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Seagate Introduces GoFlex Family of Storage Products

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Seagate, the worldwide leader in hard drives and storage solutions, today introduced the next evolution of the company’s award-winning FreeAgent external hard drives—its new GoFlex storage solutions. This new family of external drives and accessories introduces a new level of flexibility to traditional USB 2.0 storage that will change the way people store, access, enjoy and share their digital content. The FreeAgent GoFlex storage family includes easy, plug-and-play portable and desktop drives, with an array of interchangeable cables and desktop adapters that allow each drive to adapt to the interface or device being used. GoFlex hard disk drives are also specially designed to provide interoperability between operating systems in order to work with both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X computers.

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Looks like a rip off to me,

It claims to "introduce a new level of flexibility to traditional USB 2.0 storage" they forgot to add while charging you through the eyeballs for doing so

So if you want usb 3.0 and esata, guess what thats gonna cost you another $60 if you want firewire thats $40 thank you!!
 
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Hey... not exactly to do with this thread but just wanted to say @btarunr - I enjoy reading your threads on new product's :toast:
 

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Wait, are these USB2.0 or what? I'm so confused.

I was thinking, maybe the controller chip is stored in the cable, and the GoFlex port is actually just a straight pass-thru into the drive?

If so, I would actually like one of these enclosures, only because I have yet to find an external enclosure that has USB 3.0, Firewire 800 and eSATA all in one.

But, if the enclosure themselves are actually USB 2.0, and these cables convert a USB 2.0 signal into a different signal, count me out. You'll still only get USB 2.0 speeds out of it that way.

But really, I'd rather just have an enclosure that has all the options in one already, without need of special adapters.
 
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Controller is in the cable.

I'm getting these. I'm going to get a 500GB+ 2.5" drive, the USB 3.0 adapter, and the Network adapter. That thing's really cool. Lets you "dock" two of the 2.5" drives and have them accessible to not only your home network, but lets you remotely access your data from anywhere (forget what that's called).

Yes, it's expensive, but I want something that I can bring with me if I'm going to need my files and transfer them quickly without plugging into the wall, then plop into a dock to transfer over the network without locking myself at USB 2.0 speeds.
 
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My GoFlex UltraPortable 1TB should be waiting for me at my house tomorrow. I'm sure you guys will be hearing about it :)
 

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My GoFlex UltraPortable 1TB should be waiting for me at my house tomorrow. I'm sure you guys will be hearing about it :)
Yeah, I want to hear more about it, and I want pics.

Wish they would sell the bare enclosure tho. :(
 
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I might rip it open and throw my own larger drive in there someday. I guess you could always sell the drive, though.

From what I've seen so far, they've made the enclosures "proprietary" along with all other docks and drives in the series, but if my intuition is correct, it will be a simple fix.