400MB and does not read/write anything. Despite of using powered active dongle the drive does not spin up or do any transfers.

Other Thoughts: Seems like major product speed limitation and bottle-necked architecture. I would not mind giving it 5 stars if it gives data transfer yields of around 10MB/s to 50MB/s data throughput. At average 3.5MB/s this gets negative 4 stars. (-1 start for not being dead on arrival).

I hardly write any reviews, but this product got me agitated and makes me feel like I lost the money.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear SATA_FAN09,

This reply is from Seagate Support. We noticed your review and wanted to apologize for the problems experienced with your GoFlex Home drive.

There can be a variety of reasons for slow transfer speeds. For maximum performance, please use the network drive letters to do your file transfers. Using Seagate Share will provide lower performance. Also, here is a support article that outlines potential network bottlenecks that can hamper performance as well:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/218351en

Additionally transfer performance can be improved significantly by enabling port forwarding on remote access. Here is a link for additional information on this:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/en_US/FAQ/218355en

You may use a USB base with your GoFlex Home drive if you would like to connect the drive directly to your computer by USB. Our accessory link shows our USB drive bases under "Cables and Adapters" (STAE124 and STAE123):

http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/accessories/

If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our support staff and we will be happy to assist further:

http://seagate.com/support/contact-support/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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  • art
  • 3/7/2013 12:32:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsnot a review, but a question

Pros: so, i have a tv not the smart one , just regular lcd panel with usb ports. I connect my regular usb hdd storage to show pictures and watch movies, but every time i want to add some data to that hdd i have to unplug it from tv plug back to computer. So i was looking for some kinda lan hdd that i can hook up to my tv and router at same time and be able to manage data on it from my computer, but previe picturs and watch movies on tv . thank you

Cons: none so far lol

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  • DJejizel
  • 3/5/2013 8:27:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsLovely

Pros: Awesome! Decently priced. Its 16gb of ram!

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: Works in my HP Dv7-6000 quad edition.

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  • Jimbo
  • 2/27/2013 10:02:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for XBMC!

Pros: Quiet, Low Power, Little Heat, Can be converted using desk base if wanted. Gigabit port. Easy setup, plugged it in and just used the web-setup instead of CD. I'm only using as a simple NAS by mapping the drive to my HTPC and running XBMC with a samba share. Worked flawlessly, was copying files and streaming to my HTPC within less than 8mins. When not used it goes to sleep to conserve power and when it wakes only take a few secs.

Cons: Software forces install of memeo backup which I wasn't interested in using, (When using CD). Seagate dashboard is ok but setting preferences for device could be a little nicer and laid out better.

Other Thoughts: Only had it a short 3 days but so far it's flawless and already survived a storm with multiple power surges.

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  • The Insomniac
  • 2/23/2013 3:23:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood value for a home network storage device

Pros: This device functions as described. The system appears to be a tiny Linux-based appliance with a slot for you to slide the included SATA drive into. The device is very easy to setup out of the box - You don't need any high level of computer skill to get the device setup and your computers backing up to it.

Cons: The easy setup comes at a cost to configurability. For example, the device has a hard-coded network name, so you can only install one of these on your network. Additionally, the "Seagate Dashboard" and "Memeo Backup" use a good deal of system resources, so slower computers will see a huge performance hit once the software is installed. The workaround I use on my older laptop (1.6 GHz, 1 GB RAM, Win XP) is to uninstall the software and manually map the drives.

Another weakness is the way the device maps your drives. If you setup yourself an admin account, you cannot map to the other user drives to move the rest of the contents of the drive (at least not without looking up the root account name on another website).

Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a great solution for users that have fairly new computers and want to back them up quickly and easily. More technical users may find the administrative limitations bothersome, but once you lookup how to login to the Linux system as root, these issues can all be resolved quite easily.

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  • N/A
  • 2/4/2013 7:17:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Easy to install and works flawlessly.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: For those who made posts about this product requiring you to use their software...lies! For those who made posts about this product running too hot...lies! For those who made comments about this product not being easy to install...lies! This product is plug/play, it's that simple. If you are incapable of getting this product to work then you are incapable of operating a computer at any capacity that would be considered proficient or qualified to even leave a review...

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  • AliceWonder
  • 1/13/2013 7:20:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsMakes backup painless

Pros: Ethernet, can be expanded, quiet, nice dock

Cons: Software it comes with is not worth using.

Other Thoughts: I bought this drive at a local retailer. Plugged it in to my home router using the Ethernet connection, and it just works. I forget it is even there, it is quiet and out of the way and requires no administration.

The backup software it comes with on the other hand is junk. Don't bother with it, just use the backup software built in to Windows 7 (if you have Win7 Home, you will need to upgrade to Win 7 pro to backup to a NAS)

It works well, and is no fuss to use, much better than the software that comes with the drive.

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