A while back our computer decided it didn’t want to turn on anymore. We brought it to computer repair and was told our hard drive had failed. I immediately wanted to get sick as I had so many photos of my children and family in folders upon folders on the drive. Ever since that day happened we knew an external hard drive was a must. We went out and purchased one which we are very happy with but it’s full already. The capacity was very small. We have been looking for months for a new one and this was my husbands want for Father’s Day. Another great product is the Seagate FreeAgent Go Portable Hard Drive. It is the perfect solution to backup all your photo, music, movie and other files that need saved in case this were to happen.
We received the Seagate FreeAgent Go Portable Hard Drive 500GB to review and I must say this is so stylish and so easy to use. We received in tuxedo black although there are 9 other colors to choose from for both men and women. The red and pink are my two favorites! You can also choose which capacity you would like from 250GB-1TB. There is something for everyone. Whether you have a small amount of files you would like to backup or a large amount. It’s the slimmest portable hard drive on the market today. Weighing in at only .35 lb, and has a width of a 3.15 in. My husband immediately opened this up and removed it’s contents. First, he noticed that this was a metal and not plastic like our other external hard drive so he really thought that was a nice feature.
He attached it to the computer with the USB. He takes care of all this, and was surprised at the ease of it. Once he connected it to the computer, it downloaded the sync program and then you can choose which files to sync to backup or you can choose to do so automatically. It’s as easy as that. He loves the slim design making it small enough to travel with you on trips, so you can always have a backup system in place. So no worries when your traveling. Also included with our FreeAgent Go was a pre-loaded copy of Star Trek.
Now when you purchase specially marked packages of the Seagate FreeAgent Go you can activate your product to receive a code and get a copy of Star Trek which is already pre-loaded onto the FreeAgent. There are also 20 other movies you can unlock which include: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, GI Joe, Shooter, The Hunt for Red October, The Italian Job (2003), Ghost, Patriot Games, Beowulf, Enemy at the Gates, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Love Guru, Coach Carter, The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Nacho Libre, Jackass 2.5, A Plumm Summer, Carriers, Dance Flick, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Great feature for movie watchers everywhere.
We cannot say anything on the negative about this. Although, my husband would like to see a longer USB cord. He is interested in the docking station which is available for this as well. This would sit right on the desk and when he is ready he just pops it into the station which has a USB connector attached. So no wires are needed. It would also look nicer sitting on the desk then tucked away under the desk in one of the cubbys.
He also was disappointed to find that this does not work on our TV like our other hard drive. Seagate says you are able to purchase the FreeAgent Theater+ HD media player to view on televisions. This is more money though so that’s a downside. If your looking for sleek, attractive, ease of use and for peace of mind for your files then I would recommend a Seagate FreeAgent Go Portable Hard Drive. It’s affordable and keeps everything safe. They make perfect gifts and would be a great Father’s Day gift for any techie dads out there. Seagate makes a variety of products, so be sure to check them out.
DISCLAIMER: This is a review based on my opinion only, yours may differ. I received the above mentioned product to help facilitate my review. No other form of compensation was received. Thank you to Seagate for this review opportunity.