Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive USB2/USB3

  • Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive USB2/USB3
82
Based on 19 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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...

Expert reviews and ratings

By Macworld UK on 80

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 80

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 60

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 90

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

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

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 90

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

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 80

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

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...

By Tech Olive on 80

Here we are, folks. We have here the smallest 1TB hard drive on the planet currently in our hands. I can literally stick this in my back pocket. It’s not really called the Slim Edition, but we’re giving it that name until the excitement...

By PC Pro on 67

Looks and feels high quality, but the performance doesn't live up to the polish...

By Bigbruin on

If your portable storage needs insist that you have plenty of disk space, without taking up too much physical space, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB external hard drive is worth considering. 1.5TB is definitely an ample amount of storage, and...

By HardwareGeeks on

Earlier this year Seagate announced their new GoFlex Eco-System which included a line of external portable drives under the FreeAgent brand. Two weeks ago I was able to get my hands on the 1.5 TB version of the portable drive, which comes with a USB...

By PC Authority on 83

A chunky but portable terabyte external drive with optional support for USB 3 and eSATA....

By The Gadgeteer on

My laptop has a lot of very important things on it. I have documents that I created or scanned in. I have tons of music that I bought from iTunes or invested hours ripping from CDs. I have hundreds of ebooks. We switched to digital cameras years...

By cnet on 84

Even with the slightly low USB 3.0 performance, the GoFlex Ultra still makes an excellent portable external hard drive for people who need to expand their computer's...

By PC Advisor on 80

We're not a fan of Seagate's GoFlex connector arrangement but we relish the idea of a high-capacity portable drive. We have to give Seagate kudos for being first out of the gate with a portable drive of this size. If you buy the Seagate...

By PCWorld on 80

Stylish-looking USB 3.0 drive packs a whopping 1.5TB capacity, but in write performance it lags the competition....

By NotebookCheck on

GoFlex Auto Backup The backup resolution provided by Seagate is perfect for solid “backup muffle” which are running out of excuses. Even diligent users can enjoy its simplicity which now makes the task of backing up files a minor matter....