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Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive ST905003FGA2E1-RK Titanium Silver

  • USB 2.0
  • 5 years Manufacture Warranty
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The Seagate FreeAgent Go portable drive offers 500GB 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 500GB 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 ST905003FGA2E1-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 500GB Capacity With a large 500GB storage capacity, the Seagate FreeAgent Go (Model ST905003FGA2E1-RK) provides enough room to store libraries of your photos, music, video and more.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Seagate FreeAgent Go (Model ST905003FGA2E1-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 ST905003FGA2E1-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.

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  • eldon b.
  • 12/2/2013 6:10:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsseagate freeagent go

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

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/2/2010 8:46:17 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsUSB Drive

Pros: This is a GREAT product. Works great. Sleek. Perfect size.

Cons: Nothing but praises.

Other Thoughts: I must admit I was truly impressed on Newegg Customer Service. From the moment I clicked "buy" to the delivery of the specific item. Everything was perfect, timely and incredibly efficient! This was the 1st time using Newegg but def Not the last time

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  • zhe w.
  • 11/20/2010 5:52:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: It s small and looks nice. the speed is fine. good deal. you wont miss it

Cons: if the speed is higher, it will be more geiliable

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  • Gerardo M.
  • 11/19/2010 9:06:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot Reliable

Pros: 500 GB is quite a good amount to back up entire laptops or use it as means to transport Video files from one system to another. It is very hard to fill even if using to rip DVDs the transfer data speeds are acceptable for a USB 2.0 connection. I was able to copy the image of my failing HDD and replace it with great success restoring My Windows Vista system to a new HDD without having to reinstall any application.

Cons: After working a little bit less than a month this drive stopped being visible in my computers. Literally I lost the data that was backed up there. Good news for me is that this was the back up, but my original data is still available. I sent this item for replacement with NEWEGG. A replacement it's on its way. NEWEGG rocks.

Other Thoughts: If you already purchased this device, be extra careful when handling it. If you have not, be extra curious on finding out how reliable other portable HDD work in the long run.

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  • 11/15/2010 9:45:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice and Loving it

Pros: Price is Great.
Read / Write Speed Also Great.
PNP- Detects Right away from my PC.
Safe to Remove From Port Anytime.
Cool Design

Cons: Kinda Big and Wider than Picture.
Mini USB Port Can't Hold the cable Tight.

Other Thoughts: overall it's good.
Losen Cable Won't Bother you unless you will hang it on the wall.

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  • Gerardo M.
  • 10/21/2010 8:03:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice 500GB usb stick

Pros: No more power supply needed to activate external hard drives. This solid state drive is as convenient to port data as a usb stick. It fits in my shirt pocket and with 500gb of space it can literally back up any computer server in the blink of an eye.

Cons: I am forced to put something in this field, but I can't think of any cons.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/14/2010 5:55:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFree Agent Go

Pros: Good solid hard drive, I've been wanting to get one for awhile, and finally did. Still running.... love it.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: wish I can afford the 1 T, I'll be waiting....

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  • Philip W.
  • 9/30/2010 5:01:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great product, what can I say?? Small drive, stores 500gb which is plenty of space, only requires a USB adapter to power the drive

Cons: I have a USB hub and initially tried plugging the drive into the hub and it would not power on even though the hub has it's own power adapter. However, once I plugged directly to the pc, it powered up.

Other Thoughts: For people who have macs, don't blame the product, it works perfectly fine. I understand not everyone knows the difference between FAT32 and NTFS, but if you want the drive to work both in windows and macs, make sure the drive is formatted to FAT32 and not NTFS. There is no "drive" to get the drive to work properly on a mac, you just need to make sure its formatted properly.

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  • Cliff F.
  • 8/18/2010 5:37:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUh...Mac Support?

Pros: Lightweight so it seems quite portable.

Cons: Read only on my wife's mac but works just fine on my PC.

Other Thoughts: So....bust this thing out to find that I can't drop files onto it using my wife's macbook. The drive is read only on the mac for some reason. Great, thanks. Nothing more logical than a backup hard drive being read only. Looks like I can format it somehow but now I need to research how to do that on the mac because I don't use macs. There should be something about this in the product specs.

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  • Holly S.
  • 8/11/2010 9:05:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsVery Slow External

Pros: I've bought several Seagate HDDs before, and usually the end result isn't positive. This one was my first non-WD in years, and of course, I probably should have stuck to my instincts on this purchase. Aside from the negatives, the drive has purpose...the light that shines through the design on top is nice-looking but will, of course, cause unwanted heat. Through the software on the drive (as well as through the website), you can turn this off, and the GUI interface is very easy to use, although seemingly overkill for a hard drive at times...assuming the drive worked fine, I would have given this drive 5 stars because nothing else but the below bothered me.

Cons: I've owned my fair share of hard drives... as well as externals...I usually don't prefer USB 2.0 drives due to speed issues but this one is BEYOND poor. I usually go eSata or direct-sata, but for some reason this drive moves EXTREMELY slow. I'm talking 0.50 - 1.0 mb/s transfers. I simply do not understand what the reasoning behind this is, but it took appx. an hour to move a 4.5gb dvd-rip of one of my hundreds of DVDs to the drive ONLY to fail at 99.9%...imagine the time it would take to move even 1/3 of the collection if it even worked...just obscene. I'm not heartbroken as I did buy this from a local retail store (WM) and will get my money back, but its just the fact that I was putting faith back into Seagate and they let me down again...

Other Thoughts: I do take particular interest in writing mostly good reviews here on Newegg since I hate being "that guy", but I felt it necessary to get this off my chest. Maybe I was also one of the many unlucky computer users who got a dud on the first buy...I will not take the chance to find out. Returning this for a WD MyPassport 500gb, hopefully that won't let me down which WD usually doesn't (unless the drive is shipped USPS)...

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