Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB) comparison

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB)
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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (2TB, USB 2.0)

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable (1.5TB, USB 3.0, 22mm)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable (1.5TB, USB 3.0, 22mm)
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    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 25 reviews 2.0 stars out of 47 reviews 2.0 stars out of 13 reviews 2.0 stars out of 4 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date May 04, 2010 June 01, 2010 September 22, 2010 June 11, 2012 May 02, 2012
The Bottom Line 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 for making data backups easier than ever, and recommend the FreeAgent GoFlex external hard drive for extra data storage now and easy upgrades in the future. The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk is the largest single-volume external hard drive on the market and has arguably the best combination of design, performance, and storage capacity. 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 storage. Seagate Backup Plus carries the flexibility of the GoFlex portable drive while adding performance and style to portable storage. The new drive makes an excellent buy. With an ultrathin, sturdy design and fast performance, the Seagate GoFlex Slim external hard drive makes a great companion for a laptop that has built-in support for USB 3.0.

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Localization English / United States
South America
North America
South America
North America
South America
North America
South America
North America
Spindle Speed 7200 rpm
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 5400 rpm
Enclosure Color Black
Info unavailable Black
Blue
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Connector 7 pin Serial ATA
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.23 in x 0.55 in x 4.14 in
1.7 in x 4.9 in x 6.2 in
3.5 in x 4.7 in x 0.9 in
3.2 in x 0.6 in x 4.9 in
3.1 in x 0.4 in x 4.9 in
Capacity 500 GB
2 TB
1.5 TB
1 TB
500 GB
Power Source Info unavailable Info unavailable USB bus
Info unavailable USB bus
Microsoft Certification Works with Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
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Features Info unavailable 192-bit Triple DES
Info unavailable Automatic backup
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Interface Serial ATA-300
USB 2.0
Info unavailable USB 3.0
USB 2.0
Weight 0.86 lbs
2.4 lbs
9.9 oz
7.9 oz
5.6 oz
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
Form Factor 3.5"
3.5"
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Data Transfer Rate 3.0 Gbps (SATA)
Info unavailable 5.0 Gbps (SuperSpeed USB)
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