1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great product and great price,
Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive STAC3000102 (Personal Computers)I was looking for an external HD that supported USB 3.0 and was at least 1.5TB. This drive was the best price per TB. I've always had good experiences with Seagate, so I thought I would stick with them. The drive works as expected and seems fairly quiet. Haven't actually used it for that long.
One added bonus that I stumbled across is in the GoFlex Adapter that comes attached to the drive. I was able to remove it by just wiggling it back and forth a little (no tools required). Obviously, you want to do this with the drive unplugged from USB and Power. When I removed the adapter, I was pleased to find, not a proprietary interface, but a standard SATA+SATA_Power. In other words, I now have a free (or included if you really think about it) internal HD SATA USB 3.0 adapter. Of course, I can't use the external drive and an internal drive at the same time, but it still can be useful. The only negatives are that there is about a 1/2" gap between the drive and the adapter once fully seated and the lights on the adapter don't work with the other drives. I'm sure you can get creative add fill the void with something or even make a custom drive caddy for the gap and do you really need the lights for a temporary solution?
If you are on the fence with this drive over another, hopefully this added bonus will help you make you decision.