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Seagate FreeAgent Go 250GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive ST902503FGA2E1-RK Silver

  • USB 2.0
  • 5 years Manufacture Warranty

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The Seagate FreeAgent Go portable drive offers 250GB of storage in a package smaller than a hardback novel. You can hardly feel any weight when you put it in your suitcase or backpack, so it's easy to take on the road! Instead of annoying bright LED indicators, the drive features an array of white led lights that blinks a beautiful slow fading effect to show activity.

This 250GB drive offers the speed and reliability of USB 2.0, and works as a Plug n Play device with contemporary operating systems. The 5400RPM spindle speed ensures that the drive can keep up with the data flow across the bus. The included easy-to-use software helps keep your information safe and private with automatic backup and encryption of your important files and folders.

It's all about having your photos, music, videos, and more with you – when and where you need them!

  • newegg Ultra-Portable Design The Seagate FreeAgent Go (Model ST902503FGA2E1-RK) is enclosed in a sleek, compact shell armed with top and bottom metal covers as well as advanced shock and vibration protection, so you can take all your data with you without getting weighed down or worrying about bumps.
  • newegg 250GB Capacity With a large 250GB storage capacity, the Seagate FreeAgent Go (Model ST902503FGA2E1-RK) provides enough room to store libraries of your photos, music, video and more.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Seagate FreeAgent Go (Model ST902503FGA2E1-RK) features a USB 2.0 interface for fast data transfer speeds and plug-and-play connectivity.
  • newegg Easy-to-use Software Included The Seagate FreeAgent Go (Model ST902503FGA2E1-RK) helps keep your information safe and private with software-based AES-256bit encryption, Seagate DrivePass password protection, and Seagate Manager software that provides scheduled automated back-ups and multi-computer synchronization. The environmentally smart utilities help save energy by putting the drive in sleep mode once it has been idle for 15 minutes.

Learn more about the Seagate ST902503FGA2E1-RK

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • eldon b.
  • 12/2/2013 6:06:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsseagate freeagent go

Pros: have this for about 4 years now , and still working strong .

Cons: none

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  • Christian D.
  • 12/1/2013 7:52:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable

Pros: Reliable. Uses very little voltage so it's powered by a standard USB port. Has never failed during reads or writes.

I purchased 3 or 4 of these and they're all functioning to this day. It's been over 3 years now!!!

I use one of these units as a NAS drive attached to my Asus router. There's roughly 200 gigs of movies and they stream flawlessly to other wired devices.

Cons: They're no longer offered. :( It would be nice if they were actually SSDs and had faster read/write times.....but the shear reliability cancels out having to wait 4 seconds longer.

Other Thoughts: I'm sold on Seagate. Perhaps their quality assurance department is strict.

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  • J T.
  • 9/27/2010 11:59:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat backup device

Pros: Simple, fast and easy to perform backups.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Newegg is great with fast ship!!!!

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  • Luke W.
  • 9/23/2010 7:18:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAs good as the day I got it

Pros: Had it for about 3 months now. Rides in my car over some very bumpy roads and provides music to my stereo flawlessly. Spins up/down many times per day. Has been bumped several times and still works great

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Durable, portable, slim, low power requirements...couldn't ask for more

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  • John C.
  • 8/19/2010 10:43:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy peasy

Pros: Dead easy setup, attractive design, smaller and lighter than I expected

Cons: Cheaper feeling than I expected (I thought the top would actually be metal instead of silver plastic)

Other Thoughts: I bought this for use with Time Machine for my Mac and it could not have been easier to use. There is absolutely no reason to buy the (more expensive) Mac version of this drive. As soon as I plugged it in, a Time Machine window automatically popped up asking if I wanted to use the drive for my backups, I clicked yes, it reformatted it and started its backup. I didn't even have to open the Disc Utility myself. Plays very nice with Mac.

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  • Luke W.
  • 7/22/2010 7:37:01 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: This drive is powered by only 1 USB cable. It's thin, lightweight, and feels durable enough.

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: Bought this for my car stereo which can only supply 500mA through USB. Drive spins up fine and works great so far. Will post back in a few months to let you know if it can stand up to bumpy roads and occasional drops

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  • Jesse P.
  • 6/12/2010 5:07:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSeagate FreeAgent Go

Pros: It's really lite and has a lot of space. I've had it for almost two years now and it still works the same as the day I opened the package, even with a few dents in the case from falling out of my bag.

Cons: I have to cover the light at night. Also If I'm transfering larger files (anywhere up to 10 or 15 gigs) it can take about twenty minutes or so. The cord that comes with it is only about six inches long so it can be too short sometimes.

Other Thoughts: It's done it's job and I've gotten my money's worth. I've had it for a long time, I use it every day and I don't expect to need another one for a long time. Thanks Seagate!

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  • Joe I.
  • 4/15/2010 8:57:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Drive is small - quiet - and works great

Cons: Does NOT have non slip bottom - in fact, no feet or any thing
other than the case.
I put my own silicone bumpers as feet.
Like everyone else says cord is short, stiff and cheap.
The lights are absolutly worthless (they dim a little and give you a headache starring at them) and drive does not stop spinning unless you use the software (I dont)

Other Thoughts: If I used this every day instead of weekly, I flat out would not want it because of cons, but the drive itself for long term back up is fine.

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  • Christian D.
  • 4/4/2010 7:48:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great!

Pros: I've always had strange issues with USB powered drives on my laptop. Thing is, I have a chillpad and a wireless mouse receiver all on the same USB rail. Apparently these peripherals wouldn't allow enough voltage to power an external USB drive. After doing some research, I decided to try these out and have found much JOY. I can have everything plugged in and STILL power this puppy. Nice engineering on Seagate's part.
Transfers are blazingly fast.
I will trust all of my confidential files, backed up ghost images, pictures, mp3s, etc will be safely stored on here without fail.

Cons: Cable is a little short but doesn't everyone have a few of these cables in the 6' flavor laying around their house??

Other Thoughts: Gig for gig it's way cheaper than a 32gb USB stick with 8x the space. And it's probably just as reliable.

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  • Whitley M.
  • 2/18/2010 4:48:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent drive for the money, poor RMA service

Pros: I like the slim, portable chassis of the hard drive. I have the 250 gig version. It has a quick transfer rate and good copy/ paste speed. It is very light and I like the form factor.

Cons: There are no cons on the drive itself.

I want to comment on the RMA service itself; the RMA service stinks. You have to pay $15 dollars for them to fix it (if even if you are under warranty) and you need to pay from you to the RMA place which is in California.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this to other people as it is a very good drive.

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