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By PC Advisor staff. 27 February 12
The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable is more than just a portable hard drive - it's the basis of a versatile storage system that offers huge capacity and many user-changeable connection standards, including USB 3.0, eSATA and FireWire 800. In tests, the 1.5TB Seagate had incredibly quick performance, nigh-on 100MBps with USB 3.0, and it was one of the fastest FireWire 800 drives we’ve tested. It can be easily connected to any PC via any port. Simple, yet incredibly effective.
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Protect. Store. Do more.
This highly versatile ultra-portable drive makes it easy to store, back up and encrypt all your files automatically and continuously with its preloaded software and USB 3.0 plug-and-play connectivity. But this is no ordinary external drive. As the core of the GoFlex Storage System, the GoFlex ultra-portable drive is a highly versatile external drive, allowing it to deliver a truly customisable experience.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for Faster Performance.
The GoFlex ultra-portable drive includes a USB 3.0 interface that provides up to 10 times faster data transfer rates compared to USB 2.0 interfaces. USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0 interfaces, so you have the flexibility to access files from any PC.
Access files with the interface of your choice.
Use the included USB 3.0 inter face or optional FireWire 800 or powered eSATA by pairing the
drive with the appropriate GoFlex upgrade cable.
Free your files.
With the included NTFS driver for Mac, you can now store and access files interchangeably from PC and Mac computers without reformatting. The NTFS driver is simply installed once on your Mac computer, allowing it to access and store files in a PC-compatible format.*
* Reformatting to HFS+ is required to use backup software for Mac or Time Machine software
Extend your content beyond the PC.
The GoFlex ultra-portable drive is the heart of the GoFlex Storage System, and by combining it with other GoFlex Storage System products you can enjoy your content on your TV, access files from any PC or Mac computer on your network, from a mobile device or via the Internet while on the go.