Seagate GoFlex Mac family

[CES 2011] Seagate launched a new collection of GoFlex for Mac external drives specifically designed to be used with OS X and Time Machine. The new hard drives are HFS+ are formatted out of the box to be fully compatible with Apple Time Machine while still capable of being used with Windows computers by simply downloading an HFS+ driver from Each GoFlex comes with FireWire800 and USB 2.0 adapters and cables, but you can change the drive’s interface to USB 3.0 or powered eSATA for use with Windows.

The collection includes the following products: GoFlex for Mac ultra-portable drive, GoFlex for Mac Limited Edition ultra-portable drive, GoFlex Pro for Mac ultra portable, GoFlex Desk for Mac drive, read the complete article for detailed description and pricing.

GoFlex for Mac ultra-portable drive: 2.5-inch portable drive is designed specifically for use with Apple’s Time Machine right out-of-the-box, MSRP $199.99 for 1TB, and $249.99 for 1.5TB.

GoFlex for Mac Limited Edition ultra-portable drive: packs 1TB of storage into the standardized 2.5-inch form factor. Accroding to Seagate, it is the slimmest high-cap drive available on the market today, with a depth of 12.5mm and shorter in length than an iPhone, MSRP $199.95 for 1TB.

GoFlex Pro for Mac ultra portable: This 7200RPM, 2.5-inch drive. The included Firewire 800 cable delivers transfer speeds up to three times faster than USB 2.0. MSRP $149.99 for 500GB; $179.99 for 750GB.

GoFlex Desk for Mac drive: 3.5-inch high-capacity external drive can sit horizontally or vertically. Back up files using Apple’s Time Machine. Optional software displays the drive’s real-time capacity with lights on the dock. MSRP $219.99 for 2TB; $279.99 for 3TB.

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