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Seagate GoFlex 1 TB FireWire 800 USB 2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive for Mac - Limited Edition STBA1000101, Silver

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1 TB
Limited Edition Thin
  • Standardized 2.5-inch form factor with a depth of 14.5mm and shorter in length than an iPhone
  • Edition is perfect for use with your growing library.
  • FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 plug-and-play drive
  • Compatible with Time Machine software
  • Upgradeable to USB 3.0 and powered eSATA
  • Durable soft-touch silver finish to help resist fingerprints
  • Use the same drive interchangeably on both Mac and PC computers
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Technical Details

Capacity: 1 TB | Style: Limited Edition Thin
  • Brand Name: SEBA9
  • Model: STBA1000101
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
  • Warranty: 3 year
  • Hard Disk Description: Portable

Product Details

Capacity: 1 TB | Style Name: Limited Edition Thin
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 2.2 x 6.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004KKXNPU
  • Item model number: STBA1000101
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 23, 2011

Product Description

Capacity: 1 TB | Style: Limited Edition Thin

Product Description

The GoFlex for Mac Limited Edition ultra-portable drive packs 1TB of storage into the standardized 2.5-inch form factor. With a depth of 14.5mm and shorter in length than an iPhone, the GoFlex for Mac Limited Edition is perfect for use with your growing library. GoFlex for Mac ultra-portable drives makes it easy to store, transport and back up all of your files. Bundled with the most popular interfaces and up to 1.5TB of storage, the drive is HFS+ formatted which makes it fully compatible with Time Machine® software. Use the included plug-and-play FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 interface or upgrade to Thuderbolt(TM) technology, USB 3.0 or powered eSATA by pairing the drive with the appropriate GoFlex upgrade adapters. Take advantage of the drive’s versatile design to upgrade to the fastest interfaces available. Pair the drive with the additional GoFlex storage system products and access your content on your TV, over your network or on-the-go. Install the downloadable HFS+ driver on the PC to use the drive interchangeably between the two without having to reformat. This is the perfect solution for primarily Mac computer users who still regularly utilize a PC. The drive’s durable soft-touch metallic finish not only helps resist fingerprints, it also blends in perfectly with Apple products.

From the Manufacturer

Seagate GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable
Install the available HFS+ driver on any PC to use the drive interchangeably

Seagate GoFlex for Mac
More space. More Simple. More Mac.
Seagate GoFlex for Mac
Fully compatible with Time Machine software

Seagate GoFlex Drive
Easy to store and back up all your files with its plug-and-play connectivity

The GoFlex for Mac ultra-portable drive makes it easy to store and back up all your files with its plug-and-play FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 connectivity. The drive is HFS+ formatted out of the box, which makes it fully compatible with Time Machine software. Install the available HFS+ driver on any PC to use the drive interchangeably without reformatting. Use the included interfaces or upgrade to USB 3.0, or powered eSATA by pairing the drive with the appropriate GoFlex upgrade cable (sold separately).

Get the most from your Mac

GoFlex for Mac includes fast FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 plug-and-play connectivity. It lets you take full advantage of your Mac computer's Time Machine software so you can automatically save and easily recover up-to-date copies of everything on your Mac. The GoFlex for Mac comes formatted for HFS+ for Mac computers but works on your PC computers too. GoFlex drives make it easy to read, write and share files interchangeably between both Mac and PC computers with the included downloadable HFS+ driver for PCs.

Flexibility is Built In

Seagate has created the GoFlex Storage System--which includes the GoFlex for Mac ultra-portable drive--to make it easy for you to upgrade your interface for faster transfer speeds, and access your content on your network and everywhere you go. Upgrade cables and kits are available (sold separately) that make it easy to move from FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 or powered eSATA for up to 10x faster transfer speeds for your large files and HD movies.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X operating system 10.5.8 or higher, or
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 port
What's in the Box?

GoFlex ultra-portable drive formatted for Mac -- limited edition, GoFlex FireWire 800 adapter with 18-inch (46 cm) cable, GoFlex USB 2.0 adapter with 18-inch (46 cm) cable, quick start guide, warranty.

Seagate GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Drive Specifications

1TB1 1TB1 1.5TB1
Seagate GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable
GoFlex for Mac includes fast FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 plug-and-play connectivity
Model Number STBA1000100 STBA1000101
Limited Edition
STBA1500100
Interface FW800 & USB 2.0 FW800 & USB 2.0 FW800 & USB 2.0
Available Colors Silver Silver Silver
How Much Will it Store?
Digital Music Digital Music (Hours) 16,660 16,660 24,990
Digital Photos Digital Photos (Files)
Average file size using cameras highest resolution JPEG mode
320,000 320,000 480,000
Digital Videos Digital Videos (Hours) 1,000 1,000 1,500
DVD Quality DVD Quality (Movies)
Based on standard 2 hour movie
250 250 375
HD Video HD Video (Hours)
Based on H.264 compression at a 6.75Mbs bitrate
250 250 375
1One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The drive is very fast and so far has been reliable.
M. Morim
This GoFlex portable drive comes with both USB 2.0 and Firewire 800 connections, I used the USB and the speed was still really quick.
C. Mueller
The drive crashed and now I am no longer able to access the data on this drive.
Arabic Learner

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Style Name: StandardSize Name: 1 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
As a person who has gone through a lot of harddrives, when it comes to quality, I put Seagate drives on the top as the brand for go-to drives.

But as more and more people look for 1TB drives and are wanting portability, Seagate has their cheaper FreeAgent GoFlex drives (which are in my opinion, not as robust and also comes with pre-installed stuff that you don't want) and now the 2011 release of the new Seagate GoFlex Ultra-portable drives.

Here are my thoughts on this drive:

I. THE DRIVE

The 1TB GoFlex Ultra-Portable drive is pretty small. If vertical, it's about 3 inches in height, 2 inches in width.

The construction looks like metal but it's not, it's plastic with a metal finish, but either way, metal or plastic, if you drop them from a high distance, you're probably going to do more damage anyway (and yes, I have accidentally done this before).

Although the drive is for the Mac, it also works for PC.

The contents are:

* GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive formatted for Mac
* GoFlex FireWire 800 Adapter with 18-inch (46cm) cable
* GoFlex USB 3.0 Adapter with 18-inch (46cm) cable
* QuickStart Guide
* 3-Year Limited Warranty

System Requirements are:

* Mac OS X Operating System 10.5.8 or higher
* Windows 7, Vista, XP
* Firewire 800 or USB 2.0 port

Note: HFS+ Driver for PC operability is available by download.

II. INSTALLATION

You get a connector that is USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with 2.0 drives) and also a connector that is Firewire which plugs to the bottom of the drive.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Dave TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 25, 2011
Style Name: StandardSize Name: 1 TB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This is a solid back-up drive that will save Mac users a little hassle vs a typical external drive. For starters, Seagate is looking to be the last one standing in the (non-solid state) hard drive industry and they've been putting out some pretty good drives lately. I already feel pretty good about the brand, though frankly no HDD is fail-proof (though solid state drives are close). In this case, you pay a little extra for this HDD because it natively supports HFS+ for using Timeline (you would have to reformat a regular GoFlex Ultra-portable drive). You can also connect it to a PC (after downloading the HFS+ driver from Seagate) which would allow you to transfer files between a PC and Mac (not common, but handy for systems that aren't networked).

The specs are covered pretty well in the description but I did see one little facet left out: it uses a slower 5400 RPM drive. I don't mind this, because slower = more reliable and speed is not a big deal for my back ups (schedule them for late night and forget it). However it's worth noting for someone who is looking for the "fastest" back up drive out there.

I'm using it primarily for my Mac, where it has performed admirably. I have connected to my PC just to prove it could be done. A few minutes to get the driver and it worked like a charm. Overall a good drive that will save Timeline users the modest headache of having to reformat a "PC" external drive.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dx253 on December 11, 2011
Style Name: StandardSize Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I have never used a Seagate prior to my purchase and I went with this item because the Time Machine compatibility. My first purchase, of this item, was through Best Buy and I immediately started having issues with the FireWire connection into the HD. It wasn't a very good fit and after connecting it I would have to pull back on it and or wiggle it around for the back to begin. Needless to say I returned it after a couple of days for a full refund.

I figured I would give Seagate a second chance, so I went ahead and purchased another through Amazon because it was cheaper than Best Buy. I noticed the SAME EXACT problem with the new one, as with the first, and I am just so irritated. I contacted Seagate after this last purchase and they gave me the same questions like: Are you sure it's plugged in correctly? or It sounds like you may have purchased a defective one. Would you like a new one? WRONG! My brother had similar issues with one he purchased through costo a little over a year ago, and I didn't think it was an ongoing issue with Seagate, until now.

Use at your own risk!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mac on September 22, 2011
Style Name: StandardSize Name: 1.5 TB
The included Firewire 800 interface is flakey. The firewire cable is attached to the interface itself, and after several months of usage something internally in the cable must of gotten damaged/stretched and now the connection to the hard drive cuts out often. Since the cable is attached to the interface, you can't just replace the $3 cable and solve your problem, you have to get another interface/get a warranty repair. They should of made their firewire interface like their USB interface, which allows you to plug in your own USB cable and include a small USB cable inside the package. Most other firewire hard drives don't attach their firewire cable to the drive, so this is an unfortunate move by Seagate. You can see this problem on Seagate's support forums. The firewire interface also heats up considerably, while the USB interface does not heat up at all.

As a hard drive it works great so far, it's the largest capacity 2.5" HD available on the market, so you get the most hard drive space for weight with this. The enclosure is secure and the hard drive doesn't rattle around like some cheap enclosures. GoFlex as an idea is a good idea, they should of just made the firewire interface better.
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September 23, 2011
Dear Mac,

This reply is from Seagate Support. We noticed your review and wanted to comment on your experience with our GoFlex Ultra Portable drive. Certainly if the firewire 800 cable has been damaged through no fault of your own, we will be happy to replace this for you provided it is under warranty. This is not a common issue with this cable. The firewire cable has a separate serial number where you can return just the faulty cable itself. In the meantime you can use the drive with the included USB cable to keep the drive in working order while you await the replacement firewire cable. Here is a link for cable replacement:

http://ow.ly/6DkEn

We appreciate your feedback on the firewire cabling and will continue to make improvements where necessary. We should point out that even though the USB cable is detachable from the drive interface, we recommend that you use the original cable that came with the drive or one of the same length to prevent any power problems as longer cables may not provide enough power to the drive.

If you have any remaining questions or concerns, please contact our Technical Support staff at no charge, and we will be happy to assist: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/about/contact_us/

Best Regards,
Seagate Support

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