Seagate FreeAgent Pro 750GBajmatson - August 19, 2007
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Now that we have the AutoBackup to save us from any future disasters, let's take a look at the drive's FreeAgent Tools configuration. The FreeAgent Tools let's you montitor and setup the drive and its features. The first thing you see when you start the tools is the FreeAgent drives list. This will let you view what FreeAgent drives are connected to the computer, the partitions that they are assigned to, the capacity of the drive and the firmware version.
Next tab is the backup that we covered before, so we will skip to the System Rollback Tab. This works just like Windows Restore. In the rollback section, you can set automattic rollback points, manually create restore points, and recover by restoring from a point. You can set restore points in intervals of 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24 hours. This is nice for those that change a lot on your computer, as you can have a point as little as 4 hours apart.
Manually creating restore points are as easy as typing the name of the restore point and pressing next. The drive will do all of the rest. If you want to restore from a point, it is just as easy. Click on the date you want to restore, pick the point or action, and click next. The drive will shutdown your computer, restore the settings and files, and reboot your computer to the saved state. Simple as 1, 2, 3.
Moving on down the line is the Internet Drive tab. This will launch the Seagate Internet Drive, which is an online storage space that allows you to backup critical files so in the event of a disaster you can recover them from this off-site location. The Internet Drive is not free, however you do get a trial. For purchasing the Memeo software when you bought the drive, you will recieve six months free for 500MB of storage space and then it is $2.95/month ($29.95/year) from then on. You can also upgrade to 1GB and 5GB for $5.95/month ($49.95/year) and $11.95/month ($119.95/year), respectively. To get the six month trial, enter your product code from the AutoBackup software and it will let you sign up. No credit card was needed for the trial period.