Seagate FreeAgent Go 640GB & FreeAgent GoFlex Ultra 500GB Mobile Hard Drive Reviewajmatson - February 1, 2011
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The FreeAgent Go 640GB, while not as flexible as the GoFlex series, is still a solid and robust portable drive on its own. The Go Series offers the same services as the GoFlex; however, the software is only designed to work on a Windows PC. On the front of the box there is the same window so you can see your drive and the color that you chose. This particular model is the 640GB black FreeAgent Go drive. On the back there is an overview of the features, as well as the software and a dock accessory that is available for the Go series drives. Included with the 640GB FreeAgent Go drive is the documentation and a USB 2.0 cable. Unlike the GoFlex series we just looked at, the Go series only uses the USB 2.0 interface, which is still plenty fast for daily tasks and backup.
The Seagate FreeAgent Go series comes in a number of colors including black, silver, blue, and red and in storage sizes from 250GB to 1TB. The model we received was the black 640GB drive which gives you plenty of space for you’re on the go storage. When formatted, the drive's actual space available is 596GB, which is plenty for backup, transfers, and more based on your needs. This drive, unlike the GoFlex, is one solid piece with no interface connectors that are removable. There are a series of LEDs on the top bottom side of the case that pulse white with system activity.
Since the FreeAgent Go only has a single interface, there is a lone USB 2.0 port on the bottom of the drive. To use the drive, connect the included USB 2.0 cable into the port and plug the other end into an available USB 2.0 port on your computer. The drive is powered from this single cable so there is no need for an AC adapter or multiple ports for power and data.
Now that we have seen the physical aspects of both drives, let's take a look at the software that is included from Seagate.