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Seagate1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black)
 
4.4

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (39)
  • Portable (36)
  • Large capacity / good size (35)
  • Easy to set up (34)
  • Quiet (34)

Cons

  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (39)
  • Additional storage (31)
  • Photo storage (29)
  • File transfer (24)
  • Video (22)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (27), Casual user (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (27), Business (20)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (24), Mac (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fast and dependable external drive!

Just purchased a new quad-core iMac with Thunderbolt port and wanted to take advantage of the lightning speed. I also have a Maxtor external 500GB drive (non-portable) and was doubtful in the beginning...Read complete review

Just purchased a new quad-core iMac with Thunderbolt port and wanted to take advantage of the lightning speed. I also have a Maxtor external 500GB drive (non-portable) and was doubtful in the beginning about purchasing a portable drive-type as a second backup, but 1TB FreeAgent Ultra-Portable really fits my purpose. Very easy to set up, fast and so far dependable. The price was reasonable, but was surprised the Thunderbolt adaptor was more expensive than the drive itself, plus you need to buy the Apple thunderbolt cord to make it all work. But all-in-all the total costs seem reasonable. The only complaint, although small, is that the thunderbolt adaptor signal light is designed to faced towards the back where you can't see it, verses the front where it should be. Tried turning it around, but don't like seeing the connector wires. Perhaps Seagate will read this review and correct for future drives. My service & delivery at B&H was prompt and flawless and I will be a returning customer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It was nice while it lasted...

I had this for almost a month when it suddenly self-ejected from an iMac I was working on. Come to find out there is an issue with the partition, the drive can no longer...Read complete review

I had this for almost a month when it suddenly self-ejected from an iMac I was working on. Come to find out there is an issue with the partition, the drive can no longer mount, but it is visible in Disk Utility. I tried Repair Disk, but it doesn't work. Now I'm trying all sorts of ways to get some of my data back since most was already backed up. I used this for storing video footage and video editing. I'd suggest a more powerful and durable drive for those who would use this for heavy work.

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5.0

Works well

By Me

from Eindhoven, The Netherlands

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • High Capacity
  • Portable
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

    Everything works well

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    1.0

    Never again!

    By Storyteller

    from Pacific NW

    About Me Power user

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

        This drive was gently handled and never left the office yet crashed while still under warranty. Seagate offered to replace the drive but wanted to charge between $600-$1500 to recover the data. Seems to me that if their drive failed, causing loss of data while still under warranty, they shouldn't be charging a steep price to recover data. I'll stick to LaCie in the future.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By grma

        from Lewistown, OH

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          I have a home network consisting of 1 desktop, 1 laptop, 1 pad, and wifi for the grandkids to use when they are here. When my laptop crashed recently I realized that inspite of a cupboard full of dvd's storing pics I was forever behind in my backup procedures. I bought the 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex by Seagate to backup pictures, finance files, etc. It works great and was well within my budget.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Amazingly light! Looks great!

          By Steve S.

          from Encino, 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

            • Backup

            Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            This is the best ultra portable drive out there. What is great is that you can upgrade to different ports. No drive does that. Extremely happy!

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

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            4.0

            good product

            By sagar

            from new jersey

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup
              • Photo Storage
              • Video

              Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

              good durable product

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Good Product at a Good Price

              By Rob F

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 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 FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                I buy and use several external hard drives from B & H every month. I use several different brands regularly, Seagate being one of them. This drive was the most inexpensive of my usual brands with the capacity of 1TB. It does what it is supposed to do with no problems, as my other Seagate products have in the past.

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

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                4.0

                Neat little back up drive

                By steve

                from Maryland

                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

                  Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  this is my 2nd GoFlex ultra portable drive both connected to my mac's. They run flawlessly, have a small footprint, reasonable cost, and provide the critical back up that we all need for our computers. Everyone should have one!

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

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                  5.0

                  small, fast, reliable, USB3 or 2, easy

                  By Clo the Pro

                  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

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                    I use this with my mac. just reformatted in utilities (you can always reformat HDs, even those formatted for pcs... which are often cheaper). Instructions are included when you plug in the HD- you open the HD and click on the easy install instructions.
                    Seagate is the HD that's inside Mac HDs. It's trustworthy. Seagate was recommended to me by a top photography professional.

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

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic HD

                    By ThePhotog

                    from Sunshine State

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer
                      • Video

                      Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                      Use them to backup SxS cards for a client
                      During their Convention, they work so easy with PC and Mac
                      Fast, Reliable,Easy to sync
                      Love them, Seagate that's all I Buy!

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

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                      4.0

                      GoFlex drive works for mac & PC

                      By Alanoiretblanc

                      from Flagstaff, AZ

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to use
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Photo Storage

                        Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                        I use this drive to transfer images between Mac & PC systems seamlessly. The drive is fast to begin with. Usable right now with USB and will be able to upgrade to Mac Thunderbolt with adapter and get even higher transfer speeds. No AC power needed; works off of connector. Should've come with a protective sleeve.

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

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                        5.0

                        love it

                        By westwood al

                        from westwood CA

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup

                          Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                          small and great.

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

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                          5.0

                          A reliable HD with a good price

                          By Bronaut

                          from Brazil

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to use
                          • High Capacity

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • File Transfer

                            Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                            A usb 3.0 is very fast. The cable could be the a standard one.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Great fast reliable drive

                            By tyarli tyaplin

                            from Lexington, KY

                            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 FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                              I always love seagate!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              4.0

                              Works Fine Right Out of The Box

                              By Jim

                              from King of Prussia, PA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup

                                Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                Faster and easier than the 80GB version I previously owned

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard

                                By DRD

                                from Berkeley, Ca

                                About Me Casual 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
                                • File Transfer
                                • Photo Storage
                                • Video

                                Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                Great product. Works as advertised. Easy install & set up. I'd get another.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                Just fine

                                By Dmpprod

                                from NYC

                                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

                                  Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                  Fits the bill for my video archive purposes. Not fast enough to edit video with.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Awsome little Harddrive

                                  By Paparexi

                                  from Baltimore

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                    Photo Video back up

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    5.0

                                    Is just what I needed!

                                    By Funky Catsterz

                                    from Nashville, TN

                                    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 FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                      Shipped on time. This external hard drive is exactly what I was looking for. Very light weight, portable, doesn't need a million plugs, and has lots of storage space.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      does everything a hard drive should

                                      By "the more screens the better" Marcus

                                      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

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                        this hard drive does exactly what its supposed to. reasonable speed (using usb 2.0) and best of all... cheap. I connect this hard drive everyday and it hasn't slowed down yet.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        Good Hard Drive

                                        By NYC

                                        from NYC

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Backup
                                          • File Transfer
                                          • Photo Storage

                                          Comments about Seagate 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                          i like this so far and no problems to report. I only used it once for a very large file transfer. What i really like about it is that You don't need to plug this in for power to use it! just in the computer port. Its very small and compact too.

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

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