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Friday, July 22, 2011

Apple Recalling "Some" 1TB Seagate Hard Drives

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Desktops" @ 08:30 PM

http://9to5mac.com/2011/07/22/apple...test-imac-line/

"Apple has issued a recall for a "small number" of 1TB Seagate hard drives in the 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs."

You can go here to see if your iMac is one of the affected ones, and if it is, you will be able to find out what to do from the same page. The affected units were sold between May and July of 2011, and Apple will replace the drives for free.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Seagate Debuts GoFlex Wi-Fi 500GB Drive....To The Cloud!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:30 AM

http://gizmodo.com/5802169/seagates...blet-over-wi+fi

"It must be scary, offering traditional storage in these cloud-based times. Seagate's obviously thought long and hard over this one, and whacked Wi-Fi into their new GoFlex 500GB drive, so you can store/draw from your data-bank, using your phone."

Billed as the "first battery powered hard drive to have Wi-Fi capabilities," the thought is that this will allow you to save some money on the purchase of your device since you won't need as much storage if you carry this drive around with you. I can see advantages (ie no cables to mess with) but I certainly don't see people purchasing this so they can save some room on their portable device, since they would now have to carry around two items instead of one. You can pre-order this $199.00 USD drive now through Amazon.com [affiliate link], with an expected ship date between three and five weeks. In conjunction with this drive, Seagate will also offer interfaces for portable devices but for now the only one that is available is the universal version for iOS devices called the GoFlex Media App [link]. An Android app will be available soon, but in the meantime you can access the drive via your web browser. What are your thoughts on this device? Is it something you would buy in order to save you some money on your portable device purchase? Or is this something you might use as part of your home setup?


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Seagate Releases The GoFlex Slim Portable Hard Drive

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 02:05 PM

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/pr...ro1-goflex-slim

If you're looking for the most portable hard drive on the planet, look no further: Seagate has released the GoFlex Slim. It's a 320 GB, 7200 RPM hard drive that even inside the enclosure is only 9 mm thick. I'll be writing a brief review about this product in the coming weeks, but let me say this: it's crazy thin, and crazy fast - the USB 3.0 connection slurps down big files at over 150 MB/s based on a test I just did. Pricing is reasonable at $99 USD, and the drive has a really nice anodized finish. Mac compatibility right out of the box as well of course!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Get a Deal at Amazon.com, Today Only 750 GB Drive for $69.99

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 07:39 AM

http://www.9to5mac.com/35647/750gb-...e+Intelligence)

"Today only, Amazon offers the Seagate Expansion 750GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for $69.99 with free shipping"

So if you want to get the Seagate Drive from Amazon.com [affiliate link], today is the day since it is a one day only deal according to the article. It is powered off USB so you won't have to carry a power cable with you, but you will have to format it since it comes formatted for Windows.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1.5 Terabytes That You Can Slip Into Your Pocket? Seagate Says "Yes, Here You Go!"

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 05:00 AM

http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/pr...able-hard-drive

"SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - September 21, 2010 - Designed to address the explosive worldwide demand for digital storage, Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) today launched the world's first 1.5 terabyte (TB) 2.5-inch portable external drive. Available immediately, the new 1.5TB FreeAgent® GoFlexTM ultra-portable drive delivers an all-in-one, technically advanced solution to help jump-start, build, store and enjoy libraries of digital content in one's preferred medium-whether on a Mac or PC, or a television, at home or on the go. With 1.5TB of capacity people can now store and carry up to 60 HD movies, 750 video games, thousands of photos or tens of thousands hours of digital music."

There's not a lot you can do to make hard drives exciting beyond offering them with more storage, or faster speeds - but Seagate is giving it their best shot with the FreeAgent GoFlex drive, which offers both. First we have the 1.5 terabytes of storage - that's an amazing amount of storage for a drive that you can fit in your pocket! They've added speed as well with the USB 3.0 connection; I don't have a single computer with USB 3.0 yet - and realistically, USB 3.0 won't be common until Intel and AMD support it at the core chipset level - but it's important for accessory makers like Seagate to bring products like this to the market to drive adoption. The nice thing about USB 3.0 is that it's backwards compatible with USB 2.0, so you're not losing anything by purchasing products with it - and when you to get a computer with USB 3.0, products like this one will become even faster. Nice!

Like all Seagate GoFlex drives, it comes with an OS X NTFS driver, so it will work on both your Mac and PC without re-formatting. And you can swap the cable for Firewire 800 (it's an additional accessory) if you're so inclined to get a boost in speed over USB 2.0 on your Mac.

A little bit of extra icing on the cake: you'll get a free digital copy of the most recent Star Trek movie, and the option to purchase unlock codes for 20 other Paramount movies. I wonder if it's an HD copy of the movie? I suspect not. Still, not a bad little bonus!

Full press release after the break. Read more...


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Seagate Confirms 3TB Drive for Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.electronista.com/article...h.snow.leopard/

"Seagate representative has provided Electronista with a few additional details regarding Mac compatibility for the upcoming 3TB Constellation hard drive. In-house testing reportedly showed 3TB of usable space on Snow Leopard, indicating that Mac users should be able to utilize the full capacity of the drive without any special configurations or software updates."

The 3TB Constellation was announced yesterday, and now they have confirmed that it will indeed be fully functional for Mac owners, as long as they have Snow Leopard. Older systems might not recognize the entire drive "without using long logical block addressing" but installation should be easier on Macs since they already "utilize the necessary EFI firmware" instead of using a BIOS. The drive is expected to be released later in the year but no word on specific date or pricing.


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