Its been long since i began contemplating on buying an external Hard Disk Drive (HDD). The demand for space has always been skyrocketing and I was considering many options before zeroing in on Seagate Freeagent Desktop. I am really happy with my purchase, and I hope this post would give anyone who wants to own an external HDD, another strong contender to be on the lookout for.
Here is a picture of the Seagate Freeagent Desktop 500GB External Hard Disk Drive:
First things first, I was looking for a 500GB hard-disk with USB2.0 support and would be within my grasp (cost wise). After considering many options within other front runners like Maxtor and Samsung I decided to go for Seagate and now, after using the drive for about a month now, I am glad i did. I dont mean that the others were bad, but I am completely satisfied with the performance of Freeagent. For the record, the 500GB version of Seagate Freeagent Desktop costed me about $120.
Here is a review of the HDD in youtube:
There are a couple of really impressive features in the HDD:
1. It makes NO SOUND what so ever. And i mean when its functioning 🙂 It runs like a cat with no sound what so ever. Many times I have had experiences with HDDs which creaks and screams while they are used. But with this baby, there is nothing that makes waves in the placidity around you
2. The long orange light strip is one of the visual add-ons made by seagate. It does look futuristic and is a pleasant break from that regular red/green LEDs on many of the External HDD availabe on the market. And the orange light on Freeagent doesnt go on and off as one would expect. It slowly dissolves into nothingness and then comes back to full brightness without much haste as well. A treat to the eyes! Check it out yourself when you get a chance to know what i am speaking of.
3. There is an auto backup feature that backs up specified data in the background automatically.
Seagate Freeagent Desktop has an elder sister Seagate Freeagent Pro. The latter supports Firewire 400 and e-SATA which are much faster than USB 2.0. But there is a significant cost difference of about $40 between the 500GB model sisters.
To conclude.. I must say that this is one great drive that would satisfy all your space requirement. Purring like a cute Kitten!!!
안녕 친구 – Annyong Chingu!!