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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3TB External Hard Drive
Author: Steven Kean
Manufacturer: Seagate
Source: Seagate
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August 03, 2010

At the rate that data retention is expanding, hard drive space is always needed. Whether it be internal hard drives, ultra-portable drives, or external hard drives; Seagate is there. They are constantly pushing forward to provide more hard drive space with innovative new designs. One of their most recent innovations is the GoFlex system, which allows users to customize a hard drive with the connection that best suits their needs.

While the connection options are interesting, the storage capacity is also very impressive. Pushing the storage limits ever higher, Seagate has released a new 3TB external hard drive... the FreeAgent GoFlex Desk. While 3TB of storage isn't new in a multi-drive design (RAID / NAS), it is very new in a single drive enclosure.

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Before taking a closer look at this new storage monster, let's look at some published information on it, as taken from the official product page on the Seagate website.

The GoFlex Desk external drive gives you plenty of storage capacity and it's easy to upgrade to any interface you choose. Simply pair the desktop hard drive with a GoFlex USB 3.0 or FireWire® 800/USB 2.0 adapter to increase your performance by up to 10 times. Works interchangeably between a PC or a Mac® computer.


» Features USB 2.0 plug-and-play connectivity
» Ensures automatic continuous backup and protects your privacy with powerful encryption software
» Lets you upgrade to a faster interface to increase your transfer speeds when paired
   with another GoFlex Desk desktop adapter
» Includes an illuminated capacity gauge
» Automatic Backup Software PC & Mac
» Warranty - 2 years
» Encryption - 192-bit Triple DES


» Model Number STAC1000100; STAC2000100; STAC3000100
» Interface GoFlex
» Capacity 1TB, 2TB, 3TB


» Height - 158mm (6.22 in)
» Width - 124mm (4.88 in)
» Length - 44mm (1.73 in)
» Weight (typical) - 1080g (2.38 lb)
» Shipping Weight - 1.080kg (2.381 lb)

What's in the box:

» GoFlex Desk Drive
» Pre-loaded backup software with encryption
» GoFlex Desk USB 2.0 adapter base with capacity gauge
» 5-foot (150 cm) USB 2.0 cable
» Quick Start Guide

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