Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
- Faster than goflex home (>90MB/s read / >45MB/s write).
- More RAM (256MB).
- Runs debian so that it's easy to install additional packages.
- No USB ports.
- OS is installed on the HD.
- Marvell CPU is slower than MB Live's PowerPC CPU.
- Poor Performance (35MB/s read / 20MB/s write).
- Only 128MB RAM.
- Uses custom linux which is harder to customize.
- OS installed in Flash (256MB).
- USB port for external disks or printers.
- Disk can be swapped.
I bought a 3 TB goflex about 3 months ago. It worked well for the first month however the I/O is slow as already mentioned. Then after a month it stopped working and would not see 3 TB drive and only maps shares to their O/S partition showing that you only have about 50 MB of space on your share and all your files appear to be missing. After a month of trying to get support from seagate I gave up and bought a WD live 2 TB and they dont compare, WD Live is MUCH better for features and support. And now learning that you can actually change things on wd live to suit your needs it far exceeds the goflex. With the goflex you are locked into doing things their way and their UI is horrible with no configuration options.
Check out the seagate goflex home forums and you'll see a lot of people having same issue over and over and NO support from seagate, go to WD live forums and you will see people having issues however WD actually has staff that respond on issues and appear to be wokring toward fixes compare with seagate just ignoring you.
Biggest suggestion I can give is read the seagate forums for goflex home!