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.
Conclusion: We like the FreeAgent Go a lot; it totally fulfills its promise of being a mobile central repository for all of your files, folders, bookmarks, and so forth. The Ceedo software is brilliant and has everything you could want including mail programs, image viewers, IM clients and more – lots more. The syncing utility has some issues though, as it mindlessly syncs folders and will restore files you deleted, even if you wanted to delete them.
Pros: Neat software; easy-to-use; decent capacity
Cons: File syncing needs more options; Ceedo software is outdated
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