Wait…is that even possible?
Scott Clark of Everything USB has just finished a review on the jaw-dropping Seagate FreeAgent Pro 750GB External Hard Drive. Not only is Scott impressed with this beast’s beauty, he seems pleased with its performance.
If it weren’t for the recognizable Seagate logo on the side panel or the label on the box, I’d have no idea the FreeAgent Pro was an external hard drive. Unusually slim at 1.4″ thick with a quasi-parallelogram design, I’d sooner recognize the FreeAgent Pro as a HDTV antenna. The black, brushed aluminum panels contrasting with the amber glow down the center casts a powerful first impression, especially with the monolithic stance on the 3″ wide base that makes any other drive with a plastic enclosure look like a child’s plaything in comparison.
Scott’s review covers the ease of using the included Mimeo backup software, about which he says:
Memeo’s AutoBackup software that ships with the FreeAgent Pro is my second biggest draw to the drive. After plugging in the unit for the first time, the Windows AutoRun dialog box will pop up asking you if you’d like to install the FreeAgent software. Once that’s taken care of, it’s simply a matter of selecting what you’d like to back up and where the backups should be stored. That’s basically all there is to it, there’s not even a schedule window.
I happen to really like Seagate drives. It has taken me some time to do it, but I have finally hit the 300-ish GB level on my 400GB external hard drive. I’ve been using it for over two years non-stop, and it hasn’t given me a moment’s trouble. When it is time to get another external hard drive, I will most likely go with another Seagate – quite possibly the FreeAgent Pro!