Editors Liked

  • Stylish and compact design, Ability to use multiple bases, USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, Good software package
  • Seagate's USB 3.0 4TB GoFlex Desk offers great performance and the highest capacity to date among single-volume external storage devices on the market. The drive works with both Windows and Mac OS X out of the box and comes in a flexible design that m
  • All of 2 Terabytes storage capacity, PriceperGB ratio is good, The "GoFlex" factor
  • Extremely slim profile, Has the performance worthy of a USB 3.0 drive, The "GoFlex" factor
  • Fast disk transfers, Great backup software, NTFS support for Mac
  • Not bound to an external interface
  • Easy install, Simple minimal packaging, Definite speed improvement over USB2.0
  • Quick and easy upgradeability, Portable yet stable design, Nice long cables, Software is preloaded on the drive, no need of CD/DVD to install it, Seamless automatic data backup options, Seagate XT 3TB drive inside

Editors Didn't Like

  • The Seagate 4TB GoFlex Desk is comparatively expensive, and its other connection adapters cost extra. The drive also topples rather easily
  • Thickness does not allow for carrying in your pocket, External power cable requirement makes it unwieldy onthego
  • If you don't mind the thickness, highercapacity drives are priced lower
  • Thin plastic case, No AES hardware encryption, A bit expensive
  • Proprietary cable means expensive cable replacement, No active cooling and not much vents, Drive runs bloody HOT after extended use, Only 2 years of warranty, Replacing hard drive will be difficult, No power on / off switch for drive