Cupertino, CA—Seagate is shipping a 4TB GoFlex Desk external hard drive, its highest capacity and the latest addition to the GoFlex family of external hard drives that showcase Seagate’s new desktop design.
The streamlined industrial design delivers a smaller footprint while still providing the benefits of previous generations of GoFlex drives. The entire line of GoFlex Desk products will also adopt the new industrial design.
“Yet another industry first for Seagate, we have reached a new high-capacity in the 3.5-inch hard drive form factor. At Seagate, we are committed to pushing the limits for our customers and will continue to adapt and innovate our products based on customer needs,” said Patrick Connolly, vice president and general manager of Retail products for Seagate. “This latest GoFlex Desk drive offering, with its new industry-leading capacity point, is a statement of our continued commitment to meet consumer needs.”
The new GoFlex Desk external drive comes at a time when people are archiving more of their memories in the form of digital photos and video, and the 4TB drive has the space to contain over 2,000 HD movies.
Debuted in May 2010, GoFlex hard drives provide an alternative approach to external storage solutions by allowing users to change interface adapters to stay current with the latest interface technology. With USB 3.0 still undergoing adoption and the emergence of Thunderbolt technology in the coming months, the GoFlex adapter concept has been proven as an idea that works and Seagate plans to continue with this design for future iterations of its external hard drives.
The GoFlex drives are Windows and Mac OSX compatible and have the flexibility to go between both operating systems. They can also be used with the GoFlex Home adapter if one chooses to use it as a network drive.
With preloaded backup software, GoFlex Desk external drives provide automatic, continuous back with encryption for all files. The included USB 3.0 adapter, with an illuminated gauge to display available space, also works with USB 2.0 ports. The GoFlex Desk for Mac external drive features both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 and will be available in Apple stores by the end of the month. The 4TB GoFlex Desk drive retails for $249.99. seagate.com