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Seagate GoFlex Ups Game to 1.5 TB, USB 3.0

Road warriors with a lot of disk files can now carry 1.5 terabytes of them in a shirt pocket with the newly announced Seagate Freeagent GoFlex portable disk drive. The new GoFlex incorporates the faster transfer speed of USB 3.0 to better access so much content. The new drive is compatible with both Windows (s msft) and Mac (s aapl) platforms, and is available now from Seagate (s stx) and through retailers for $249.99.

A large drive is ideally suited for handling HD movie content, and Seagate has preloaded the GoFlex with 20 recent releases from Paramount Pictures (s via). The drive is compatible with Seagate’s GoFlex line of HD accessories, and includes a dongle for connecting it to them for HD movie playback on a connected TV. The preloaded movies are locked and can be purchased from Seagate for viewing.

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2 Responses to “Seagate GoFlex Ups Game to 1.5 TB, USB 3.0”

  1. Vacuum Cyber Control

    Will need a handful of these puppies to hold my growing collection of ripped blue-ray rentals. Also looking at downloading a big chunk of the internet for offline data mining for future investment portfolio. It’s a goldmine out there boys, time to store it and carry it with you at all times. Cannot wait for the 10TB models.

    • Agreed. This will make carrying around a portable HD movie jukebox so sweet – much better than toting a slim BD drive in my netbook case. The price seems rather high though, considering a 1TB model goes for $129, but top capacity has always come at a premium. Still, the fact that I can now cram 200+ movies in HD on something so small will boost the entertainment capabilities of netbooks even further.