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Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive-Black ST902503FAA2E1-RK
List Price: $100.99

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Product Description

Take your desktop environment and all of your files to go. The FreeAgent Go portable hard drive can run more than 100 free and pay-to-use applications on any PC without installing or storing programs on the host computer. Carry your browser, favorites, passwords, IM client and contacts, email client, cookies, settings and files; so whether you're using a computer at work, school, a business center, an Internet cafe, or a library, you have your desktop environment there when you need it. FreeAgent Go software lets you carry lots of great programs and all your browser favorites and passwords without having to haul around your computer. Your FreeAgent Go Portable Hard Drive saves all of your private information on itself, not on the computer you're using. That means there's no trace of your last session to tempt the next person on a borrowed computer. It also provides strong file encryption to protect your content, and lets you sync your files from several PCs. It's all about having your desktop environment and latest files with you, whenever and wherever you need them. Designed for mobility, the sleek compact design easily fits into your shirt pocket, briefcase or backpack. Plug in the USB 2.0 cable to a PC and your personal desktop environment launches automatically. Leave no trace of your last session on a borrowed computer Operating System - Windows XP Home, Professional Edition, or Vista Dimensions - Height 0.7 x Width 4.8 x Depth 3.9 (17.7x121.9x99mm) Weight - 6.4 ounces (184 kg)

Features:
  • Able to take your desktop environment with you
  • Save all your private information instead of on the computer
  • Protect against unathorized use with 256-bit encryption
  • Windows XP/Vista compatible

Customer Reviews:

  • Good Little Backup Harddrive
    I started backing up my data as soon as I took it out of the box. The included software worked well and the backup was simple. So far the drive has worked well, but I've only used it twice. I'll provide another review in a year and let you know if things are still working OK. ...more info
  • Good Product
    I am satisfied with the quality and functionality of the product. I purchased this product from Amazon because of the price. I didn't realize, however, that it did not come with the travel case and stand as it did with the same product at Costco. So if I buy the travel case and stand separately, it will cost me more than the same product at Costco. This really was my error for not reading the details of the purchase but I expect to get the best price through Amazon and I did not....more info
  • Great Item
    I read all the great reviews and decided to purchase this item to back up information on my computer. I was running out of room and this was perfect. Soooo easy to set up and use anyone could do it. Easy access to files and portable too. Take it with you and use it anywhere with all your files right at hand. Worth every penny and reviews speak for themselves. ...more info
  • Great design meets great functionality
    I bought the 500GB solver model on sale on Amazon.com for less than $100 which was a real deal given all the praises this hard drive got. It is incredibly small and slim. All you have to do is plug it in. The software is buit-in so you can set up your syncing preferences, though you can set that up too through Windows Vista control panel. Very quiet and discreet. Highly recommend it....more info
  • Seagate FreeAgent Go 320 GB
    Three things:

    1. Looks great, functions great, and very portable. No complaints.
    2. 298GB, not the advertised 320GB. Insert "industry measuring differences... blah blah... bytes vs bits... blah blah... everyone does it... blah blah..." here.
    3. Seagate manager software is not compatible with 64-bit Vista; only important if you don't have a different "back-up" utility....more info
  • Great, compact product, even for a mac
    I spent a very long time researching tons of different kinds of compact travel drives that I could use with my macbook, and I was very put off by how expensive the majority of the drives for macs were. I read wonderful reviews of this drive, but the one meant for mac was much more expensive, when the only difference (other than inclusion of a dock and case) was that it had NO software on it. Basically, they were charging extra for fewer things. That didn't make me happy, so I decided instead to get the windows one and reformat it when I got it (I also bought the dock and case separately, and it still came out cheaper). I just wiped the drive clean as soon as I got it and it has worked perfectly (there are various tutorials online explaining how to do this. Here's one: http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/partitioning_tiger.html). I know you're not technically supposed to wipe this drive (it voids the warranty), but it works perfectly and I love it. The only problem now is that when I plug it into a windows computer, the drive is not recognized at all. That's fine with me since I don't need it to work with a windows computer. I highly recommend this drive; it's great quality, very compact, quiet, and not too hot. The drive is also extremely convenient and the whole package is attractive and a good price for what I received....more info
  • Best external mini hard drive in the market today. (Apr 2009)
    Does exactly what it supposed to do. Only one complaint: the side walls of the device is shiny and accumulates scratches. Have to handle it carefully. However, i think it's still a very good choice....more info
  • Very cool - unless you are running Vista 64bit!
    This seems like a very cool device, small and compact and very stylish. That being said, probably the best feature is that the software it comes with is able to automatically back-up your data and transfer between computers. I thought this would be ideal for people like myself who have a computer at work and take their work home to work on another computer, and have outgrown flash drives. I even bought the cool dock for my home computer for this purpose. Imagine my surprise when I went to install the software at home, on my new HP Vista computer, and it does not work! Nowhere on the product packaging or website does it say Vista 64bit not supported, in fact it claims to be Vista-compatible - but apparently only if you have Vista 32bit. You can find work-arounds by searching on the internet, but I would think a big company like Seagate would have handled this. I would recommend this highly to Vista 32bit and XP users, but 64bit users should be aware they will have to manually back-up and transfer files....more info
  • Nice companion to my black MacBook!
    I compared a lot of portable drives before this purchase (WD, Iomega, Toshiba, OWC, LaCie, G-Tech, etc.) and weighed the pros and cons. I debated over USB -v- USB/Firewire combo drives. I considered drives specifically formatted for Mac. Focusing on my particular setup and needs, a black MacBook, Time Machine backups and my esthetic, I opted for the Seagate. My experience with Seagate products in the past has been positive and there didn't seem much of a reason to go for a combo drive if I was primarily using the drive for Time Machine backups. If I was planning to edit video or audio from the drive I might have put more thought into a multi-connection. The drive powers just fine off of either of my usb ports and though I haven't benchmarked it or anything, I'm not unhappy with the speed. The color and finish is identical to my Macbook and compliments it well. Even the little spot pattern lights up in similar fashion to the apple on the back of my MacBook. The included cable is about a foot long, which is my preference. For a 5400 speed drive the 8MB cache is a nice step up from some of the competition and the housing is aluminum (good for cooling) unlike some of the plastic offered elsewhere. If I had one gripe it's that there is no case included, thus the loss of a star. If I could give it a 4.5 I would. I'm debating getting the docking station, as it comes with a case. A nice case alone is almost the same price as what people are asking for the dock kit. Not too mention, at the time of this review, they are offering free docking kits and free shipping if you order direct from the Seagate website. I got mine here at Amazon because I had a bunch of credit to use. Wish the docking stations came in black too. The Mac version of this drive is cool, but as I don't have a FW800 port, it didn't seem worth the extra cost and size. This drive comes formatted for Windows in NTFS out of the box. For those concerned about formatting it for a Mac, I plugged it in and opened Time Machine which found it and offered to reformat it straight off. You can also use Disk Utility directly to reformat. So there you go. We'll see how it performs over time. I'll post any problems if they arise....more info
  • OK, but not great deal
    Disk itself is fine, but price paid from Amazon was about the same I could get in the local store, without waiting.
    Nice slick design, so far so good. Fast enough and quiet. Does not even get too warm....more info
  • I like it
    I like this a lot. I had gotten it for my netbook, so I could have more space to save my photos or home videos on and it works like a charm. It's fast and all. I would suggest this to anyone. It's a wonderful addition to a netbook user who wants more space :)...more info
  • Great product!

    Plug and play, no directions needed (I haven't read them yet). It lies atop my tower accessable and attractive. I highly recommend this product.....more info
  • Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB
    Great Product, sleek and small for transferring large files. I use it to move large amounts of HD video from my PC to my laptop. Only works on PC but thats okay. Mac can't read the NTFS I haven't tried to convert it to FAT32 it might be possible. Otherwise a great solution for moving large amounts of large files....more info
  • Small, Fast, and Easy to Use
    Seagate has certainly come up with a great produect. With its various options for capacity and a simple, easy to use USB connection, this makes for a near-perfect digital storage.

    However, there is a detraction. The optional software that comes with the unit is old and out of date. It is not easy to use, and the automated back-up is choppy, confusing, and just not worth it. It is much easier to just copy/paste or simply drag all files desiring to be backed up into the drive folder.

    Outside of the software...a great buy for anyone looking for a small, portable, and fast external hard drive....more info
  • Hard Drive
    The Seagate hard drive works great! Best feature is that it's lightweight and compact. I have all of my music files and movies on it with room to spare....more info
  • Good Product - Bad Customer Support
    The hard drive it's self is good, although it has a 30gb partition making it only a 470GB HD but that is besides the point. The hard drive also "MAY REQUIRE 2 USB PORTS" this is not indicated on the packaging, and can become an issue for a mac user that only has 2 usb ports. Their customer service is just plain terrible.

    All in all the hard drive is great, it does what i need it too. I'm just not thrilled with the support and info that the company supplies to their customer base....more info
  • Excellent drive
    The drive works great. I attached it to the back of my laptop monitor with velco so the short USB cable is perfect....more info
  • Seagate 500 GB drive
    First off, I was very disappointed with the shipment integrity provided by Amazon. Hard drives are very fragile, and need to be packed accordingly. They threw the Seagate package in a very loose box, and it obviously rattled around. I am waiting to see if this affects the drive in the long run. Luckily these drives have the best warranty period.

    Now, getting to the drive...
    The hard drive's size is amazing! It it small and very portable. The drive speed is slower than my other seagate drives, but i expected that. With small size and portability, come slower speeds. I do not need it to be a fast drive, i just need it to securely hold my data. There are many sleep options, giving you full control over when/if the drive turns itself off. The only reason i am giving this drive 4 out of 5 stars is for the drive's data transfer rate. I would have been nice to have a faster drive......more info
  • A Crack in the Dam
    The product is sleek, small and impressive. However, after working for 2 weeks, it stopped working in two areas. The toolbar icon would not turn off red; the automatic backup stopped working. Research on the web indicated that one of both of these problems had occurred with others who had purchased this Seagate model. Worse, I was on hold for over 2 hours with Seagate and still no one picked up. The buying/usage experience was a total downer. Bill...more info
  • I'm very pleased with this product....
    Open the box, plug it in and it works. So far I have had not problems. It's fast, integrates well with the operating system and is quite small. I move around a lot and this is my second portable drive. The other is a Western Digital with only 80 gigs. This drive is smaller and quicker and handles all of my photos and back up documentation.

    Good price, good product... what else is there to say?...more info
  • Will not work with VISTA 64 bit version
    This is a really nice package and at a good price. However, the software with it will not work with VISTA 64 bit version even though Seagate says it works with Vista. That is only partially true. There are plenty of rants on the internet about this and that Seagate won't support the 64 bit version. I bought a Verbatim which will work with Vista 64. Apparently it works fine with the 32 bit version....more info
  • Died after just a couple weeks
    My Free Agent Go 500GB died after just a couple weeks of use. Worked fine for awhile and then no matter what PC I plugged it into, no lights, no drive detected...nothing. Tried a different USB cable and that didn't help. Went to Seagate's support website and that did not work either. Tried to post to the community forum for help but could not register. No matter what email address I used Seagate said "this email is already in use". If I tried a "forgotten password" etc. I got a message saying that Seagate's system was having technical problems and to please call or email support.
    Frustration at every turn. Will return this piece of junk to Best Buy tomorrow and try a different brand. I don't know which was more frustrating. The drive itself or their malfunctioning support website....more info
  • Unreliable
    This external hd was purchased as a back-up, and worked just great for about a week. Then it began failing to write some of the files. Not reliable, and certainly not what you would trust as a back-up source. Thumbs down, Seagate!...more info
  • seagate for mac
    Modern sleek design. Easy to carry and store. No installation really. Using it for my mac and have hooked it to time machine. It took a few hours to back up my entire computer. I thought the speed was slow but for that amount of information it was ok. I would give the download speed average to slightly above average. ...more info
  • Excellent drive
    The drive works great. I attached it to the back of my laptop monitor with velco so the short USB cable is perfect....more info
  • Great external hard drive.
    This is a great hard drive at a great price. Extremely quiet, cool running and reasonably fast. Everything I wanted in an external hard drive for my laptop. And having only one USB cable connection for both data and power is a nice feature. I haven't had this very long, but no problems so far....more info
  • Quick, easy, and portable!
    After my last laptop crash, I promised myself to backup my data. In order to do so, I was looking for a portable hard drive with that transferred data fast, was easy to use, small enough to carry around, and could store a lot of data. The Seagate FreeAgent Go does all that smoothly.

    Weekly automatic backup of selected folders is easy to schedule and create for multiple computers, allowing me to use the same drive. I can also enter in windows explorer view and identify which backup folders correspond to which computer.

    Doing a sync also goes smoothly. I have used the drive to sync with one computer where all my music is and then bring the drive around to access music at another computer.

    The one minor hitch I have seen is that I cannot use the drive to sync between a Windows XP computer and a Windows Vista computer. I can only sync with one or the other. However, I can use it to backup for both....more info
  • Works Great.
    Quickly backs up files. I don't use the manager software they sent with it. I just drag and drop....more info
  • Sleek and Excellent!!
    I love this little Go drive. It's design is excellent. So small, so quiet and USB powered! I like the all black color as the other colors have white on the sides which I did not find aesthetically pleasing, but that's all personal taste. Product design that compliments the Macbooks nicely!...more info
  • first external hard drive
    So far, so good. These things are a mystery to us, and so far this one is amazing in its ease of use and its capacity....more info
  • Windows - Delayed Write Failed
    I really wanted to like this drive but out of frustration, decided to destroy it. I've owned this hard drive for several months and this has been one of the worst Hard Drives I've ever owned, aside from a very cheap drive I once bought.

    I purchased this drive because of all the great reviews I found on the net, but I should have done a search for problems people were having with this drive before I bought it. Do a search on the net for, "Windows - Delayed Write Failed" for a true understanding of the problems people are having with this drive.

    I am very disappointed with this drive and Seagate as well, and will stay far clear of these in the future.

    I do not recommend this drive......more info
  • Fastest bus-powered drive I've used
    I own two portable hard drives, a WD Passport 230GB and a new Seagate Freeagent Go 500GB. The Go, with the option of using a dock (sold separately) is the more convenient of the two. The Go is also significantly faster in read/write access times. The Passport tops out at ~7Mbs when writing, the Go has topped out just above 12Mbs when writing.

    Also, the Passport does not power down when the computer is turned off, the Go does. The Go replaced the Passport, it's even using the same USB socket, so that is not a factor in the differences....more info
  • Seagate 250GB Portable Works Great
    The Seagate 250GB software is easy to load and easy to use. Can backup on schedule or on demand. Powered by USB only - no ac plug needed! I use it to backup my laptop weekly and I also backup my desktop when needed....more info
  • Good Product!
    I'm very pleased with this Freeagent.
    It's small enough to put in pocket and pretty, and the speed is fast without losing the documents....more info
  • Expected Better
    When this item arrived, I thought there was a lot of dust inside its packaging. After carefully extracting it from the plastic, I realized the "dust" was actually scratches all over the brushed aluminum case. Since the styling of the drive contributed to my decision to purchase it instead of the much cheaper WD Passport, I am very disappointed that it came looking like I tied it to my bike and dragged it down a gravel road. It also makes me wonder what sort of trauma this fragile little thing went through before landing in my hands. It seems to be working o.k., but I'll update if I have problems. I used to have a lot of faith in Seagate, but their quality has nosedived recently. I'm glad I didn't spend the extra money for the accessory kit - besides the annoyance of the 2-USB port dock, the protective case wouldn't have been any use for this pre-damaged drive. If returns weren't such a hassle I'd exchange the drive for the WD....more info
  • Don't ReFormat!
    It worked okay for the first few minutes before I tried to reformat it. The drive wouldn't reformat and ever since it is not recognized by my computer or any other computer I've tried. Retailer wouldn't take it back and Seagate won't warranty it for some reason....more info
  • I'm Happy!
    I bought it looking at the reviews and of course the size, and I'm happy to say I havent made a mistake buying it. I installed easily, my computer instantly recognized it and it works perfectly fine....more info