Seagate is one of the most respected storage solution providers. It is the only company currently providing a full 5 year warranty for all it's storage devices. This is not only proof of quality, but also represents a great deal of respect toward its customers. By always improving their drives with each new generation (take PMR for example), Seagate now enjoys a strong customer base and a complete range of products.
In order to please its business customers and fashionistas, the company released the FreeAgent Go portable storage solution. The device is in fact a small notebook hard drive encased in a luxury enclosure. Available in a variety of themes, the enclosure is extremely compact and comes with an incredible smooth design, complements of the brushed metal surface. There's a top set of LEDs used to display the drive's state; when the device is working the LEDs get a “breathing” effect, while when the device enters sleep mode, they fade off.
Capacity wise, the FreeAgent Go can store up to 500GB of files, which is an impressive accomplishment for a device not larger than the palm of your hand. There's a highspeed USB 2.0 port located on the drive to provide PC connectivity. Seagate also sells an optional docking station for extended freedom and convenience. The docking station is also useful for managing desk space.
As it's a business targeted storage device, Seagate also equipped the drive with encryption features. Users can setup a password in order o secure their most important files and folders. This is a great idea since this type of solution will provide for an efficient way to extend your notebook's storage capabilities and security is always a concern when portable devices are at work. Encryption provides users with a sense of security, knowing that their data is protected even if it falls into the wrong hands.
Averaging for $179.99, the Seagate FreeAgent Pro provides enough storage space (500GB) to accommodate most users' needs.