Summary: The GoFlex Turbo looks slick and comes with a bevy of helpful applications, but as a USB 3.0 drive, it's middle-of-the-road. The Turbo caps out at 750GB for storage capacity, but at $179 it costs $10 more than the 1TB Buffalo MiniStation Extreme, which had much faster transfer speeds. While we like its software, value-conscious consumers will find a better deal elsewhere.
Pros: Appealing design, Robust selection of preloaded utilities, Intuitive interface
Cons: Below average readwrite speeds, Expensive for only 750GB of storage,
Conclusion: The FreeAgent GoFlex Net is a great product, if you have a GoFlex ultra-portable hard drive. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend buying a GoFlex Net unless you have one of these awesome little drives . If you already have one of these drives, I would highly recommend getting the Seagate Net. It has a great web interface powered by the Pogo Plug software, and looks great with drives in it.
Pros: Has a very nice design, only costs $99, has a very good online interface, can support 2 ultra-portable hard drives and one external USB drive, uses the Pogo Plug software.
Cons: Only has one port for external USB drives, scratches easily.
Excerpt: The GoFlex Cinema tops our group test with the largest capacity here – up to 3TB. That 3TB behemoth will take you some time to fill up with movies, music and photos. Yet the GoFlex Cinema isn’t large, in fact the box is smaller than some of the others we looked at here.
Enormous storage capacity, GoFlex system is a great idea, hard disk can be upgraded at a later date
No networking capability, user interface is very basic