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Seagate revamps FreeAgent storage line

Seagate has announced the autumn 2008 lineup of the company’s FreeAgent range of external hard drives. This new generation includes desktop and mobile options, for both Mac and Windows PCs.

Seagate’s flagship offering, the FreeAgent Go portable storage solution, is the slimmest external drive available today, according to the company. At a height of only 12.5mm, the new FreeAgent Go easily fits in a pocket while still including shock and vibration protection.

Seagate also says that the new FreeAgent Go is the first external hard drive to offer a docking option, providing a practical way to move from the desk to the road, while leaving the hassle of fumbling with cables and locating USB ports to the history books.

The FreeAgent Go is available in capacities up to 500GB.

The FreeAgent Go desktop docking station is sold separately and comes paired with a black leatherette carrying case to add style while protecting the drive from the bumps and scratches encountered while travelling. The FreeAgent Go is now available in a variety of colours, including silver, black, red, and blue. The drive also ships with a flexible, thin USB 2.0 travel cable.

The FreeAgent Desk drive (above) and FreeAgent XTreme drive (below) are the family’s two 3.5-inch high-capacity desktop offerings, and provide up to 1.5TB of storage. The sleek and modern design of these drives provides the flexibility to sit horizontally or stand vertically to maximize your workspace.

The FreeAgent Desk drive is a brushed aluminum high-capacity solution with a USB 2.0 interface. The FreeAgent XTreme drive is a black, brushed aluminum high-capacity storage solution with a triple interface of eSATA, USB 2.0 and FireWire 400.

eagate FreeAgent drives are compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems and come equipped with Seagate Manager software, an application that provides scheduled automated back-ups and multi-computer synchronization. The FreeAgent drives for Windows also offer security in the form of software-based AES-256bit encryption and Seagate DrivePass password protection.

Seagate will also unveil external storage solutions designed specifically for the Mac community. The FreeAgent Go for Mac and FreeAgent Desk for Mac are both formatted for use with Mac OS X out of the box and are Time Machine ready with FireWire800/400 or USB 2.0 connectivity.

For more information see the Seagate Web site.

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