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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex
alaScore 91

232 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and design. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Portable Expansion CaseSeagate FreeAgent GoFlex Portable Expansion Case

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and design. The size and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, size, design, price

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Slim 500 GB USB 3.0 Performance External Hard Drive STBE500100 (Black)Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Slim 500 GB USB 3.0 Performance External Hard Drive STBE500100 (Black)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV

 

Can Seagate successfully take on Western Digital in the compact HD media player arena?

ViewSonic VMP30.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Madana Prathap (techadvisor.co.uk)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Slim 320GB review

 

Seagate touts its FreeAgent GoFlex Slim 320GB as the world's slimmest portable hard drive. Not content with just that, the drive also offers a USB 3.0 data interface, to offer fast transfer speeds too.

The GoFlex Slim 320GB is a worthy buy for high-end ultra-portable laptop users who travel frequently and want minimum space/weight addition. It is also good if you'd like to show your peers that you have a really thin external HDD. In any case, this...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Jon L Jacobi pcworld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net review

 

With the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net you get supereasy access to your files from any internet connection, along with the ability to share them with others.

Many users will appreciate being able to plug SATA drives directly into a Pogo-enabled dock. Our only complaint with the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net is it has only one USB port, though you can work around that (as we did) with a powered USB hub.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Yardena Arar, PCWorld.com (techadvisor.co.uk)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV review

 

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV shapes up as a worthy competitor to its Western Digital rival, the WD TV Live Plus, though the slightly pricier WD TV maintains a small advantage in features, interface, and speed.

We found the FreeAgent GoFlex TV to be serviceable, with easy setup and a large selection of internet content as major pluses. It is on the slow side, however, and the interface could be better (especially for accessing settings). For a little more, we...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player review

 

A good little media player, with full support of Blu-ray menus from ripped ISOs, but it needs a few tweaks to beat the competition.

Our main problem with the GoFlex TV is its slightly chaotic menu system. It seems like the designers were worried you wouldn’t find a certain option, and so made three different shortcuts for everything. We also found it sluggish to react sometimes,...

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex review

 

Massive storage for such a compact disk and above average performance, but isn't worth the significantly higher cost over a smaller drive

Seagate bundles its proprietary Dashboard software with the disk; aside from the very simple Maemo backup, all the included applications are simply trial versions that aren’t worth installing. At £122, the GoFlex is roughly £50 more than the

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (techworld.com)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net review

 

If you've read about the Cloud Engines Pogoplug, you know most of what you need to know about the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net.

Many users will appreciate being able to plug SATA drives directly into a Pogo-enabled dock. My only complaint is it has only one USB port, though you can work around that (as I did) with a powered USB hub.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (goodgearguide.com.au)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net external hard drive

 

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Net: Dual-Drive Dock With USB and Social Media Ties

Easy to set up, twin dock for Seagate's portable GoFlex drives

Only one USB port for additional drives

Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Net external hard drive lets you access files anywhere and share them via social networks and the Web.

Sep, 2010

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Dong Ngo (cnet.com)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable review

 

The FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable is an upgrade to Seagate's excellent FreeAgent GoFlex Pro that increases the storage amount to 1.5TB, making it the largest single-volume portable external hard drive to date. The drive is also the first in the...

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-portable offers great flexibility, USB 3.0, and a large amount of storage. It also works with both Macs and PCs without having to be reformatted.

The GoFlex Ultra's USB 3.0 performance could be better and the drive doesn't include a USB 3.0 add-in card for computers that don't yet have this connection.

Even with the slightly low USB 3.0 performance, the GoFlex Ultra still makes an excellent portable external hard drive for people who need to expand their computer's storage.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV review: Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV

 

Last year we reviewed Seagate's FreeAgent Theater+ Media Player and generally liked what we saw, particularly the device's ability to play back most file formats. For 2010, Seagate has put out an updated version of that product that offers very similar...

Built-in Ethernet for streaming files from a networked PC or accessing Internet services; supports Netflix streaming and other online media access; HD output up to 1080p; integrated slot for FreeAgent GoFlex storage drive; compact, stylish design; you...

No built-in Wi-Fi (wireless option costs an extra $50); Blu-ray players with similar features are available for not much more money; the drive sticks out when installed; Seagate's 1TB GoFlex drive doesn't fit inside the device; no Pandora streaming.

The inclusion of Netflix and other online-streaming options make the FreeAgent GoFlex TV a compelling option for file hoarders who also want access to cloud-based media.

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Silver
LED indicators:HDD, Yes / Y / Yes

File formats

Audio recording formats:AAC; MP3; WMA Pro; WMA; Dolby Digital; ADPCM; FLAC; ASF; DTS; LPCM; OGG; WAV
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF

Hard drive

Device Type:HDD
File format system:NTFS
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 320 / 500 / 5000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:eSATA, FireWire 800, USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A / USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:7200

Other features

Audio Connections:HDMI 1.3; Stereo; Optical S/PDIF
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (32-bit & 64-bit)\nMac OS X 10.4.6 Tiger +, 10.5 Leopard, 10.6 Snow Leopard
Dimensions (W x D x H):83.1 x 15 x 110 / 89.2 x 22.1 x 119.6
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):83.1 x 15 x 110 / 89.2 x 22.1 x 119.6
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN:N / No
FireWire 800: Yes
Hot-swap:Y / Yes
Integrated USB cable: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:1
USB required:Y / Yes
Weight:0.33 / 0.62
Weight (imperial):0.33 / 0.62

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB
Package depth:166
Package height:132
Package width:44
User guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Card reader integrated: No
Data Transfer Rate:480 / 5000
Linux operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Y / Yes
Plug and Play:Y / Yes
USB data transfer rates:12, 480 / 480 / 480,5000 / 5000
Wi-Fi:N / No
Windows operating systems supported:- Scan Manager Pro\n- ScanSoft PaperPort Deluxe \n- ScanSoft TextBridge OCR engine \n- Ulead PhotoExpress \n- TWAIN driver / Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

eSATA:Y
Ethernet LAN:N
FireWire 800:Y
HDMI Version:1.3
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB Connectivity:Y
USB connector type:USB Type-A
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
Wi-Fi:N

Power

USB powered:No / Y / Yes

Security

Security algorithms:DES

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4 / 1.45 / 1.5 / 11.1 / 124 / 15 / 2.2 / 7.8 / 9
Height :1 / 1.4 / 11 / 11.1 / 11.2 / 110 / 12 / 12.4 / 9
Weight:150 / 160 / 280
Width:12.4 / 7.8 / 78 / 8.2 / 8.3 / 8.9 / 83