The advancement of technology has been directly proportional to the growing need of people for greater storage capacities, both on their internal and on their external hard drives. Because of the modern peoples’ knack for high definition movies, sounds and digital photos, our storage needs have also come to an all new high. High definition movies and Blue-ray formatted movies nowadays range from 1.5 to 2 GB in size. This created the need for bigger and heavier duty external hard drives in the market such as the seagate 2tb external hard drive.
For years, Seagate has been a company well-known for its top quality internal and external hard drives. Their products may be comparable to those of Western Digital, Samsung and Toshiba. Customers have been very happy with their products and their services for a long time.
External Hard Drives may be classified into two categories, one is a portable, meaning it is light and can be taken everywhere like the office, at home or in school. It is a handy and easy way of file sharing and storing amongst friends and co-workers. The other category is a desktop external device which provides larger storage capacity as well as a heavier built. Unlike the portable drive, it is not easily moved and brought about from one place to another and does not qualify for the “plug and play” attribute of portable external hard drives.
Seagate provides consumers with three types of 2TB external storage devices and these are the FreeAgent Desk, the Seagate Expansion Desktop HDD and the Seagate GoFlex Pro.
Looks wise, the Seagate FreeAgent Desk is very stylish, silver colored and able to be placed both horizontally and vertically. The spindle speed of 7200 RPM ensures that the drive takes care of the required data transfer speeds. It is USB 2.0 compatible with plug n play assistance. The HDD is appropriate for all typically used OS which includes Windows 7. The Seagate management software allows multi-computer synchronization and automated back-ups to keep your data. If the hard drive is idle for 15 minutes then it automatically transfers to sleep mode for conserving power.
Next we have the Seagate Expansion Desktop HDD. This external hard drive unit has all the technical features similar to the above referred to model. The main difference is the encryption & backup software support, however the drag and drop functions and automated windows recognition compensate for the software deficiency. The benefit of using it is that although it has USB 3.0 connectivity it can read information from any PC with USB 2.0 connectivity. It is also very reasonably priced at just above $100.
The Seagate GoFLex Pro is by far the best of the 3 external hard drive units. The main benefit of shopping for this hard drive is that all Seagate counterparts offer preset ports whereas Seagate has come up with interchangeable personal cables. A customer can decide on a type of cable according to their requirements. This delivers an advantage of easy future upgrades like USB 3.0 compatibility.Equipped with all required characteristics like plug n play, no driver or extra software required and backup support, this HDD is a great purchase. There is also a different class of HDD for Mac users with FireWire 800 connectivity.
A guarantee is an important part of any electronic product or service. A warranty reassures buyers as it is a signal of trust. Seagate offers a very good 5 yearlong guarantee on their internal hard drives. Unfortunately Seagate does not provide the same 5 year warranty on any of these drive devices. There is a limited 1 year warranty on the Expansion, 3 years on the GoFlex and 2 years warranty provided on the FreeAgent.
For consumers looking for a top quality external storage device, look into Seagate’s line of 2TB drives and you might be able to see the best one for your needs.