Wed, 14 Mar 2012 GoFlex Ultra Portable review
High-capacity portable drive with an unusual design
- Manufacturer: Seagate
- Pros: High capacity; good performance and price
- Cons: Requires unusual and chunky adaptor cables
- Price: £160
- Star rating:
Macworld Buying Advice
To be honest, we’d have been happy with a more conventional design that simply built the USB and FireWire interfaces straight onto the drive itself. However, the GoFlex Ultra Portable drive for Mac is reasonably priced and performs well, and its 1.5TB capacity makes it a good choice if you need plenty of extra storage for your laptop.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012Reviewed by: Xhris2210
Duration of ownership: 2 months
Strengths: Good value for money Flexible Very fast [with Firewire 800]
Weaknesses: Quite chunky +bulky with additional interface added Not as robust as some other integrated designs
Overall Evaluation: One fine day it may be I'll have machines with Thunderbolt - if my needs haven't outgrown this by that time, it's something to look forward to that this could be even faster, so the weird interface may pay off in the long run. Overall, very happy with this as a purchase.