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Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter

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Product Highlights
  • 3TB Storage Capacity
  • 10Gbps Data Transfer Rate
  • Included Thunderbolt Adapter and Cable
  • Daisy-Chain Up to 6 Devices
  • For Mac OS X 10.6.8 or Later

The 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter from Seagate allows you to utilize Thunderbolt technology with a large 3TB external drive. It is perfect for anyone with a lot of large files that could use very fast transfer rates in their workflow--like photographers, videographers, or audio producers.

A big benefit of the Thunderbolt interface is that it supports both high-resolution display and high-performance data devices through a single port. At 10 Gbps, the Thunderbolt adapter is up to 20x faster than USB 2.0 and up to 12x faster than FireWire 800. Transferring high definition movies and other large files can now takes seconds versus minutes when compared with older interface technologies.

Everything you need to use the GoFlex Desk for Mac drive with Thunderbolt enabled devices is included in the box, even the cable--which is usually sold separately with other devices. The included GoFlex Desk for Mac drive can now take full advantage of the blazing-fast Thunderbolt connection on your computer. With dual Thunderbolt ports, it can support daisy-chaining up to 6 compatible Thunderbolt devices, minimizing clutter on your desktop.
Connect multiple devices to turn your computer into a powerful workstation with just one interface. Since this is built for Mac computers, you can also backup using Time Machine to ensure your blazing-fast data transfers are secure and backed up.

High-performance desktop hard drive, compatible with Thunderbolt displays and other devices
10 Gbps Thunderbolt adapter is up to 12x faster than FireWire 800 and up to 20x faster than USB 2.0
Dual ports allow daisy-chaining up to 6 devices, minimizing clutter on your desktop
Performance
Capacity 3TB
Interface Thunderbolt
Daisy Chain Up to 6 Thunderbolt compatible devices
Sustained Data Transfer Rate 10 Gbps
System Requirements Mac OS X operating system 10.6.8 or higher
Available Thunderbolt port
General
Mounting Drive mounts atop Thunderbolt Adapter
Power Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Environmental Requirements Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (LxWxD) Combined drive and adapter
6.6 x 4.8 x 2.4" (16.8 x 12.1 x 61.4 cm)
Weight 2.6 lb (1.2 kg)
Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter
  • 3TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive for Mac
  • GoFlex Thunderbolt Adapter
  • Thunderbolt Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Seagate3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter
     
    4.1

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Large capacity / good size (9)
    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Quiet (6)
    • Attractive (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (8)
      • Photo storage (7)
      • Video (6)
      • Additional storage (5)
      • File transfer (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (10)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (6), Personal (5)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fast, Flexible and Quiet

      Picked this up to use as a TimeMachine backup for my MacBook Pro which has a terabyte of internal storage for work, photos and music and a terabyte external portable drive with Aperture master...Read complete review

      Picked this up to use as a TimeMachine backup for my MacBook Pro which has a terabyte of internal storage for work, photos and music and a terabyte external portable drive with Aperture master photo library. Backs up seamlessly. My first Thunderbolt drive. Definitely fast and works well in a daisy chain between my Mac and a large HDMI display. I like the interface flexibility of Seagate's GoFlex system. Easy to switch this drive to a Firewire 800 (or USB 2.0 or 3.0 if needed) for other peripheral compatibility.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      DESIGN FLAW - Don't waste your money

      Finally got a Seagate technician to admit that there is a design issue using Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 with 3TB drives The drives hang up after transferring 3 or more gigabytes of information. They...Read complete review

      Finally got a Seagate technician to admit that there is a design issue using Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 with 3TB drives The drives hang up after transferring 3 or more gigabytes of information. They need to go back to the drawing board. I can't believe that they are letting these units out for sale when they know they have a problem.

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      5.0

      Thunderbolt was Christmas

      By sjDon

      from San Jose

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Power Switch

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • Backup
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

      I use my new iMac with fusion 3TB iMac disk and the GoFlex Thunderbolt Drive.. The information that passes between them is blistering quick. Everything worked like a champ. I look forward to adding another Adapter and two disks before too long.
      On my 3TB GoFlex has all of Aperture photos and Aperture vaults now backed up and put away. I even have a few hundred Mb left but not an issue now. With a new pair of disks I will us them as Time Machine with twice the speed with them daisy linked.

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

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      5.0

      Thuderbolts are GO!

      By Stagger Lee

      from Brisbane, Australia

      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
        • Photo Storage
        • Video

        Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

        I needed a Thuderbolt drive to go with my new 27" iMac. I checked out several other brands, however I came back to getting another Seagate. this was based on the flexibility and great reviews. I have several other Seagate products, so I know the extra effort they put in to making it Mac and/or PC ready. In this case it is purely for Time Machine (2Gb) and then partitoned 1Gb as a temporay place to put media files.It was abreeze to set up, it is very fast and very quiet. Loving it.

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

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        5.0

        Blazing Fast, trivial to install

        By The Toolsmith

        from Rochester, MN

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup

          Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

          Bought this and related Seagate Thunderbolt Adaptors to use in upgrading from a good Dell system to a MacBookPro (Retina) with two Thunderbolt ports.

          Installed in minutes. TimeMcahine backup of 220 GB to this drive in about 30 minutes "sealed the deal."

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

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          5.0

          Quietly does exactly what it claims

          By irishsarah

          from Laguna Beach, 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
            • File Transfer
            • Photo Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

            It is easy to set up, runs silently, has a very speedy transfer rate (compared to my previous USB 2.0 drives) and has plenty of storage for most users.
            The fact that it can later be daisy-chained is an extra bonus. I have only owned mine for a couple of weeks and have not found a single down side to this product.

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

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            4.0

            So far, so good...

            By Shawn

            from Canada

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • Large

            Best Uses

              Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

              Set up was very easy, as it ought to be.

              Disk Utility recognized it and let me partition it quickly.

              I currently have it partitioned into three unequal pieces: back up of my Mac's onboard SSD (via Time Machine), photographs, and heavy duty editing and related stuff. The last bit is the one that requires the T-Bolt speed and it delivers. The other two partitions are working fine, but of course that's to be expected.

              Will update if it dies but the first two weeks of use have been as-advertised.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              DESIGN FLAW - Don't waste your money

              By photodoc

              from Forest Hills, NY

              About Me Power user

              Pros

              • High Capacity
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • 3gb Transfer Barrier
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

              Finally got a Seagate technician to admit that there is a design issue using Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 with 3TB drives The drives hang up after transferring 3 or more gigabytes of information. They need to go back to the drawing board. I can't believe that they are letting these units out for sale when they know they have a problem.

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

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              5.0

              Fast, Flexible and Quiet

              By Jimmy the Geek

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

                Picked this up to use as a TimeMachine backup for my MacBook Pro which has a terabyte of internal storage for work, photos and music and a terabyte external portable drive with Aperture master photo library. Backs up seamlessly. My first Thunderbolt drive. Definitely fast and works well in a daisy chain between my Mac and a large HDMI display. I like the interface flexibility of Seagate's GoFlex system. Easy to switch this drive to a Firewire 800 (or USB 2.0 or 3.0 if needed) for other peripheral compatibility.

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

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                5.0

                Works Great

                By Walter777

                from Pennsylvania

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

                  It's fast. Writes at about 175 MB/s and reads about 185MB/s. I'm using it for back up and film editing.

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

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                  4.0

                  Great Product

                  By TMax

                  from Macungie, PA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • High Capacity

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • File Transfer

                    Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

                    I use to product for video editing and it works great. I need a large capacity of storage plus speed. So it works great for me. I would recommend this product

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

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Disappointing

                    By Nathan the video guy

                    from Hoboken

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • No Power Switch

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

                        I was willing to give Seagate another chance after some disappointing products. When this product was delivered, I opened the box and followed the instructions. It didn't even power up. Returned it for a full refund (B&H's policy is very good.)

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

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent!

                        By SWvdM

                        from Atlanta

                        About Me Power user

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about Seagate 3TB GoFlex Desk for Mac External Drive with Thunderbolt Adapter:

                          Plug and Play instantly. Backed up 60GB in less than 22 mins.

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

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