Seagate launches GoFlex storage, media, and connectivity devices in India [prices]

Published Date
21 - May - 2010
| Last Updated
21 - May - 2010
 
Seagate launches GoFlex storage, media, and connectivity devices...

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GoFlex family

Seagate has launched the next generation of its FreeAgentexternal hard drives - the new GoFlex Storage Solutions. The core GoFlex drives are:

  • GoFlex Ultra Portable Drives - Available in 14.5mm and 22mm versions, and include a USB 2.0 cable. MSRP Rs. 5200 for 320GB [silver, black]; Rs. 6,500 for 500GB (silver, black, red, blue); Rs. 13,900 for 1TB [silver, black]
  • GoFlex Pro Ultra Portable Drive Kit - A 7200 RPM, this 2.5-inch drive delivers backup with encryption and includes a USB 2.0 cable. MSRP Rs. 7,900 for 500GB [black]
  • GoFlex Desk External Drive Kit - Delivers high-capacity storage and automatic, continuous backup with encryption for all your files and includes a USB 2.0 cable. Rs. 7,100 for 1TB [black]; Rs. 13,500 for 2TB [black].

These drives can be further adapted to new high-speed interfaces, such as USB 3.0, eSATA and Firewire 800, through and additional GoFlex adapters and cables, which are listed below:

  • GoFlex Cable - USB 2.0 - The baseline interface for the GoFlex and GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drives. MSRP Rs. 1,500.
  • GoFlex Upgrade Cable - USB 3.0 - Equips GoFlex and GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drives to operate at USB 3.0 speeds, while being backwards compatible. MSRP Rs. 3,000.
  • GoFlex Upgrade Cable Kit - USB 3.0 - Includes ExpressCard adapter to update a laptop and GoFlex ultra-portable drives from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 and operate at USB 3.0 speeds, MSRP Rs. 6,000.
  • GoFlex Upgrade Cable - FireWire 800 - Upgrades the GoFlex and GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drives to operate at FireWire 800 speeds. MSRP Rs. 2,700.
  • GoFlex Upgrade Cable Kit - eSATA - Empowers the GoFlex and GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drives to operate at eSATA speeds. MSRP Rs. 2,000.
  • GoFlex Upgrade Cable - Auto Backup - Delivers continuous backup and protection of data, while leaving capacity for basic drag-and-drop file transfer. MSRP Rs. 2,200.
  • GoFlex Desk Desktop Adapter - USB 3.0 - Allows the GoFlex Desk to operate at USB 3.0 speed for a desktop PC. MSRP Rs. 3,500.
  • GoFlex Desk Desktop Adapter Kit - USB 3.0 - Includes PCI Express adapter to upgrade a desktop PC and GoFlex Desk external drive for USB 3.0 performance, MSRP Rs. 6,000.
  • GoFlex Desk Desktop Adapter—FireWire 800/USB 2.0—Upgrades the GoFlex Desk external drive to operate via FireWire 800/USB 2.0 for a desktop PC. MSRP Rs. 2,700.

Seagate will include an NTFS driver for Mac OS X on all GoFlex portable and desktop offerings, enabling storage and access of files from both Windows and Mac computers. The NTFS driver is simply installed once on a Mac computer, and allows access and storage of files on a Windows-formatted drive. This is a novel feature, that we haven't seen in any of the drives before these.

Read on for more newly released Seagate products: the GoFlex TV HD media player and GoFlex Net media sharing device.

 

Seagate have also introduced the GoFlex TV HD media player, which enables user to play the media content on GoFlex hard drives and other storage devices, as well as camera, and television, where you can view 1080p high-definition with surround sound. GoFlex TV HD media player also connects to the internet using the Ethernet and streams digital content from a home network or popular online service providers such as YouTube, MediaFly, Picasa and more.

Seagate's also released its GoFlex Net media sharing device, which transforms a GoFlex ultra-portable drive, GoFlex Pro ultra-portable drive, or any USB mass storage, into a media sharing device, allowing access to media from anywhere using a PC, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, iPhone, or BlackBerry. The GoFlex Net media sharing device also integrates with social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and also fetches RSS feeds. It can also stream content to other devices on a home network, including the GoFlex TV HD media player.

GoFlex Storage System Devices:

  • GoFlex TV HD Media Player— MSRP Rs. 12,000 for media player only.
  • GoFlex Net media sharing device— MSRP Rs. 7,000.
GoFlex Ultra Portable Drive