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Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1.5TB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive ST315005FDA2E1-RK Silver

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Remember when a machine that offered a Terabyte of storage took up an entire room? Well, today, the Seagate FreeAgent Desk offers 1.5TB of storage in a package smaller than a hardback novel! The sleek and modern design means that you can take advantage of its flexibility to lie on its side or stand upright to complement your desktop environment.

This 1.5TB drive offers the speed and reliability of USB 2.0, and works as a Plug n Play device with contemporary operating systems. The 7200RPM 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. Environmentally smart utilities put your FreeAgent drive in sleep mode once it has been idle for 15 minutes to save energy.

If you want a drive that does a lot, but asks little … the FreeAgent Desk is just for you.

  • newegg Stylish, Space-saving Storage Solution Enclosed in a compact, stylish brushed aluminum shell, the Seagate FreeAgent Desk (Model ST315005FDA2E1-RK) provides the flexibility to sit horizontally or stand vertically to maximize your desktop space.
  • newegg Store Everything in One Place With an excessive 1.5TB storage capacity, the Seagate FreeAgent Desk (Model ST315005FDA2E1-RK) provides enough room to store libraries of your photos, music, video and more.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Seagate FreeAgent Desk (Model ST315005FDA2E1-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 Desk (Model ST315005FDA2E1-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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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Short Life 11/18/2014 8:28:58 AM

Pros: Works, had it just over 5 years

Cons: Hard drive is loud, runs hot, and has began clicking (which means it going to die soon). Just outside the warranty so I'm probably stuck with a dead HDD.

Overall Review: I always thought highly of Seagate and I still due. Its probably older technology and I'll have better luck with a new model. Its just costly disappointment that the HDD didn't last very long.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Reliable External HDD 10/27/2014 1:27:55 PM

Pros: Vast space, reliability, great overall HDD

Cons: The data transfer rate after a couple years use seems to lagg some, but overall still better than most. The 2.0 USB capability versus the newer HDD's with 3.0 capability, it obviously is slower.

Overall Review: If you take care of the HDD properly (defragmentation, cooler and dry space, don't drop it, etc) it will be a great external HDD for at least the 5 year warranty that it comes with.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Disappointed 12/8/2013 9:58:21 AM

Pros: The space at the time

Cons: Fails after 2 years of use and gives no warring when it's about to fail. I had to learn it from the hard way. Lost all my data on it.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Back it up now!!! 2/14/2012 9:54:08 PM

Pros: Fine while it lasted but that was not nearly long enough.

Cons: Overall, very poor. I waited too long to realize that there was a problem and failed to back up my files. Only hope that I can get it to fire up long enough to recover some of them. Runs too hot which lead to it's demise.

Overall Review: Think twice about buying another Seagate, if they let something this bad get by it can certainly happen again. Just lost confidence in them.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Great Drive 2/13/2011 10:42:35 PM

Pros: I've had my seagate now for about 6 months and it works wonderfully. I had bought a different drive to back up my new computer and within 1 day the smartware disappeared along with my back up and photos that can't be replaced. I also have another 100 gig drive from seagate that is 10 years old and still going as strong as the day I bought it. I will never buy another drive from any other company. P.S. the internal drive on my old computer died, that also was not a seagate. For my new computer I went and bought a new internal from seagate as well .

Cons: NONE!!!!!!!

Overall Review: Smartware Is Stupidware !!!! Buy This !!!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Still working like a champ 12/4/2010 9:13:53 PM

Pros: It's been working fine under heavy usage for over 6 months. My 1TB Seagate HD has been working fine for 2 years. Maybe I got lucky?

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: I think this drive is being discontinued. The large, evil brick and mortar store is selling them on clearance...for cheaper than the 1TB version.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
no problems 11/24/2010 3:37:18 PM

Pros: Does what I want it to.Easy setup

Cons: Not a good back scratcher,doesnt make coffee.

Overall Review: Very delicate product.Make sure it is off before moving.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
1/ 5
Horrible failure rates 10/12/2010 12:42:41 PM

Pros: Looks cool, the best paper weight so far. Great marketing promises

Cons: Dies and clicks more then it does anything else. Great at loosing all your data

Overall Review: I have been having problems with this whole series of drives for about a year now. A 1TB just died instantly one day. Another 1TB has been clicking for a few weeks now (been RMA'd). Bought a new 1.5TB at Costco and moved the data to it for a week when it started clicking also. I exchanged it, same thing happened after some time. I called Seagate Support a few times and they are very good listeners, but the only suggestions they have is take it back to the store or send it to us. At this point they are becoming like Microsoft used to answer tech support "reboot and see what happens". On top of that Seagate is charging for tech support now to tell you to take it back to the store. Something is really wrong with Seagate now; it's become a really poor service and technology company.

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