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Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive

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Product Highlights
  • Ultra Portable External HDD
  • Storage Capacity of 1TB
  • FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 Plug-and-Play
  • Upgradeable to USB 3.0 or eSATA
  • Durable Soft-Touch Silver Finish
  • Works w/ Time Machine Out of the Box
  • Formatted for Mac but Windows Compatible

In a durable soft-touch silver finish that matches your Mac desktop or MacBook, the 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive from Seagate is a stellar external solution for storing, transporting, and backing up your files. Formatted in HFS+ this drive works right out of the box with your Mac computer and is fully compatible with Time Machine. It features a large storage capacity of 1TB and includes adapters that make it Plug-and-Play ready with your computer's FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 interface. While not included, eSATA and USB 3.0 adapters are also available if you ever need to upgrade your drive's interface. Beyond working with your Mac, you can also download a free HFS+ driver for PCs and use this external hard drive with your Windows computer.

Drive boasts a large storage capacity of 1TB
With the included adapters, the drive is FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 plug-and-play ready
Compatible with Time Machine software if you want to back up your Mac's files
While the drive is formatted in HFS+ for use with your Mac, you can also download an HFS+ driver for Windows and thereafter use the drive with your PC
Durable soft-touch silver finish to help resist fingerprints
Includes a limited warranty of three years
Performance
Capacity 1TB
Interface 1x  FireWire 800
1x  USB 2.0
Drive Speed 5400rpm
Buffer Not specified by the manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by the manufacturer
Data Transfer Speed Not specified by the manufacturer
System Requirements FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 port
Mac OS X operating system 10.5.8 or higher
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system*
*Note: HFS+ driver for PC operability available by download
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements Bus-powered
Environmental Requirements Not specified by the manufacturer
Dimensions (HxWxL) 4.71 x 3.51 x .87" / 12 x 8.9 x 2.2 cm
Weight .62 lb / .44 kg
Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive
  • FireWire 800 Adapter with 18" / 46 cm cable
  • USB 2.0 Adapter with 18" / 46 cm cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Seagate1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (19)
    • Easy to set up (18)
    • Quiet (17)
    • Portable (16)
    • Compact (15)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (18)
      • Additional storage (13)
      • Photo storage (11)
      • File transfer (10)
      • Video (9)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (14), Casual user (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (14), Business (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice MacBook Pro companion

      Looks gorgeous and has a nice "soft feel," including a bottom surface that should keep this from slipping off my desk and crashing to the floor like the previous 1TB USB...Read complete review

      Looks gorgeous and has a nice "soft feel," including a bottom surface that should keep this from slipping off my desk and crashing to the floor like the previous 1TB USB Seagate... Love the FireWire 800 speed!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Claims it will work on Windows--NOT!

      This portable hard drive is sturdy and works fine with my iMac. However, I needed to be able to store things on it and then transfer them to my school for use on my...Read complete review

      This portable hard drive is sturdy and works fine with my iMac. However, I needed to be able to store things on it and then transfer them to my school for use on my Promethean Board. It will not even open in the Windows environment. You do have to eject it because it is really there, however, nothing can be read off it. Totally frustrated with this product. I guess it will just be another external HD at home.

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      5.0

      Nice Addition to my Mac

      By Karmaguy38

      from Va Baby

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Portable
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

        Looks great, works perfectly. Time Capsule recognized the drive right out of the box. Perfect.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Good for Mac!!!

        By Daniel Rodrigues

        from São Paulo, SP

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

          easy for Mac and Windows...

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Second GoFlex bc it's great!

          By Trey

          from Florida

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy to use
          • Fast
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

            Easy to use the second you connect. Runs faster than any other external HD I have ever used. I use it for Time Machine backup, along with video and music.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Great product!

            By Graphics student

            from Redwood City, CA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Compact
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • High Capacity
            • Portable
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage

              Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

              I needed a hard drive for photo's and this is perfect. I love the fact that I can transfer to PC as well. It is a nice size and portable so I can take it to class.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              This is second one that I own

              By Bill

              from Elkton MD

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Additional Storage

                Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                Store photos and documents

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Best portable drive I've come across

                By Brian Sr Sys Admin

                from South Jordan, UT

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Compact
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer

                  Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                  I like this product because it works seamlessly with the MAC, very robust and reliable.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  4.0

                  Works great

                  By Dan

                  from Madison, WI

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch
                  • Runs warm

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                  I use this drive to store my Aperture library and transport it between the various Macs I use to do post-processing.

                  The drive works well, with both the included adapters (USB and FireWire 800). Also, I did not realize that the connection to the drive itself is a SATA connection. I have not tried it, but you might be able to just use standard SATA power + data cables to achieve maximum speed.

                  The only complaint I have is that if left plugged in, the drive gets a little warm. It's not a huge deal, but something to be aware of.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  The Best Ultra Portable Drive

                  By Joe Kidd

                  from Port Townsend, WA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • File Transfer
                    • Video

                    Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                    This is my second drive, the first was a usb 2.0 the second firewire. The firewire works on both now and the transfer rates are better. I highly recommend this drive, I have used others this is the best!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Terrific product. Easy to install

                    By Doc

                    from Florida

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy to use
                    • High Capacity
                    • Portable
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage
                      • Video

                      Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                      Very easy to install. Setup in seconds. Works seamlessly with Time Machine

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      So Far, So Good

                      By Dunlap Photography

                      from Kansas

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy to use
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • Backup
                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                        I purchased this hard drive as another back up drive for my images. I have a couple of Iomega drives that have worked and held up well. I also have a G Drive, which is supposed to be top notch for professional use, but in just over a year, it's developed some glitches. So after a little research, I decided to give this Seagate a try.

                        This 1TB drive is tiny compared to my other 500MB drives and set up was simple. Hopefully, it will hold up well. Based on what I've seen so far, I'll give it 5 stars.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Great Hard Drive, Great Price

                        By nycdp

                        from ny, ny

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • High Capacity
                        • Portable
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                          I use this drive to store raw video files on projects. Reliable,
                          easy to use and a great price.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By monty

                          from memphis, TN

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Photo Storage
                            • Video

                            Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                            This hard drive is fast and very reliable.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Hard drive

                            By the challenger

                            from Indianapolis, in

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                This hard drive is easy to use and great for lots of storage. Fast

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                WORKS WELL WITH APPLE & PC

                                By Bernie

                                from Fl.

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy to use
                                • Portable
                                • Quiet

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage

                                  Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                  Easy to use.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Nice MacBook Pro companion

                                  By Len

                                  from Wheaton, IL

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy to use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Portable
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                    Looks gorgeous and has a nice "soft feel," including a bottom surface that should keep this from slipping off my desk and crashing to the floor like the previous 1TB USB Seagate... Love the FireWire 800 speed!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Just what I needed!

                                    By RAG in SAT

                                    from San Antonio, TX

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Portable
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                    • No direct plug in for USB

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup

                                    Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                    This drive gives me the flexibility to back up my video files the way I want them.
                                    Other than wishing I could plug in USB or Firewire Cables directly into drive I think it is a great product!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    4.0

                                    An excellent external drive

                                    By andy

                                    from Boston, MA

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Attractive Design
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Portable
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Backup

                                      Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                      unusual inputs that snap onto the drive. Only 1 firewire port, cannot daisy chain.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      super easy ...does it all

                                      By jigedy jeff

                                      from encinitas

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Easy to use
                                      • High Capacity
                                      • Portable
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Additional Storage
                                        • Backup
                                        • File Transfer
                                        • Photo Storage
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                        Xtra storage galore

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Mac

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                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        2.0

                                        Claims it will work on Windows--NOT!

                                        By Bev the music teacher

                                        from GA

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Compact

                                        Cons

                                        • Unreliable

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup

                                        Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                        This portable hard drive is sturdy and works fine with my iMac. However, I needed to be able to store things on it and then transfer them to my school for use on my Promethean Board. It will not even open in the Windows environment. You do have to eject it because it is really there, however, nothing can be read off it. Totally frustrated with this product. I guess it will just be another external HD at home.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • Other

                                        Share this review

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Just what it says it is

                                        By Siler

                                        from Tennessee

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy to use
                                        • High Capacity
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup

                                          Comments about Seagate 1TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                          I used this GoFlex with a MacBookPro and Time Machine. It worked right out of the box. I would recommend it to someone looking for a external harddrive for a Mac.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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