Editors Liked

  • 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
  • Windows and Maccompatible and its subtle design blends into any environment
  • Swappable, upgradable interfaces; NTFS for Mac software

Editors Didn't Like

  • 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
  • You have to buy separate adapters in order to use the drive with bus interfaces other than USB 2.0
  • Only moderate USB 2.0 speeds; additional interface cables are costly