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Seagate Certified GoFlex Storage System will see HDDs dock in TVs, Plug PCs & more

Seagate Certified GoFlex Storage System will see HDDs dock in TVs, Plug PCs & more

Seagate has announced the Certified GoFlex Storage System for third-party manufacturers, that the hard-drive company hopes will see more GoFlex-compatible HDD docking bays fitted to third-party devices like media players. Until now, only Seagate has released such devices - like the FreeAgent Theater+ - but with the new certification program other companies will be able to dock directly with the 2.5-inch portable drives.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB Review

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB Review

The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB portable drive isn't the first of the company's modular external storage we've reviewed, but it's certainly the largest. Proudly billed as the industry's first 1.5TB portable external drive, the new FreeAgent also boasts a speedy USB 3.0 interface for faster data shuffling. Thanks to GoFlex, meanwhile, you can also switch that out for FireWire, eSATA or other connections, or even slap it in one of Seagate's docking stations. Is this the best portable drive out there? Check out our full review after the cut.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB totes USB 3.0

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1.5TB totes USB 3.0

Seagate has updated its FreeAgent GoFlex external HDD range with the industry's first 1.5TB portable external drive.  Entirely bus-powered - and so requiring no dual-USB cable or PSU - the new GoFlex comes as standard with the company's USB 3.0 adapter, which is also backward compatible with USB 2.0.

Of course, it also means owners can snap off that adapter and use Seagate's FireWire version or, indeed, slot the drive into one of the various desk docks and multimedia players.  Seagate offers a range of these, from the GoFlex Home NAS through to the GoFlex TV HD we reviewed a few months back.

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Seagate Momentus XT Review

Seagate Momentus XT Review

As storage goes, the choices for your new drive have generally been pretty straightforward. On the one side there are traditional HDDs, mechanical drives offering plentiful capacity but with performance and ruggedness compromises; on the other, there are SSDs, which address the speed and sturdiness questions, but are far more expensive per gigabyte. Into the middle comes the Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid, a platter-based HDD paired with flash memory that, the company promises, can give SSD-style performance with the relative low cost of an HDD. Too good to be true? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Seagate GoFlex Home NAS promises easy media-sharing

Seagate GoFlex Home NAS promises easy media-sharing

Seagate has outed its latest addition to the GoFlex family of removable storage, the Seagate GoFlex Home, a media and backup NAS designed for domestic use.  Coming in a choice of 1TB or 2TB capacities, the GoFlex Home's storage can be easily upgraded since it uses the same SATA port connector as other drives in the range; you simply pull out the preinstalled drive and slot in a newer, bigger example.

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Seagate GoFlex TV HD Review

Seagate GoFlex TV HD Review

Back when we reviewed the Seagate GoFlex HDD we concluded that, while the concept of an external drive with interchangeable cables was reasonable, we thought it would make more sense when used with the company's multimedia docking stations. Happily that's just what we have on the SlashGear test bench today, the Seagate GoFlex TV HD, a standalone media player that boasts compatibility not only with the company's own GoFlex drives but with any USB storage.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex HDD Review

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex HDD Review

In the world of external storage the upgrade path is obvious: slap a bigger drive in your enclosure and wait for people to fill it with media. Seagate's GoFlex Storage System, however, takes a slightly more complex route; thanks to an array of interchangeable cables individual FreeAgent drives can be used with not only USB, eSATA and other ports, but in a range of media players and docks. Is the flexibility worth putting up with an unusual port? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive: Close to SSD performance at HDD price

Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive: Close to SSD performance at HDD price

The performance close of an SSD with the pricing of an HDD; that's what Seagate promise is possible with the new Momentus XT range.  A series of 2.5-inch laptop hard-drives, the Momentus XT use a hybrid combination of 4GB of SSD memory paired with a 7,200rpm HDD: by using the SSD partition with Seagate's new Adaptive Memory technology - which learns typical drive use and prioritises key files - the company reckon users will see around 400-percent performance improvements on regular 7,200rpm HDDs but at a quarter the price of a true SSD.

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