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Seagate FreeAgent Go 1TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive ST910004FAA2E1-RK Tuxedo Black
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet, sleek, stackable, reliable. Most external drives I find have annoying lights or dumb stands, or are way too loud. Not this drive; it has a single green (not too bright) activity LED on front and is super quiet- youd never know it was on. Excellent drive.

Cons: I dont like having AC adaptors, even though this one is mid-connection so it doesnt hog the wall, it would be better if it were internal so you could plug the drive directly into the wall with a standard power cable like those found on monitors / desktop power supplies.

Other Thoughts: Retains ~900GB when formatted with ext4.

Didn't buy from newegg though, found it cheaper locally on sale.

Verbatim 1TB USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 / eSATA 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: no power brick

Cons: randomly disconnects. loud grinding noise. annoying bright light.

Other Thoughts: not buying verbatim again

Verbatim 1TB USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 / eSATA 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: its solid and has lots of interfaces.

Cons: while in the cradle it makes noise. put flat still makes a little noise. put upside down (vertically) and its now silent. i've gotten at least 1 or 2 bus errors while reading/writing on the firewire interface. trying it out with usb for a while, will check back later. will return if problems persist.

Other Thoughts: they obviously didnt properly test these units.


Ryan Y.'s Profile

Display Name: Ryan Y.

Date Joined: 03/24/08

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 02/16/10
  • Last Review: 03/23/10
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