recently launched a variety of new external hard drives in what they refer to as the "FreeAgent" series. From the extremely portable "FreeAgent Go", to the larger capacity "FreeAgent Desktop" and "FreeAgent Pro", there is probably a model for just about anyone's external storage needs.
Seagate's internal hard drives offer high performance and reliability, making them a great choice for the "do-it-yourselfer" with an enclosure of their own. The FreeAgent series makes it even easier for anyone to have an external Seagate drive by pre-installing the same high performance drive in a custom enclosure, bundling it with some useful software, and applying their industry leading five year warranty to the whole package.
This review will be focused on the 750GB version of the FreeAgent Pro, shown in the promotional image above. The Pro version is the top of the line in Seagate's new series of external enclosures, and it offers many convenient features, in addition to a massive capacity (also available in 320GB and 500GB models). Before taking a look at the FreeAgent Pro 750GB External Hard Drive provided for review, let's look at some published data on it taken from the Seagate
Key Features and Benefits:
» Automatically move your content to multiple locations
» Share pictures online and automatically update without thinking about it
» Share or access your own online space 24/7
» Automatic revisions of your content help keep you safe from goof-ups
» Five-year limited warranty
» Should something happen to your PC, roll back system settings to a better time
» Modular interface "future-proofs" technology
» USB 2.0/eSATA and dual FireWire interface modules available today
» Up to 750 glorious gigabytes of storage
» Preloaded software
» Power on/off touch point
» Digital photos
» Business documents
» Model Number: ST307504FPA1E3-RK
» Interface: FireWire400, USB 2.0, eSATA
» Capacity: 750 GB
» Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
The images below show the retail box that the Seagate
FreeAgent Pro 750GB External Hard Drive can be found in. It provides some details on the product's features and specifications, a few images, and a convenient carrying handle.
Speaking of the handle, Seagate throws in a light hearted boast about it under the outer flap of the box (below left image). Inside the box every component is organized and protected by molded forms and anti-static bags, so even if your grip on the handle should slip, the contents should be relatively safe.