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The World's 1st 3TB External Hard Drive by Seagate w/ USB 3.0 & Firewire

submitted on June 29, 2010 by pablos17 in "Products / Gadgets"

This Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk sounds like an exercise commandment for your desk, but it's the world's first 3TB external hard drive. Best news: It has USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 (along with USB 2.0).

The drive itself ships with USB 2.0 adapter for $250, and you can get the USB 3.0 and FireWire 800 separately (not sure for how much). And, it has a built-in NTFS driver for Macs so you can read and write to Windows NTFS-formatted drives.

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    Posted by pablos17 on June 29, 2010
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    Price ($250) is mentioned on Engadget:

    Yeah, you heard that right. As of today, those among us who value quantity over speed in our storage can buy a whole trifecta of terabytes in one solitary package. Seagate has just unveiled the FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (did they have the teenage intern name this thing?), which is the first 3.5-inch drive to store quite so much data. It also comes with a USB 2.0 adapter that can be upgraded to USB 3.0 or Firewire 800, depending on your preference (and cash reserves). Priced at $250, this record-busting storage hub is available to buy today direct from Seagate. Full PR after the break.
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on June 29, 2010
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    Firewire compatability kit is $49.99 and USB 3 is $39.99
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      Posted by pablos17 on June 29, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      Ouch! Eeek I think I would just put up with the slower USB 2.0 speed rather than fork out that much extra cash. The drive itself is pretty reasonably priced at least. And the drives footprint/size is not too bad either -I was expecting a monster size for such capacity.

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