Any chance of Seagate making a GoFlex TB cable?

deepakvrao

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Looking at getting one of those that run off USB only. Had ordered a Toshiba, only to find later that it has issues with Lion and/or Macbook Airs.

Now undecided between a Seagate GoFlex, and a WD.

Any advantages of the GoFlex system of interchangeable cables? I see the prices for a USB 3 cable are pretty high. I have no use for USB 3, but might like a Thunderbolt cable if they ever made one to fit their drives. Any idea whether Seagate might come up with one?

I already use a GoFlex Home network attached HDD, so woud it make more sense to go for the Seagate? The Seagate is slightly larger and heavier than the WD, but not so significant I think.

These are the drives I am looking at.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/WD-1TB-Portable-Hard-Disk-1TB-External-Hard-Disk-2-5-/170595968474?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash=item27b84fe5da#ht_6920wt_907

http://cgi.ebay.in/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280790800672#ht_4384wt_942

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AppleFanBoy888

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Looking at getting one of those that run off USB only. Had ordered a Toshiba, only to find later that it has issues with Lion and/or Macbook Airs.

Now undecided between a Seagate GoFlex, and a WD.

Any advantages of the GoFlex system of interchangeable cables? I see the prices for a USB 3 cable are pretty high. I have no use for USB 3, but might like a Thunderbolt cable if they ever made one to fit their drives. Any idea whether Seagate might come up with one?

I already use a GoFlex Home network attached HDD, so woud it make more sense to go for the Seagate? The Seagate is slightly larger and heavier than the WD, but not so significant I think.

These are the drives I am looking at.

http://cgi.ebay.in/w...2#ht_4384wt_942

http://www.ebay.in/i...6#ht_8107wt_907
Are you taking about something like this? http://www.macrumors.com/2012/02/01/seagate-starts-selling-goflex-portable-thunderbolt-adapter/

By the way: Your Ebay links doesn't work. Might want to fix it. ;)
 

deepakvrao

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Expensive now, but I think prices might drop in time, so I guess better to go Seagate than WD.
 

AppleFanBoy888

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No Problem. :)

It is expensive and I'm waiting for prices to drop as well. Maybe probably in a few months? Who knows? :p