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Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac

B&H # SESTBC200010 Mfr # STBC2000101
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • FireWire 800 + USB 2.0
  • 2TB of Hard Disk Storage
  • Upgradable to Thunderbolt (Optional)
  • Works with Apple's Time Machine Software
  • Adapter Base with Capacity Gauge
  • PC & Mac Compatible

The 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac from Seagate is a high-capacity external desktop hard drive that takes full advantage of all the tools your Mac has to offer. The 2TB of hard disk storage comes preformatted to work right out of the box with Mac computers and can fully utilize Apple's Time Machine software with automatic backups and easy data recovery.

This Seagate GoFlex hard drive will also work with PC computers. With the included downloadable HFS+ driver for Windows, it's easy to read, write and share files interchangeably between both Mac and PC computers.

The power of FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 is available through the included GoFlex Desk FireWire 800/USB 2.0 desktop adapter base with an illuminated capacity gauge. You'll also be able to upgrade to Thunderbolt via the optional adapter (See the Accessories section).

Dual Interface
This Seagate GoFlex hard drive has both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 ports for high-speed data transfer rates
Included Adapter Base
Included with this Seagate GoFlex hard drive is the GoFlex Desk FireWire 800/USB 2.0 desktop adapter base with an illuminated capacity gauge. You can also upgrade to Thunderbolt via the optional adapter (available for purchase in the Accessories section)
Optimized for Mac, Works with PC
This Seagate GoFlex hard drive comes preformatted for Mac computers and Apple's Time Machine software, but it plays nicely with PC computers as well. With the included HFS+ driver for Windows, you'll be able to use this hard drive interchangeably between Mac and PC computers
Performance
Mounting Removable adapter base
Capacity 2 TB
Interface 1 x FireWire 800
1 x USB 2.0
Sustained Data Transfer Rate FireWire 800: 800 Mbps
USB 2.0: 480 Mbps
System Requirements Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher
    Windows
  • Windows XP, Vista or 7 (32- and 64-bit)
    Ports
  • FireWire 800
  • USB 2.0
  • Dimensions 4.88 x 6.22 x 1.73" / 12.4 x 15.8 x 4.4cm
    Weight 2.38 lb / 1.08 kg
    Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac
  • GoFlex Desk FireWire 800 & USB 2.0 Adapter Base with Capacity Gauge
  • 5' (1.5m) FireWire 800 Cable
  • 5' (1.5m) USB 2.0 Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Seagate2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac
     
    3.7

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Large capacity / good size (5)
    • Quiet (5)
    • Attractive (4)
    • Easy to set up (4)

    Cons

    • No power switch (3)

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (7)
    • Back-up (6)
    • Video (4)
    • Photo storage (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (6), Personal (3)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (9)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Happy camper

    By Studio W Photography

    from Naperville, 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

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup

      Comments about Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac:

      Received the drive on the 3rd day after ordering. I've always been happy with B&H's service. The drive included both a USB and Firewire cable so I went with FW. I enabled the drive in TimeMachine and all backups since then have been flawless.

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

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      5.0

      9-Months and Still Working

      By Rodneytoo

      from Las Vegas, Nevada

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to use
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • No Power Switch

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac:

      I use this drive for one to two days every week or two as a time machne backup drive for a Mac pro. The rest of the time I keep it hid away from my computer as a secure back-up drive. It runs reasionably cool and seems to read and write as fast as other Firewire/800 drives that I have used. This does not seem like a particularly rigorious rutine, but two "heavy duty" Maxtor drives which this one replaced have failed over the years, so I am hoping that this one last longer. The one issue that I have with this drive is that the design does not include an on/off switch.

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

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      1.0

      Multiple Crashes

      By D

      from Minneapolis

      About Me Power user

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac:

          This drive crashed every time it was connected when my computer went to sleep mode.

          Unreliable

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

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          1.0

          Bad luck with this one.

          By Susie the Geek

          from Knoxville, TN

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac:

                I was using this drive to back up my mac with time machine. Ordered it on July 27. Got it on July 30. Quit working on August 9. So I returned it. I have not had a lot of good fortune when it comes to hard drives. So I'm trying another on next. B&H handling the return with no hassle.

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

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great, but hefty

                By Gil

                from NY, NY

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer

                  Comments about Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac:

                  Great price, great item. Works flawlessly on Mac and PC. Used to back up ProTools session from Mac -fast file transfer. Only problem is that it's a little on the heavy size, but that's what you get for a 2TB drive...

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

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                  4.0

                  Good price, great flexibility

                  By Luigi Rod

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Video

                  Comments about Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac:

                  I use it to store all my media, projects, and portfolio work. THe ability to upgrade to USB 3.0 is amazing since not all computers are configured that way. You can get the separate bases and have it run at what ever speed you need. Currently, I am running it on the FW800.

                  My only complaint is that the first time I used it, my, my computer crashed and was having a hard time recognizing the drive when we plugged it in again. I'm still not sure what caused it, but I just reformatted it, and the issue hasn't occured since.

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Plug and use

                  By Pickee

                  from Walnut Creek, CA

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No Power Switch

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac:

                  My main computer is iMac upon which I am editing a lot of videos. To store my iMovie projects and events that I do not currently use I got this 2TB Goflex. It does the job. No fuss.

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fine drive

                  By laouto

                  from Albany

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • High Capacity
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup

                    Comments about Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac:

                    I purchased this drive as a backup / archive drive where I could park about 1.6 TB of video data for a research project on which I am working. The FireWire connectivity was a real plus a this price point.

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

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Seamless Integration with Time Machine

                    By tk

                    from Bonsall, CA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Good build quality
                    • Works with Time Machine

                    Cons

                    • Re-mount to be writable

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • IMac Time Machine
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about Seagate 2TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac:

                    The GoFlex External Hard Drive was very easy to setup and configure for use with Time Machine. The only problem I had was that I had to unmount and then re-mount the drive before I could write to it (the reason for not giving 5 stars).

                    The drive performed flawlessly after the re-mount. It automatically shuts down when my iMac goes to sleep and it also automatically starts up when my iMac starts up. The drive is large enough that I can use it to store photographs and movies in addition to using it with Time Machine.

                    The case material is very nice - better than I expected. In the online pictures the case looked like cheap plastic. The case is actually coated such that it feels like hard rubber. I use the hard drive in a horizontal position and it fits perfectly on my iMac's stand beneath the monitor.

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

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