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Seagate FreeAgent Go 250 GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive ST902503FGA2E1-RK (Silver)

by Seagate
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250 GB
Silver
  • Able to take your desktop environment with you
  • Save all your private information instead of on the computer
  • Protect against unathorized use with 256-bit encryption
  • Windows XP/Vista compatible
2 new from $145.00 3 used from $48.99


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Capacity: 250 GB | Color: Silver
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Technical Details

Capacity: 250 GB | Color: Silver
  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Model: ST902503FGA2E1-RK
  • Hard Disk Size: 250 GB
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Hard Disk Description: portable
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Product Details

Capacity: 250 GB | Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 2.1 inches ; 8.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001FWIDWY
  • Item model number: ST902503FGA2E1-RK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,005 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 11, 2008

Product Description

Capacity: 250 GB | Color: Silver

From the Manufacturer

With its sleek design and huge capacity, the FreeAgent® Go portable storage solution makes it easy to take your photos, music, videos, and documents everywhere. Included, easy-to-use software helps keep your information safe with automatic data backup and encryption of your important files and folders. You can sync content between your work and home computers so you’ll always have your most current versions. And you can take advantage of the world’s first portable drive with a convenient desktop dock accessory. Simply pop your drive into the FreeAgent dock whenever you want to access your files — no more fumbling for cables!

Winner of CNET Editors’ Choice, September 2008 and PC Magazine Editors’ Choice, October 2008.
“The Seagate FreeAgent Go is our favorite portable hard drive to date and takes our award for Editors’ Choice. The drive is well designed and fast, and you won’t find a better value for the price.” — Justin Yu, CNET

Thin FreeAgent® Go is the thinnest portable
hard drive available

Software Automatically back up and sync your
files with the included software
Dock FreeAgent® Go with a convenient docking station — no more fumbling for cables
Sleek Design and Huge Capacity
With its sleek design and huge capacity, the FreeAgent® Go portable storage solution makes it easy to take your photos, music, videos, and documents everywhere. Pocket and carry your data with ease thanks to a sleek design—the thinnest portable storage solution on the market. Even the cable folds up compactly.
Easy-to-use Software
Included, easy-to-use software helps keep your information safe with automatic data backup and encryption of your important files and folders. You can sync content between your work and home computers so you’ll always have your most current versions.
Convenient Dock and Travel Case
Take advantage of the world’s first portable drive with an optional desktop dock accessory. Simply pop your drive into the FreeAgent dock whenever you want to access your files — no more fumbling for cables! 


Key Benefits

  • Pocket and carry your data with ease thanks to a sleek design—the thinnest portable storage solution on the market. Even the cable folds up compactly.
  • Choose from a variety of colors to complement your style and help you differentiate between multiple drives.
  • Access your files with unparalleled convenience by simply popping your drive into the FreeAgent desktop dock accessory.
  • You’ll never fumble for cables again! Even purchase another dock for convenience at home and at the office.
  • Take all your photos, music, videos and documents with you everywhere thanks to large storage capacities of 250GB, 320GB, and 500GB
  • Easily protect your data with automatic backup software.
  • Keep your most important files and folders private with software encryption technology.
  • Sync content between your work and home computers so you’ll always have your most current versions.
  • Experience fast data transfer with a USB 2.0 interface.
  • Get started quickly with pre-loaded software. No CDs!
  • Save energy by using one small drive for both mobile and desktop needs, and take advantage of an environmentally smart utility that can power down your drive when it’s not in use.
  • Enjoy peace of mind with a 5-year limited warranty from the worldwide leader in storage solutions.

What’s in the Box

FreeAgent® Go portable hard drive, FreeAgent software pre-loaded on drive (Windows only), Quickstart guide, New and flexible USB travel cable. Optional dock not included


Product Description

Free Agent GO Drive - 250GB 5400RPM 8MB Cache USB 2.0 up to 480MB/s

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Purchased second drive 2 months ago working fine.
jdp812
Installing the software drivers to my windows computer was very easy and setting up automatic backups or encryption folders not any harder.
Adam G
It is a great product and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for an easy to use, durable, and portable hard drive.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

639 of 651 people found the following review helpful By R. van Bakel on December 3, 2008
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I'm a professional photographer who fills up two portable drives a year (I swap the onsite and offsite copies after each shoot). The Western Digital (WD) Passport portables I've been using, at 320 GB each, are full to the brim with all my 2008 'raw' work. Wanting to preserve the data on them, I went shopping for two more portable drives, and came across the Seagate 500 GB GO models.

You can't really go wrong with either drive (both companies offer a great five-year warranty), but I like the form factor of the Seagates a bit better (they're a fraction of an inch smaller in all dimensions but LOOK even more svelte than they are). Also, an Amazon promotion currently offers a free dock with the Seagate drives, much like an iPod dock -- just slide the device onto the connector and it mounts on your desktop. Handy and elegant. The WD drives don't have this option.

The downside to using the Seagate dock (and this is why I give this setup 4 stars, not 5) is that, for reasons I don't comprehend, it takes up TWO USB ports on your computer. Those have to be powered ports, so you can't use a non-powered USB hub (at least that doesn't work with my one-year-old iMac and my el-cheapo hub -- your mileage may vary). The alternative is buying a powered hub, OR just not using the dock, instead connecting the drive directly to a single USB port on the computer with the supplied cable.

Speaking of USB connections: Apart from the dock, another advantage of the Seagate drive over the WD Passport is that it seems more power-efficient. At least, I can use the Seagate with my aging Powerbook and a single (supplied) cable, no problems.
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379 of 385 people found the following review helpful By Russell Engebretson on October 20, 2009
Color Name: BlueSize Name: 320 GB Verified Purchase
The pluses: It's light and small, easy to use, and comes preloaded with a document backup utility. Should be great for those who need a portable HDD as it can be dropped in a purse or slipped into a shirt pocket for transport. Decent copying speed for an external USB drive.

The negatives: There seems to be a major reliability problem with some of the hard drives (note similar recent reviews of failure at Amazon). Mine died after only 7 months of use on a personal computer. It was never jostled around or subjected to extreme temps as it never left my desktop after it was plugged in. Several utilities were unable to recover any data due to "unreadable sectors" and Master File Table errors -- quite likely physical damage to the head or platters. I managed to save about 20 out of 200+ GB before the unit went totally south.

Seagate warranties the drive for 5 years, but it's a whole lot of no fun trying to navigate their cold, impersonal website. It took several tries at their site to get the correct model name entered without being rejected as invalid. Their warranty terms are full of warnings and dire threats of legal action in case you try to defraud them. They do NOT pay for shipping the defective product to their facility (actually a warehouse in Texas used by a number of corporations for return items). They insist you pack the dead HDD, USB cord, and manual in the original package or a corrugated cardboard box surrounded by 2 inches of foam with the unit inside an ESD package. They will be happy to sell those to you for a mere $19.99. I normally keep original packaging, but it was one of those plastic jobs that practically requires a hacksaw to extract the product from, so it was trashed.
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298 of 321 people found the following review helpful By W. Cubbage on January 6, 2009
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 250 GB
I am using this hard drive to back-up my computer and so far it works great. The only thing that prevented me from giving it a 5-star rating is that software updates won't install on my computer because I'm running Vista 64-bit Home Premium. Seagate only supports Vista 32-bit. No where on the packaging or in the specs for the unit is this poined out, in fact it specifically says that it is compatible with Vista.
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126 of 136 people found the following review helpful By J. Holston on October 29, 2008
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 250 GB
I downloaded 1.06 GB in 2 min 27.63 seconds (yes I used a stopwatch so I could post this review to help all of you reading this). There were multiple big files but also a lot of small files. There were a total of 107 files in that download. I was downloading from a network attached drive, which may have slowed it down a little, but I don't really know.

I tell you these things because I found it very difficult to get "real" numbers when I was trying to decide which hard drive to buy. I cared mostly about write speed because for the most part I will only use it to back up my files. I took a chance with this drive based on opinions from people I talked to, and I am glad I did. It is very portable and very nice looking. I opened a file to test the read speed, and it seemed fine. I don't know how to time the read speed of a drive, sorry.

I did not test the software because I don't plan to use it. I've heard that the software makes it faster, but I can't use it because I am on a public computer.

If you are looking for a hard drive case, I highly recommend this one! Caselogic PHDC-1 Small EVA External Hard Drive Case (Red) I hope this helps you make your decision. Have a great day!
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