This review originally posted on Type-A Parent.

You can never have enough storage. That is my motto. And I am the type that uses several computers, streams music and media in my home, and takes lot of photos. When I had the opportunity to review the Seagate GoFlex Home Network Storage System, I knew that it was perfect for me. I have 4 computers that I use regularly and I have a LOT of stuff to backup. Photos, documents, family movies, and more. It all needs to be backed up.

What I loved most about the Seagate GoFlex Home is that it can be used for automatic backups or just as a drag and drop extra space. You could easily store all of your music for the house in the folder on the drive and access it from all of your computers or Media Players around the house.

 

Features:

  • Connects to your WiFi router, enabling convenient, wireless access to all your files from any PC or Mac computer in the home
  • Automatically and continuously back up files and folders from up to 3 PC and Mac computers in the home ? Time Machine software compatible
  • Stream movies, photos and music to PCs, Mac computers, game consoles and GoFlex TV HD media player
  • Simple setup in just minutes
  • Share a USB printer with every PC and Mac computer in the home

Technical Details:

  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Model: STAM1000100
  • Hardware Platform: PC, Mac
  • Networking Feature: Network adapter
  • Data Link Protocol: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Width: 3.1 inches
  • Depth: 5.3 inches
  • Height: 6.7 inches
  • Weight: 2.8 pounds

Pros:

  • Innovative, Easy to Upgrade Design.
  • Network ready, plugs into your router to be shared across all computers
  • Large capacity

Cons:

  • I have problems getting it to connect to one of my laptops.
  • The included Memeo backup software is only a 30 day trial. Beyond that you need to purchase the full version
  • The backup software did not see the GoFlex drive on  my network from some computers

Summary:

With a few tweaks to work out bugs and a full version of the backup software, the Seagate GoFlex Home is the perfect solution to ensure all of your valuable files are protected and backed up. It has large capacity and is easy to setup. You can schedule nightly backups, or backup on the fly.

The GoFlex Home can be purchased for around $140.

 

2017 UPDATE: After 6-7 good years of use the base of my Goflex seems to have stopped working. However, the hard drive still works fine and I’m able to use it in another chassis. The new version of the Seagate Goflex is available on Amazon.com.

 

Disclosure: Seagate provided me with the Seagate GoFlex Home in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.