Feb 26, 2011 Robert takes a look at the new GoFlex Ultra Portable hard drive for Mac. This 1TB drive gets an 8/10, and is an awesome time machine backup drive, and just a great all around hard drive for Mac users.
I test drove the 1TB Limited Edition ultra-portable drive (US$199.95) — and have no trouble recommending it. The GoFlex Limited Edition sports a standardized 2.5-inch form factor, making it the slimmest high-cap drive available on the market today, according to the folks at Seagate. GoFlex TM for Mac Limited Edition ultra-portable drive —The GoFlex™ for Mac Limited Edition ultra-portable drive packs 1TB of storage into the standardized 2.5-inch form factor, making it the slimmest high-cap drive available on the market today. With a depth of 12.5mm and shorter in length than an iPhone, the GoFlex TM for Mac Limited. Anna joyce o final download for mac.
• Pros 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. • Cons Adapters come in only one color. Adapters are extra. Memeo Premium backup is trialware. • Bottom Line The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex is a USB 2.0, FireWire 800, USB 3.0 drive, and eSATA drive, complete with auto-backup. A set of optional adapter cables makes the FreeAgent GoFlex one of the most versatile hard drives out there.
Are you a power user who needs to back up several systems with varying interfaces? Then the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Drive ($99.99 list) is just the to get the job done.
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With optional adapter cables, the hard drive can be connected to USB 2.0, FireWire 800, USB 3.0, or eSATA ports. The drive can even be equipped with, auto-backup functionality. These optional adapter cables make the FreeAgent GoFlex one of the most versatile hard drives on the market, and its innovative GoFlex connector system makes it one of the most innovativeIf you're a power user, all signs point to buy for this new Editors' Choice. Design and Features At approximately 0.75 by 3.25 by 4.5 inches (HWD), the GoFlex Drive looks like a standard pocket-sized hard drive, and comes in four different colors (silver, black, red, and blue). The drive comes with the USB 2.0 adapter cable standard, but once you pull that adapter off, the drive's GoFlex connector is exposed.
You may plug in different adapter cables for the different external interfaces out there: USB 2.0, USB 3.0, FireWire 800, and eSATA are all options. Some of the adapters (like the one for FireWire 800) have their respective cables permanently attached. Other adapters (like the USB 2.0 adapter) use standard detachable mini-USB to USB cables. The GoFlex connector essentially seems to be a SATA connector, with the same plugs for power and data as on an internal hard drive, though I wouldn't recommend connecting a FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable directly to your motherboard. The indent for the connector is deeper than a standard SATA cable could reach.