Stylish looking portable disk drive, let’s have a look at this chic little device.
The Seagate FreeAgent | Go comes in a clear hard-plastic case, inside there’s only the drive itself, a USB cable and a user guide.
A small and sleek device, here’s what it looked like compared to some other devices. On the left of it, is the Maxtor Basics 750GB and on the right is my Nokia N81 8GB handphone.
The patterns along the top of the FreeAgent | Go lits when connected to any any USB port, of course when I say USB port I’m referring to a device that’s already powered on.
More details of the product at the official product page.
Very simple – Plug the power, plug the USB – and that’s it!
It works great on Windows Vista where I tested it on,
it even came with the Seagate Manager on the disk that allows more efficient use of the device by allowing to sync with the data on the local hard drives.
I like how they included the icon so that it has an icon of its own as it appears on Windows. Mac recognized it without a problem, minus the icon.
However, I had problem using it on Mac OS X, it just refuses to allow me to do anything with the files such as deleting it. Apparently there’s a version for MAC.
Test Driving It
4.7GB worth of data was used for the data-transfer test.
|Total Time||Total Data|
|4 minutes 30 seconds||4.7GB|
So that comes to about 17.4MB per second.
Hard disk manufacturers always report hard disk sizes using the 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes method but fact of the matter is that 1 GB is actually equal to 1,073,700,000 bytes, hence you get the reading above. I just simplified the equation.
Silent, small, sleek and not requiring any power adapters, unlike the Maxtor external drive I reviewed earlier.
I like this one a whole lot more. 🙂
The RRP for the 500GB unit is RM 410 and the 320GB is RM 280.