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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro 500 GB USB 2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive STAD500100

by Seagate

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500 GB
  • USB 2.0 Plug-and-play drive
  • Preloaded premium backup software, includes powerful encryption software
  • Upgradable to USB 3.0, FireWire 800 or eSATA or access content over the network and on TV
  • Includes intelligent desktop dock with capacity gauge
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Product Details

Capacity: 500 GB
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 3.2 x 0.6 inches ; 5.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003HLZENM
  • Item model number: STAD500100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 3, 2010

Product Description

Capacity: 500 GB

Product Description

The GoFlex Pro ultra-portable delivers a premium level of backup, encrypts your data, and has easy plug-and-play USB 2.0 connectivity through a convenient desktop dock with capacity gauge, but this is no ordinary external drive. As the core of the GoFlex Storage System, the GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drive is the world's most upgradable external drive allowing it to deliver a truly customizable experience. Upgrade to USB 3.0, FireWire 800 or eSATA by pairing the drive with the appropriate GoFlex upgrade cable. Extend your content beyond your PC and enjoy it on your TV, over your network or remotely by using it in combination with other GoFlex products.

From the Manufacturer

The GoFlex™ Pro ultra-portable delivers a premium level of backup, encrypts your data, and has easy plug-and-play USB 2.0 connectivity through a convenient desktop dock, but this is no ordinary external drive. As the core of the GoFlex Storage System, the GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drive is the world's most upgradeable external drive allowing it to deliver a truly customizable experience. Upgrade to USB 3.0, FireWire® 800 or eSATA by pairing the drive with the appropriate GoFlex upgrade cable. Extend your content beyond your PC and enjoy it on your TV, over your network or remotely by using it in combination with other GoFlex products.
 
Seagate® GoFlex™ Pro Ultra-Portable Drive
PROTECT. STORE. DO MORE.

Highlights
  • Easy - Plug-and-play 7200 RPM 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
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GoFlex Easy
Easy - Plug-and-play 7200 RPM 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
  • Includes a fast 7200 RPM internal drive, which delivers up to 40% faster file transfer speeds than the standard GoFlex drives when paired with a GoFlex upgrade cable
  • Desktop dock eliminates desktop clutter while making it easy to access and back up your files.


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 and connect to TV and internet
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)
500 GB 8,330 160,000 500 125 125
750 GB 12,495 240,000 750 188 188
   
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
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
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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™ Pro 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 Drive: 4.14in L x 3.23in W x 0.55in D (112mm x 82mm x 14mm)
Dock: 4.02in L x 1.50in W x 0.83in D (102mm x 38mm x 21mm)
Drive Weight: 0.34lb (0.16kg)
Dock Weight: 0.22 lb (0.10kg)
Drive w/ dock Weight: 0.64lb (0.29kg)
Performance 7200 RPM
Inside the Box
  • GoFlex™ Pro ultra-portable drive
  • Backup with encryption software pre-loaded on drive
  • GoFlex USB 2.0 interface adapter
  • Intelligent desktop dock
  • 18-inch USB 2.0 cable
  • Quick start guide
  • 3-year limited warranty

 
Product Capacity Model Number
GoFlex Pro 500GB STAD500100
GoFlex Pro 750GB STAD750100

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The drive is wonderfully compact and very sharp-looking.
James K. Weynandt
I will end up buying another one of these drives since they are SWEET.
KOZ
Still under warranty I sent it in and received a refurb.
Throckmorton Scribblemonger

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Ian Monteilh on June 30, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I was not going to write a review for this product initially. However, I received an email from Amazon advertising this product, along with the other GoFlex drives from Seagate and I saw that this component received a one star rating. After reading the one-star rating, I can tell you all emphatically that the rating is NOT deserved.

First off, the initial customer review information about the dock station is inaccurate, way inaccurate. The HD comes with a dock station (with its own wiring) AND a separate portable connection cable, which truly makes it portable since you can have it set to connect to multiple pcs without breaking down a dockstation connection.

Second the USB 2.0 connection is false since both the dock station and connection cable attach to a pc via USB. Now, neither of the connection cables connect to the HD itself via USB, but thats becuz its connects using SATA type connections you would see on the back of an internal hard drive.

The installation software is built into the HD, so when you connect for the first time to a pc, it prompts you to install the drivers. The software is very easy to manage and pretty much begs you back up your files, although escaping that prompt is so easy, its almost amusing.

The best part of the HD is that its not bulky in the least. I am a lifetime Seagate supporter due to my undying love for Maxtor and the fact that Seagate bought them and for a long while, I have been shopping for portable external drives to use with my hp netbook. This HD is the smallest (although in fairness, its not ipod small) I've seen and fits comfortably in my carrying case.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By James K. Weynandt on August 7, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
The drive is wonderfully compact and very sharp-looking. I read many reviews before I purchased the drive, so I pretty much got what I expected. I bought the GoFlex Pro that comes with the external docking unit. When I'm home the drive is sitting in the docking unit and takes up very little room. The biggest disappointment was the absolutely horrible backup software provided. I recommend not installing it. I installed it (despite the warning from others) and I finallly uninstalled it after a week of frustrations with it. The software has very few user-definable options and all of the various pop-up messages are very annoying. I was relieved to get it off the drive and off my desktop machine. Backup speed is about what you would expect for USB 2.0. I was hoping it would be a bit faster since it is a 7200 RPM drive, but it takes about an hour to backup 100 GB using the USB 2.0 interface (both the external docking unit and the default supplied cable are USB 2.0). I put a 2-port add-in USB 3.0 controller in my desktop machine and plugged both USB plugs from the docking unit (that's another disappointment ... it takes 2 USB slots for the external docking unit.) Using the USB 2.0 docking station with the USB 3.0 controller allows me to copy/backup 100 GB in about 40 minutes instead of 1 hour, so about a 33% decrease in time. I think the next thing I'm going to do is purchase a four port USB 3.0 hub and plug it into one of the 2 slots on the host controller card, and purchase the optional USB 3.0 GoFlex interface cable and just ditch the external docking unit. As far as my backup, I'm using the latest version of Norton Ghost and it's set to do an incremental backup once a day ... and that works beautifully.Read more ›
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Phantom on July 5, 2010
Size Name: 500 GB
This drive works great with my pc desktop and my new 2010 macbook pro with no need to mess around with format, it just works right out of the box with the included software.

I use this drive as a synced drive ot take my documents, music, and movies on the road with me. I take my macbook with me and the integration between the 2 different computers is seamless. I even have it set up as a shared network drive at home when attached to the pc and my macbook can access the files over the network which is pretty cool.

The main reason I got this drive over some others out there is because it boasts of mac and pc functionality without having to reformat, which it does, and it also has the option to upgrade to firewire and USB 3.0 which I know I'll want. Like the last reviewer said, the first reviewer is inaccurate. This drive comes with the dock and the portable usb adapter. With the adapter attached it looks like one piece which I like. The USB 2.0 could be faster in my opinion. If you transfer directly it seems to take longer than some of the other desktop drives I've used but I guess that's the trade off with such a highly portable drive. Seems to transfer faster on my mac than my pc. Hoping to get USB 3.0 on my desktop and see what that does in the future.

If you use it as a synced drive to backup files or take them on the go then you hardly notice the software running in the background. It seems to pick the right moments to sync and doesn't interfere with other tasks. It has a lot of software included but I chose to only use the sync application on my pc and did not install the rest and only let it install the drivers on my mac and no software. Pretty simple to do and the drive didn't put up a fuss when I deselected some of the other included software.
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