500GB and thinner than a piece of toast
Seagate’s new FreeAgent consumer drives have a rockin’ new look and totally revamped innards.
I got my hands on the anorexic 250GB FreeAgent Go, said to be the world’s thinnest. Just how thin is it?
The Go is very easy to use – a big improvement over the original. It took me 3 1/2 minutes to install, and 30 minutes to auto sync it with my My Documents folder (16 gigabytes’ worth).
Other “firsts” for the FreeAgent line:
- First dockable consumer drive
- First 500 gigabyte portable drive
- First 1.5 terabyte desktop drive
- First Mac versions of FreeAgent
- First FreeAgents with color choices (4)
The dock is the biggest deal, in my opinion. With AutoSync and Auto Backup, I can drop it in the dock at work and at home to keep my data current. This solves a nagging problem for me for my personal content.
The new FreeAgents are available starting today. Let’s hear your experiences with these drives.