Seagate was the first to release an external hard drive with 3TB of capacity. Now, the company takes the lead again, increasing the FreeAgent GoFlex's capacity to 4TB.
But capacity was not the only change from the HDD. The external disk brings a new design that will become standard across the entire line, helping to reduce the size of the product. It works via USB 3.0, but with special adapters it is also possible to use eSATA and FireWire 800 connections. The drive leaves the factory pre-formatted for Windows, but can be used on Macs without problems besides, of course, it can be reformatted.
The HDDs of the GoFlex for Mac line, which come pre-formatted in HFS +, will be updated until the end of the month, bringing the new design, more capacity and compatibility with USB 2.0 or FireWire 800. About Thunderbolt technology, Seagate intends, yes, implement it, but it is not yet known when. The suggested retail price of the product is $ 250 in the United States.