Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk Kit (3TB, USB 2.0) comparison

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

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk Kit (3TB, USB 2.0)
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Buffalo DriveStation DDR (3TB)

Buffalo DriveStation DDR (3TB)
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WD My Passport Portable (2TB, USB 3.0, Black, March 2012)

WD My Passport Portable (2TB, USB 3.0, Black, March 2012)
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Price $69 to $273 at 4 stores $159 to $242 at 5 stores $119 to $285 at 10 stores $105 to $244 at 11 stores
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.1 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 2.0 stars out of 3 reviews 0.5 stars out of 2 reviews 0.5 stars out of 4 reviews 1.5 stars out of 4 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date July 20, 2010 May 06, 2013 September 06, 2011 March 28, 2012 October 16, 2012
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. 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. Like the previous version, the Seagate 4TB GoFlex Desk offers top capacity and comes in a superflexible design. Supporting USB 3.0, it also offers great performance. The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road. The Toshiba Canvio Desk is a frills-free, solid performer for desktop users looking for a backup drive or to expand their storage space.

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Buffer Size Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 32 MB
Packaged Quantity 1
Info unavailable 1
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1
Spindle Speed Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 5700 rpm
Localization South America
North America
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North America
Central America
Latin America
United States
Canada
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Enclosure Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Black
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.7 in x 4.9 in x 6.2 in
Info unavailable 1.7 in x 4.9 in x 6.2 in
3.2 in x 4.4 in x 0.8 in
1.7 in x 5.1 in x 6.6 in
Capacity 3 TB
Info unavailable 4 TB
2 TB
3 TB
Power Source Info unavailable Info unavailable Included AC adapter
USB bus
USB bus
Microsoft Certification Works with Windows Vista
Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
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Features Info unavailable Info unavailable 192-bit Triple DES
Hardware encryption
NTFS formatted
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Interface USB 2.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable USB 3.0
Product Description Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable WD My Passport WDBY8L0020BBK - Hard drive - 2 TB
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Weight 2.4 lbs
Info unavailable 2.4 lbs
8.1 oz
2.2 lbs
Type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Hard drive - External hard drive ( Portable )
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Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
2 years warranty
3 years warranty
Form Factor 3.5"
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Data Transfer Rate 480 Mbps
Info unavailable 5.0 Gbps (SuperSpeed USB)
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0)
5.0 Gbps (USB 3.0) / 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
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