Summary: Purchased because a friend recommended it and he was right. Excellent speed with firwire and not bad with usb. Beautiful design, but the case was not finished properly and the glue from the leather was hard to take off.
Works like a charm (after initial install headaches)
Laurent "grinmister", Amazon
2 November 2010
Summary: The FreeAgent Go is a reasonably priced, extremely light, attractive portable hard drive that works a advertised - once you figure out how to install it on Windows 7 that is. It took me several tires. My goal was to give my dad a birthday present of family pictures he could view on his Mac.
Summary: I am NOT that tech savvy, so I'm going to rate this portable external memory hard drive according to my brother-in-law, who suggested I buy it. He swears by this Seagate brand, so he loaded my hardrive into this portable unit for me, and had NO problems.
Summary: The Seagate came pre-formatted with three partitions and had some proprietary backup software on the disk. I already use a backup software called "Bounceback Pro" that is capable of creating a mirror of my entire hard drive, including the zero track.
Summary: I purchased this drive at Best Buy to replace a failed 250 GB Verbatim portable hard drive I was using for backups for my MacBook Air. Once I got it home, I immediately erased and reformatted it for my Mac (it came Fat32 formatted for Windows).
Summary: Although not in the product description, a simple slipcase and a Go Dock already come with this hard drive. I bought the two items suggested as additional purchases, but am returning them. Unless you need another portable dock or a nicer, full coverage case, you don't need to buy these items.
Summary: The first backup was automatic and everything seemed OK, but then the problems began. Suddenly this 500 GB storage device was all filled up, even though my Macbook Pro computer was brand new, and I had only done one backup.
Summary: This is a very, very fast, very professional looking drive. It has all the right connectivity options and connectors included right in the box. However, it is not capable of keeping itself within normal operating temperatures in a normal air conditioned office environment.