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Seagate 160 GB FreeAgent Go

Former staff writer    -   June 4, 2007


Conclusion:

Using the Seagate FreeAgent Go was really simple and a pleasure. Once I had the drive installed on my PC and chose to add applications, I was really impressed with the amount of applications to choose from on the website. There are several categories with multiple applications in each. Each application has a short description with it, which comes in handy. There were so many applications there that I had never even heard of.

Imagine this scenario: you have all of your favorite websites bookmarked in the web browser of choice. Your Start menu is arranged to your liking and all of your favorite applications are installed. Your music folder has all of your favorite hits, the DVD movies are in the movie folder and all the family photos are stored in your special folder. Now, what if you need to access that information while over at your friend’s house, in the library, or visiting family half way around the world? I think the FreeAgent Go is the remedy for your situation. I am looking forward to my next trip to visit my family up North, when I can take this with me to share some photos and also have all my favorite data and applications with me. The amount of software on the Ceedo website is impressive. There is evidently a lot of development going on here. The only thing that I found to be somewhat of a problem was the fact that the USB cord was rather short. It makes it difficult to connect to the rear of a PC tower. On the other hand, if it was longer, it would be that much more cable that needs to be carried.

Nowadays, you can get small drives like that in the FreeAgent Go with faster spindle speeds of 7200 RPM. I wonder if they can make one with a 7200 RPM drive in it? It would be interesting to see if a faster spinning drive would transfer data any faster, or if it was indeed the USB connection that held this drive back. All in all, I think this would satisfy my needs for the counter-intelligence games I intend to play. Just think - no more worrying about the browser history or cookies you forgot to delete and your better half finding out about that sweet gift you just ordered for them for that special occasion.


Pros:

  • Small enough for your shirt pocket
  • Light weight
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Software Pre-installed
  • Customizable Environment
  • Lots of applications to choose from for adding
  • 5 Year warranty
  • Large HDD
  • Price

Cons:

  • The cable is somewhat short
  • 5400 RPM
  • Transfer Speeds not what I expected



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  2. Closer Look: The Contents
  3. Installation and Configuration
  4. Specifications and Features
  5. Testing
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