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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB USB 3.0/2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive (Black)

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  • USB 3.0/2.0 plug-and-play drive
  • Easy-to-use preloaded auto backup and encryption software
  • Upgradable to FireWire 800 or eSATA
  • Access content over the network and on TV when paired with other GoFlex products
  • 2-year limited warranty

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 3.5 x 0.9 inches ; 9.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B005EDKRXS
  • Item model number: STAA1500601
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Product Description

The GoFlex ultra-portable drive makes it easy to store, back up and encrypt all your files with its plug-and-play USB 3.0 connectivity. This drive is great for taking with you on business trips, vacations and on the go allowing you to save or access your videos, photos, music or files. The GoFlex drive interface returns blazing fast file transfer speeds and the GoFlex system allows you to upgrade to FireWire 800 or eSATA with the appropriate GoFlex upgrade cable. Extend your content beyond your PC and enjoy it on your TV, over your network, or on-the-go by using it in combination with our GoFlex family of products.

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 provides easy management of backup schedules, file encryption, and at-a-glance drive statistics, including available capacity.

Free your Files
With the included NTFS driver for Mac, you can now store and access files from PC and Mac computers without reformatting. The NTFS driver is simply installed once on your Mac computer, allowing it to access and store files in a PC compatible format.

Extend Your Content Beyond the PC
The GoFlex ultra-portable drive is the heart of the GoFlex Storage System, and by combining it with other GoFlex Storage System products you can enjoy your content on your TV, access files from any PC or Mac computer on your network, from a mobile device, or via the internet while on-the-go.

What's in the Box
The Seagate GoFlex ultra-portable drive, backup with encryption software pre-loaded on drive, NTFS driver for Mac pre-loaded on drive, GoFlex USB 3.0 interface adapter, 18-inch USB 3.0 cable, quick start guide, 2-year limited warranty.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jenn on February 5, 2012
This drive is a little thinker than some portable drives, which almost prevented me from buying the drive, but I love Seagate's "Flex"-ability. Like the rest of the drives in this line, you can remove the adapter and purchase a different option (eSATA, firewire, etc.) You can also use the included adapter to connect to a bare laptop drive and use it with USB 3.0. (Although I would definitely recommend that you NOT leave the adapter connected to a bare drive when you're transporting it because the connector is designed to recess into the goFlex enclosure.)

Speeds on the drive (using the Crystal Disk Mark 3.0.1:

Seq: 93.87 MB/s read and 92.61 MB /s write
512K: 39.7 MB/s read and 19.8 MB /s write
4K: .535 MB/s read and .283 MB/s

These numbers are comparable to other USB 3.0 out there, BUT they are not going to be keep up with some of the smaller USB 3.0 drives out there.

Still, for keeping a massive store of files on a pocketable drive on a budget, it's does the job pretty well and the ability to use the adapter for other drives or switch interfaces is a plus.

UPDATE:

After testing the adapter with some other interfaces, the SATA interface appears to be SATA II (3MB/s). It definitely doesn't affect performance for the included drive, but it does limit me when I use the flex cable for other drives that I carry in my bag.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alberto Nunez on August 7, 2012
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It works flawlessly. No dissappointments at all, after several months of intense use. For me, it's so refreshing to buy something that is not misrepresented and overinflated... Thanks, Seagate!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D.J. on September 2, 2012
It really depends on what your looking for. If your looking for something tiny/slim, then go for one of their slimmer models, They cost a bit more but that's because their harder to build. If your looking for an average size external hard drive in the 1.5Tb range this is one of the best. Most drives similar to this one are only running a 8mb cache, this one is running 16mb! Simply put, think of a circle with an 8 ft diameter and think of that as you gateway to you files in and out. Now think about doubling that diameter to 16 ft think of how much more you can get through that gateway. You will be able to access and transfer files twice as fast as most similar models. This plays a big part when accessing large files and media and with the universal, highly divers, connector you can easily customize it to your machine to obtain optimal performance. This Drive will not let you down.
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By Common Law on August 6, 2013
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Portable highly recommend for people who have a lot of stuff to store and take with on the go with them.
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