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Freecom 1TB HD Dual Interface USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Hard Drive for Mac

B&H # FR97712 Mfr # 97712
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Product Highlights
  • 1TB Data Storage Capacity
  • USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Interfaces
  • Up to 5.0 Gbps Data Transfer Rate
  • Mac HFS+ Formatted
  • 100% TimeMachine Compatible
  • Solid, Lightweight Magnesium Enclosure
  • Powered By USB Port: No Adapter Required

The Freecom 1TB HD Dual Interface USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Hard Drive for Mac is a 2.5" SATA drive designed to provide additional storage for your MacBook. It's Mac HFS+ formatted for optimal compatibility with the Mac OS, and is 100% TimeMachine compatible, making it ideal for data backups. The drive offers a full 1.0 TB of data storage capacity and features both SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (backwards compatible with 2.0) and FireWire 800 interfaces, for maximum data transfer rates of 5.0 Gbps and 800 Mbps, respectively. Since it is powered via the USB port, no power adapter is required. The drive's enclosure is constructed from solid, lightweight magnesium, which keeps the drive protected and cool.

Offers a full 1.0 TB of data storage capacity
SuperSpeed USB 3.0: Maximum data transfer rate of 5.0 Gbps
FireWire 800: Maximum data transfer rate of 800 Mbps
Compatible with the Mac OS. Mac HFS+ formatted, instantly ready for use on your MacBook and 100% Time Machine compatible
Powered by USB port; no power adapter required
No fan, making for silent operation
Ultra-thin (0.6" (1.5 cm)), super lightweight but sturdy design, with enclosure constructed from magnesium to dissipate heat, keeping the hard drive cool as it protects it. Magnesium possesses lightest weight and best strength-to-weight ratio of any commonly used structural metal, and is also highly impact- and dent-resistant, not to mention environmentally-friendly
Well-suited for audio and video editing applications
Performance
Capacity 1.0 TB
Interface SuperSpeed USB 3.0
FireWire 800
Hard Drive 2.5" SATA
Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
Average Seek Time Not specified by manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5.0 Gbps max
FireWire 800: 800 Mbps
MTBF 50.000 POH
System Requirements PowerPC G4 / G5 or Intel Mac processor
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
USB 2.0 / 3.0, FireWire 800 port
512 MB RAM or higher 1
Please Note:

Mac HFS+ formatted. For use on Windows computers, drive must be reformatted (formatting software tool included)

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General
Mounting External
Power Requirements USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 port
Environmental Requirements Operating temperature: 50 - 95° F (10 - 35° C)
Storage temperature: -4.0 - 158° F (-20 - 70° C)
Color Silver
Dimensions 5.1 x 3.2 x 0.6" (12.9 x 8.1 x 1.5 cm)
Weight 0.40 lb (0.18 kg)
Freecom 1TB HD Dual Interface USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Hard Drive for Mac
  • USB Connection Cable
  • FireWire 800 Connection Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • 2-Year Warranty
  • Unlimited Free Helpdesk Support
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    Freecom1TB HD Dual Interface USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Hard Drive for Mac
     
    3.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    60%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Portable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Primary use:
          • Business (5)
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac (5)

        Reviewed by 5 customers

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        5.0

        Graet Hard drive

        By T

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about Freecom 1TB HD Dual Interface USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Hard Drive for Mac:

          So far this has been super fast and really easy to use. I foramtted/partioned the drive first of course, and I've been told by my tech they usually fail the first time. After doing it again it worked just great!

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

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          5.0

          Freecom 1 TB HD Performs

          By Lorenzito

          from San Diego, 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

            Comments about Freecom 1TB HD Dual Interface USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Hard Drive for Mac:

            I use the drive as a backup to my MacBook Pro and it works great. Fast with no issues. I've only used Firewire 800, but I'm sure the USB 3.0 works well too. I would definitely recommend this drive at this price.

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

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            1.0

            DO NOT BUY FREECOM PRODUCTS

            By George

            from Olivebridge, NY

            Pros

              Cons

              • Buyer beware
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Freecom 1TB HD Dual Interface USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Hard Drive for Mac:

                I work on Macs and was using this for back up and also to transfer digital files from one computer to another. This drive failed out the gate. A useless item.

                Look elsewhere.

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

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                1.0

                Disappointment

                By RJB

                from New York, NY

                About Me Power user

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Freecom 1TB HD Dual Interface USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Hard Drive for Mac:

                  Out of the box, failed to mount on my new MacBook Pro. Disk Utility discovered a corrupt directory (on a brand-new hard drive?!) and, to top it off, the disk un-mounts if the cable is so much as touched. This is an overpriced Samsung disk encased in a nice looking magnesium enclosure, except that the less expensive Samsung brand portable drives are much more reliable. I'm going right back to Seagate. This deeply flawed product is essentially useless.

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

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                  4.0

                  On The Road With this Harddrive

                  By spelio

                  from new york, new york

                  About Me Artist, Businessman, Freelancer, Photographer, Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy set-up
                  • Easy to use
                  • Fast
                  • Light weight
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Freecom 1TB HD Dual Interface USB 3.0 / FireWire 800 Hard Drive for Mac:

                    I am using my harddrive for my video editing projects when i have to get around town & visit my clients. The compact size & carry case give me the security I need when carrying valuable information around with me in my knapsack...

                    I found the Harddive simple to set up & use.
                    Its ready to go out of the box,
                    Ive enjoyed it this far...
                    Its new to me So I'm hoping I can write again in 6 months or so & tell you this is the best thing since Sliced bread !!!

                    I would def. recommend it to all my professional friends....

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

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