Seagate FreeAgent Go Review

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

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Papa Bird and I use the computer — a lot! He is always downloading old heavy metal videos, buying and downloading music and movies and is trying to get all of our video of Baby Bird off the camera and onto a DVD. Then there’s me. I design blogs on my spare time, write a monthly column, download textures, fonts and patterns for PhotoShop and I manage this little blog here! We need storage, and when it comes to anything Baby Bird related (photos, video, etc.), we need reliable storage.

FreeAgent GoSeagate developed the FreeAgent Go for Mac and PC and it is the ultimate portable storage solution. I was sent a 500 GB FreeAgent Go for Mac to review. At first glance, it is ultra sleek, measuring about 1/2″ thin, and it fits in the palm of my hand (less than 4″ X 6″). The bottom has a non-slip surface and the overall design of the FreeAgent Go matches with our Mac computer. Just to look at it and hold it, I can feel and see the quality that goes into making this drive. It is solid and portable. I can pack it into my laptop carrying case; it barely takes up any room at all. My favorite is how the lights on it light up when it is plugged in and working — very stylish!

FreeAgent GoPapa Bird also reviewed the product as he is big on storage devices. He said he likes the overall design. He also likes that you don’t need to turn it on with a power button as it is automatically powered through the USB cable. He can’t get over how slim the drive is, it’s 1/4 of the size of our current external drive. As a side note, we will be using this drive in place of our current one going forward as our current one has conked out on us before and we don’t trust it any more. He also said it’s easy to hook up and the data transfer is very fast from computer to external drive. The only thing he didn’t like was the short length of the USB cable, but overall he highly recommends it to anyone who wants to back up and store their prized digital possessions.

The FreeAgent Go also comes in 250 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB, and 640 GB and it also comes in a lot of great colors. 500 GB stores a lot of stuff if you break it down, that’s up to 160,000 photos, 120,000 songs or up to 500 hours of video – that’s a lot of memories!

This would make a great gift for anyone who has a computer and needs to back up even a few precious photos. This is also great for someone, like me, who does a lot of extra work on their computer and needs the storage space to back up their works of art.

The Seagate FreeAgent Go 500 GB for Mac retails for approximately $189.99 and can be purchased from the Seagate website. What would you use this storage for?

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird's Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family's) daily activities.
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