Excerpt: Shopping for an external hard drive usually means choosing the device that corresponds to the fastest port (most commonly USB 2.0) on the back of your computer. Although other connections, like FireWire 800, USB 3.0, and eSATA, are quickly gaining popularity for their impressive transfer speeds, most shoppers settle on USB 2.0 because of the premiums that companies charge for the extra ports.
Summary: Since external hard drives are generally limited by the bottlenecks of the transfer technology, it’s nice to see an approach that won’t leave you stranded when something better comes along. However, some may find it difficult to stomach paying $149 for the Seagate GoFlex Pro, then paying another $30 to buy the USB 3.0 connection. Once Seagate starts selling the drive with the USB 3.0 dock included, it will make more financial sense.
Pros: Innovative connecting system, Stylish design, Desktop stand included with capacity meter, Three-year warranty, ,
Cons: divspan lang"EN"div align"justify"Connectors add to costdiv, div align"justify"Not the fastest drivediv, spandiv
Excerpt: The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro is one model in Seagate's refresh of its portable hard drive line (desktop versions are available, too). The new GoFlex system this drive is a part of encompasses drives of varying colours and capacities, connection modules, and accessories.
Excerpt: Seagate’s 500GB FreeAgent GoFlex Pro is just one of the models in the storage maker’s refresh of its portable hard drive line. The new GoFlex system encompasses drives of varying colours, capacities, connections and add-ons.