Owners of Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Pro who've been wishing the portable hard drive came with USB 3.0 rather than merely USB 2.0 just got their wish.
Seagate announced today a new portable drive in its FreeAgent GoFlex family, the 1.5TB GoFlex Ultra-portable. The drive not only comes with USB 3.0 standard but boasts 1.5TB of storage, making it what appears to be the largest single-volume portable external hard drive currently on the market.
Other than the amount of storage, the new drive has the same superflexible design as the GoFlex Pro, meaning it can be used with any type of connection--be it USB, FireWire, or eSATA--merely by swapping out the adapters.
The GoFlex Ultra-portable comes with a USB 3.0 adapter, while the GoFlex Pro comes with a USB 2.0 adapter. These two adapters, like all GoFlex adapters, can be used interchangeably.
Note, however, that while the GoFlex Pro supports USB 3.0 too, you'll need to buy a separate adapter that costs around $40. Notably, the GoFlex Ultra-portable is the first portable external drive in the GoFlex family to support USB 3.0 out of the box.… Read more
Under this agreement, the two companies will develop and cross-license related controller technologies for solid state drives.
This is interesting; Samsung has released many consumer-grade SSDs, whereas Seagate has recently taken the route of hybrid drive with the release of the Seagate Momentus XT (500GB). The company's first attempt into the SSD market with the Pulsar drive didn't make much of a splash.
According to Seagate, however, the two companies aim to … Read more
Last year we reviewed Seagate's FreeAgent Theater+ Media Player and generally liked what we saw, particularly the device's ability to play back most file formats. For 2010, Seagate has put out an updated version of that product that offers very similar features but has a more compact design and a built-in slot for the company's GoFlex external USB hard drives, which conveniently work with both Windows and Mac computers.
A USB media player allows you to view on your TV multimedia files that are stored on your computer, without much fuss. Of course, game consoles such as … Read more
Seagate just launched the newest version of its HD digital media player and has generously offered to give one away to a lucky Crave reader. As the follow-up to Seagate's FreeAgent Theater HD Plus, which we gave high marks, the new model is called the FreeAgent GoFlex TV because it's compatible with Seagate's new GoFlex external drives that can connect to both Mac and Windows PCs.
This is what Seagate has to say about the GoFlex TV HD:
"The GoFlex TV HD media player makes it easy to access, view, and play your digital media files … Read more
Seagate's new superflexible external-hard-drive family just got a new member, and it's a significant upgrade.
The company announced Tuesday the latest addition to its FreeAgent GoFlex line: an desktop external hard drive called the 3TB GoFlex Desk that offers 3TB of storage.
Like other drives in the GoFlex line, the new 3TB GoFlex Desk comes with the flexibility to adapt its standard USB 2.0 interface to a USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 connection just by changing the adapter.
On top of that, it's one of a few solutions on the market that comes with an … Read more