Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable (500GB, USB 3.0, 14.5mm) comparison

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB)
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Release date November 09, 2010 May 04, 2010 February 22, 2006 May 10, 2013 February 25, 2011
The Bottom Line 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. 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.

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Buffer Size Info unavailable Info unavailable 8 MB
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Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
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Spindle Speed Info unavailable 7200 rpm
15000 rpm
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Localization South America
North America
English / United States
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North America
Enclosure Color Black
Black
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Connector Info unavailable 7 pin Serial ATA
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.3 in x 4.3 in x 0.6 in
3.23 in x 0.55 in x 4.14 in
4 in x 5.7 in x 1 in
Info unavailable 3.5 in x 0.9 in x 4.7 in
Capacity 500 GB
500 GB
73.5 GB
2 TB
1 TB
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Works with Windows Vista
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Power Source USB bus
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USB bus
Features Plug-n-Play
Automatic backups
PC and Mac compatible
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Interface Info unavailable Serial ATA-300
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Weight 5.3 oz
0.86 lbs
1.8 lbs
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Form Factor Info unavailable 3.5"
3.5" x 1/3H
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Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
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Data Transfer Rate 5.0 Gbps (SuperSpeed USB)
3.0 Gbps (SATA)
300 MBps
Info unavailable 800 Mbps (FireWire 800) / 480 Mbps (Hi-Speed USB)
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