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  • davepermen - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    You're welcome in my Windows Home Server :) Reply
  • ltcommanderdata - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    "There’s an optional FireWire 800/USB 2.0 dock available using Seagate’s standard GoFlex connector."

    If USB3.0 itself is backwards compatible with USB2.0 why bother offering a dock with USB2.0 ports? Perhaps cost, but if you are spending extra for a dock, I'd think you'd want more features rather than take a step back.
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  • JCheng - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    It's a FireWire 800 dock that also has USB 2.0 ports as a bonus.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...
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  • quiksilvr - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    Why would you use a Firewire 800 port when the USB 3.0 port is roughly 5 times faster? Reply
  • kenyee - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    If you have a computer with Firewire 400 and USB 2.0 ports, try doing backups across both interfaces. Firewire was nearly twice as fast on 3 different motherboards I tried.

    I'm hoping USB 3.0 fixed the latency/streaming issue, but I'd bet Firewire 800 is still faster for backups or large media...
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  • mcturkey - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    Not crazy about a big drive like that only having a 2 year warranty... wonder what the MTBF rating is. Reply
  • Nihility - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    Hitachi already announced 1 TB platters and has a 4 TB / 4 platter drive being shipped in their G-Technology external RAID array.

    http://forums.storagereview.com/index.php/topic/30...
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  • melgross - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    Here's another story about this from Computerworld. It's a bit more helpful.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219790/Sea...
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  • Fanfoot - Monday, December 12, 2011 - link

    Wondering if its easy to crack/unscrew this enclosure and just throw it away, and use the drive internally, or there's some reason (like drive thickness, non-standard SATA interface connector or something) that wouldn't be easy to do... Reply
  • tyciol - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - link

    http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/external...

    I have no idea what they mean by 64mb buffer. The site lists the buffer as 32mb.

    Did they downgrade the model and increase the price?
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