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Seagate1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Portable (21)
  • Compact (20)
  • Easy to set up (19)
  • Quiet (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Additional storage (15)
  • Back-up (15)
  • Photo storage (10)
  • Video (10)
  • File transfer (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (19), Casual user (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (23), Business (12)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (22), Mac (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

very portable, very fast.

Great price for a great product. Bought an Asus Zenbook with a 128gb SSD and this is the perfect accessory to hold all of my music and movies, and also to back up my...Read complete review

Great price for a great product. Bought an Asus Zenbook with a 128gb SSD and this is the perfect accessory to hold all of my music and movies, and also to back up my system on. It's smooth, sleek and portable. The USB 3.0 isn't all it's cracked up to be, but is a good 2-3x faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is supposed to be 10x faster, but I don't know if it's the fault of my computer or the HD, so I won't take any points off.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

GOOD BUT NOT PERFECT

I've bought several of these HDs for mobility and huge capacity.THE GOOD:- 1.5TB capacity, which is a LOT!- USB powered, so it won't require an external power source (one cable less,...Read complete review

I've bought several of these HDs for mobility and huge capacity.THE GOOD:- 1.5TB capacity, which is a LOT!- USB powered, so it won't require an external power source (one cable less, but there are issues... later below...).- Interchangeable connection head for different sockets, such as optional (!!!) eSATA.- Quiet, relatively fast, good built quality.- The mostly useless software can be easily removed and deleted, unlike in other external HDs, which you can't get rid of, no matter how hard you try.- USB2 compatible, so if you don't have USB3 on your computer, it still works as a regular USB2 HD with the slower speed.THE BAD:- USB 3 is still a very new concept, so hardly any computers or laptops have this type of connection, which means, additional accessories are necessary to buy, such as adapter cards for both laptops and desktops.- I've also purchased a USB 3.0 Express Card/34 Adapter, however, even with the extra power plugged into the card from a USB port, it can only handle ONE of these Hard Drives at a time! If you plug-in both, none of them will work and keep chirping, indicating insufficient power error! This means that they are very power-hungry.- There was a "signature collision" error upon plugging both into the drive, so I had to reformat them, then force the second drive to "online" mode (most people have no clue how to do that), which can be very confusing for someone not familiar with formatting, hard drive configurations and so on...- The included software is not a big deal, only one works, the others are "trial" versions that you have to buy for extra $$$ to operate. This makes this product "cheap" in my book! Either put on a software package that works fully, or keep them off the HD!- The micro-usb3 connection is a new thing, most people only have their mini USB cables (in office, car, backpack, pocket, etc.), so you have to rely on the original cable that you must carry with you all the time. It can be frustrating sometimes.- If you want to buy an eSATA head for your choice of connection, be advised that your regular eSATA card/34 in your laptop CAN'T operate these suckers, because they don't have enough power! You must buy a new, more powerful eSATA adapter card that has an additional connection that you plug into from one of your USB ports, otherwise these babies won't even start! They need a lot of juice to work!!!- The "10X faster than USB2" is true in theory, however in real life, it can barely make 2.5 - 3 X faster speeds. That is, however, is still a huge improvement. This speed was measured on a laptop with a 7200rpm HD inside, not the usual 5400rpm! At the end I find these units acceptable with lots of positives and also some negatives, but if you can adjust and adapt to their best usage, they will work very well for you. The large capacity is a big PLUS for videographers and photographers on the go that need a ton of space for HighDef videos and high resolution RAW images. Bringing a couple of these babies with you on the road can assure you of your precious works to be saved and even mailed safely back to your home base.For others, all your home movies, music libraries, photos, documents, and every other digital data can be stored safely and securely in a miniature unit with no cable mess (except of course for your card/34 with the additional usb power cable) to handle, and one power adapter less in your power station. Backup is a MUST for everyone in these days, so getting one of these units with such a large capacity, easy operation and flexibility of options for the individual connection preferences is a very good idea, so the negatives and the little bit of hassle that comes with it, is still well worth the investment and the comfort.Therefore, I would recommend buying at least one, or preferably two for backup, because they are really GOOD, even if they are NOT PERFECT... ;-)

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5.0

Good external HDD

By Pazarci

from Istanbul Turkey

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Very short USB cable

Best Uses

  • Additional Storage
  • Backup
  • File Transfer

Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

This is a very good HDD. Very good speed over USB 3.0. Compact size but the unit is somewhat thicker than expected. The included USB 3.0 cable is very short. No noticeable sound at all when working.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Computer Platform:
  • PC
 
5.0

So far, it's been a great back-up

By tetsubean

from Des Plaines, 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
    • File Transfer
    • Video

    Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

    I use this hard drive mainly as a back up for my work computer (Macintosh). I also use it to transport files between work and home. It's easy to use and small enough to carry around in my bag. I haven't had any issues with it and would recommend it. It has enough storage space to back-up all of my files which can be huge since I work as an interactive graphic designer (large video files).

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac
     
    4.0

    Excellent for backing up media

    By Nicola

    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
      • Photo Storage

      Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

      I am an editor and I use these copious hard drives for back up. They are not fast enough for editing with full HD footage. To edit I use hard drives at 7200 rpm.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac
       
      5.0

      Really good drive.

      By UrbanRoom

      from NYC

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Photo Storage

        Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

        A great drive. I always buy portable seagate drives to backup my photos.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC
         
        5.0

        1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex

        By Gverve

        from Wichita, KS

        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 FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

          I carry this everyday to use in the IT field. Works great and would buy again. Be careful when buying a case for this model as it is a bit thicker than some drives. The case logic PHDC-1 works perfect.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC
           
          5.0

          Perfect size, speed and value

          By mchetzel

          from Fort Mitchell, KY

          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

            Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

            This item is the perfect fit for what I needed - a small, portable drive with a speedy USB 3.0 connection to perform backups and port large data files.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC
             
            5.0

            Very useful!!

            By Marcos Machado

            from Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil

            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 FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

              Very useful and light HD. And low price !!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac
               
              4.0

              Hard drive good so far

              By James

              from New Jersey

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design

              Cons

              • No Power Switch

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup

              Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

              Very large hard drive 1.5 tb really 1.33 like all hard drives always say there bigger and justify it by saying there is all this software on it . Good speed thinking of getting another one for desktop lets see if this one lasts

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC
               
              5.0

              USB 3.0 is blazing fast

              By Rob A

              from Riverside, 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

                • Photo Storage
                • Video

                Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                Fast and reliable drive. Highly recommended.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC
                 
                5.0

                awesome

                By greg

                from woonsocket ri

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy to use
                • High Capacity
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  this thing is great. worked well on my mac. need to set up for mac first and not use the wizard.

                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac
                   
                  5.0

                  Nice drive

                  By Mike

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                  Great for video and moving from computer to computer.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac
                   
                  5.0

                  Best hard drive to store data

                  By thechamp

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup

                    Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                    I use the hard drive on the go. I used to use a transcend which crashed with all my data and my life came crashing down. This seems rugged which will protect my data. Minimal noise and highly compact.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC
                     
                    5.0

                    The best

                    By Girliefrese

                    from Apo, ae

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • File Transfer

                      Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                      Easy to use and exactly what it want. Ultra portable

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac
                       
                      5.0

                      Efficiant

                      By Gamtal

                      from Hoboken, NJ

                      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 FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                        So far so good.
                        Quick sleek and quiet.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC
                         
                        5.0

                        Great drive at a great price!

                        By nycdp

                        from new york, ny

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup

                          Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                          This is a great drive! Seagate drives are robust and at this price and for the money, it was only option for me. Perfect for archiving video projects.

                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac
                           
                          5.0

                          Great Portable Drive

                          By EZ

                          from NJ

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Photo Storage

                            Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                            Quick backups that go wherever you go.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC
                             
                            5.0

                            small size, great design, lots of space

                            By Nate

                            from Mexico D.F.

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                Small, light, and portable, yet provides lots of space and fast data transfer speed.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC
                                 
                                5.0

                                1,5 TB

                                By punabull

                                from Hawaii

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to use
                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Video

                                  Comments about Seagate 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                  works grate.

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

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Good things in small package.

                                  By Lady Tiger

                                  from Eden Prairie, MN

                                  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 FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                    Easy to use for any beginner using a home computer and wanting to back it up, just plug into computer and copy and paste.
                                    I do not know anything not good about it.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Simple, Fast, Big

                                    By Larry the rock photographer

                                    from Lawton, Ok

                                    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 FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra-Portable Hard Drive (Black):

                                      I use this drive to back-up mostly photos but it's so big that I image my entire pc and keep it here too. It's simple to use, just plug it in and go, it's fast, and it a really big bucket to put stuff into. I like it, have ordered my second for redundancy and would recommend it to anyone needing extra storage.

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

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