This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
Editors' Choice: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable (1.5TB)
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

Editors' Choice: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable (1.5TB)

2:26 /

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.

If you're looking for a portable external hard drive that is fast, simple, flexible, and most importantly offers a large amount of storage, you're watching the right video. Hey, there, my name is Dong Ngo and this is the FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra Portable from Seagate. This is the second product of the Seagate GoFlex family that earns our Editors' Choice award. Now, like all drives in the GoFlex family, the GoFlex Ultra Portable comes in two separate parts. The first part is the drive itself which is very much like an Intel 2.5-inch hard drive with a chassis. On the side here, the housing has a small opening to reveal the hard drive's SATA port. The second part is the adaptor which determines the type of connection and the feature that the hard drive will use. These two parts can be snapped in tight and, while connected, they form the GoFlex external hard drive. The GoFlex Ultra Portable is the first portable drive in the GoFlex family that comes included with a USB 3.0 adaptor. It will also work with all other adaptors such as they offer FireWire or eSATA connections. Apart from that, the drive also is the first in the world of portable single volume drives that offer 1.5 terabytes of storage, making it perfect for storing movies and other high-def content. To prove this, Seagate actually teamed up with Paramount Picture to bundle with 20 movies including public titles such as Star Trek, Ghost, Shooter, GI Joe, and so on. Apart from Star Trek that is free when you register the drive, the rest of the movie will cost around $10 to $15 to unlock before you can view them. The best thing about the Ultra Portable is the fact that its adaptor can also support any 2.5-inch internal hard drive, such as this one here. This means if you want to quickly connect an internal laptop hard drive to a computer, you won't need to buy a separate docking station. At the price of around $250, we find the GoFlex Ultra Portable an excellent addition to your laptop or even desktop computer. For more information on how it performs, check out the in-depth review at CNET.com. Once again, my name is Dong Ngo and this has been the first look at the FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra Portable external hard drive from Seagate.

New releases

Reasons not to buy an Apple Wa...
3:12 September 12, 2014
The Apple Watch is a tempting wearable, but there are many reasons to stay away.
Play video
Science and art team up to create...
5:17 September 12, 2014
This week on Crave we check out a light-​based Rube Goldberg machine complete with melting ice, Godzilla gets...
Play video
2015 Chrysler 200C: A dud no longer...
21:41 September 12, 2014
The lowly Chrysler 200, reinvented; which state has the fastest drivers; and how to get TV in your car.
Play video
Apple's free album has some folks...
2:56 September 12, 2014
High traffic causes iPhone 6 preorder problems, a free U2 album leads to confusion, and SanDisk breaks a record...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,551: Batman ruined?...
33:37 September 12, 2014
There's some new Batman controversy about the size of his Batmobile cannon. Plus, we'll learn how to live...
Play video
Take a look at the luxurious, metal...
1:59 September 12, 2014
Hit play on our video review of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha to see what we think of Samsung's first use of luxurious...
Play video
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini flaunts...
1:41 September 12, 2014
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini has a near identical design to the flagship S5, but comes in a much more comfortable...
Play video
Dell's Inspiron 14 5000 a good...
1:52 September 12, 2014
Like all of the Inspiron laptops we've tested, the 14-inch 5000 series is a good value with excellent battery...
Play video