10-15-2011 09:58 AM
I bought this *(^&*(^ thing (the 2Tb Goflex Home) to restore an older 1Tb drive to, and it has taken DAYS to partially store the recovered data. To say I am disappointed is a huge understatement!
My question is this...
Is it possible to connect the GoFlex directly to my PC using a USB cable? I know you can connect an additional external drive to the GoFlex, but I want to bypass the network entirely and connect to my PC using a USB cable for the purposes of transferring a large amount of data (+- 700Gb).
Any insight would be much appreciated.
11-20-2011 10:05 AM
I have been reading alot of threads and it would seem that answers are very slow coming. You posted on October 15th and no replay from anyone not evern support.
I am starting to not like Seagate very much at this point. I bought a 3T and it would seem that I have to read a lot to get it working straight. I have all kinds of problems and I am hesitant to post... knowing a reply may not be coming anytime soon. Much easier to read threads and go to other websites that can actually provide support.
11-20-2011 10:38 AM
I think you guys need to look ar your network settings...
I get some fantastic speeds... I done many test on my home network, even ugraded to gigabit in the whole house.
I'm cannot say enough about the great GoFlex HOme product line!
11-20-2011 10:40 AM
To by pass the nwetork connection, you need a GoFlex Desk base. You can hot swap drives... I found just the base unit in TigerDirect.CA for about 40.00 I keep the extra base unit beside my laptop... never use it thou, cuase all six 3TB drives are on-line.
11-20-2011 01:40 PM
Dj... I am new to this forum and so I am just getting started... it seems to have a lot of information for sure.
I bought my 3T a couple weeks ago and to tell you the truth it has been painful but a good learning for me on setting this device up on the network. The pain in setting up is teaching me to investigate a lot of ways and ideas.
Example... the 3T drive appears not to connect to my PC on startup. I have read many sticky but to tell you the truth.. I still have no answers and did try a lot of things.. I guess I have to keep reading.
04-13-2012 03:27 PM
It's a bit late for the original poster, but maybe this will help others who find this forum looking for answers like I did.
Connect the drive directly to your PC with the ethernet cable.
I was able to transfer a 1.2Gb file in 38 seconds this way. I read the manual and searched online and couldn't find any answers so in the end I just tried it and it works. It is very disappointing that Seagate don't tell you this. Perhaps they are worried that you will realise how poorly the drive works over the network in normal mode.
I don't see how it is the router that is the problem when transferring files between networked PC's is fast but to the Goflex home is painfuly slow.
By the way for streaming video upnp seems to work fine, but don't even bother trying to watch by opening the file remotely from explorer.
04-13-2012 05:44 PM
This device should be a simple plug, setup and play. If this is not your experience, please provide additional details so we can help resolve the issues.
Does your computer have a gigabit network card? Is your router gigabit also?
Run some real benchmarks and post the results so we can help determine if there is an issue. Post your network card(pc), router and cable specs, setup and what other devices are connected to the router that could hog bandwidth or router resources and cause the degraded performance.
06-08-2012 07:25 AM