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Interchangeable adapters. Connects to Seagate peripherals, like TV HD Media Player and Net Media Sharing Device. USB 2.0, FireWire 800, USB 3.0 drive, and eSATA connection options.
Quick and easy upgradeability, Portable yet stable design, Included software based encryption, Software is preloaded on the drive, Seamless automatic data backup options, GoFlex adapters can be used on any SATA drive, Free movie is nice bonus feature that
Compact housing packs in 1.5TB of storage space, Needs just one cable for data and power, Includes simple and useful backup software, Bundled with a "free" movie and access to many others (for a fee), Compatible with FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD media player
Compact and quiet, Very flexible system - can easily upgrade interface cables, Compatible with both Windows and Mac computers
The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable offers great flexibility, USB 3.0, and a large amount of storage. It also works with both Macs and PCs without having to be reformatted.
First 1.5TB portable to market offers gargantuan capacity, Includes USB 3.0 connector.
Quick and easy upgradeability, Only pay for what you need, Portable yet stable design, Included software based encryption, Software is preloaded on the drive, no need of CD/DVD to install it, Seamless automatic data backup options, GoFlex adapters can be
Ultra-portable design makes it easy to carry a ton of files anywhere, PC and Mac read/write out of the box makes it great for multiple platform families, GoFlex cabling system is ideal, Additional docks and media player add to the versatility, Attractivel
Cabling / Connector system allows for lots of choices, Decent performance overall, Includes decent software suite, Can encrypt drive with high level of encryption, GoFlex system itself works in conjunction with other GoFlex products
Swappable, upgradable interfaces; NTFS for Mac software
Windows and Maccompatible and its subtle design blends into any environment.
Adapters come in only one color. Adapters are extra. Memeo Premium backup is trialware.
No active cooling, Still only a 2 year warranty on a hard drive that usually has three, Sealed unit so hard drive replacement will be difficult, No power On/Off switch for drive...
Transfer rates don't show what USB 3.0 can really do, $200-$230 price tag
This is not a con for me, but some people may prefer disks with external power supplies
The GoFlex Ultra's USB 3.0 performance could be better and the drive doesn't include a USB 3.0 add-in card for computers that don't yet have this connection.
Connector modules can be unwieldy, Must remove module to insert into a dock
Short USB cables (only 18 - 20 inches), Proprietary cable means expensive cable replacement, No active cooling, 2 year warranty is extremely short compared to older model's 5 year warranty, Sealed unit so hard drive replacement will be difficult, No p
Could not get the eSATA to work, Encryption key is stored in an unencrypted XML file, Firewire and USB 3.0 kit are quite expensive.
Must have powered eSATA port to use the eSATA cable, Could get expensive with the addition of several connection types, Only three year warranty
Only moderate USB 2.0 speeds; additional interface cables are costly
You have to buy separate adapters in order to use the drive with bus interfaces other than USB 2.0.
By Macworld UK on March 14, 2012
We’ve seen a number of portable drives designed for Macs that have both FireWire and USB ports, but Seagate’s new GoFlex Ultra Portable drive for Mac takes a slightly different approach. Rather than building the FireWire and USB ports onto...
By CNET Australia on September 19, 2011
The GoFlex Ultra Portable USB 3.0 returns tidy performance for an acceptable price. If you've got the speedy ports to make the most of it, we'd say that this drive will treat you quite well...
By Expert Reviews on June 13, 2011
Massive storage for such a compact disk and above average performance, but isn’t worth the significantly higher cost over a smaller drive...
By PC Mag on May 02, 2011
The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex is a USB 2.0, FireWire 800, USB 3.0 drive, and eSATA drive, complete with auto-backup. A set of optional adapter cables makes the FreeAgent GoFlex one of the most versatile hard drives out there. Buy it...
By Funkyfresh on February 16, 2011
Wednesday, 16 February 2011 20:18 The Seagate GoFlex family of external drives are ultraportable and versatile. The drives are ready for USB 2.0 / 3.0 right out of the box and additional connectors can be purchased for connecting to other protocols...
By Overclockers Club on February 01, 2011
Seagate has always produced excellent hard drives and these two portable series are no exception. These portable drives have the robust features that most desktop style external drives have, yet they can be toted with you anywhere you go. The 640GB Go...
By Good Gear Guide on January 13, 2011
The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable Drive is a fantastically versatile storage system. It allows an investment in compact and portable hard drives up to huge capacities, that can then be easily connected to any computer with a USB 2.0, USB...
By SilentPC Review on November 28, 2010
USB 3.0 vs. SATA The modular adapter of the GoFlex gave us an opportunity to compare USB 3.0 and SATA performance directly using a second drive, the WD Scorpio Blue 500GB. When writing files the speed of both interfaces was almost identical, with...
By OCModShop on November 24, 2010
The GoFlex system also supports Seagate's GoFlex TV and GoFlex Net media appliances, which allow you to plop down a few drives and immediately watch videos or share your media across the internet. The drive is fast enough to stream several 1080p...
By Everything USB on November 02, 2010
Increased platter density coupled with the upgrades to the GoFlex cabling does make the 1.5TB GoFlex Portable even better than the earlier version I looked at. If you are in the market for a massive, yet extremely reasonably priced, portable unit this...
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