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Great Value Compact External Drive
on 11 April 2011
The Seagate GoFlex Desktop Drive is a neatly designed, compact external drive, at an extremely competitive price for 2TB capacity.. just what I required for backing up important data and it takes up very little desktop space.. I can't comment on the quality of the manufacturer's bundled backup software, since I use Apple's Time Machine app with this drive.
One very important note at the time of writing (11/04/2011) however, is that Amazon suggest you consider buying the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex FireWire 800 Upgrade Cable with this drive.. BE WARNED, the connector (although it looks the same) does not fit.. this drive cannot therefore be run without an external power supply as a portable drive.
The correct Firewire adaptor required for this device is the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desktop Adapter (USB 2.0,Firewire 800).. the same applies for the USB 3 adaptor, the correct model for this drive is the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB 3.0 Desktop Adapater.
Amazon really should make this clear, rather than putting a big picture of the incompatible cable format (portable GoFlex models only) in the product description section for this drive and listing the two items as 'frequently bought together' since this is misleading.
10th February 2012, Review Update -
Only just spotted your comment and apologise for not responding earlier.
I have not experienced any over-heating issues with my drive, however I do not leave it running 24/7. Most External Hard Drives (without a fan fitted inside the casing) will become noticeably warm after extended use.
I have not made use of the software you mention, since it seems extremely unlikely that loading software into my computer, would then enable me to monitor the operating temperature of an external drive, without also attaching physical temperature sensors.. so I call shenanigans.. particularly since your Amazon identity appears to have no further profile attached.
Security Note - All readers are strongly advised against random recommendations of free, downloadable 'diagnostic software'.. it is nearly always a front for malware.