|Seagate FreeAgent Go 320 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive-Royal Blue ST903203FBA2E1-RK
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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)
- 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
- 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 The optional software that comes with the unit is old and out of date.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
- Seagate FreeAgent Go 320 GB
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
- so far so good
so far so good. so slim, so small, so black.
using the pc version on my mac and pc so far...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
- 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
- Hard Drive
I ended up returning this product because my husband had already purchased an external hard-drive. But I can say that the seller was really great to work with while processing the return!!...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
- 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 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
- Great Product
I've had this product for about a month. Cosmetically, the FreeAgent looks great and is quite small. There's a nice rubbery surface on the bottom that prevents it from sliding around. The transfer rates are noticeably fast and it boots almost instantaneously when you plug it into your computer. It also comes preloaded with some nice software. The best part is the reliability of this product, according to other reviews, and the 5 year warranty! Buy this product over Western Digital if you want something that won't crap out in 6 months. ...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
- 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
- A very good product
This is an excellent product and I'll most likely purchase another one at some time in the near future. However, this one, is not for 64bit processors, that's the only downside for me.....
Very fast, very easy to configure, it's a fine product....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
- 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
- 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
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
- Works great with Macs
Bought the 320GB to backup my Macbook. As soon as I plugged it in I was asked if I wanted to use the drive for my Time Machine backup, hit ok, and it reformatted it for Mac. Done, that easy.
Great deal through Amazon, included the dock and case for free. I don't use the dock but the case is very nice. The drive is very small and portable, and the look is clean and stylish....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
- 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
- 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
- Plug and play
The installation software was simple and easy. The operating software is simple, easy to understand and use. It's so simple to set up a regularly scheduled backup. The scheduled backups have been running flawlessly for 2 months now since inception. I used the seagate software to schedule backups, not my internet security software....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
- 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 Hard Drive
Great hard drive. This was very easy to install. I plan on putting all my music and pictures on this drive. Have not had any problems and it's very easy to locate and copy files to....more info
- Not compatible with Windows Vista 64-bit
This drive would have been great because of its sleekness and large memory in such a small package, but unfortunately while the specs say it's compatible with Windows Vista it's really only compatible with Vista 32-bit. Apparently Seagate doesn't plan on making it compatible with Vista 64-bit anytime soon either, if at all.
I also had a problem with it when I went to use it on the G4 Macs at my university. I could only read what was on the drive and not write on it.
Looking at other drives I've noticed barely any specify if they work with both versions of vista, so if anyone has insight into other product's compatibility it would be helpful to review those.
Overall I'm pretty disappointed in Seagate and the fact that I've used up so much time with this product. ...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