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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 1.5 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive STAC1500100

by Seagate
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1.5 TB
  • USB 2.0 plug-and-play drive
  • Easy-to-use preloaded backup and encryption software
  • Worlds most upgradable external drive upgrade to a faster interface with a GoFlex Desk desktop adapters
  • Includes GoFlex Desk USB 2.0 adapter with capacity gauge display
  • Offers both vertical and horizontal drive orientation
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Technical Details

Capacity: 1.5 TB
  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Model: STAC1500100
  • Hard Disk Size: 1.5 TB
  • Warranty: Two year
  • Hardware Platform: Mac, Pc
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Product Details

Capacity: 1.5 TB
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 9.1 x 3.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005W8NLF6
  • Item model number: STAC1500100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (484 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 13, 2011

Product Description

Capacity: 1.5 TB

From the Manufacturer

The GoFlex™ Desk external drive delivers high-capacity storage, backup and encryption for all your files with its plug-and-play USB 2.0 connectivity. You now have versatile connection options to suit your needs. Simply pair the drive with a USB 3.0 or FireWire® 800/USB 2.0 GoFlex Desk desktop adapter and instantly increase your performance by up to 10x. The GoFlex Desk drive works interchangeably between a PC and Mac® computer and can be set in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, complementing any desktop environment.
 
Seagate® GoFlex™ Desk
PROTECT. STORE. DO MORE.

Highlights
  • Easy - Plug-and-play external hard drive with automatic backup software
  • Compatible - Share files with both PC AND MAC
  • Flexible - Optional connectors deliver increased performance beyond USB 2.0
cnet award GoFlex Desk Image

GoFlex Easy
Easy - Plug-and-play external hard drive with automatic backup software
  • Ensures automatic continuous backup of your data
  • Secures your backed up files and protects your privacy with powerful encryption software
  • Includes the Seagate® Dashboard management tool for easy management of backup schedules, file encryption, and at-a-glance drive statistics, including available capacity
  • Offers vertical or horizontal orientation to fit in any desktop environment


Compatible - Share files with both PC and Mac
  • Whether you have a PC or a Mac® computer-or if you go back and forth between the two-you can access and save files on the same portable hard drive anytime without reformatting*.

*Reformatting to HFS+ required to use backup software for Mac or Time Machine® software
GoFlex Compatibility


Flexible - Optional connectors deliver increased performance beyond USB 2.0
USB 2.0 (Included) vertical line Firewire™ vertical line eSATA vertical line USB 3.0
USB 2.0 Firewire eSATA USB 3.0
  • Offers upgrade cables and kits that make it easy to move up from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0, eSATA or FireWire® 800 for up to 10x faster transfer speeds for your large files and HD movies
  • Extends your digital life so you can access and share your files from anywhere by pairing your drive with the GoFlex Net media sharing device
  • View your movies and photos on your TV by pairing your drive with the GoFlex TV HD media player


What can you store? Digital Music Digital Photos Digital Video DVD Quality Movies HD Video
Capacity Digital Music
(Hours)
Digital Photos
(Files)
Digital Videos
(Hours)
DVD Quality
(Movies)
HD Video
(Hours)
1.0 TB 16,600 320,000 1,000 250 250
2.0 TB 33,320 640,000 2,000 500 500
3.0 TB 49,980 960,000 3,000 750 750
   
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
 
Based on standard 2 hour movie
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate


 
The GoFlex™ Storage System

GoFlex Storage System Introducing the world's most versatile external hard drives.
 


Seagate® GoFlex™ Family Hard Drives

GoFlex Desk Hard Drive
GoFlex Home Hard Drive
GoFlex Hard Drive
GoFlex Pro Hard Drive
GoFlex™ Ultra-Portable Drive
  • Easy - Plug-and-play external hard drive with automatic backup software
  • Compatible - Share files with both PC and Mac
  • Flexible - Optional connectors deliver increased performance beyond USB 2.0 and connect to TV and internet
  • Capacities: 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB
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GoFlex™ Pro™
  • Easy - Plug-and-play 7200 rpm external hard drive with premium backup software
  • Compatible - Share files with both PC and Mac
  • Flexible - Optional connectors deliver increased performance beyond USB 2.0 and connect to TV and internet
  • Capacities: 500GB, 750GB
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GoFlex™ Desk External Drive
  • Easy - Plug-and-play external hard drive with automatic backup software
  • Compatible - Share files with both PC and Mac
  • Flexible - Optional connectors deliver increased performance beyond USB 2.0 and connect to TV and internet
  • Capacities: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB
GoFlex™ Home
  • Easy - Access files wirelessly when connected to a router
  • Compatible - Share files with both PC and Mac
  • Flexible - Automatic and continuous backup of up to three computers on your network
  • Capacities: 1TB, 2TB
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Wireless router sold separately


Backup
Easy Backup Software (pre-installed)
Easy backup software automatically protects files and folders on your computer


Media Connection Options

HD Media Device GoFlex™ TV
HD Media Playing Device
  • Easy - Play your movies, photos and music on your TV
  • Compatible - Supports 1080p/HDMI connection
  • Flexible - Internet connectivity/optional Wi-Fi adapter
vertical line Net Media Device GoFlex
Net Media Sharing
  • Easy - Share your content with friends and family
  • Compatible - Share files with both PC and Mac
  • Flexible - Access content from your iPhone, iPad or other portable devices
Wireless router sold separately




 
 
GoFlex™ Desk Specifications

System Requirements
  • Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP (32-bit & 64-bit) operating system or
  • Operating system Max OS X 10.4.6 Tiger or higher, 10.5 Leopard or 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 32-bit kernel). Reformatting for Mac may be required.
  • USB 2.0 Port

Compatibility may vary depending on user's hardware configuration and operating system
Product Dimensions 6.22in L x 4.88in W x 1.73in D (158mm x 124mm x 44mm) Weight: 2.38lb (1.08kg)
Inside the Box
  • GoFlex™ Desk external drive
  • Backup with encryption software pre-loaded on drive
  • NTFS driver for Mac® pre-loaded on drive
  • GoFlex™ Desk USB 2.0 adapter base with capacity gauge
  • 5-foot (150cm) USB 2.0 cable
  • Power Supply
  • Quick start guide
  • 2-year limited warranty

 
Region Product Capacity Model Number
PANAM
PANAM
PANAM
GoFlex Desk Kit
GoFlex Desk Kit
GoFlex Desk Kit
1TB
2TB
3TB
STAC1000100
STAC2000100
STAC3000100

Product Description

The GoFlex Desk external drive delivers high-capacity storage, backup and encryption for all your files with its plug-and-play USB 2.0 connectivity. You now have versatile connection options to suit your needs. Simply pair the drive with a USB 3.0 or FireWire 800/USB 2.0 GoFlex Desk desktop adapter and instantly increase your performance by up to 10x. The GoFlex Desk drive works interchangeably between a PC and Mac computer and can be set in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, complementing any desktop environment.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very easy setup, backup software works great.
Sultan of Swing
Even when the computer is turned off, the drive will go sleep and then wake up less than a minute later.
josephst18
This hard drive is easy to install; reasonably priced, and it works very well..
Wendellh

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,027 of 1,139 people found the following review helpful By Lincoln TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 4, 2010
Size Name: 2 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This review is for the 2TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex model. The 2TB version is not small and portable like the 500GB model. The 2TB version uses a standard desktop size 3.5" HDD, while the 500GB model uses a laptop size 2.5" HDD. The 3.5" HDD will transfer files faster than the 2.5" HDD, but will produce more heat.

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My history with Seagate has not been so good. To me and many others, Seagate has a reputation for drives that fail quickly and unexpectedly. Everyone can repair a bad history, but I can't seem to forget Seagate's reputation. But like any bad relationship, things change and I must try to move on.

This Seagate GoFlex external hard drive looks good, really good. It's the kind of design that stands out from the crowd. But... where is the ventilation? All hard drives heat up, so why are their no air vents or fans? This worries me. All the eye-candy in the world won't make up for a burned up hard drive.

The performance statistics are like any other external HDD. 3.5" disk, 7200 RPM, USB 2.0, 32MB cache. Nothing to get excited about. Matching stats makes me long for a hard drive brand that I can depend on... like Western Digital (I've owned 7 in the last 3 years and never had one fail even once.)

However, this Seagate does offer something new: the ability to upgrade to USB 3.0!!! Sounds amazing, but.... you have to shell out $40 for the USB 3.0 HDD adapter (and another $30 for the USB 3.0 card for your computer). So "The World's Most Upgradeable Desktop Hard Drive" comes with some fine print... USB 3.0 not included.

The lack of built-in USB 3.0 isn't terrible, however. The advantage of this external HDD is that you can keep your HDD and upgrade the base adapter when you decide to buy a new laptop in the future.
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259 of 287 people found the following review helpful By J. Dugas on June 19, 2010
Size Name: 2 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Pros:
1. easy to install
2. easy to use
3. Specific Folders can be selected for backup
4. It turns off and on when computer is turned off and on.

Cons:
1. Software license only allows use with 1 computer
2. Many ads to purchase more software in the bundled software
3. There is a memory leak in the software (version 4.60.0.7252)

I plugged this thing in and it automatically started the software install which was very easy to follow. Once it was done it defaulted to backup my entire computer which was perfect because 2 TB of space if plenty of space to do this for me. The software did have an option to select only specific folders which was nice to know in case I upgrade my pc and have to limit the amount of files for backup.
The software has built in advertisements asking you to try and purchase more of their software. They are easily avoidable, but I'd rather not see them. My favorite part about the backup software bundled with this external hard drive is that it is constantly working to create a mirror image of all the data on the pc. It updates files on the external as soon as they are updated on the pc.
The biggest issue I ran into was that the software only allows you to install it on one pc. I had planned on using this drive with both my pcs and backing it up over my home network. I am going to continue using the drive, but I will go back to using cobian backup which is free; though the interface is a bit less easy.[...]

I do want to say that if you are planning on only using this with one pc or you are willing to purchase extra licenses to utilize the very easy to use interface then this is a very good product.
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128 of 140 people found the following review helpful By John Calendo on December 7, 2010
Size Name: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I didn't want to believe the reviews. I have two Seagates from a few years ago and they work beautifully. I didn't want to believe the many comments here because, well, you never know how carefully people follow directions. So I ordered the 2 Tb Goflex Desk, with the 800 firewire adapter. After copying files to the drive for 2 hours, the computer stopped recognizing it in the middle of a transfer. I suspect the drive overheats. And yes, I had adjusted the settings so the drive would never go into automatic sleep. Thank you, Amazon for making the return/refund process so painless. Back to Western Digital, I guess.
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155 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Robert Goldschmidt on June 15, 2010
Size Name: 2 TB
I have owned this drive for a few days. It replaced an older Maxtor OneTouch 300G USB2 drive that I had used for several years. Overall, this new drive works as advertised ... it is capacious, easy to use, and quiet. That being said, there are a few quirks worth discussing:

1. Seagate provided a real cheap USB cable. And I mean REAL cheap. Mini USB2 format. It failed immediately, and I was lucky that I had a spare mini USB2 cable lying around that I could use. My camera came with a better cord. Come-on Seagate, how about some attention to quality here?

2. The drive comes standard with a USB2 interface. You can upgrade to USB3 by replacing the base, for about $50. So why did they not ship the unit with USB3? After all, USB3 is backwards compatible with USB2. I would have done that in a heartbeat, even if Seagate had charged a bit more for the drive. Think about the marketing hay they could have made. So Seagate is not only cheap, but also stupid.

3. The drive has some configurable parameters built into the firmware. They do not document this anywhere, including their brain-dead Quick-start installation guide. There is no detailed user manual that comes with the unit. You are supposed to install a Seagate Dashboard utility automatically once you plug in the drive, and this utility controls the configurable parameters built into the drive firmware. However, since I am such a know-it-all, and since I like simple, and since I HATE to install software that I neither need nor want, and since I just wanted an attached drive for backup purposes (and I use my own backup software), the first thing I did was disable the Dashboard utility install setup. So what happens? Every 15 minutes or so the drive disappears from the system and then reattaches.
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