I’m really excited to have received this gift from Seagate because I’ve moaned to all who would listen that I needed an external hard drive. Last year, I entered a promotion (sponsored by Seagate) on Notebooks.com (which is run by Xavier Lanier) and in March, I received some correspondence about possibly providing some anecdotes on my storage issues. I participated in the case study primarily because I was tickled at being picked to provide notes on my experience. The icing on the cake was being told that I might be provided with a free storage solution from Seagate after/during the case study. I didn’t have my heart set on receiving anything because I was very impressed that Seagate seemed genuinely interested in learning about my habits and what made me/users tick with regards to our backup habits.
Fast forward to today, I am now in possession of a ruby red Seagate FreeAgent GO portable drive (500GB). My first impressions are:
- Pinch me for I suspect I’m asleep. 🙂 Seriously, this item is easily worth $130 and I have it for free now.
- It is lighter and not as bulky as my Iomega GO portable hard drive (which is only 320GB and cost $100). I was nuts over my Iomega hard drive’s sleek look, but Seagate has made the Iomega portable hard drive look ancient.
- It comes with free software that should make backing up easier. It’s called Seagate Manager and right now, I’ve already run into a little snag.
- That error occurred as a result of an update to the Seagate Manager that was downloaded automatically. That is not a good start, but I will scour the Seagate.com website for the correct update for my 64-bit computer.
That is all for now. A review of this drive will follow as soon as I’m able to whip one up. 🙂 Cheers!
Update: Pics of the newest addition to my hard drive family. 😛