Seagate (http://www.seagate.com) has announced the first 3TB external desktop drive: the US$249.99 FreeAgent GoFlex Desk. The company says it allows you to store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games, thousands of photos or countless hours of digital music.
An addition to the company’s recently introduced GoFlex family of hard drives, the 3TB GoFlex Desk external drive couples immense capacity with the flexibility to adapt the drive’s USB 2.0 interface to a USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 connection to meet varying performance and transfer speed needs. Consumers can create, store and access content from either a Mac OS X or Windows cpmputer on the GoFlex Desk external drive, thanks to an included NTFS driver for Mac.
The NTFS driver for Mac allows the drive to store and access files from both Windows and Mac OS X computers without reformatting. The NTFS driver is simply installed once on a Mac computer, allowing it to read and write files on a Windows formatted drive. The FreeAgent GoFlex Desk sports a black, 3.5-inch design sits either vertically or horizontally to accommodate any desktop environment.