I’ve just bought an external HDD last week and it was Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1TB. The transfer rate from my computer to the drive or vice versa was really fast because it uses USB 3.0 technology and I was really satisfied with the money I have spent. Recently they have launched their latest External Hard Drivethe Seagate 4TB GoFlex Desk, featuring USB 3.0 connection in a 3.5-inch form factor which is also backward compatible with USB 2.0. Like other members of the GoFlex Family, the GoFlex Desk allows users to change adapters to work with a range of interfaces (USB, FireWire, eSATA. It comes pre-loaded with the backup software that provides automatic, continuous data backup with encryption for all your files. The company’s GoFlex Desk for Mac hard drive offers similar features but comes pre-formatted in the HFS+ format.
The only cons of this external drive in my opinion is that it needs to be connected to the power supply to work compared to the FreeAgent GoFlex which can be use as an ordinary USB drive, insert to the port copy/paste and you are done. That is the main reason why I bought the FreeAgent (Bought it for 5000 pesos) not the GoFlex Desk because I really want it to be portable and can be easily use w/o the use of power supply cord anymore. The GoFlex Desk 4 TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive is retailing for $250 on Seagate’s website and comes with a two year warranty.