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

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can be had for significantly less than the stated MSRP

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upgradable interfaces - users are able to upgrade later on without buying a whole new drive

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comes with a standard USB 2.0 interface - compatible with all devices

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available in large 1 and 2TB capacities

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compatible with all of the latest and fastest interfaces - eSATA, USB 3, and FireWire 800 - for transferring at high speeds

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slick aesthetic

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other adapters are quite costly

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2-year warranty falls short of the 3-year standard for disk drives

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there are no adapters which feature multiple connection types

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only comes with a USB 2 connector adapter standard

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The FreeAgent GoFlex Desk is a desktop hard drive from Seagate, released in mid-2010. This product is compatible with USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 connections through separately purchased adapters. USB 2.0 comes standard with the GoFlex Desk. The faster interface options are ideal for large files, such as HD movies. This drive includes Seagate’s “Dashboard” applications, a software suite designed for automatic backup and file encryption. This hard drive is compatible with both PC and Mac computers, however those using OS X must reformat the drive to HFS+ for use with the included backup software or Apple’s Time Machine program. The GoFlex Desk can be setup horizontally or vertically, designed to save space on users’ desks. The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities. Black is the only color choice.

  • USB 3.0, FireWire 800 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
  • 1TB, 2TB capacities
  • Colors: black
  • 2-year limited warranty
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