Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro Ultra-Portable Drive USB2

  • Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro Ultra-Portable Drive USB2
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Based on 13 scores, 23 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Swappable cables that can be used for any drive; no price premium.
  • Modular and flexible, Speeds up greatly when not using USB 2.0
  • Price, Integration, Great Codec Support, Fast Interface, Everything Looks Great, Quick and Easy.

Cons:

  • Naggy bundled backup software; occasional slow access times.
  • Have to watch out to prevent the modules from getting loose over time, Price premium

Expert reviews and ratings

By IT Reviews on

The FreeAgent GoFlex Pro is a good-looking and compact portable hard drive. Backup, synchronisation and encryption are all made easy thanks to the preloaded software, while the use of a 7200rpm disk also gives performance a shot in the arm. However,...

By Maximum PC on 90

The first interesting external hard drive we've seen in a while Portable hard drives are a commodity product, and it’s hard to make them interesting. Take a notebook hard drive, slap it in a bit of plastic with a SATA-to-USB controller inside, and...

By V3.co.uk on 80

The FreeAgent GoFlex Pro would suit frequently travelling business users looking to secure, synchronise and back up their data. The use of a 7,200rpm drive also makes it one of the faster portable storage devices on the market. The vertical docking...

By PCWorld India on 81

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1TB portable drive performs well, is good for buying a module to upgrade performance a few months down the line, and will deliver fine, as long as the modular flexibility design's probable down side is acceptable to you....

By Macworld on

Seagate’s FreeAgent GoFlex is as much an investment for future purchases as it is an enticing buy for the tech savvy consumer. The added cost of the optional upgrade cables will obviously inflate the price depending on what type of connection you...

By Digital Arts Online on 80

Seagate’s 500GB FreeAgent GoFlex Pro is just one of the models in the storage maker’s refresh of its portable hard drive line. The new GoFlex system encompasses drives of varying colours, capacities, connections and add-ons. The unique...

By Computeractive on 60

Relatively expensive to change adapters but good for those who need the flexibility of using one disk with different transfer...

By Expert Reviews on 60

The FreeAgent GoFlex is neatly designed, but a standard USB3 portable disk is more than good enough for most people....

By HardwareZone.com on 85

To be honest, we never expected such flexible and versatile storage solution options, but the Seagate GoFlex series definitely took us by surprise. While we were kind of skeptical initially of this feature, once we started using it, we realized its...

By OverclockersQH on

So what are my thoughts on the GoFlex Line from Seagate? Well simply put I am impressed, Seagate has taken the time to make something else I never knew I needed until now. There isn't much you can really improve on when it comes to media in my...

By CIOL on

Portable hard drives, from being boring blocks of black color used to store data, have now become a lot more vibrant in terms of features and looks. Western Digital quite literally patented the glossy black finish. Transcend relied on the distinct...

By PC Advisor on 70

Clearly, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro portable drives perform well, and will deliver fine if you leave it plugged into your chosen module on your desk. But the design is a bit kludgy, sadly. Unless you require the modular flexibility this drive...

By SmallNetBuilder on

New generation of portable hard drives with multiple attach and networking options yielding faster...

By PCWorld on 70

Solid, stylish-looking performer benefits from--and is hampered by--the connection module system introduced in the GoFlex series....

By LaptopMag on 70

This USB 3.0 hard drive has an innovative and versatile connecting system that makes it...

By Geek.com on

Seagate’s GoFlex is a modular external storage system. You start off with a base piece, like a 2.5-inch external hard drive and then you snap on the connection you want–USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSATA, and so on. It’s a simple solution to the...

By SlashGear on

In the world of external storage the upgrade path is obvious: slap a bigger drive in your enclosure and wait for people to fill it with media. Seagate’s GoFlex Storage System, however, takes a slightly more complex route; thanks to an array of...

By Tech Olive on 80

You might already be familiar with Seagate’s FreeAgent Go lineup. It’s been the company’s line of portable storage for several years now. However, they’ve recently made some updates and tacked on the “Flex” at the...

By Techworld on

Unless you require the modular flexibility this drive provides, competing models may make a more compelling choice--especially if you need to use the drive in a dock, and then remove it from the dock to take it along with...

By cnet on 88

Though other external hard drives offer a preset menu of ports, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex cuts costs by letting you pick from a buffet of "personality cables" so that you buy only the connections that suit your system profile. We applaud Seagate...