Author: Bob Buskirk
- Setup & Included Software
- Testing - HD Tune & ATTO
- Testing - Sandra & CrystalDiskMark
- Final Thoughts
FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB Overview
When I first took the drive out of the box I noticed that it was much smaller than the previous FreeAgent drives we reviewed in the past. The drive itself 158mm x 124 x 44mm (HxWxL) so it is not much larger than the actual 3.5-inch drive that is housed inside the enclosure. I like that Seagate has made this drive smaller, we all value space on our desk and Seagate knows this.
The drive is made up of mostly of black plastic. If you are wondering unlike the portable versions of the FreeAgent GoFlex the Desk version only comes in black, although there is a Mac version that is grey / silver. The sides and top of the drive have a sort of honeycomb-like design and you will find the Seagate logo on both sides of the drive.
On the base of the drive there are actually 4 long indicator LED’s and a power LED. The round power LED lights up when the drive is on and will blink to show activity. The 4 long LED’s act as a storage gauge to show you how much of the drive you have filled up. On the back of the base there are 2 simple connections, power and USB 3.0. Like most USB 3.0 devices this drive uses the mircoUSB 3.0 connection.
The base itself has 4 rubber feet that will keep it in place on your desk. As I said in the introduction of this review you are able to switch out the base of this drive. We received the drive with the USB 3.0 base, but there is also a USB 2.0 base and a Firewire 800 base. If we remove the base you can see how the drive is connected to it.