Looking for USB 3.0 portable drives with dock
Posted on 2011-03-09
Back when RDX came out and they wanted half a million dollars for a RDX drive I started backing up my servers with FreeAgent Go external usb hard drives. Sweet. They had a docking station that was very easy to swap drives in, they were fast, reliable, inexpensive and small.
It now looks like these FreeAgent Go drives might be coming to end-of-life. They are getting harder and harder to find. I have been searching for replacements that are USB 3.0 Seagate has their GoFlex Pro but the documentation on them is horrid. I can't really tell what I am getting or what accessories I need. The main drawback I have found with them is that the drives are amazingly difficuly to swap because of the design of the docking station. VERY poor design.
I have looked at Lacie, Buffolo, WD and Seagate. No joy. Does anyone know of a USB 3.0 solution with good design and swap-ability? Docking station and small?