Conclusion: The Seagate FreeAgent Go is an attractive, capacious portable hard drive with a decent utility set. Its vaunted "portable desktop" feature is still version 1.0, but the rest of the hard drive is very good.
Pros: Proper size USB cable. Sync software. Five-year warranty. Autoloading utilities (no CD needed).
Cons: Drive is formatted NTFS out of the box. Ceedo and Sync utilities are compatible only with Windows. "Portable Desktop environment" has limited compatibility with common programs. Included software designed more for document backup than for full drive backup. An included carrying case would be nice.
Summary: The FreeAgent Go is the latest in Seagate’s stylish FreeAgent series of external hard drives. The line is designed for road warriors, but will work just fine in a crowded desk situation, where the extra space taken up by the Go’s larger siblings can’t be justified. The FreeAgent Go is an affordable, trendy drive that comes in a great selection of hues and capacities.
Summary: There are cheaper and faster portable hard drives out there, but what sets this one apart is the concept of the portable personal workspace. It's not perfect - nor is it the only way of providing such a thing - but it's certainly thought-provoking.
Excerpt: Product: Seagate FreeAgent Go Supplier: Seagate MSRP: $129 Find Lowest Price @ PriceGrabber Author: Bill Date: July 8, 2010 I use a laptop as my primary computer, so an external hard drive is a must-have device for me. Seagate has provided a new drive for review that offers a small size, robust USB connectivity, and a bus-powered 5400-rpm drive. Let’s find out what makes this drive more enticing than the competition.
Summary: The Seagate FreeAgent Go proves that beauty and brawn can go together, with modern chic and high performance in a great device. If you're in the market for an external hard drive, and you can afford this unit, the Go is definitely worth looking at.
Pros: Attractive design, good transfer speeds, runs relatively cool and silent, simple and useful bundled software
Summary: This is a neat little drive that lets you create a working environment, which can be used on any Windows XP or Vista-based machine. It's a little pricey, but the Ceedo software it's bundled with is useful.
Pros: Ceedo software lets you create and take a working environment with you, Allows for file encryption
Cons: A little pricey, Supplied USB cable is a little short