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An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

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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User Reviews

90
Chip Lechner
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
Jeffrey Aspland
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
90
Piyapol Thanaadirod
Got this for 99USD. Compare to WD My Book, This one is better. Speed is great!...read more
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80
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Noise

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Speed

84
 

Portability

40
 

Durability

60
 

Design and form factor

76
 

How It Stacks Up

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Critic

78
 

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60
 

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