The GoFlex series from Seagate offers a flexible external storage solution to both Mac and PC users with a multitude of different connection options available. For example, one Seagate GoFlex unit can connect with FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 ports with attachments available to connect via USB 3.0 and eSATA as well.
The drive runs on power provided by the bus you connect it to, requiring no additional power sources. Essentially, this means you can carry your drive with you in your pocket without any need to worry about a cumbersome power brick taking up space.
Each GoFlex drive is made up of two parts. The first part is a drive sitting within an enclosure. This drive can be either 5400 for standard editions or 7200 in the Pro version. The enclosure itself is fingerprint resistant so you don’t have to worry about very unattractive fingerprints covering it as you hand it off to your friend or coworker.
The second part is what Seagate calls a personality cable. This is a single cable that attaches to the back of the enclosure to create a single external hard drive unit capable of plugging directly into another device. The cables included with the Seagate GoFlex varies from model to model, but you are able to purchase any one of them as an optional upgrade. This works to cut overall product costs as Seagate doesn’t need to include a buffet of cables with each drive.
Unlike previous FreeAgent drives, the GoFlex has a three-year warranty. Even though Seagate has shaved two years off its previous FreeAgent warranty plans, this is still a longer warranty period than what you will find on most portable hard drives.
Seagate has generously offered to give one of these drives away to the LockerGnome community. All you need to do to qualify for this giveaway is leave a comment on the YouTube video (above).