Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex ultra portable drive


Seagate’s latest FreeAgent GoFlex ultra portable drive will carry 1.5TB of storage space in a mere 2.5-inch form factor, making it the world’s first in the process. Already available in the market if you are interested, this is one way for you to store all of your favorite digital memories and content on a single device, regardless of whether you are running on a PC or Mac platform. Just what does 1.5TB offer you? Well, on average, that would equal to 60 High Definition movies, or 750 video games as well as countless hours of digital audio and thousands of photos. What makes the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex ultra portable drive different is also the inclusion of USB 3.0 connectivity – a good idea since transferring up to 1.5TB of data is going to take a while if you use USB 2.0.

While it has started to ship Stateside, the rest of the world will be able to have a crack at the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex ultra portable drive later this year. All of them will ship with a USB 3.0 interface cable, which theoretically is faster by up to 10 times as compared to a USB 2.0 port, where you are able to transfer a 25GB file in under five minutes compared to the 14 minutes required thanks to the traditional USB 2.0 drive. Of course, the included USB 3.0 will be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, so no worries there, all right?

What makes this Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex ultra portable drive even more enticing is the fact that you will be able to use it in tandem with an array of add-on cables and accessories such as the GoFlex Net media sharing device and the GoFlex TV HD media player, where the latter will deliver the flexibility of enjoying your content on a TV, a network, using a mobile device, or via the Internet. Playing nice with either Windows or Mac OS X operating systems, it is good to note that each drive includes an NTFS driver for Mac, letting you store and access files from both Windows and Mac OS X computers without having to go through the trouble of a reformat. $249.99 for 1.5TB of storage space sounds like a bargain to us.

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