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.
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: 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