FreeAgent GoFlex Home arrived in the retail-style box shown below. It matches other Seagate packaging by including a large picture and a brief overview of the product found inside. The back of the box (below right image) goes into much more detail on what this hard drive has to offer.
The 1TB drive included with the Seagate GoFlex Home looks identical to the 3TB drive previously reviewed here
, with the only physical difference being the base.
In the next set of images the GoFlex hard drive has been removed from the dock. Although it looks similar to other GoFlex docks, this one is slightly different. The back of this dock has a power button, AC power connection, Gigabit Ethernet port, and a USB port. The front of the dock has the Seagate logo, and below that are two little status LEDs; the color of these LEDs will tell you whats going on with the Home.
The USB port (as shown in the above right picture) has several functions. You can connect a printer which would allow anybody that has access to the GoFlex Home to also print. In addition, you can expand your storage capacity by connecting other USB storage devices. And you can also connect a USB hub and have access to an assortment of USB devices.
As it was mentioned above, the GoFlex Home dock is designed slightly different from other GoFlex docks. In the images below we see the larger GoFlex Home dock compared to the smaller GoFlex Desk USB 3.0 dock.
Seagate includes everything needed to get the GoFlex Home connected to your network; an AC power adapter, high quality Ethernet cable, and a CD which includes all the necessary software.