Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Home

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The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home is unlike any other NAS that we have ever seen. It comes in two sections, with a docking station that you connect to your network router with the supplied Ethernet cable while the power is supplied by a mains plug adapter. The other part of the equation is the hard drive, which is housed in a black plastic caddy

Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Home

Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Home

The SA TA connection of the drive protrudes slightly from the caddy and the drive is supported on the docking station with three plastic pegs that guide the drive into place and then support it in position. The overall effect is very pleasing on the eye and the Seagate will look slightly more at home in a corner of your living room than, say, the Iomega EZ Media & Backup Centre.

We struggle to see why Seagate has opted for the two part setup, as we doubt many people will wish to transport the drive caddy from one place to another. In any case, that would require a second docking station, so despite appearances, you shouldn't think of the FreeAgent GoFlex Home as a portable hard drive.

We also have to say that we doubt many people will buy another Seagate drive in its special caddy to upgrade the capacity of the NAS. If you're buying your NAS with a view to plugging in some extra terabytes, you'd do well to select a model that accommodates a conventional 3.5" drive.

Having said that, Seagate is offering a large amount of storage for quite a low price. The 1TB FreeAgent GoFlex Home is on sale at $136, the 2TB at $174, and this 3TB can be found for a very reasonable $223. That's quite a bit cheaper than the Iomega EZ Media, which also comes in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities.

Seagate has also provided a USB 2.0 port on the dock, next to the gigabit Ethernet port, which allows you to daisy chain a flash drive or second hard drive with the minimum of fuss.

Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Home

Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Home

Connecting the FreeAgent GoFlex Home is a straightforward process, because the Seagate software installer handles the task with aplomb, once you've connected the dock to your router, plugged in the drive caddy and turned on the power.

The Seagate Dashboard management utility is installed, along with Memeo Instant Backup and both applications searched for updates and managed their installation to bring them up to date. During the online registration process you also get the chance to download the GoFlex app for iOS or Android.

With the software installed, the Dashboard utility ran a couple of firmware updates on the drive and the GoFlex docking station, and then the NAS was ready for business.

Seagate 3TB FreeAgent GoFlex Home

Seagate has a couple of minor annoyances up its sleeve such as the way that Mac users need to install a utility if they wish to use Time Machine and the Seagate Share software is limited to five user names When it comes to performance the Seagate doesn't break any records. The desktop drive inside the caddy is presumably a Barracuda LP, which should be plenty fast enough for a NAS. Similarly, we doubt that the external SATA connection is the bottleneck in performance, so we will make an educated guess and say that the processor in this NAS is holding back the potential of the drive.

Still, you get 3TB of storage at a low, low price and that makes the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Home look rather appealing.


·         Price: $223

·         Manufacturer: Seagate

·         Website:

·         Required spec: Windows XP or Mac OS X 10.4 onwards


·         Quality: 6

·         Value: 8

·         Overall: 7


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