Seagate has launched its latest hard disk drive (hdd) named the GoFlex Turbo. The hard disk drive is similar to the one’s launched earlier by Seagate except that this runs at 7200 rpm and along with that it is based on the latest USB 3.0.
The GoFlex Turbo being based on USB 3.0 is a major boon as it is 40 times faster than USB 2.0. Also, if your system lacks a USB 3.0 port, the device is backward compatible with USB 2.0 (but the performance in USB 2.0 is a little clumsy, even though it manages a speed of 30/40 MBPS ). Even the rpm of 7200 is a welcome change over 5400 rpm.
With the present version, Seagate realizes that hard disk crashes can cause a nightmare and data recovery costs a fortune. So this time they are providing a free 2 year subscription to SafetyNet data recovery service along with the purchase of the hard drive.
“When our products are used as a backup to a primary system or even as supplemental storage, people should know that they can get a further layer of assurance that their data will be there when they need it.” was an assurance statement made by Seagate’s Vice President Patrick Connolly.
There are many positives about the device, like its compatibility with both Mac OS as well as Windows and that too without reformatting. Also the device contains multiple swappable adapters for various kinds of connectivity.
The pricing is a little steep as compared to its recently launched competitor Hitachi Touro. The device is available in two storage capacity; they are 500 GB and 750 GB. The 500 GB one will be available for 120$ and the 750 GB one for the 140$. Though the devices released 24 hours ago only and the price will start falling soon enough.
In depth, the hard drive is placed somewhere between GoFlex Slim and Satellite. The hard drive is a combination of fast performance and great flexibility at your disposal. If the price is a little on the lower side which we are certain that it will happen which puts the device into the ‘buy’ category.