Author: Bob Buskirk
FreeAgent Go Overview
The FreeAgent Go is quite an attractive drive, it comes in 10 different colors, and we received the Royal Blue version. Other colors include Titanium Silver, Tuxedo Black, Ruby Red, Sky Blue, Solar Orange, Think Pink, Champagne Gold, Spring Green, and Forest Green. That is quite a lot of colors! Besides the blue top with the Seagate logo there is also a LED display towards the bottom of the drive, we will see that in action in a bit.
There is only 1 connection on the drive and it is a mini USB connection. It is the typical mini USB connection so you do not have to worry about proprietary cables.
As we said in our review of the FreeAgent Desk drive these drives are a revamp of the older FreeAgent drives. Below you can see the difference between the old FreeAgent Go drive and the new one. Not only is the new drive thinner, but it also is a lot more attractive.
The dock that is sold separately is much like the iPhone dock. All it is an extension of the USB connection. You just set the drive down into the dock and then plug the dock into your computer. Since the dock has a longer 4-foot USB cable it is ideal for desktop applications. Also the dock comes with a carrying case that will protect the drive when you are traveling.