Simple setup, Expandable storage (up to four USB drives), Affordable, Easy to use
Lets you attach up to four drives, Easy setup and file sharing.
Provides access from anywhere to your USB drives or FreeAgent Go drive. Sleek and professional looking drive dock.
Easy setup, Access to files anywhere that you have internet access, iPhone app to access and upload files
Super easy to setup and use, Expandable storage via the three additional USB ports, includes a first year of the Pogoplug service
Easy and simple setup, Works w/ up to 3 USB storage devices, Small footprint, Clean iPhone app.
Very easy to setup and use, Usable as a basic NAS; even without paying for PogoPlug service, Connect up to four drives, including one FreeAgent Go placed in the dock, Small size, Low power consumption, Automatic notification of updates to files connected
Simple webbased file sharing via Pogoplug service, No port forwarding or DDNS setup required, Links with Twitter, FaceBook and MySpace, Low power consumption, Transparent remote file access using drive connection client.
Requires yearly subscription for Pogoplug service after first year, No printer support
Doesn't share files from PCs on the same network
Users charged to access Pogoplug-based Web service for drive management.
Pogoplug service expires after 1yr. Subscription price is unknown, Must download TXT and PDF files to view them, Must reboot Mac to view drives locally after ejecting them
Only includes one year of Pogoplug service Share
Costs $30/year after 1st year, Public link not easy to create, Music/movies canít be downloaded to iPhone locally
Intended for use with PogoPlug paid service for remote access, No password needed to access files through PogoPlug could be a security issue, Up front hardware cost and cost of maintaining PogoPlug access
Limited Seagate documentation, Limited management w/o PogoPlug service
By ComputerPowerUser on July 09, 2010
Theres much more to the DockStar/Pogoplug combo than file storage. We love the iPhone and Android apps that bring full client functionality, including streaming, to your smartphone, for example. The only drawback we found is that the UI will let you...80
By Expert Reviews on April 22, 2010
Seagate's Dockstar is designed specifically for accessing your files remotely rather than for local file sharing, so it's not for everyone....60
By Testfreaks on February 08, 2010
The FreeAgent DockStar is the perfect solution for those not wanting to deal with online storage sites or the hassle of setting up a a dedicated NAS box. Transfer speeds are definitely slower than other networking solutions, but this is a trade off...90
By ITP.net on January 26, 2010
While the DockStar works as claimed, its setup process can become complicated if its auto-setup fails....60
By PCWorld on January 25, 2010
Dock this? Well, I say dock that, and that, and that... which is actually a pretty good description of what Seagate's FreeAgent DockStar does. It allows you to dock one of the company's FreeAgent Go hard drives, or any other USB hard drive for...90
By PC Mag on January 14, 2010
Simple to setup and easy to use, remote access to USB drives doesn't get any easier than with...80
By Just Another Mobile Monday on January 01, 2010
We have been talking a lot lately about Seagate and their FreeAgent Go drives. I have to come clean and tell you that I am a huge fan of these portable drives, and have really been impressed by the quality and breadth of the accessories which are...-
By The Gadgeteer on December 30, 2009
The Seagate FreeAgent DockStar is small network adapter made especially for Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drives. Its compatible with both PCs and Macs and is a simple way to connect up to four external USB 2.0 storage devices (hard drives...-
By LanOC Reviews on December 22, 2009
the DockStar is a solution for someone looking for the freedom to access their files anywhere while avoiding the downsides of fulltime online file...-
By Gear Diary on December 21, 2009
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to review the Seagate FreeAgent Go. It is a small, pocket-sized external hard drive that looks sleek and has a tremendous capacity. One of the nice features of the hard drive is that it has only one port- a...-