Seagate GoFlex eSATA Upgrade Cable
The eSATA interface adaptor cable (model: STAE103) is 18" long and only works
with powered eSATA ports. If your PC only has regular
eSATA ports, this cable will not work. The FreeAgent GoFlex hard drive is
entirely powered over its data cable, so only the somewhat newer style of
eSATA ports will allow this drive to function.
The tricky bit is knowing the difference between
standard eSATA and powered eSATA
technically they are the same connector. Powered eSATA ports will have a few
extra pins visible since it's essentially a USB port and eSATA port combined; the
USB electrical pins supply the power and the eSATA pins transmit the data.
Powered eSATA Cable
Seagate GoFlex FireWire 800 Upgrade Cable
The FireWire 800 upgrade cable (model: STAE102) is 18"
long and works with Mac OS-X 10.4.9 operating systems and higher. Obviously, the
Mac computer will need a FireWire800 port available. Many PC systems feature a
IEEE1394 FireWire 400
port ( 6-pin or
4-pin ), but this standard is not
physically compatible with the IEEE1394b
FireWire 800 interconnect.
Firewire 800 Cable (optional
Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player
Just for reference, here's how
the FreeAgent GoFlex ultra-portable hard drive interfaces with
Seagate's GoFlex TV HD Media Player. With the drive locked
into the bay, all the digital content on its 500GB worth of platters can played to
any connected HD Television. It's awesome technology like this that's putting
the nail in the coffin of Cable Television, On-Demand TV, DVD, Blu-Ray, VHS,
you name it.
The FreeAgent GoFlex
ultra-portable drive ships with a couple programs on the disk, including Seagate
Dashboard Software for backing up and synchronizing data. PCSTATS will look at this
application next, along with a couple not so useful pieces of bloatware Seagate tack on.