Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (2TB, USB 2.0) comparison

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (2TB, USB 2.0)

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

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB)
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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk Kit (3TB, USB 2.0)

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Buffalo DriveStation DDR (3TB)

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Price $139 at 1 store $99 at 1 store $74 to $84 at 3 stores $152 to $242 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.1 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 47 reviews 2.0 stars out of 25 reviews 2.0 stars out of 4 reviews 2.0 stars out of 3 reviews 0.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date June 01, 2010 May 04, 2010 June 11, 2012 July 20, 2010 May 06, 2013
The Bottom Line 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. 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. 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. 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. The Buffalo DriveStation DDR is by far the fastest single-volume external drive on the market and makes USB 3.0 a true alternative storage connection to Thunderbolt.

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