Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST902503FGA2E1-RK (Silver)
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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:

  • Seagate 250gb external hard drive
    This is a great product which was delivered ahead of schedule and was exactly as described. I would recommend this to other for ease of use for windows or mac o/s....more info
  • Quality Product
    I haven't had any problems with mine. My favorite part about it is its sleek shape and small size. The little dots light up when it is turned on which I didn't know but was a nice surprise. I am satisfied with my purchase and I think this is a great product....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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Not as show on the web.
    I'm been buying diferent stuffs from Amazon.com in the past. But with this product am not happy. When i first saw it on internet i thought it was for Macs but it was not. Is no clear in your web page (Amazon.com) if the product is only for PC's or Mac's. Don't get me wrong, the product (Seagate external hard drive) is awesome but works only on PC's. I'm disapointed this time (not with the product) but with the way you guys show the product in the web (Amazon.com).

    Marco D. Harster ...more info
  • Seagate Drive
    Convenience of a thumb drive with the capacity of an internal drive. I Love it. I bought 1 then went back and bought another. It comes with software that manages your backups and restores. A great value and an essential tool for your computer. Protect your data and those expensive iTunes purchases. Chances are that your hard drive will crash at some point and this is easy, affordable protection against that....more info
  • Easy Setup and Operation
    Not much to say. It was easy to set up and use. It performs as intended. ...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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Not ready for Macs
    No Mac software and no on-line help from Seagate to get this up and running for my MacBook Pro. Fortunately Apple makes it possible to erase all the preloaded PC programming and start fresh. You might have to dig a bit to find it, though. I had to go to an older Lacie drive to find directions for setting it up on a Mac. It's easy once you know what you are doing....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
  • Easy
    The Seagate FreeAgent Go hard drive works excellent. I use this with my laptop on Windows Vista Home Premium. This only uses one usb port. I've had this about one month and no problems, I use this a few times a week....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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 FreeAgent Go
    So far so good, I have had this product for almost 2 months and everything seems to be good to go. The software is easy to understand and apply. It lets you know that it is in use by the lights fading on and off. I have mine set to auto back-up twice a week....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
  • smart back up
    Seagate FreeAgent Go 320 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive-Royal Blue ST903203FBA2E1-RK

    I never write reviews, but this product is excellent! This hard drive is exactly what ext hds out to be in that it of course has lots of external storage, but also an outstanding GUI to sync your information. The management software looks for changes on you computers and if you set it accordingly (which is default) only writes the changes to your Seagate drive. For example, the first time you install it, Seagate asks what you want to save (My Docs, Desktop, etc.), it then saves this information to the drive. Then, the next time you plug it in, or on schedule, it looks for changes that you saved to your computer. This way it saves only the new files, and preserves your free available space on the drive and more importantly maintains a coherent view of your data.

    Another plus: it uses a mini USB plug for its connection and power (only one cord needed). This is the same plug size for Blackberry, Motorola Razor and other things. So I use these cords interchangeably all the time.

    Excellent, highly recommended!!!...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
  • As portable as it gets
    Good thing is - I can carry it across countries without worrying about 240 volts, shape of the plug etc.

    This had better be tough and last....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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good as a Movie and mp3 storage for Philips w/ usb input
    Seagate offer the same drive with a free docking agent and carrying case. Get an additional usb to AC outlet adaptor and this drive can be use as a movie or mp3 players on DVD players with a USB input like the Philips 5982. Just partition the hard drive as a faT32. The docking station has a separate usb power source which allows the hard drive to be use as a stand alone unit with a usb to ac outlet adaptor. ...more info
  • Small and to the point
    Perfect item if you're on the go or not. Everyone should back-up their important data and pictures, for we know that pictures are priceless....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