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Great drive if you have USB3.,
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This review is from: Seagate STAA1000201 1TB GoFlex Ultra USB 3.0 2.5 Inch External Hard Drive Black (Personal Computers)For the last 3 years I have been using Seagate drives for both personal and business use after a Lacie drive failed on me loosing loads of photo's in the process. To date, none of my 8 Seagate drives have gone down and this is my latest (and largest) to date.
On initial insertion of the USB cable you have a choice of either installing the Seagate dashboard or manually using the drive as a drop and drag backup. The main advantage of the dashboard software is the FREE Memeo BackUp programme which allows you to back up all your computer data onto the Seagate hard drive via USB2 or 3 (an upgrade to allow networked backup is £34.50). I use this software on all my PC's & laptops and while not perfect, it is extremely useful for domestic back-ups and it's free!
I have used this drive for backing up and playing video and it works perfectly but the main advantage is that it has so much memory that you will never end up transferring 3/4 of your files and then finding there is not enough room on the drive!
Just one final thing, if you have a Seagate Go-Flex media player, this drive is larger in size than all the other Go-Flex drives up to 750MB and will not physically fit in the media player!!!
All in all, at around eighty to ninety pounds, it is a great drive at a very competitive price.