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Seagate1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (22)
  • Compact (21)
  • Attractive (20)
  • Easy to set up (20)
  • Easy to use (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (21)
    • Additional storage (17)
    • File transfer (15)
    • Photo storage (14)
    • Video (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (14), Casual user (10)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (18), Business (7)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (24)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome Portable/Backup Drive for Mac/PC

    I've had this drive for a little over a month now and it is by far the most versatile drive I have ever used (I also have a USB 2.0 1TB WD Passport). ...Read complete review

    I've had this drive for a little over a month now and it is by far the most versatile drive I have ever used (I also have a USB 2.0 1TB WD Passport). I use this drive daily for storing/listening to music, storing/accessing photos, storing/watching movies, etc. It's been a real workhorse for me so far.

    I made the transition to Mac last year and have an early 2011 17" MacBook Pro (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) but I still use my old Windows XP machine and I wanted a backup solution for my Mac (HFS+), yet one that would also allow me to transfer files to and from my Windows XP machine/NTFS drives.

    My GoFlex came with both; a Firewire 800 adapter (very fast for the MacBook Pro) as well as a USB 2.0 adapter and cable that employs a STANDARD USB cable, usable with both machines. These adapters are interchangeable and simply plug into to the bottom of the drive. I use the Firewire when connected to the MacBook Pro and USB 2.0 when connected to Windows XP - no problem! These adapters are a really great idea; they allow me to employ different file transfer formats without having to buy a new drive; much, much more versatile that the USB 2.0 WD Passport (which, by the way, uses a non-standard PROPRIETARY USB cable - very annoying).

    Seagate supplies an HFS+ driver that I installed on my Windows XP machine (with no problem) that allows me to transfer files to and from this drive and my NTFS drives using Windows XP.

    This drive is truly the best of both worlds! The silver finish nicely matches the MacBook Pro too.

    In my opinion, it really is the perfect backup/portable drive solution for a Mac OS X/Windows XP user. I'm very satisfied.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Smooth process in Time Machine Back-Up.

    Owned it for a short time. So far, so good

    Owned it for a short time. So far, so good

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    5.0

    So far so good

    By JaxX

    from Indian Ocean

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • High Capacity
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

        Convenient, sleek, small and very big hard drive!

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

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        5.0

        Just what the doctor ordered

        By mj

        from kansas city missouri

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup

        Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

        Great plug and play device and lots of storage in a small footprint device.
        No negatives in my book.

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

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        5.0

        <3 the Ease of Use

        By CHaller

        from Roseville, 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

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

          Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

          So far, absolutely LOVE this product. Very easy to setup and to start using. Look is very simple and efficient.

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

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          5.0

          working great

          By markarch

          from Riverside, CA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

            the hard drive is working perfectly and arrived quickly. All just as advertisde.

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

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            5.0

            Great, Fast, Reliable, Compatct

            By J Wolff

            from Clemson, SC

            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
              • Video

              Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

              Great portable external! Very compact for 1.5TB and no auxiliary power is required to run it unlike my previous 1+TB externals. Using the thunder bolt adapter i was getting up to 135 MB/s read and write and using firewire 800 adapter that came with it i was getting about 85 MB/s read and write.

              Overall great compact product!

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

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              4.0

              Not bad for the price

              By arashikagetom

              from nashville

              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 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                The drive is light and portbale. It has a little bit of a satin finish that helps it grip surfaces.

                However, It says that it is convertable or able to accept thunderport or USB connects. While it is, the way you go about it is a little bit inconvienient.

                It comes with 2 dongles that attach to the drive (but they attached very securely). One has a thunderport attachment and one has a usb attachment so that means having to bring both with you if you want the option of either one.

                Other than that it is a great drive so far.

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

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                5.0

                Small and efficient

                By FGP

                from San Diego, California

                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

                  Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                  I needed additional storage and backup for a large series of digital images. This tiny drive worked fine right away. The photos are moving in at a steady pace. The Mac configuration makes it easy to organize and quickly retrieve any and all images. Amazing for a pocket-sized product !

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

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                  1.0

                  Smooth process in Time Machine Back-Up.

                  By Pat

                  from New YOrk

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                      Owned it for a short time. So far, so good

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

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      This is a good design.

                      By Leo

                      from NYC

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • High Capacity
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Additional Storage
                        • File Transfer
                        • Photo Storage
                        • Video

                        Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                        Powerful and portable!

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

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        This is good design.

                        By Leo

                        from NYC

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • High Capacity
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • File Transfer
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                          Powerful and portable!

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

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                          5.0

                          Excellent External HD

                          By Bill

                          from Arkansas

                          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

                            Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                            Easy to set up. Works well with MacIntosh.

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

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                            5.0

                            exactly what i wanted

                            By invaranasi

                            from seattle

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Compact
                            • Portable
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • File Transfer

                              Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                              This is a very quiet and beautiful little hard drive that works exactly as advertised. I am able to move it easily fro Mac to PC without any problems
                              and there is a three year warranty and one cable takes care of both the connection and the power.

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

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                              5.0

                              Love this drive

                              By paul the shooter

                              from Louisville, 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 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                As a photographer I wanted to get a drive for back up of my photos. But once I got it I went to backing up my entire hard drive and the speed was so quick that I be leave I made the right choice of products.

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

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                                5.0

                                I love my hard drive!:)

                                By Amanda

                                from Denver, CO

                                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 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                  I help record a weekly study group discussion & needed a hard drive w/ a lot of space to keep all the recorded audio. I received both cables for firewire & usb w/it. I love how easy it is to use w/my mac. Its so convenient & I know it will last a long time because it has so much room on it. I highly suggest it for even anyone wanting to backup their computer.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome Portable/Backup Drive for Mac/PC

                                  By HDL

                                  from Edmonton, AB, Canada

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  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 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                    I've had this drive for a little over a month now and it is by far the most versatile drive I have ever used (I also have a USB 2.0 1TB WD Passport). I use this drive daily for storing/listening to music, storing/accessing photos, storing/watching movies, etc. It's been a real workhorse for me so far.

                                    I made the transition to Mac last year and have an early 2011 17" MacBook Pro (Mac OS X Snow Leopard) but I still use my old Windows XP machine and I wanted a backup solution for my Mac (HFS+), yet one that would also allow me to transfer files to and from my Windows XP machine/NTFS drives.

                                    My GoFlex came with both; a Firewire 800 adapter (very fast for the MacBook Pro) as well as a USB 2.0 adapter and cable that employs a STANDARD USB cable, usable with both machines. These adapters are interchangeable and simply plug into to the bottom of the drive. I use the Firewire when connected to the MacBook Pro and USB 2.0 when connected to Windows XP - no problem! These adapters are a really great idea; they allow me to employ different file transfer formats without having to buy a new drive; much, much more versatile that the USB 2.0 WD Passport (which, by the way, uses a non-standard PROPRIETARY USB cable - very annoying).

                                    Seagate supplies an HFS+ driver that I installed on my Windows XP machine (with no problem) that allows me to transfer files to and from this drive and my NTFS drives using Windows XP.

                                    This drive is truly the best of both worlds! The silver finish nicely matches the MacBook Pro too.

                                    In my opinion, it really is the perfect backup/portable drive solution for a Mac OS X/Windows XP user. I'm very satisfied.

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

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                                    4.0

                                    Perfect for Time Machine

                                    By Realm Advertising

                                    from Atlanta, GA

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • File Transfer

                                      Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                      We're a design firm that bought several of these to use as Time Machine backup drives. We wanted something small and unobtrusive with a large capacity for backup purposes. The GoFlex fits our criteria nicely. (Because it's for backups, drive speed isn't really an issue.)

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Great place to buy what I need

                                      By Don

                                      from Wellington, FL

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Backup
                                      • File Transfer
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                      One of very few places I could find the external Mac compatible (with firewire and usb) 1.5 TB drive. Good price; great service; no problems. Exactly what I'm looking for - both retailer and product.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Great MacBook Pro External Drive gear!

                                      By Rick S

                                      from Westport, CT

                                      About Me Power 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
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                        Bought the goflex to use with final cut pro on a macbook pro laptop. It's drives are 7200 rpm with good 800 firewire and I think thunderbolt connectivity in the near future. The interchangeable interface is very smart and the product has been getting excellent reviews in all it's forms since introduced.

                                        Just what is needed for a road warrior or anyone taking their editing home from work.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        COULD B CHEAPER

                                        By @DJVINCE757

                                        from 757

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                        • Cost

                                        Best Uses

                                        • DJ MUSIC

                                        Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                        VERY GOOD BUT COULD B CHEAPER

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

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                                        3.0

                                        another small effort

                                        By Paolo

                                        from Cagliari, Italy

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • High Capacity

                                        Cons

                                        • Slow

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • File Transfer

                                        Comments about Seagate 1.5TB GoFlex for Mac Ultra-Portable Hard Drive:

                                        good product is reliable, large capacity in a small space, but if it does not spoil faster.

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

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