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Seagate GoFlex Desk Kit 2TB USB 3.0 Black External Hard Drive STAC2000106

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Pros: Standard SATA III drive; base allows other SATA drives to plug into it

Cons: Uses Memeo backup software; custom USB3 cable; spare cables do not seem available.

I saw this kit bundled together on Newegg with a PCIE 2.0 USB3 port. This is what I need, I thought.

 

I had been using a WD MyBook World Ethernet drive. As a drive it was nice, but the Memeo software that ran the backups was a kludge. Worse: it couldn't find the previous backup, so each time a user started the computer, we had to cancel what it was doing and start a new backup. Given that our relationship was with WD, not Memeo, you may imagine that we eventually gave up trying to get help. So I vowed my next NAS would not be WD. Hence, a Seagate this time.

 

In the interim I had installed internal backups, but that's no good if someone steals your rig (that happened to us once). We needed an external drive. Finally, I saw a 2TB kit I could go for.

 

 

 

Nice looker. And the HD is actually a SATA drive that sits on the adapter, like this:

 

Would it fit a bare SATA drive? Let's see:

 

Yup. I does. I could access this drive from my computer. Nice.

 

My sole complaint about the hardware part of the kit is that the USB3 cable is custom, and I have not yet found a way to buy more.

 

Overall: Meh. HD itself seems good. But the backup software seems useless.

 

Seagate GoFlex Desk Kit 2TB USB 3.0 Black External Hard Drive STAC2000106
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USB3 2TB External Hard Drive kit with USB3 cable. Software included on the drive.

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