Pros Quiet; slim; excellent price, given the storage capacity of the drive.
Cons This drive crashed after only three months of minimal use.
Summary This drive was seldom used, never dropped and rarely moved, nevertheless after three months of use, the drive abruptly stopped worked. Seagate could offer little assistance and had no explanation for this error. My product is still under warranty so they will replace the drive, however, I must pay for data recovery. Seagate?s response, ?next time, backup your data.?
I have seen numerous accounts on the internet account detailing this type of crash, however, Seagate will not acknowledge this problem. I cannot recommend this product.
Note: Seagate refers users to i365 for data recovery. Expect to pay at least $1200 for this service. If your product is under warranty and you would like to make use of another licensed data recovery service, you must provide written proof that the drive case was opened for this purpose in order to receive a replacement product from Seagate.
Pros This drive is small! I have an older Seagate portable drive , and this one is literally half as thick. The size/weight of my older drive was the main reason I didn't travel with it, but this one is going in my bag.
Cons The drive is still a 5400-rpm drive, as most if not all of the portable USB drives are. Would like to see them come out with 7200-rpm drives as well.
Summary If you're looking for an excellent portable drive to have your drive & file backups on the go, this is it. The optional dock accessory is a nice touch as well.
One thing to note - the USB cord that came with my drive (500gb) is not short like the CNET reviewer pointed out. The cord that shipped with my drive is at least a foot long, if not longer. For a portable drive, I don't see why you'd want anything longer than that.
Pros PC version works on Mac with reformatting of drive. Cheaper than the Mac version and still works great! Goes well with Apple's Aluminum Keyboard.
Cons Reformatting needed, default format can not be used by Macs.
Summary If you're on an serious budget and need an nice external drive for your Mac, buy this!
Pros Relatively good $/gb ratio, doesn't require an AC adapter, fast, and great design and form factor
Cons When is Seagate going to make a 1+ TB freeagent go?! Otherwise, NO cons!!
Summary If you need or want extra memory, I highly recommend this drive. I still own the Seagate Freeagent Go that I bought two years ago, so I've had a good experience with Seagate products in the past. Recently, I needed more memory for my music and video files, so I did not hesitate to buy the latest Freeagent Go model. The new design is gorgeous and small. The performance and speed is fantastic, and the software is very handy (though I rarely use it). You can customize the drive to auto-play music or video, auto-load your picture-viewing software, or open windows explorer to view the files, etc. You can't go wrong with this external hard drive!! Don't hesitate to email or post any questions.
Pros the street price is much more competitive than full retail shows.supplied sw is worth the price when competitors have none.
Cons look at file system
Summary review the detailed capabilities of the software that allows you to control your data storage and control automaticbackup and built in security. street price for 160 gb model is 59 dollars. CNET evaluators only considered hw capability did not explain sw in their valulatio .poor job.