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Local distributor Rectron has officially launched the world’s first-ever three terabyte (TB) hard drive – the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3.0 TB, to the South African market. .

 
With a wide array of preloaded software, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3.0 TB external drive is designed to deliver high-capacity storage and automatic, as well as continuous backup with encryption for all files.
 
“Seagate has pushed the boundaries of mechanical hard drive technology and platter density to create this storage monster,” says Elaine Wang, business manager at Rectron.
  
“The bundled plug-and-play USB 2.0 adapter, which displays the drive’s available storage capacity,  makes it easy to connect to PC or Mac computer,” said Wang.
 
“The drive itself is fast enough for any user’s connection type – and this includes the included USB 2.0 interface or the much faster USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 connectivity, which can be obtained when pairing the drive with the appropriate GoFlex upgrade adapter.”
 
These Seagate GoFlex upgrade adapters can increase file transfer performance by up to ten times, depending on the interface.
 
Wang also points out that since USB 2.0 is the most prevalent connection in use today, it is the appropriate standard connection for this drive.
 
“While the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3.0 TB ships with a USB 2.0 base dock, users who want alternate connection types only need to buy the connection type they want, dock the drive onto it, and away they go,” said Wang.
 
“With motherboard and notebook manufacturers now including ports in most new designs, USB 3.0 adoption is picking up. Users will see a marked improvement if they had to connect the 3.0 TB drive to USB 3.0 or eSATA instead of USB 2.0.”
 
The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3.0 TB is now available country-wide at a price of R2599.

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