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The FreeAgent GoFlex is a portable hard drive from Seagate, released in mid-2010.

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Pros

compatible with everything, works on Windows, Mac and even Linux

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small and relatively light, easy to carry around

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no separate power supply, draws straight through USB

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different kinds of interfaces available depending on what's most convenient at any given time

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large capacities available by today's standards

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Cons

comes with software that is completely unnecessary and is only useful for the specific purpose of doing timed backups

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glossy top attracts fingerprints and smudges

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slightly larger and heavier than many other similarly priced portable drives, such as Western Digital Passport

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The FreeAgent GoFlex is a portable hard drive from Seagate, released in mid-2010. This product is compatible with USB 3.0, FireWire 800 or eSATA connections through optional adapters. A USB 2.0 interface adapter and cable are included in the box. With this drive, Seagate offers their “Dashboard” applications, a software package allowing for automatic backup and file encryption. The GoFlex is compatible with both PC and Mac systems, however those using OS X will have to reformat the drive for use with the included backup software or Apple’s Time Machine application. This hard drive is compatible with Seagate’s GoFlex TV HD Media Player and Net Media Sharing Device products, enabling users to watch video on their HDTVs or share files on the internet. The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex is available in capacities ranging from 320GB to 1TB. Color choices include black, red, silver and blue.

Features
  • USB 3.0, FireWire 800, eSATA upgrade cables
  • Seagate Dashboard applications
  • Backup software with file encryption
  • GoFlex USB 2.0 interface adapter
  • Standard GoFlex USB 2.0 cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • PC and Mac compatibility
  • 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB capacities
  • Colors: black, red, silver, blue
  • 2-year limited warranty
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