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Old 04-12-2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Seagate FreeAgent Pro 750GB

The Seagate FreeAgent Pro combines a sleek external design with a solid, reliable drive inside. But the FreeAgent’s feature set doesn’t end there. Here’s a look at what makes the Seagate FreeAgent Pro such an attractive solution for anyone looking to add external storage to their system.

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Old 04-13-2007, 08:52 AM   #2
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Great review!
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks. This is one of those products you really can't go wrong with, from one of those manufacturers you really can't go wrong with.
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This is one of those products you really can't go wrong with, from one of those manufacturers you really can't go wrong with.
Very true. Seagate is certainly one of those companies.
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I agree. Seagate is the only company to have earned a 9/10 score or higher in every single review (that I recall) on our site. Their product development team must have some hardcore endurance ;-)
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Default FreeAgent Pro Tools Software Download?

I bought this (mainly because of techgage's review) and I formatted the drive thinking I didn't need the software that came bundled with it. Now I want to have the FreeAgent Pro Tools software because it'll let me adjust the sleep function of the drive. Does anybody know where I can get the software? I tried finding it on the seagate website and had no luck doing so. Please help!
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I would contact Seagate and see if they can do anything for you. It might be a simple CD install. Or, it could be differant. Call them and see what they have to say first, then se can go from there.
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Question just bought a Seagate FreeAgent Pro 320

does this model not come with the autobackup software? I installed it yesterday and after going through the process it told me I had to pay (or use the 30 free trial)- which seems stupid. Like buying any hardware and having to pay yet again to get full use of the features?
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Default Best Buy has the 750GB on sale for $199

I just bought a 2nd ESATA Sata drive today. Out local Best Buy has a sale on them for $199 for the 750GB or $169 for the 500GB. No brainer as ESATA is 5x faster than USB. My HDTech rate for USB is 20MB/sec. ESATA is 184 (going direct to motherboard!).
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That is a good deal... $200 for a 750GB would be impressive enough, but the fact that it's the FreeAgent makes it just that much sweeter. I hate Best Buy, but it would be hard to pass up that deal.
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Default Blue Screen error on reboot

I read the review and read a few more, was so impressed i went and bought one. Full of excitement(sad)...i installed the software as soon as it powered up, but on my machien reboot was met with a blue screen error (Firewire Install). So i uninstalled and tried a USB install, which my machine on reboot froze whiel checking USB mass storage options!... HELP - anyoen any ideas, I am no techy just wanted a massive storage option for my digital files. Thanks in advance of any repsonses...
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Sounds like it's a problem with your motherboard, not the FreeAgent. First thing I would check is to make sure your motherboards BIOS is up to date. Past that, I am not really sure. It really sounds like a motherboard issue though.
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Default Difficulty with the Firewire Module

I have both USB 2.0 and Firewire on my computer, and since the Firewire interface is underused, decided to swap the modules.

I found, today (first day out of the box) that this drive, with this interface, is VERY unsteady. It didn't start up at first--and was so dead that I thought something was amiss with my computer's interface...then, suddenly, with no apparent reason, it started up, the computer recognized it, and all looked normal.

Then, I gently lifted the drive to move it, slightly, and it went dark again. Unplugging and re-plugging the fire-wire cable a few times and a few prayers seemed to get it going again, although, again, it seems very, very shaky and delicate.

I'm not sure if I have a defective drive, and I haven't tried it on the USB interface to see if that's a bit sturdier.

Frankly, I think Seagate wastes paper: there's a little leaflet in the box, and instead of being cute by printing empty pages that say "this won't take long" and other promotional hype, they would have done well to print some orderly instructions telling people what to expect...for example, I didn't know that the drive illuminates to show it is on...I didn't know if there was something to press...I didn't know how tightly the screw that affixes the interface modules should be tightened (perhaps that's the problem), and I didn't know what "normal operation" should look like.

Unfortunately, it's the weekend, and they only have tech support phones manned when customers are at work themselves, and cannot call, so I'll have to wait until Monday to find out if I have a defective unit which should be returned, or if this shaky interface is normal--in which case I shall return it for a refund, since it won't suit me to have such a delicate drive that can't stand up to being shifted accidentally without turning off and disconnecting.

The base seems to get rather hot, too...which has me a bit concerned that it's a defective unit too...again, there's not a word on this subject to be found in the accompanying leaflet or online.

If it can stay connected tonight, I shall try a full back-up onto it and see how that goes.

Meanwhile, my enthusiasm is cooled, considerably...it is, contrary to the promise of their leaflet, taking longer than I anticipated!
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I bought this (mainly because of techgage's review) and I formatted the drive thinking I didn't need the software that came bundled with it. Now I want to have the FreeAgent Pro Tools software because it'll let me adjust the sleep function of the drive. Does anybody know where I can get the software? I tried finding it on the seagate website and had no luck doing so. Please help!
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To those having trouble with the input module, have you made sure to tighten the screw on the bottom of the unit completely? If it's not tightened (using a coin, not a screwdriver), the input module could conceivably jostle loose. If you have a drive that doesn't include the Memeo software, either Seagate has changed the software bundle, or else you don't have a FreeAgent Pro, just the less-expensive FreeAgent. The housings for the two drives have different designs, so don't just look for the vertical drive that lights up yellow -- make sure it says "Pro" on the box.
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