This ultra-portable hard drive doesn’t have a USB port nor a Firewire port, an eSata port or any other sort of port. The issue with external hard drives is that they have one type of port or another. When a new type of connection comes out, you’ll need a new drive. This Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex that was sent to me for review is completely different. There are zero ports on the back. How the heck can you connect it, then?
Elementary, my dear Watson. The cable that comes along with the device will turn the device into whatever type of hard drive you need. One cable will turn it into a USB 3-compatible drive. Another cable will turn it into a Firewire-compatible drive. There’s also an eSata-compatible cable. Do you see where I’m going with this? If, in the future, a new type of port is created then Seagate only has to manufacture another type of cable instead of an entire new device. You won’t have to keep upgrading your external hard drive. You’ll simply need the new cable.
The GoFlex Desk external drive delivers high-capacity storage, backup and encryption for all your files. It works well on either Mac OS X or Windows. The sleek little box is designed to sit in either vertical or horizontal orientation, depending on how your desk is set up.
The drive is versatile, sturdy, sexy and well… it works. I’m quite happy knowing that I have the last hard drive I’ll ever need.
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