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Appeared on: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Seagate Introduces 1.5TB Portable External Drive

Designed to address the demand for digital storage, Seagate today launched a 1.5 terabyte (TB) 2.5-inch portable external drive.

Available immediately in the United States and rolling out globally later this year, the new 1.5TB FreeAgent GoFlex portable drive will ship with a USB 3.0 interface cable, accelerating the transfer speed of a drive up to 10x when connected to a USB 3.0 port, when compared to a USB 2.0 port. In addition, all GoFlex ultra portable drives will now also ship with the new Superspeed USB 3.0 cable, which will still continue to work with existing USB 2.0 ports.



In addition to coming bundled with USB 3.0 connectivity, the drive can be used with an array of add-on cables and accessories such as the GoFlex Net media sharing device and the GoFlex TV HD media player, that provide the flexibility to enjoy your content on a TV, a network, using a mobile device, or via the Internet.

All 1.5TB GoFlex ultra-portable drives are compatible with both the Windows operating system and Mac OS X computers. Each drive includes an NTFS driver for Mac, which allows the hard drive to store and access files from both Windows and Mac OS X computers without reformatting. The NTFS driver is simply installed once on the Mac OS X computer, allowing it to read and write files on a Windows formattedł drive.

The 1.5TB GoFlex ultra-portable drive with USB 3.0 adapter is available in black and can be purchased on Seagate.com and through select retailers for $249.99.

Specifications

Model Number: STAA1500100
Interface: USB 3.0
Capacity: 1.5TB

Height: 120mm (4.71 in)
Width:89mm (3.51 in)
Length: 22mm (.87 in)
Weight (typical): 280g (0.62 lb)
Shipping Weight: 0.44kg (0.97 lb)

Encryption: 192-bit Triple DES
Automatic Backup Software: PC & Mac
Warranty: 2 years


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