CES 2007: Seagate Technology launches FreeAgent range of media storage devices

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seagate_freeagent.jpgStorage specialists Seagate have launched a range of good-looking storage devices for your ever-growing media needs under the name FreeAgent.

It’s not the traditional hard drive range – these devices are intended to keep you connect to both your media and your desktop, not unlike larger versions of the U3 pocket drives, allowing you to access Internet favorites, settings and passwords, email, instant messaging and more wherever you are. The FreeAgent Pro range is available in 320GB, 500GB and 750GB capacities. The included software allows you to automatically synchronise content wherever they want it – to a flash drive, iPod or obviously, your home PC. Also thrown in is access to a personal Seagate Internet Drive – 500MB of online space, free for 6 months and accessible by password. Connectivity for the main unit is via a USB 2.0 and eSATA interface or dual FireWire 400 ports. Prices range from $199.99 (320GB) to $419.99 (750GB).

The FreeAgent Go devices are in sizes 80GB, 120GB and 160GB, with a FreeAgent Go Small offering 12GB in storage. Again, you can store both your media and desktop. Plug it into any USB port on a Windows machine and access your settings just as you left them at home. Settings are stored on the device, not the host PC – so security shouldn’t be an issue. The FreeAgent Go Small retails for $139.99, with the FreeAgent Go ranges available from $129.99 (80GB) to $189.99 (160GB).

Finally, FreeAgent Desktop data movers, in sizes 250GB, 320GB and 500GB, are more traditional storage devices, small in physical size, for adding some extra capacity to your PC for any excess media. PC and Mac compatible, prices range from $149.99 (250GB) to $249.99 (500GB).

Seagate website

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Dave Walker