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Testseek.com have collected 58 expert reviews of the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk USB3 STAC and the average rating is 82%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk USB3 STAC.
 
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The editors liked

  • Easy install
  • Simple minimal packaging
  • Definite speed improvement over USB2.0
  • Good performance
  • 4TB of storage in one fairly compact device
  • PC and Mac compatible without having to download software
  • "Universal" dock works with most SATA drives
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Quick and easy upgradeability
  • Portable yet stable design
  • Nice long cables
  • Software is preloaded on the drive
  • No need of CD/DVD to install it
  • Seamless automatic data backup options
  • Seagate XT 3TB drive inside
  • Fast disk transfers
  • Great backup software
  • NTFS support for Mac
  • Lots of storage space
  • * Interchangeable connection adapters
  • Huge 4TB storage capacity. Supports numerous connection interfaces. Low price per gigabyte.
  • Massive space without setting up a RAID. Works well for folks who use both Macs and PCs.
  • Seagate's USB 3.0 4TB GoFlex Desk offers great performance and the highest capacity to date among single-volume external storage devices on the market. The drive works with both Windows and Mac OS X out of the box and comes in a flexible design that makes
  • Massive capacity in a compact
  • Single-drive enclosure
  • Very fast over USB 3.0
  • Swappable base station lets you upgrade to a new interface without replacing drive
  • Stylish and compact design
  • Ability to use multiple bases
  • USB 3.0 is backwards compatible
  • Good software package

The editors didn't like

  • None Really
  • All 4TB of your data is counting on the survival of just one drive
  • Price/availability may be impacted due to current hard drive shortage
  • Please drop by the Bigbruin.com Forum and feel free to post any comments or questions
  • Proprietary cable means expensive cable replacement
  • No active cooling and not much vents
  • Drive runs bloody HOT after extended use
  • Only 2 years of warranty
  • Replacing hard drive will be difficult
  • No power on / off switch for drive...
  • Thin plastic case
  • No AES hardware encryption
  • A bit expensive
  • Connection adapters tough to remove
  • * Case prone to smudges
  • Plastic construction doesn't provide much physical protection
  • Enclosure too narrow
  • Which makes it prone to tipping over. FireWire 800 adapter will cost you another $50.
  • The Seagate 4TB GoFlex Desk is comparatively expensive
  • And its other connection adapters cost extra. The drive also topples rather easily
  • Relying on a single drive to back up so much data can be dangerous
  • Expensive
  • Considering 3TB models cost about $100 less
  • None that I found

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  Published: 2012-03-26, Author: Brian Westover , review by: pcmag.com

  • Huge 4TB storage capacity. Supports numerous connection interfaces. Low price per gigabyte.
  • Plastic construction doesn't provide much physical protection
  • The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (4TB) is versatile, upgradeable, secure, and affordable. What's not to like?...

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  Published: 2012-01-11, Author: Chris McInnis , review by: bigbruin.com

  • Good performance, 4TB of storage in one fairly compact device, PC and Mac compatible without having to download software, "Universal" dock works with most SATA drives, USB 3.0 connectivity
  • All 4TB of your data is counting on the survival of just one drive, Price/availability may be impacted due to current hard drive shortage, Please drop by the Bigbruin.com Forum and feel free to post any comments or questions
  • The Seagate GoFlex Desk 4TB USB 3.0 hard drive delivers exactly what we've come to expect from Seagate. The massive capacity could probably store your entire music, movie, and picture collections with room to spare - and with the USB 3.0 interface it can...

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  Published: 2011-12-21, review by: everythingusb.com

  • Abstract:  Not that we had any doubts they'd someday exist, but four terabyte hard drives are finally a reality. Seagate earns the marks this time around for being first, curiously choosing to deliver their 7,200 RPM behemoth exclusively as an external drive for...

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  Published: 2011-11-29, Author: Mauricio Grijalva , review by: techworld.com

  • The Seagate GoFlex Desk gives you a lot of storage space and lets you connect to the port of your choice. Sure, it attracts blotches and marks, and its connectors require some strength to remove, but those are small quibbles for what otherwise is a gr...

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  Published: 2011-11-28, review by: macworld.com

  • Lots of storage space, * Interchangeable connection adapters,
  • Connection adapters tough to remove, * Case prone to smudges

 
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  Published: 2011-10-31, review by: maclife.com

  • Massive space without setting up a RAID. Works well for folks who use both Macs and PCs.
  • Enclosure too narrow, which makes it prone to tipping over. FireWire 800 adapter will cost you another $50.
  • If you need a lot of backup space and can’t see yourself bothering with the convoluted nature of a RAID, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk is the best alternative. Product FreeAgent GoFlex Desk External Drive Company Seagate Contact seagate.com Pr...

 
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  Published: 2011-10-24, review by: storagereview.com

  • The 4TB GoFlex Desk from Seagate offers class-leading storage capacity capable of serving even the most avid media enthusiast thanks to a speedy 7200RPM hard drive at its core. This combo is merged with a USB 3.0 interface (with optional FireWire modu...

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  Published: 2011-10-11, review by: crn.com

  • Abstract:  Seagate Free Agent GoFlexWhen it comes to desktop storage, when is enough enough? According to disk drive maker Seagate, four terabytes is not more than enough. The company’s Free Agent GoFlex with 4 TB of storage, and included backup software, gives S...

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  Published: 2011-10-09, review by: thinkcomputers.org

  • Stylish and compact design, Ability to use multiple bases, USB 3.0 is backwards compatible, Good software package
  • None that I found
  • When it comes down to choosing an external hard drive there are only a few choices and Seagate is one of them. The FreeAgent GoFlex drive does offer some great features that will definitely make it a contender. The drive and base are not much larger t...

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  Published: 2011-09-12, Author: Nathan Kirsch , review by: legitreviews.com

  • If you want 4TB of external data storage in a rather small enclosure using the USB 3.0 interface then the Seagate 4TB GoFlex Desk is the only real option that you have. Just be sure to figure out a way to backup this drive as that is a ton of data to...

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