Seagate GoFlex 500GB

Seagate just launched FreeAgent GoFlex, a new line of external hard drives that can connect to most interfaces (USB 2.0, USB 3.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, and eSATA) so that users get the most of the connectivity they have on their computers. To achieve that, the Seagate GoFlex comes with many types of cables and is arguably ready for future ports.

For Mac Users, there’s an interesting NTFS driver for Mac, which means that you can use a Windows-formatted (NTFS) drive on Mac, without re-formatting it — except if you plan to use the drive with Time Machine.

The flexibility comes as a price however: the price per GB is higher than competing legacy products. That’s expected from this type of product, so it’s up to you to balance your desire for flexibility and the price that you are willing to pay for it. 5400rpm drives: 320GB ($99.99), 500GB ($139.99), 750GB ($179.99), and 1TB ($229). 7200rpm drives: 500GB ($159.99) and 750GB ($199.99). Check our hands-on photo galleries in the full post.

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GoFlex Photo Gallery

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GoFlex Net Photo Gallery

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GoFlex TV Photo Gallery

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GoFlex Pro Photo Gallery

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