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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC1000103

by Seagate

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1 TB
  • USB 3.0 plug-and-play
  • Easy-to-use pre-loaded backup software with encryption
  • World's most versatile external drive - upgrade your interface to suit your needs
  • Includes GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 adapter with capacity gauge display
  • 2-Year limited warranty
  • Inside the Box: GoFlex Desk external drive, backup and encryption software pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide
  • Streamlined design complements any workspace
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Technical Details

Size: 1 TB
  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Model: STAC1000103
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
  • Warranty: 2 year limited
  • Hard Disk Description: Desktop
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Product Details

Size: 1 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 1.7 x 6.2 inches ; 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005IA8450
  • Item model number: STAC1000103
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (478 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 1, 2011

Product Description

Size: 1 TB

Product Description

Protect, store and access files through the interface of your choice with the world's most versatile drive. The GoFlex Desk external drive delivers high-capacity storage and automatic, continuous backup with encryption for all your files with its pre-loaded software. The included USB 3.0 plug-and-play adapter makes it easy to connect to your PC or Mac computer and it displays the drive's available storage capacity. The streamlined design complements any modern workspace, and as the world's most versatile external desktop drive, you now have the ability to upgrade your connection interface to suit your needs .The GoFlex Desk drive includes a USB 3.0 interface that provides up to 10x faster data transfer rates compared to USB 2.0 interfaces. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 so you have the flexibility to access files from any PC. With the included NTFS driver for Mac, you can now interchangeably store and access files from PC and Mac computers without reformatting. The NTFS driver is simply installed on your Mac computer, allowing it to access and store files in a NTFS formatted drive. Reformatting to HFS+ required to use backup software for Mac or Time Machine software

From the Manufacturer

The GoFlex Desk external drive delivers high-capacity storage and automatic, continuous backup with encryption for all your files with its pre-loaded software. The included USB 3.0 plug-and-play adapter makes it easy to connect to your computer and displays the drive's available storage capacity. The streamlined design complements any modern workspace, and as the world's most versatile external desktop drive, you now have the ability to upgrade your connection interface to suit your needs. This drive is great for allowing you to save or access your videos, photos, music or files.

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Store over 16,000 hours of music on the 1TB GoFlex Drive

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Store, back up and encrypt all your files with plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity
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Streamlined design complements any workspace. View larger

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Protect your files with GoFlex's built-in back-up software

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for Faster Performance

The GoFlex Desk drive includes a USB 3.0 interface that provides up to 10x faster data transfer rates compared to USB 2.0 interfaces. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 so you have the flexibility to access files from any PC.

Plug-and-Play with Automatic Backup Software

The Seagate GoFlex's built-in backup software ensures automatic continuous backup of your data. It secures your backed up files and protects your privacy with powerful encryption software. The Seagate Dashboard management tool software provides easy management of backup schedules, file encryption, and at-a-glance drive statistics, including available capacity.

Access Files with the Interface of Your Choice

Use the advanced USB 3.0 interface for maximum compatibility with standard desktops and laptops. USB 3.0 works with PCs equipped with a USB 3.0 port for maximum file transfer speeds, but also works with standard USB 2.0 ports. Or upgrade to FireWire 800 or powered eSATA by pairing the drive with the appropriate GoFlex upgrade cable. (Upgrade cables sold separately.)

Enhanced Versatility Is a Snap

Plug-and-play connectivity options let you protect, store, and do more. The GoFlex Storage System allows you to upgrade the way you access your digital content without having to replace your drive. Upgrade cables and kits make it easy to move from USB 3.0 to eSATA or FireWire 800 for even faster transfer speeds for your large files and HD movies. Extend your digital life so you can access and share your files from anywhere.

What's in the Box

The Seagate GoFlex Desk drive, backup with encryption software pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide, 2-year limited warranty.

Seagate GoFlex Desk v2.0 Specifications

Seagate GoFlex Desk v 2.0 TB1 2TB1 3TB1 4TB1
Model Number STAC1000103 STAC2000106 STAC3000102 STAC4000100
Interface USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0
How Much Will it Store?
Digital Music Digital Music (Hours) 16,660 33,320 49,980 66,640
Digital Photos Digital Photos (Files)
Average file size using cameras highest
resolution JPEG mode
320,000 640,000 960,000 1,280,000
Digital Videos Digital Videos (Hours) 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000
DVD Quality DVD Quality (Movies)
Based on standard 2 hour movie
250 500 750 1,000
HD Video HD Video (Hours)
Based on H.264 compression at a
6.75Mbs bitrate
250 500 750 1,000
1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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So far, this has been a very good choice for an external hard drive and I highly recommend it to others.
Mike A
Then the computer would hang, and even the Finder would crash (unless I physically unplugged the drive).
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

194 of 201 people found the following review helpful By Chris on September 23, 2011
Size Name: 4 TB Verified Purchase
I purchased the 4TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external drive with the intent of consolidating all my media files onto a single central drive. Straight out of the box, impressions were good. The newer generation drive offers a sleeker high gloss alternative to the previous Seagate Desk models. The drive comes equipped with a USB 3.0 base dock, which features five white LEDs on the front to illustrate power as well as indicate the capacity used on the drive in 25% increments. In addition, it also comes with the AC power adapter and a 4 foot USB 3.0 cord, which is significantly more convenient than the 1 1/2 foot cords that were supplied with my 1TB Seagate GoFlex Ultra Portable Drives.

Right out of the box I plugged in to my Windows 7 laptop, had the drivers automatically installed, and was off and running in about 30 seconds. Simple enough. Actual available space on the drive (due to conversion) is about 3.63 TB, which was an expected reduction.. but is worth noting for those who aren't aware there will be less memory actually available than what is advertised.

An initial letdown was the noise. The drive emits a low frequency hum when powered, as well as airflow noise from the vent holes on the top of the enclosure. Overall, the sound is somewhat noticeable, but not loud. Nothing I'd really complain about.. I think I'm just spoiled by my virtually silent USB powered portable drives. Also, one thing you don't want to do is tilt this thing on its side or move it around haphazardly while transferring data - you'll get a kind of faint and unnerving buzz-saw sound if you tilt it at an angle or jostle it roughly. Best to leave it stationary or keep it straight up and down when moving the drive while it's running.. learned that the hard way.
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124 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Beard/// on November 22, 2011
Size Name: 4 TB Verified Purchase
Because of some early negative reviews from Amazon users, and what I'm pretty sure is a computer rendering of the product instead of a photograph, I was initially a little reluctant about this drive. But I've had a lot of very good experiences with Seagate, so I bought it. I'm glad I did.

The build quality is nice. The enclosure is actually really slick. I do prefer the look of a thin, USB powered, 2.5" external, but in the world of 3.5" drives this is total design win.

It performs about as expected, if not better. I'm currently still using USB 2.0, but the initial burst on this thing is crazy high, and it (very) gradually slows down to my typical transfer rate. This is more true with a single large file than many small files. But its overall performance has me really excited about installing a USB 3.0 card in my system.

The Bad? Well, I bought this to be a media drive, and it "sleeps" after a relatively short period of inactivity. I want my media to be accessible all the time without waiting for the disc to fire up. Starting and stopping the drive as often as I need it to could be annoying. After changing some system settings and installing some software from the Seagate website, I disabled its auto-sleep. Now everything works as it should.

However, if you're using this disc as a back up drive, the disc sleeping is actually a very good thing. It will conserve energy and likely prolong the life of your drive. So for those people, this is a 5 star product.

If I could give it 4.5 stars, I would. It performs well, looks great, stays quiet and reasonably cool. There's just that one correctable hiccup that will only upset some users.

Definitely recommended.
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137 of 146 people found the following review helpful By Chuck on December 23, 2011
Size Name: 3 TB Verified Purchase
This drive uses 4KB sectors due to it being over 2TB. 512 bytes has been the standard. Long story short, Windows doesn't like the way the drive is formatted. Windows recognizes it and can view files on the drive, but USB transfers, especially large ones, using Windows Explorer hang partway through and never complete. Transfers seemed to be working fine if I used the software included with the drive, but I did not want something running in the background constantly. I just wanted more storage space to copy files onto manually.

If you want to use this with Windows Explorer, you'll need to convert the drive to GPT (GUID Partition Table). The Seagate software did not recognize the drive after I did this, but I was fine with that.

In windows 7, you can convert your drive by going to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management. Find the correct drive, delete all volumes on that drive. Right click on the drive and select "Convert to GPT." Then, create a new partition.

The drive itself now seems to be working perfectly. Seagate should at the very least provide instructions on how to get this to work in Windows. They could have also provided a small utility to convert the drive. I should have not had to spend nearly as long as I did trying to figure out what was wrong.
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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By tanker5 on October 12, 2011
Size Name: 4 TB Verified Purchase
Out of the box, this drive comes formatted for windows. I had to format it using disk utility on my Mac (which took about 5 minutes). Contrary to other reviews posted, this is not a big deal. It works with Mac OS X just fine. I could not find any written literature either on the box or in the instructions stating the speed of the drive. After running diagnostic tests, this drive appears to be spinning at 7200 rpm and has 64 mb cache consistent with other reviews. The drive uses 5 platters, 800 gb each. It runs quietly and has a great sleek design. The price is great too. When I bought mine, I paid $220 ($55/terabyte) for it. In the past week, the price dropped to $198 (less than $50/terabyte!! I would highly recommend this drive to anyone looking for a large capacity backup storage drive.
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