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Seagate 160 GB FreeAgent Go

Price: $117.99 USD


Do you like the James Bond movies? Have you ever thought it would be great to be in his shoes during some of his missions? There is something about the whole spy scenario that intrigues me. Espionage, counter-intelligence and spying, all sounds like fun in the fantasy world.

Well, what if you were to go to your buddy’s house, plug a device into his computer, do what you need to do and remove your device, all without leaving behind a trace? That sounds a little like what Mr. Bond would pull off on one of his missions. Today I'll be reviewing the Seagate FreeAgent Go, which could make it entirely possible.

Seagate Technology has been a leader of the storage industry for more than 25 years. Its corporate offices are in Scotts Valley, California. Seagate employs more than 56,000 people. Seagate has pioneered new industry standards such as the first 5.25 inch drive for a PC and perpendicular recording. Seagate prides itself for its leadership and innovation. With Seagate products, it is easy to maximize the potential of your digital content. The need for more performance, greater mobility and reliable media become more and more important to users every day. Seagate makes great products for desktops and laptops, as well as for devices such as PDAs.

Closer Look:

As you can see, the box is very sturdy and well designed. On the front, there is a picture of the FreeAgent itself along with the Seagate name and logo. It is boasting a five year warranty. The back of the box has a few descriptions of its capabilities, as well as the dimensions of the device itself. It is small enough to fit into your shirt pocket. I have included a shot of the drive next to a floppy drive for comparison. The dimensions are 4.8 x 3.9 x 0.7 (L x W x H) inches.


One edge has the contents of the box listed, along with the product description, serial number, part number and model number. This particular drive came in the size of 160 GB. They are also available in sizes of 80 GB and 120 GB.

Once the box is opened, you can see that the drive is securely packaged in a protective bag, which is nestled in a cardboard carrier. The bag is sealed shut with a sticker that greets the user with a hearty “Hello”. A nice personal touch on Seagate’s part.


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