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Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive (Black)

4.6 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews

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Technical Details
BrandSeagate
Item Weight159 g
Product Dimensions13 x 12.5 x 8 cm
Item model numberST905003FAD2E1-RK
Processor Count1
RAM Size2000 MB
Computer Memory TypeSDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  
Additional Information
ASINB001EASPZW
Best Sellers Rank 74,125 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight281 g
Date First Available26 Aug. 2008
  
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Ideal for letting you carry your desktop environment and your files anytime, anywhere, FreeAgent Go allows you to take your web browser, favorites, passwords, IM client and contacts, email client, cookies, settings and files with you
Save all your private information on FreeAgent, not on the computer you're using!

 
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Manufacturer's Description

The FreeAgent Go drive offers up to 500 GB of capacity, so you can comfortably store all your files. It includes easy-to-use software that lets you automatically back up your data, synchronize files, and encrypt important files and folders. Plus, it's the world's first portable hard drive with a convenient desktop dock accessory. Simply pop your drive into the FreeAgent dock whenever you want to access your files - no more fumbling for cables!


 Product Description FreeAgent Go - hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB 
 Type Hard drive - external 
 Form Factor 2.5" 
 Dimensions (WxDxH) 8 cm x 13 cm x 1.3 cm 
 Weight 160 g 

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Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
Seagate have produced an absolute stunner of a portable Hard disk drive here, the transfer speeds are good, the size is O.K. and build quality is just what you would expect from such a reputable manufacturer. All these factors would make this drive good, what makes it outstanding are the optional extras, a multimedia dock (Seagate Freeagent Theater 1080p Multimedia Hard Drive Player including Portable Hard Drive) for viewing movies and pictures on your TV, including full 1080p HD as well as a simple desktop dock (Seagate FreeAgent Go Accessory Pack - Hard Drive Case & USB Docking Station). These extras make this range standout from the crowd.
Back to the actual drive, data transfer rates are consistently high just over 30MB per second meaning a 1.7GB file transfers in just under a minute. This kind of transfer rate is good enough to run a virtual PC image from, making this a superb option for just about everybody.
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This is the Seagate FreeAgent 500GB portable hard drive and features a USB 2.0 connection, a compact sleek design and useful encryption software.

While the hard drive is ideal for the transport of large or multiple files between different locations, it can also be used for backing up the contents of your computers hard drive. My life is on my hard drive, with gigabytes upon gigabytes of photographs, music, personal documents, videos and everything else, I would be lost without them, and being able to backup everything to this hard drive helps me sleep at night.

The transfer speed of files to and from the hard drive is perfectly acceptable and moving large files presented no problems. The storage space of 500 GB is perfect for my own use, and I imagine that unless you deal with a large amount of huge video files then it should be perfect for most users. The hard drive also doesn't produce much use when in use which helps keep the drive within healthy.

The hard drive is small and light requiring no external power adaptor to carried along side it. Thanks to the plug and play abilities of USB, no additional software or driver discs are required for the installation of the drive, thus making the hard drive both user friendly and again portable.

The provided USB cable is a bit short for my taste. While its short size makes it perfect for the portability aspect of the hard drive (not having a huge cable to carry with you) it is too short for most computer desks. I would have personally preferred to have seen two cables included in the packaging the short one, and a longer one.

An impressive five year warranty is a welcome bonus and offers additional peace of mind. If you're looking for a stylish and effective backup solution for you computer, or a method of transporting files then this hard drive is the ideal method of doing so.
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I am a heavy computer user working with multiple systems at home and office. Having my data portable and backed up is of utmost importance to me.

Six months ago, I wanted to buy a 500GB Seagate Portable HDD. But back then, the prices were high and I didn't quite find a portable one.

Thankfully, my wait paid off. I now own this ultra sleek, portable 500GB HDD. Data transfer speeds are very high. I often get close to 30MB/s data transfer speed for common files such as movies, pictures, documents etc. The technical specifications say that it can support up to 480 Mb/s (60MB/s) which is very good.

The design is very slim (1/2 inch thick) with futuristic white LED indicators that appear to "breathe" as data is being transferred. The bottom side has a rubbery surface which keeps the HDD from slipping away. I appreciate this handy feature.

Having said all that, 500GB is a lot of storage! But with increasing megapixels for cameras, faster processors and HD camcorders available, the file sizes keep on increasing.

If you've decided to go for this, don't think twice. It is a great buy and a must have for everyday computing.
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I travel a lot between two locations and I have a desktop computer in both places. I used to carry around a USB-Data-Stick, which was fine for a while to carry around files so I could work on them in both locations.
The space I've needed for data has been getting slowly bigger and bigger and I finally out-grew my USB-Data-Stick.
I decided to shop for something with a much bigger storage capacity so I could carry round all those other files I used to wish I had enough storage for, like: my whole music collection. Now I'm able to constantly update my MP4 player no matter where I am.
As portable hard-drives go, this for me has to be the best. It only costs a little bit more than the next model down, but has twice the storage and is actually smaller.
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I bought one of these drives 5 months ago, and it has performed perfectly. In terms of physical size, it is about that of an iPhone, and it is very stylish and discrete. There is no need for an external power supply, no additional software or drivers are necessary and no annoying fan to bother you with. All in all, I think the capacity, versatility and style make this a real winner, hence 5 stars.
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Ok, this a bit biased review, but in my opinion this is the best 2.5 " external disk you can find in the market of 2010. I always had the impression that external disks fail, due to their lack of support for every operating system. Also, another major problem was that they were keen on disconnecting due to incompatibility issues and external power dependencies, and eventually leak data, as DVDs and CD's do after 10 or 15 years. So, after lots of research for a more long-term reliable means of storage, I started looking up for 2.5'' external drives, which require no power in contrast with their 3.5 " big siblings used in PC's and Macs. Then, I ended up buying my first Freeagent 320 GB 2 years ago. Eventually, after having the best impresions, I bought anoter two 500GB models, one in early 2009 and one lately in 2010. That late model was shorter by 1 cm in length and a bit lighter. For 55-60 pounds that was a real deal. You see, these days with so much information available, is very easy to fill annually a 500GB disk, even with modest use. I guess the 640GB and 1 TB models will work neatly as well. And most importantly, after 2 years of EXTENSIVE use of those disks, I NEVER had a single disconnection problem using them with my laptop,Macs, Pc, or my netbook. I even dropped to the floor 1 disk once, from 1 meter and everything still worked fine!! Did I mention they make no noise at all ? Thanks, all Seagate developers for these data gems. Please keep producing them and keep making them smaller. Extremely highly reliable and recommended.
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