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What is the Size of Your Largest Hard Drive?

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What’s the biggest hard drive you have in your possession right now? Which single hard drive in your home has the largest capacity? I happen to have a 3 TB drive here, sent to me as a review unit by Seagate. It’s their FreeAgent GoFlex external drive. If you remember, I’ve reviewed some of their stuff in the past, and been very happy with it. Does this particular drive stand up to the test?

The drive features USB 2.0 plug-n-play capability. There’s nothing difficult to mess around with… just plug it in and you’re good to go. It gives you automatic continuous backup and protects your privacy with powerful encryption software. That, my friends, is peace of mind that cannot be bought at any price.

So what makes this particular desktop drive unique other than the size? It’s USB compatible and can be changed up to be Firewire compatible or even USB 3.0 compatible. It’s quite simple to change – you just change the adapter. You’re good to go in about two seconds flat. It’s likely the most future-proof desktop drive you’ll find anywhere.

The drive is versatile, sturdy and just plain sexy – and is likely the last external drive I will ever need to own.

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How to Flex Your External Hard Drive Options

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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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