SeaGate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk reviews

37 customer reviews

+ This external hard drive has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on performance.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 37 reviews.
3000GB Storage See full product description
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Some customer reviews of SeaGate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk

Most helpful reviews

john, Dundonald Ayrshire honest.reliable.

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
As external hard drives go this one is a top quality product.A friend of mine purchased the same hard drive but paid £40 more than me.you simply set it up and forget it.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Aug 2012

Geoffrey , Enniskillen

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Really Great Price along with a good reliable make.
Bad points:
Unfortunately the drive stopped working within a few days of purchase & as the store didn't have a replacement ne I went for a different drive made by the same manufacturer which I am delighted with. It may just have been one of a faulty bach.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 10.0
Performance 6.0
Reliability 6.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2012

Brian, Durham Semi profesional photographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Does what is says on the box
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 9.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jun 2012

David, Kings Lynn

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
no good points
Bad points:
after only having the unit for 2 days the drive failed completely becoming an expensive paperweight and losing nearly a terabite of information.
Avoid at all costs
Overall rating 1.0
Design 1.0
Performance 1.0
Reliability 1.0
Capacity 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2012

John, Stirling

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Aug 2012

Manish, Croydon

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Stopped working after 1.5 months. Data transfer speed is slow.
Overall rating 2.0
Design 7.0
Performance 2.0
Reliability 1.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2012

Mel, Older generation computer enthusiast

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact / quiet operation / easy install to my Mac.
Bad points:
Needs more connectivety info in product ads.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Reliability 6.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Sep 2012

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 3000

Also known as: FreeAgent GoFlex Desk;

 

Manufacturer's Description

The GoFlex Desk external drive gives you plenty of storage capacity and it’s easy to upgrade to any interface you choose. Simply pair the desktop hard drive with a GoFlex USB 3.0 or FireWire® 800/USB 2.0 adapter to increase your performance by up to 10 times. Works interchangeably between a PC or a Mac® computer.

Safe, secure, easy to use

With the GoFlex Desk, it’s easy to backup, secure and access your content.

Ensures automatic continuous backup of your data
Secures your backed up files and protects your privacy with powerful encryption software
Includes the Seagate® Dashboard management tool for easy management of backup schedules and file encryption, and viewing drive statistics
Includes the GoFlex Desk USB 2.0 or 3.0 desktop adapter with illuminated capacity gauge
Offers vertical or horizontal orientation to fit in any desktop environment

Works interchangeably on both PC and Mac® computers

Whether you have a PC or a Mac® computer—or if you go back and forth between the two—you can access and save files on the same portable hard drive anytime without reformatting*.
*Reformatting to HFS+ required to use backup software for Mac or Time Machine® software

System requirements

Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, Windows® XP (32–bit & 64–bit) operating system or Mac® OS X operating system 10.4.9 or higher
USB 2.0 or 3.0 port
For the USB 3.0 interface: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port (required for USB 3.0 transfer speeds or backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports at USB 2.0 transfer speeds).
Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system

The world’s most upgradable desktop hard drive

The GoFlex Desk external drive lets you upgrade to faster transfer speeds, and customize your experience to suit your digital life.

Offers upgrade cables and kits that make it easy to move up from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 or FireWire® 800 for up to 10x faster transfer speeds for your large files and HD movies
Learn more about how you can customize your GoFlex Desk
The USB 3.0 cable is backward compatible with USB 2.0 interfaces so you can access files from any PC.

Your standard GoFlex Desk drive comes with a USB 2.0 or 3.0 adapter to connect to your PC or Mac® computer. You also have the option to purchase a “drive only” version that comes without the adapter. Select the GoFlex Desk—drive only version if:

You are already using a GoFlex Desk and want to use the same adapter to connect your new GoFlex Desk; or
You want a faster interface than USB 2.0—like USB 3.0 or FireWire® 800—right from the start

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