Recently I was asked to check out the Seagate GoFlex 1 TB external Hard Drive. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I hooked up the Seagate GoFlex and backed up my whole system. I knew that my desktop computer had been having some issues and that I needed to back everything up “just in case”. Well, a few days later, my computer bit the dust. Actually, it caught on fire. That was a little scary and is a whole nother post.
I would have been devastated to loose all of my pictures and documents but thanks to Seagate, I was able to save a great deal of my data, photos and videos.
The FreeAgent GoFlex does SOOO much more though. Here is how you can get more out of a GoFlex drive:
Just looking for a safe, simple way to backup your files?
Then all you need is a GoFlex ultra-portable or a GoFlex Desk drive. No matter which GoFlex drive you choose you’ll get Seagate ® reliability, protection for your precious files with pre-loaded backup and encryption software, and the Seagate Dashboard management tool for easy management of your backup schedules, file encryption and at-a-glance statistics.
Do you use both a PC and Mac ® ?
Then you’re in luck because GoFlex ultra-portable and GoFlex Desk drives all work interchangeably with any PC or Mac computer. Now you can use the same hard drive with all of your computers. Take your GoFlex Ultra-portable to work and use it on your office PC, then bring it home and use it with your personal Mac. What could be easier?
Looking to adopt the latest technologies?
GoFlex ultra-portable and GoFlex Desk drives let you upgrade to USB 3.0, FireWire ® 800 or eSATA for file transfer speeds up to 10x faster than USB 2.0. GoFlex is a smart investment that gives you a smarter way to store, access and manage your data. Customize your drive by selecting GoFlex upgrade cables and adapters for faster transfer speeds than USB 2.0 with USB 3.0, FireWire ® 800 or eSATA . If you want to upgrade your old PC to USB 3.0 today, select the GoFlex Upgrade Cable Kit—USB 3.0 to upgrade both your GoFlex ultra-portable drive and your laptop. Or select the GoFlex Desk Desktop Adapter Kit—USB 3.0 to upgrade both your GoFlex Desk and your desktop computer. And add other GoFlex devices for a new level of connectivity to your home network, your TV and all of your digital media.
Have tons of HD movies on your computer?
Pair a GoFlex Ultra-portable drive with the GoFlex TV HD media player. Watch, share and store your digital media-including home video, photos and HD movies—directly on your TV in stunning 1080p HD with the GoFlex TV HD media player. You can also add a GoFlex Net media sharing device to stream content from any drive on your home network onto your TV. And upgrade to a GoFlex USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 cable and transfer your files fast—an HD movie transfers in just four minutes compared to 14 minutes with USB 2.0!
Want to access your files anytime, anywhere?
Simply pair a GoFlex Ultra-portable drive with the GoFlex Net media sharing device. Access and share your files, videos and photos from within your home network, over the Internet-even from your iPhone ® , BlackBerry or Android ® device.
Want to automatically back up and protect all of your files?
It’s easy to turn any GoFlex ultra-portable drive into an automated, full-system backup device by pairing it with a GoFlex auto backup upgrade cable.
Seagate has drastically improved the way we store all of our media, files, etc through the GoFlex family of products. I have no idea what I would do without mine. We now have one hooked up to every computer in this house. Back-ups are a regularly scheduled occurance in this household and our new motto is: GoFlex, never compute without it!
“Seagate supplied me with a GoFlex to help facilitate this review. I purchased all of the others mentioned in this post. All opinions stated are those of my own and were in no way influenced by any outside source.”
Talk about a GREAT gift this Christmas. You can find them at most retailers nationwide. I know first hand that Office Depot carries the Seagate GoFlex 1 TB for $99! I know this because now every computer in this house is equiped with one. That makes the GoFlex not only a great device to have but affordable too. And, pair it with the Roxio Creator 2011 software and you have a great gift for a 3D experience like no other…YOUR OWN!
“I was provided with a Seagate GoFlex to help facilitate this review. All opnions stated are those of my own and were in no way influenced by any outside source”