Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk

The Good The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk offers the highest capacity to date among single-volume external storage devices on the market. The drive comes in a flexible design that makes adding more connections/features a snap. It also has decent performance.

The Bad Out of the box, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk has only a USB 2.0 connection; other connection adapters cost extra. The drive topples easily when used in the intended vertical position, and it runs rather hot.

The Bottom Line The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk is the largest single-volume external hard drive on the market and has arguably the best combination of design, performance, and storage capacity.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 9.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Support 7.0
8.0 Overall

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Review

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk is the desktop version of the portable FreeAgent GoFlex Pro . The two drives share the same flexible, interchangeable adapter design that removes the worry about what connection types to get for your external hard drive. This is because, though the GoFlex Desk comes with just one USB 2.0 connection, it can support any other type of peripheral connection, such as USB 3.0 or FireWire, via snap-in adapters.

At the street price of around $220 for the 3TB version (the 2TB and 1TB cost $140 and $100, respectively) the GoFlex Desk is a really good deal, especially when you consider its decent performance and the fact that its adapter also supports any internal SATA hard drives.

If you work a lot with internal hard drives and are looking for an external drive for your desktop computer, be it a PC or a Mac, look no further than the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $350
  • Brand Seagate Technology
  • Capacity 3 TB
  • Hard Drive Type external hard drive
  • Interface Type USB 2.0
  • Form Factor 3.5"
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model 3TB, USB 2.0

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