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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB USB 2.0 Black External Hard Drive STAB500500

  • STAB500500
  • USB 2.0
  • 2 years limited
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The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra–portable drive delivers ease of use, automatic continuous backup and encryption for all your files with its plug-and-play USB 2.0 connectivity. And, as the core of the GoFlex Storage System, the drive offers you the abilities to easily upgrade the connection interface for faster transfer speeds, access your content on your network, your TV, and everywhere you go.

The Model STAB500500 is a "drive only" version that comes without the GoFlex USB 2.0 cable. Select this drive if you are already using a GoFlex ultra-portable drive and want to use the same cable to connect your new GoFlex ultra-portable; or you want a faster interface than USB 2.0 - like USB 3.0, eSATA, or FireWire 800 - right from the start.

  • newegg Automatic Backup The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra–portable drive offers automatic, continuous backup of your data, and secures your backed up files to protect your privacy with powerful encryption software. Included Seagate Dashboard management tool allows for easy management of backup schedules, file encryption, and at–a–glance drive statistics, including available capacity.
  • newegg Works Interchangeably on both PC and Mac Whether you have a PC or a Mac computer–or if you go back and forth between the two – you can access and save files on the same portable hard drive anytime without reformatting. (Reformatting to HFS+ is required to use backup software for Mac or Time Machine software.)
  • newegg Built-in Flexibility Easily upgrade from USB 2.0 interface to USB 3.0, eSATA or FireWire 800 for faster transfer speeds for your large files and HD movies with optional GoFlex upgrade cables and kits. Extends your digital life so you can access and share your files from anywhere by pairing your drive with the GoFlex Net media sharing device. You can also pair your drive with the GoFlex TV HD media player to view your movies and photos on your TV.
  • newegg Compact Design Measuring just 0.59-inch thin and weighing 0.33 pounds, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra–portable drive easily fits into your briefcase pocket, so you can take your files and applications with you on-the-go.

Learn more about the Seagate STAB500500

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • Noah A.
  • 9/1/2011 4:34:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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1 out of 5 eggsGoflex Cable REQUIRED, Not Included

Pros: Awesome Drives. When you can actually use them.

Cons: NO CABLE INCLUDED?! How am I supose to use this drive? Specs show as USB 2.0, box states Goflex Cable Required, Not Included.

Other Thoughts: When I buy an external Hard Drive, I want it to be ready out of the box.

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  • Jonathan N.
  • 3/2/2011 3:44:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsDied on first day of use

Pros: None

Cons: As soon as I received the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB I set about copying files to it using the USB cable. Several files and folders copied over just fine but then the computer froze. I plugged the drive into three different Windows PCs and it caused all of them to freeze also.

I followed all the troubleshooting steps from the Seagate website, and I could find nothing that said what to do if the drive causes the computer to lock-up. It's kind of hard to go into the Windows hardware profiles menu or use Seagate SeaTools if the drive crashes the computer as soon as it's plugged in.

A Gparted (boot disk) was the only tool that recognized the drive but it wouldn't reformat it because it detected unrecoverable errors on the drive.

Also, S.M.A.R.T. via my computer BIOS said the drive is bad and needs replacement.

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