conclusion:We like it

87 April 5th 2012 11:59 am

With available capacities as high as 4TB, and optional adapters to connect it to high-speed Thunderbolt ports, Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive should be able to handle your data-storage needs for years to come. The drive is fast, quiet, relatively compact, and includes handy features like an LED available-space indicator. It also comes with good automatic backup and file-encryption software, which make it easier to actually use the drive to back up your data.

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CNET Sep 6, 2011

Like the previous version, the Seagate 4TB GoFlex Desk offers top capacity and comes in a superflexible design. Supporting USB 3.0, it also offers great performance.

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PC Mag Mar 26, 2012

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (4TB) is versatile, upgradeable, secure, and affordable. What's not to like?

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AnandTech Aug 23, 2010

Despite the performance USB 3.0 offers and the compact design of the GoFlex Desk, the penalty you pay in heat may not be worth it. The temperatures I reached in my testing were unacceptably high for prolonged use.

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PC Advisor Dec 5, 2011

Seagate's FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive is a good-value USB external hard drive. Its 192bit encryption and 3TB capacity make it ideal for those seeking serious storage and data security.

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Everything USB Dec 21, 2012

Assuming that you can forgive the lack of a power switch and feet for horizontal placement, the Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB comes highly recommended.

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ThomasConnery ThomasConnery

Considering I picked up this drive on Black Friday for $99 at Best Buy, I have zero complaints. I primarily use it for full system backups and occasionally as a network share. USB 3.0 is fast. I don't find the drive to be exceptionally loud, I have not experienced over heating, and like the...

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taoybb taoybb

Got this for 99USD. Compare to WD My Book, This one is better. Speed is great! R/W Speed is near internal HDD (~172MB/s and Internal got ~210MB/s) , Housing is great! Rugged,Durability. Try to tear this down to see inside and it was very hard. Inside HDD is Seagate Barracuda and inside GoFlex...

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