Seagate FreeAgent Pro 1TB Reviewgotdamojo06 - January 28, 2008
When your computer comes back from its restart, a new window shows up that you are not used to, it is the AutoBackup Configuration applications startup screen. You are now ready to get the AutoBackup software configured to backup your entire hard drive or specific folders. There are different destinations that you can choose from other than the FreeAgent Pro drive. I will guide you through the different screens that you will encounter during the process of setting up your AutBackup plan.
The first screen shows you what the three steps for this program are. The next screen that you see after selecting next is where you are able to select a destination, there are many different places that this application will let you store the backup files. The default is the FreeAgent Pro device, you are able to select which folder under that device you wish to back up to. We will come back to this in a little while.
There is a program that you are able to sign up for that will give you six months of free usage to Seagate's Internet storage devices; this is the next place that you are able to backup you files to. While on a similar way, you can backup your files to somewhere located on your network, if you happen to be using one.
There are two more options left, you can back up files to a flash drive or an iPod, the options for these two devices are very similar to the ones for the FreeAgent Pro.
As I said before, we would explore what happens when you select all of your options and click the next button; a dialog pops up with two tabs on it. This is were you are able to select what you would like to back up. The default tab has a list of different common file types. The second tab is where you are able to select specific folders on your computer that you wish to backup.
The next screen is where you are able to view the different folders that are going to be backed up, followed by a screen asking you to name the backup plan.
Once you have saved the name of your backup plan, you are greeted by a screen explaining that the backup software is going to take care of the rest and you don't have to worry about anything else. After that you get a popup asking you to enter your Product Key or continue without entering one and you will have 29 days left before being locked out.
The last screen that you will see is where you can monitor the progress of the backup process. Also, if you notice in the bottom right hand corner, there is a popup dialog that updates itself and lets you know which file is being transfered at that time.
- Capacity: 1TB (931GB when formatted)
- Interfaces: FireWire 400, USB 2.0, eSATA
- Drive Speed: 7,200RPM
- Dimensions: 7.5" x1.4"x6.3" (HxWxD)
- 5 Year Limited Warranty