Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 4TB Desk External Drive ReviewMon, Sep 12, 2011 - 12:00 AM
GoFlex Desk 4TB Drive Features and Backup Software
Seagate 4TB GoFlex Desk External Hard Drive Specifications:
|Height||158mm (6.22 in)|
|Width||124mm (4.88 in)|
|Length||44mm (1.73 in)|
|Weight (typical)||1080g (2.38 lb)|
|Shipping Weight||1.080kg (2.381 lb)|
|Automatic Backup Software||PC & Mac|
|Encryption||192-bit Triple DES|
The Pre-Loaded Seagate Dashboard and Memeo Backup Software:
All of Seagate’s FreeAgent GoFlex drives included software that helps you perform backups. The software is totally optional, but if you want to use it you can. It took under 5 minutes to install the Seagate Dashboard along with the Memeo backup program. Seagate includes Memeo Instant Backup, but you have the ability to use a trial of the premium version if you wanted to pay a little extra.
Seagate also included a 30-day trial of Memeo Sync, which automatically syncs your files between multiple desktop PCs or laptops.
Once Seagate Dashboard is installed you can open it up and see the status of the drive and the one app that comes with it standard, which is Memeo Instant Backup. The Memeo Instant Backup app lets you schedule automated backups.
The first time you fire up the Instant Backup app it will take several minutes to scan your system and then it will tell you how much space the backup will take and how many files you have for five main categories.
Once the scan is complete you just need to click on the ‘start backup’ button and things will get started. If you wanted to setup automatic backups or make backups with 192-bit Triple DES encryption protection you can do so under advanced options. With 4TB of data being stored in this drive it might not be a bad idea to give yourself and your data an extra layer of protection.