Seagate (http://www.seagate.com) has introduced a new collection of GoFlex for Mac external drives designed to make it easy for those who use Mac OS X and Time Machine to backup, shuttle, or share their digital content.
These new portable and desktop solutions are HFS+ formatted out-of-the-box, making them fully compatible with Apple Time Machine backup software, while maintaining the ability to work across both Mac OS X and Windows computers. GoFlex for Mac drives can also be used with computers running Windows by simply downloading an HFS+ driver for Windows from Seagate.com, which will provide full read-write access to the drive from a Windows computer.
Each GoFlex for Mac product comes bundled with FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 adapters and cables — the most popular interfaces for Apple computers — but also delivers the flexibility to change the drive’s interface to USB 3.0 or powered eSATA for use with Windows computers.
Each 2.5-inch, ultra-portable drive in the family features a durable, soft-touch, metallic finish, which is also designed to withstand scratches, fingerprints or other marks incurred from travel.
The new line-up of GoFlex for Mac external drives include:
° GoFlex for Mac ultra-portable drive — this 2.5-inch portable drive is now designed specifically for use with Apple’s Time Machine right out-of-the-box. It has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of US$199.99 for 1TB version and $249.99 for the 1.5TB model.
° GoFlex for Mac Limited Edition ultra-portable drive — the GoFlex for Mac Limited Edition ultra-portable drive packs 1TB of storage into the standardized 2.5-inch form factor, making it the slimmest high-cap drive available on the market today, according to the folks at Seagate. With a depth of 12.5mm and shorter in length than an iPhone, the GoFlex for Mac Limited Edition is designed for use with GoFlex TV or GoFlex Net. It’s $199.95 for a 1TB model.
° GoFlex Pro for Mac ultra portable — this 7200RPM, 2.5-inch drive delivers performance for those professionals who place high demands on their storage, such as graphic artists, musicians, videographers or photographers. It uses the included FireWire 800 cable to achieve transfer speeds up to three times faster than USB 2.0. Pricing is $149.99 for a 500GB model and $179.99 for a 750GB version.
° GoFlex Desk for Mac drive — this 3.5-inch high-capacity external drive includes a flexible design that can sit horizontally or vertically to fit your workspace. You can back up files using Apple’s Time Machine. Optional software displays the drive’s real-time capacity with lights on the dock and includes other useful tools. The cost is $219.99 for the 2TB drive and $279.99 for the 3TB version.